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Ford Explorer vs. Ford Expedition

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Ford Explorer

$722
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Ford Expedition

$833
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

3
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Ford Explorer Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 21st out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $722 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.
3
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Ford Expedition Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 14 for fullsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $833 which means it has higher than average ownership costs. The frequency of repairs is average, but when issues do arise, they have a higher chance of being severe than with other models.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$722
inexpensive
expensive
$833
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.46
not often
very often
0.44
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
12%
not urgent
urgent
14%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(9)
4
(70)
3
(44)
2
(15)
1
(5)
The Ford Explorer ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in drive train.
67% of reviewers would recommend this car.
“I have so much to say about this SUV. Once again, Ford outdid themselves. I too had the Eddie Bauer edition and it was so reliable, it was a workhorse. When it first came out, big SUVs weren't aro...”
“I have so much to say about this SUV. Once again, Ford outdid themselves. I too had the Eddie Bau...”
5
(3)
4
(50)
3
(15)
2
(9)
1
(1)
The Ford Expedition ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in electrical.
“Runs good..handles well especially on highway. Good fuel economy..good turning radius. Comfortable ride and lumbar support.”
“Runs good..handles well especially on highway. Good fuel economy..good turning radius. Comfortabl...”
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