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Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Passat Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 30, 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    
2001 Honda Civic   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Civics, 7.9 months of data per Civic, average 167600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Honda Civic 55
21.6242661448% 21.6242661448% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 131900 miles
2003 Honda Civic 58
22.7619047619% 22.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  40 Civics, 8.8 months of data per Civic, average 149500 miles
2004 Honda Civic 62
32.2510822511% 32.2510822511% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 144800 miles
2005 Honda Civic 35
8.42217484009% 8.42217484009% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 Civics, 9.6 months of data per Civic, average 136700 miles
2006 Honda Civic 55
37.8706199461% 37.8706199461% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  60 Civics, 9.0 months of data per Civic, average 131200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2007 Honda Civic 42
19.9507389163% 19.9507389163% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  66 Civics, 8.3 months of data per Civic, average 114100 miles
2008 Honda Civic 54
37.9120879121% 37.9120879121% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  73 Civics, 9.4 months of data per Civic, average 101400 miles
2009 Honda Civic 31
14.72303207% 14.72303207% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  55 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 85300 miles
2010 Honda Civic 22
10.8058608059% 10.8058608059% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  39 Civics, 9.8 months of data per Civic, average 69300 miles
2011 Honda Civic 22
10.8058608059% 10.8058608059% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Civics, 10.0 months of data per Civic, average 61900 miles
2012 Honda Civic 14
6.15763546798% 6.15763546798% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  69 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 52700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2013 Honda Civic 15
8.12807881773% 8.12807881773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  61 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 32200 miles
2014 Honda Civic 10
0.549450549451% 0.549450549451% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  39 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 17700 miles
2015 Honda Civic 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  44 Civics, 9.4 months of data per Civic, average 12800 miles
2016 Honda Civic 31
59.0909090909% 59.0909090909% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  48 Civics, 4.9 months of data per Civic, average 5500 miles

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Volkswagen Passat Reliability Results

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2002 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Passats, 7.1 months of data per Passat, average 148000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Passat 125
73.8095238095% 73.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 8.9 months of data per Passat, average 145300 miles
2004 Volkswagen Passat 140
99.7835497835% 99.7835497835% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 6.7 months of data per Passat, average 152200 miles
2005 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 125100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Passats, 8.3 months of data per Passat, average 94900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Passat 101
78.078817734% 78.078817734% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 8.8 months of data per Passat, average 119500 miles
2008 Volkswagen Passat 107
96.1538461538% 96.1538461538% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 85400 miles
2009 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Passats, 9.1 months of data per Passat, average 106200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Passats, 9.4 months of data per Passat, average 74500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Passat gas 37
51.4778325123% 51.4778325123% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Passat gass, 10.1 months of data per Passat gas, average 59100 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI 45
67.2413793103% 67.2413793103% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Passat TDIs, 10.0 months of data per Passat TDI, average 63300 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2013 Volkswagen Passat gas 24
25.8620689655% 25.8620689655% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Passat gass, 8.2 months of data per Passat gas, average 39400 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI 61
98.7684729064% 98.7684729064% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  50 Passat TDIs, 9.4 months of data per Passat TDI, average 56400 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2014 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Passat gass, 10.1 months of data per Passat gas, average 31600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI 30
44.5054945055% 44.5054945055% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Passat TDIs, 10.6 months of data per Passat TDI, average 39200 miles
2015 Volkswagen Passat 11
4.7619047619% 4.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 8.3 months of data per Passat, average 14400 miles

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Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Passat Reliability Comparisons

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