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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   11 TLs, 6.4 months of data per TL, average 174700 miles

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2000 Acura TL   12 TLs, 8.8 months of data per TL, average 150200 miles

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2001 Acura TL / CL   13 TL / CLs, 7.9 months of data per TL / CL, average 129600 miles

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2001 Volvo S60 43 S60s, 8.7 months of data per S60, average 140600 miles

Redesigned.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Acura TL / CL   12 TL / CLs, 8.5 months of data per TL / CL, average 135400 miles

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2002 Volvo S60 45 S60s, 8.1 months of data per S60, average 134800 miles126
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Acura TL / CL 25 TL / CLs, 9.2 months of data per TL / CL, average 145400 miles83
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Volvo S60 25 S60s, 9.7 months of data per S60, average 143200 miles109
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Acura TL 38 TLs, 9.7 months of data per TL, average 109300 miles

Redesigned for this model year. A little lower than in the past, and possibly lower than the actual repair frequency.
39
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volvo S60 63 S60s, 9.9 months of data per S60, average 121700 miles83
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volvo S60 R   11 S60 Rs, 7.7 months of data per S60 R, average 100600 miles

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2005 Acura TL 49 TLs, 10.0 months of data per TL, average 102200 miles

Power steering pump, Bluetooth module might be common problem areas. Steering pump was a problem area earlier in the 2004, no longer reflected in its stat.
69
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volvo S60 52 S60s, 8.9 months of data per S60, average 105400 miles72
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Acura TL 38 TLs, 9.6 months of data per TL, average 89300 miles46
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Volvo S60 49 S60s, 9.3 months of data per S60, average 91000 miles103
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Acura TL 38 TLs, 9.7 months of data per TL, average 77300 miles29
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volvo S60 33 S60s, 8.7 months of data per S60, average 73700 miles63
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Acura TL 42 TLs, 10.9 months of data per TL, average 70800 miles47
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Acura TL   11 TLs, 9.0 months of data per TL, average 60400 miles

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2010 Acura TL   24 TLs, 10.7 months of data per TL, average 35200 miles

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2012 Acura TL 27 TLs, 9.5 months of data per TL, average 24000 miles14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volvo S60 36 S60s, 9.6 months of data per S60, average 22000 miles49
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Acura TL   16 TLs, 5.8 months of data per TL, average 6000 miles

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2013 Volvo S60 29 S60s, 7.4 months of data per S60, average 8300 miles22
20% 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 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Its a great quality car, from a company that stands behind it.
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.
2009 4dr Sedan 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
These cars are bullet proof.
2009 4dr Sedan 305-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Rock Solid, 19K miles and not a single issue.
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 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
2007 4dr Sedan 286-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
Nothing breaks ever
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
Premature transmission failure #1 @73,900.
2003 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The transmission failed at about 70,000 miles.

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