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Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Passat Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 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
  24 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 167000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Honda Civic 61
21.6049382716% 21.6049382716% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Civics, 9.1 months of data per Civic, average 129700 miles
2003 Honda Civic 77
34.2676311031% 34.2676311031% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Civics, 9.2 months of data per Civic, average 141300 miles
2004 Honda Civic 67
36.5800865801% 36.5800865801% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 143500 miles
2005 Honda Civic 40
12.6865671642% 12.6865671642% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 132300 miles
2006 Honda Civic 45
25.3246753247% 25.3246753247% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  67 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 129200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2007 Honda Civic 41
18.2808716707% 18.2808716707% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  70 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 111000 miles
2008 Honda Civic 49
32.4175824176% 32.4175824176% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  72 Civics, 9.2 months of data per Civic, average 97900 miles
2009 Honda Civic 36
18.9075630252% 18.9075630252% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Civics, 9.5 months of data per Civic, average 81500 miles
2010 Honda Civic 23
12.2710622711% 12.2710622711% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 66800 miles
2011 Honda Civic 18
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Civics, 9.4 months of data per Civic, average 55400 miles
2012 Honda Civic 13
2.53456221198% 2.53456221198% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  70 Civics, 9.1 months of data per Civic, average 50900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2013 Honda Civic 13
4.18719211823% 4.18719211823% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 29500 miles
2014 Honda Civic 11
3.71428571429% 3.71428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 15600 miles
2015 Honda Civic 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 10500 miles
2016 Honda Civic 34
66.8831168831% 66.8831168831% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Civics, 3.8 months of data per Civic, average 4300 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    
2001 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 136100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Passats, 8.3 months of data per Passat, average 145200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Passat 113
60.3074141049% 60.3074141049% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Passats, 9.1 months of data per Passat, average 145400 miles
2004 Volkswagen Passat 123
85.0649350649% 85.0649350649% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Passats, 8.6 months of data per Passat, average 147500 miles
2005 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Passats, 9.5 months of data per Passat, average 124500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Passats, 8.0 months of data per Passat, average 93200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Passat 88
63.8014527845% 63.8014527845% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 9.6 months of data per Passat, average 115100 miles
2008 Volkswagen Passat 114
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 80400 miles
2009 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 104100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Passats, 10.1 months of data per Passat, average 73800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Passat gas 29
32.0276497696% 32.0276497696% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Passat gass, 11.1 months of data per Passat gas, average 56800 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI 53
76.267281106% 76.267281106% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Passat TDIs, 9.7 months of data per Passat TDI, average 58900 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2013 Volkswagen Passat gas 27
31.7733990148% 31.7733990148% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Passat gass, 9.0 months of data per Passat gas, average 36900 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI 53
83.0049261084% 83.0049261084% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Passat TDIs, 10.3 months of data per Passat TDI, average 52100 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2014 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Passat gass, 9.6 months of data per Passat gas, average 27200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI 23
31.1428571429% 31.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Passat TDIs, 11.1 months of data per Passat TDI, average 33900 miles
2015 Volkswagen Passat 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Passats, 9.2 months of data per Passat, average 11900 miles

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