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Compare Ford Vehicles

Every Ford vehicle has problems, some just have more than others. PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Ford generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Model PainRank™(?) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down
C-Max 0.95 Gen 2 (2011—2012) N/A
C-Max Energi 4.66 Gen 2 (2013—2017) N/A
C-Max Hybrid 27.0 Gen 2 (2013—2016) N/A
Crown Victoria 3.89 Gen 1 (1992—1997) Gen 2 (1998—2011)
Econoline 2.58 Gen 3 (1976—1990) Gen 4 (1992—2014)
EcoSport 2.67 Gen 1 (2012—2015) N/A
Edge 34.97 Gen 2 (2015—2017) Gen 1 (2007—2014)
Escape 62.24 Gen 3 (2013—2017) Gen 2 (2008—2012)
Escape Hybrid 15.06 Gen 2 (2008—2012) Gen 1 (2005—2007)
Escort 7.69 Gen 1 (1979—1990) Gen 3 (1997—2003)
Everest 3.62 Gen 2 (2009—2011) Gen 3 (2016—)
Excursion 6.84 Gen 1 (2000—2005) N/A
Expedition 23.57 Gen 3 (2007—2016) Gen 2 (2003—2006)
Explorer 124.0 Gen 1 (1991—1994) Gen 3 (2002—2005)
Explorer Sport Trac 25.47 Gen 2 (2007—2010) Gen 1 (2001—2005)
F-150 54.44 Gen 7 (1984—1986) Gen 12 (2009—2014)
F-250 16.01 Gen 7 (1984—1986) Gen 11 (2004—2008)
F-350 12.55 Gen 8 (1991—) Gen 11 (2004—2008)
Fiesta 32.88 Gen 3 (1991—) Gen 6 (2009—2016)
Flex 13.9 Gen 1 (2009—2017) N/A
Focus 53.15 Gen 1 (1998—2007) Gen 3 (2012—2017)
Focus Electric 1.98 Gen 1 (2012—2016) N/A
Freestar 27.91 Gen 1 (2004—2007) N/A
Freestyle 38.98 Gen 1 (2005—2007) N/A
Fusion 43.39 Gen 2 (2013—2017) Gen 1 (2006—2012)
Fusion Energi 6.2 Gen 1 (2013—2016) N/A
Fusion Hybrid 14.76 Gen 1 (2009—2012) Gen 2 (2013—2016)
GT 0.62 Gen 1 (2005—2006) N/A
Mustang 26.14 Gen 3 (1990—1993) Gen 5 (2005—2014)
Ranger 15.89 Gen 1 (1983—1992) Gen 2 (1993—2013)
Taurus 44.36 Gen 1 (1987—1991) Gen 4 (2000—2007)
Taurus X 5.88 Gen 2 (2008—2009) N/A
Thunderbird 21.04 Gen 9 (1987—) Gen 11 (2002—2005)
Transit 4.1 Gen 4 (2007—) Gen 5 (2015—2016)
Transit Connect 11.46 Gen 2 (2013—2017) Gen 1 (2009—2012)
Windstar 49.61 Gen 1 (1995—1998) Gen 2 (1999—2003)

NHTSA Data

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to keep the roads safer by conducting investigations into potential problems, recalling safety issues, and tracking technical service bulletins issued by automakers.

Here we compare how often these things have happened for every Ford vehicle.