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Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 E-Classes, 9.5 months of data per E-Class, average 12100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 36
57.6923076923% 57.6923076923% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  53 E-Classes, 7.5 months of data per E-Class, average 24800 miles

Refreshed for this model year. Reliable so far.

 

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 E-Classes, 8.8 months of data per E-Class, average 38300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 39
55.4187192118% 55.4187192118% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 E-Classes, 9.8 months of data per E-Class, average 40100 miles

Despite what the colors of the faces suggest, not too far out of line with the 2010 and 2011. Multiple reports of Adblue heater failures in the diesel.

 

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 42
40.1098901099% 40.1098901099% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 E-Classes, 9.2 months of data per E-Class, average 49100 miles

Barely green. Not far off the "unhappy" stat for the 2010. Urea-injection was new to the diesel this year. Some reports of Adblue heater failures.

 

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Explorer Sport Tracs, 8.5 months of data per Explorer Sport Trac, average 62400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 66
75.2747252747% 75.2747252747% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 E-Classes, 11.1 months of data per E-Class, average 58100 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 E-Classes, 10.1 months of data per E-Class, average 68200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Explorer Sport Tracs, 8.1 months of data per Explorer Sport Trac, average 85200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 E-Classes, 10.8 months of data per E-Class, average 77800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Explorer Sport Tracs, 9.8 months of data per Explorer Sport Trac, average 126300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 80
57.3891625616% 57.3891625616% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 E-Classes, 8.0 months of data per E-Class, average 94000 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 73
57.2776280323% 57.2776280323% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 E-Classes, 10.1 months of data per E-Class, average 112400 miles

 

2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 E-Classes, 6.8 months of data per E-Class, average 125500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 E-Classes, 7.9 months of data per E-Class, average 146400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 E-Classes, 9.5 months of data per E-Class, average 110700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 E-Classes, 9.6 months of data per E-Class, average 148200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Explorer Sport Tracs, 7.3 months of data per Explorer Sport Trac, average 176800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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