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Honda Accord vs. Toyota RAV4 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Honda Accord or Toyota RAV4 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Honda Accord and the Toyota RAV4 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Honda Accord and Toyota RAV4 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Honda Accord and the Toyota RAV4 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Honda Accord and the Toyota RAV4 have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Honda Accord 113 Accords, 7.4 months of data per Accord, average 7600 miles13
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Toyota RAV4 28 RAV4s, 7.0 months of data per RAV4, average 8000 miles25
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda Accord 146 Accords, 9.9 months of data per Accord, average 17500 miles

Redesigned.
8
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Toyota RAV4 73 RAV4s, 10.0 months of data per RAV4, average 12500 miles

Redesigned.
10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Accord 38 Accords, 9.9 months of data per Accord, average 27500 miles3
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Toyota RAV4 37 RAV4s, 9.7 months of data per RAV4, average 21500 miles30
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda Accord 35 Accords, 8.0 months of data per Accord, average 49800 miles17
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Toyota RAV4 50 RAV4s, 10.1 months of data per RAV4, average 41200 miles19
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Accord 48 Accords, 8.6 months of data per Accord, average 50900 miles23
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Toyota RAV4 56 RAV4s, 9.5 months of data per RAV4, average 51600 miles20
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda Accord 49 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 68400 miles20
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Toyota RAV4 57 RAV4s, 10.4 months of data per RAV4, average 62000 miles28
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Accord 84 Accords, 9.5 months of data per Accord, average 73100 miles

Redesigned.
30
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota RAV4 71 RAV4s, 9.6 months of data per RAV4, average 74200 miles33
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Accord 106 Accords, 9.1 months of data per Accord, average 89500 miles30
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota RAV4 56 RAV4s, 9.9 months of data per RAV4, average 78500 miles43
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda Accord 77 Accords, 9.4 months of data per Accord, average 104400 miles38
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Toyota RAV4 43 RAV4s, 9.3 months of data per RAV4, average 95000 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Earlier common problem with ignition coils. Possible continuing common problem with the water pump.
90
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Accord 66 Accords, 8.3 months of data per Accord, average 119400 miles42
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Toyota RAV4   13 RAV4s, 9.2 months of data per RAV4, average 123500 miles

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2004 Honda Accord 68 Accords, 8.9 months of data per Accord, average 128500 miles61
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota RAV4   14 RAV4s, 8.6 months of data per RAV4, average 118400 miles

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2003 Honda Accord 75 Accords, 7.6 months of data per Accord, average 137800 miles

Redesigned.
85
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Toyota RAV4   12 RAV4s, 8.1 months of data per RAV4, average 121100 miles

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2002 Honda Accord 40 Accords, 9.0 months of data per Accord, average 142700 miles70
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda Accord 43 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 164400 miles45
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Toyota RAV4   11 RAV4s, 7.6 months of data per RAV4, average 129700 miles

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2000 Honda Accord 45 Accords, 7.8 months of data per Accord, average 164300 miles34
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Honda Accord   23 Accords, 6.1 months of data per Accord, average 165800 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Accord

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Honda Accord

Honda Accord Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
Our past Hondas have been the most reliable cars we've owned. I would expect the Accord Coupe to be much more reliable long-term than the Volkswagen.
2011 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Now approaching 140,000 miles and other than 2 sets of tires, only cost has been maintenance as called for by Miantenance Minder. I drove an 2008 Accord to 150,000 and passed on to a family member with similar experience (although brakes had been replaced).
2010 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Wife had an Accord from 2000 and very little ever went wrong with it until it dropped the transmission July 2009. No brainer to get another one to serve as the every-day family car.
2010 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
After owning and repairing many European cars, it is comforting to know that the Accord is much more likely than not to have extraordinary reliability and durability. It is a calming feeling.
2010 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
I drove each of my Accords for more than 14 years with no major repairs.
2010 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Reputation....Still new I have no personal experience
2009 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Consumer Reports and many owner reviews confirm the Accord is a reliable car, maintaining its pluses even after high mileage.
2009 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
same as above
2009 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Historical experience. The parts that matter most to drivability will last - in my experience an Accords drivetrain will remain functional while the body rusts away.
Honda Accord Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
window and trunk rattles
2006 2dr Coupe 244-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
This car has been at the dealer almost once every couple of months, it feels like the car is just falling apart in my hands. Just the other day the power window controls fell out of the door. The transmission sometimes refuses to go into gear from Park
2006 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
My issue with the accord is at 38,000 miles I was told I had a broken motor mount. I am not sure why or how a broken motor mount would occur in under 3 years of ownership. I found that annoying because the car was maintained and not beaten on and this happens. Nothing better than coughing up $700.00 just before your child is born.
2006 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Another issue I had was around 60,000 miles, I had to replace the power steering pump. I heard this whine sound from under my hood and next thing I know, I am coughing up another $500 to replace the pump. I had all the fluids changed when recommended and this still happened. Between the motor mount and power steering pump, I have spent $1300 more on this accord than I did on my 99 Camry.
2003 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
cold start valve or cylinder slap after 53K miles
2002 2dr Coupe 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I bought the car so I could drive it, change the oil, and keep driving it. But from faulty fog lights, worn radio controls, two transmissions, two alternators, and numerous rattles, I have not reached my goal of maintenance-free driving and quality.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 179-horsepower 2.5L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
High ratings from every car review I have read. Very high resale value and see used ones all the time with 150k+ miles - I should be able to own this 10+ years.
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Excellent long term reliablity
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
I have had zero problems with the car.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
See above
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
After trading in a car that was in the shop 6+ times a year, I wanted a vehicle with an above-average likelihood of reliability. This vehicle has so far lived up to reliability expectations.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Several of my family members have had Toyotas over the years with no majot issues.
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Low maintenance cost, few recalls, no issues at all no rattles or squeeks and Toyota dealer has been very fair
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
never owned toyota but based on reputation.I know several people who own toyotas and no dissapointmenta
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It goes without saying that everyone wants a reliable vehicle. I believe that Toyota is not alone in that objective, the other manufacteurs have caught up with them.
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Unfortunately, I had to get rid of this car because with less than 100, 000 miles (it had 95, 000) and having beenexcellently maintained it gave me oil sludge problem, and the dealer recommended engine replacement... Unvelievable in a Toyota with such a low, well maintainedvehicle. I will never, ever again buy a Toyota. It was my first (and last) one. I would not recommend it to any one...
Toyota RAV4 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Power steering failed within 3 months of new. 4 wheel drive actuator failed.