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How All 99 Generations Rank

Sorting models by their generation gives us a clearer picture of common problems across a group of similar vehicles. From there, we can assign scores to each generation to give you a basic picture of which to consider and those to avoid. The higher the score, the faster you should run away.

Rank Model Gen Years PainRank
99th Explorer Gen 3 2002—2005 122.86
98th F-150 Gen 12 2009—2014 57.12
97th Escape Gen 2 2008—2012 55.81
96th F-150 Gen 11 2004—2008 51.23
95th Windstar Gen 2 1999—2003 50.15
94th Escape Gen 1 2001—2007 47.63
93rd Escape Gen 3 2013—2017 44.05
92nd Focus Gen 3 2012—2017 42.06
91st Explorer Gen 4 2006—2010 41.57
90th Focus Gen 1 2000—2007 38.82
89th Freestyle Gen 1 2005—2007 37.73
88th Taurus Gen 4 2000—2007 36.55
87th F-150 Gen 13 2015—2017 35.77
86th Explorer Gen 5 2011—2017 35.34
85th Fusion Gen 1 2006—2012 35.07
84th Fusion Gen 2 2013—2017 33.04
83rd Focus Gen 2 2008—2011 32.09
82nd Expedition Gen 2 2003—2006 31.22
81st Explorer Gen 2 1995—2001 28.33
80th Edge Gen 1 2007—2014 27.89
79th Explorer Sport Trac Gen 1 2001—2005 24.33
78th Mustang Gen 5 2005—2014 23.78
77th Fiesta Gen 6 2011—2016 23.49
76th Edge Gen 2 2015—2017 19.71
75th Freestar Gen 1 2004—2007 19.48
74th Taurus Gen 5 2008—2009 17.21
73rd Taurus Gen 3 1996—1999 16.7
72nd F-250 Gen 11 2004—2008 15.39
71st Escape Hybrid Gen 1 2005—2007 15.1
70th Windstar Gen 1 1995—1998 14.76
69th Mustang Gen 6 2015—2017 14.48
68th F-150 Gen 10 1997—2003 14.19
67th F-350 Gen 11 2004—2008 13.75
66th Expedition Gen 1 1997—2002 12.66
65th Taurus Gen 6 2010—2016 11.49
64th Transit Connect Gen 1 2010—2012 10.24
63rd Thunderbird Gen 11 2002—2005 10.23
62nd C-Max Hybrid Gen 2 2013—2016 9.77
61st Ranger Gen 2 1993—2013 9.38
60th Flex Gen 1 2009—2017 9.2
59th Fusion Hybrid Gen 2 2013—2016 8.94
58th Expedition Gen 3 2007—2016 7.74
57th Explorer Sport Trac Gen 2 2007—2010 7.65
56th Fusion Hybrid Gen 1 2009—2012 7.42
55th F-350 Gen 10 1997—2003 7.41
54th Contour Gen 1 1995—2000 7.33
53rd Taurus Gen 2 1992—1995 7.3
52nd Escort Gen 3 1997—2003 7.13
51st Explorer Gen 1 1991—1994 7.02
50th F-250 Gen 12 2009—2014 7.01
49th Mustang Gen 4 1994—2004 6.26
48th F-250 Gen 10 1997—2003 5.73
47th F-350 Gen 12 2009—2014 5.57
46th Fusion Energi Gen 1 2013—2016 5.54
45th Escape Hybrid Gen 2 2008—2012 5.24
44th Everest Gen 3 2016—2016 5.12
43rd Excursion Gen 1 2000—2005 3.75
42nd Transit Gen 5 2015—2016 3.53
41st Transit Connect Gen 2 2013—2017 3.49
40th C-Max Energi Gen 2 2013—2017 3.41
39th F-250 Gen 13 2015—2017 3.4
38th F-150 Gen 9 1992—1996 3.21
37th Crown Victoria Gen 2 1998—2011 3.08
36th Taurus X Gen 2 2008—2009 3.05
35th F-350 Gen 13 2015—2017 2.67
34th Crown Victoria Gen 1 1992—1997 2.41
33rd Thunderbird Gen 10 1990—1997 2.34
32nd Escort Gen 2 1991—1996 2.15
31st Probe Gen 2 1993—1997 1.65
30th EcoSport Gen 1 2012—2015 1.25
29th Econoline Gen 4 1992—2014 1.25
28th Probe Gen 1 1989—1992 1.23
27th Bronco Gen 4 1987—1991 1.11
26th F-150 Gen 8 1987—1991 1.07
25th Focus Electric Gen 1 2012—2016 1.0
24th Taurus Gen 1 1987—1991 0.99
23rd Tempo Gen 2 1989—1994 0.95
22nd Everest Gen 2 2009—2011 0.91
21st Mustang Gen 3 1990—1993 0.74
20th Transit Gen 4 2007—2007 0.72
19th F-250 Gen 9 1992—1996 0.72
18th C-Max Gen 2 2011—2012 0.71
17th F-150 Gen 7 1984—1986 0.7
16th Bronco Gen 3 1983—1986 0.7
15th Ranger Gen 1 1983—1992 0.68
14th Escort Gen 1 1979—1990 0.6
13th Bronco II Gen 1 1987—1988 0.59
12th Thunderbird Gen 9 1987—1987 0.59
11th GT Gen 1 2005—2006 0.57
10th F-350 Gen 9 1992—1996 0.42
9th Aerostar Gen 1 1986—1997 0.38
8th Econoline Gen 3 1976—1990 0.37
7th Bronco Gen 2 1978—1978 0.28
6th Tempo Gen 1 1985—1986 0.28
5th Mystique Gen 1 1995—1996 0.24
4th Bronco Gen 5 1992—1996 0.2
3rd F-250 Gen 8 1987—1991 0.16
2nd F-250 Gen 7 1984—1986 0.07
1st F-350 Gen 8 1991—1991 0.0

Common Questions

What is PainRank™?

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