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Honda Accord vs. Volvo S40 Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Honda Accord 24
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Accords, 3.3 months of data per Accord, average 3800 miles

 

2015 Honda Accord 15
15.8385093168% 15.8385093168% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  81 Accords, 8.6 months of data per Accord, average 8900 miles

 

2014 Honda Accord 14
10.5714285714% 10.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  122 Accords, 9.9 months of data per Accord, average 20400 miles

 

2013 Honda Accord 14
5.2380952381% 5.2380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  139 Accords, 9.4 months of data per Accord, average 31900 miles

Redesigned.

 

2012 Honda Accord 12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 Accords, 8.6 months of data per Accord, average 43800 miles

 

2011 Honda Accord 23
16.1224489796% 16.1224489796% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Accords, 9.7 months of data per Accord, average 72700 miles

 

2010 Honda Accord 33
26.9230769231% 26.9230769231% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 69400 miles

Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years.

 

2009 Honda Accord 35
17.032967033% 17.032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Accords, 9.4 months of data per Accord, average 87200 miles

Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years.

 

2008 Honda Accord 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  83 Accords, 9.2 months of data per Accord, average 82300 miles

Redesigned. Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years--now running out.

 

2007 Honda Accord 45
25.3246753247% 25.3246753247% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  95 Accords, 9.6 months of data per Accord, average 109100 miles
2007 Volvo S40   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 S40s, 10.8 months of data per S40, average 89600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Honda Accord 31
9.11330049261% 9.11330049261% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  75 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 117900 miles
2006 Volvo S40   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 S40s, 10.1 months of data per S40, average 97600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Honda Accord 47
20.5357142857% 20.5357142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 130200 miles
2005 Volvo S40   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 S40s, 7.9 months of data per S40, average 122600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Honda Accord 43
14.7058823529% 14.7058823529% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  69 Accords, 8.5 months of data per Accord, average 140300 miles

 

2003 Honda Accord 76
34.2490842491% 34.2490842491% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Accords, 8.0 months of data per Accord, average 155600 miles

Redesigned. Has long had a higher repair frequency than other model years.

 

2002 Honda Accord 74
32.7838827839% 32.7838827839% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 152700 miles

 

2001 Honda Accord 64
25.4578754579% 25.4578754579% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Accords, 8.0 months of data per Accord, average 175500 miles

 

2000 Honda Accord   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Accords, 3.3 months of data per Accord, average 162300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Honda Accord vs. Volvo S40 Reliability Comparisons

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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
2013 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
It's been fairly reliable. I have put nearly 80,000 miles and so far I have only had to deal with brakes. see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
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). see full Honda Accord review
2010 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Reputation....Still new I have no personal experience see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Proven track record. Have owned other accords see full Honda Accord review
2009 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Our two previous Hondas gave us exemplary trouble-free driving. In eleven months and 19,000 miles so has this one. see full Honda Accord review
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
It is my 6th Honda. % previous ones gave no reason to suspect anything down the road. see full Honda Accord review
Honda Accord Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
window and trunk rattles see full Honda Accord review
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 see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
2003 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
cold start valve or cylinder slap after 53K miles see full Honda Accord review
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. see full Honda Accord review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volvo S40

Volvo S40 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 160hp 1.9L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
After 75k miles the dealer who sold it to me and where I had been servicing it told me I should get rid of it. The problem is sludge due to infrequent oil changes. The check engine light keeps coming on. This first happened before 40k miles. see full Volvo S40 review
2002 4dr Wagon turbocharged 160hp 1.9L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
In general the car is well built, durable, and for the most part reliable. However, The electrical/electronic system is over-engineered, prone to failure, and expensive to repair (alternator $800!). see full Volvo S40 review