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Acura TL vs. Volvo S60 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Acura TL or Volvo S60 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Acura TL and the Volvo S60 truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
1999 Acura TL   12 TLs, 7.1 months of data per TL, average 170600 miles

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2000 Acura TL   14 TLs, 8.6 months of data per TL, average 149800 miles

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2001 Acura TL / CL   14 TL / CLs, 8.6 months of data per TL / CL, average 136900 miles

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2001 Volvo S60 47 S60s, 8.7 months of data per S60, average 139600 miles111
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Acura TL / CL   10 TL / CLs, 9.4 months of data per TL / CL, average 131600 miles

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2002 Volvo S60 45 S60s, 9.2 months of data per S60, average 133100 miles124
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Acura TL / CL 26 TL / CLs, 9.3 months of data per TL / CL, average 145800 miles79
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Volvo S60 26 S60s, 10.3 months of data per S60, average 136100 miles116
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Acura TL 40 TLs, 9.6 months of data per TL, average 106900 miles

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20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volvo S60 R   20 S60 Rs, 8.9 months of data per S60 R, average 104200 miles

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2004 Volvo S60 56 S60s, 9.9 months of data per S60, average 121000 miles78
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Acura TL 49 TLs, 10.1 months of data per TL, average 100900 miles56
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volvo S60 51 S60s, 9.0 months of data per S60, average 103300 miles66
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volvo S60 R   10 S60 Rs, 7.1 months of data per S60 R, average 80300 miles

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2006 Acura TL 39 TLs, 9.6 months of data per TL, average 88400 miles48
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Volvo S60 R   14 S60 Rs, 9.2 months of data per S60 R, average 65800 miles

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2006 Volvo S60 44 S60s, 9.8 months of data per S60, average 90600 miles86
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Acura TL 38 TLs, 9.9 months of data per TL, average 74800 miles32
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volvo S60 32 S60s, 10.1 months of data per S60, average 72900 miles67
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Acura TL 40 TLs, 10.5 months of data per TL, average 66800 miles

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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Acura TL   11 TLs, 10.1 months of data per TL, average 57100 miles

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2010 Acura TL 26 TLs, 9.4 months of data per TL, average 32800 miles20
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Acura TL 30 TLs, 8.7 months of data per TL, average 21500 miles14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volvo S60 38 S60s, 9.7 months of data per S60, average 20000 miles46
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Volvo S60 30 S60s, 6.4 months of data per S60, average 6800 miles25
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Acura TL

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What Our Members Are Saying about Acura TL Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Acura TL: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 305-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Having previously driven a 2003 CL-Type S I have over 7 years of previous ownership experience and over 16 years total driving Honda/Acura products. With regular maintenance these cars are bulletproof and require very little maintenance.
2010 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Its a great quality car, from a company that stands behind it.
2009 4dr Sedan 305-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Rock Solid, 19K miles and not a single issue.
2009 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
These cars are bullet proof.
2008 4dr Sedan 286-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The car is awesome. It is so reliable and the only thing I have done is get new brake pads and a new battery all these years.
2008 4dr Sedan 258-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Acura (Honda) reputation for reliability and my personal experience with the brands.
2008 4dr Sedan 258-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Acura name - no major issues with over 26k miles on it now.
2008 4dr Sedan 258-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Everything just works. After 2 years, everything is still as solid as the day I bought it.
2007 4dr Sedan 258-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This is my second TL and both have proven to be reliable cars.
2007 4dr Sedan 286-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
In a word, bulletproof. Almost 3-1/2 years of trouble free urban driving and with annual 2800 mile round trips from Seattle to Chula Vista, CA. Aside from free 1st dealer service, zero trips back to the dealer as I do my own maintenance/lubrication
Reliability and Durability of the Acura TL: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 258-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The engine was blowing blue within the first 6 months of ownership. The transmission was jerky from day one.
2005 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
At 45k miles already have three broken engine mounts, steering rack is leaking and worn excessively, torn control arm bushings, torque converter is starting to fail. Trans will fail around 75k miles.
2003 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The transmission failed at about 70,000 miles.
2003 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Premature transmission failure #1 @73,900.

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