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Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Passat 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    
2001 Honda Civic 93
46.7032967033% 46.7032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Civics, 9.4 months of data per Civic, average 160600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2002 Honda Civic 56
20.1298701299% 20.1298701299% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Civics, 9.1 months of data per Civic, average 126500 miles
2003 Honda Civic 73
32.0512820513% 32.0512820513% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Civics, 9.8 months of data per Civic, average 139800 miles
2004 Honda Civic 66
34.8614072495% 34.8614072495% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Civics, 8.5 months of data per Civic, average 142500 miles
2005 Honda Civic 59
32.0861678005% 32.0861678005% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 128500 miles
2006 Honda Civic 44
22.6817042607% 22.6817042607% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  72 Civics, 8.3 months of data per Civic, average 126900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2007 Honda Civic 34
13.8961038961% 13.8961038961% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 111800 miles
2008 Honda Civic 37
19.2307692308% 19.2307692308% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  67 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 93700 miles
2009 Honda Civic 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 78800 miles
2010 Honda Civic 21
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 67500 miles
2011 Honda Civic 17
6.32653061224% 6.32653061224% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Civics, 10.0 months of data per Civic, average 53700 miles
2012 Honda Civic 16
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  71 Civics, 9.2 months of data per Civic, average 47500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2013 Honda Civic 4
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 26200 miles
2014 Honda Civic 15
12.8571428571% 12.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Civics, 10.2 months of data per Civic, average 13300 miles
2015 Honda Civic 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 8200 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
  11 Passats, 8.9 months of data per Passat, average 128700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Passats, 8.2 months of data per Passat, average 136500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Passat 107
56.9597069597% 56.9597069597% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 142700 miles
2004 Volkswagen Passat 102
65.5650319829% 65.5650319829% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Passats, 9.4 months of data per Passat, average 141200 miles
2005 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Passats, 9.9 months of data per Passat, average 124400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Passats, 8.1 months of data per Passat, average 95600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 109100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Passat 95
82.967032967% 82.967032967% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Passats, 9.2 months of data per Passat, average 78400 miles
2009 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 103700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Passats, 10.0 months of data per Passat, average 70700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Passat gas 36
42.8571428571% 42.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Passat gass, 9.2 months of data per Passat gas, average 53100 miles

Redesigned. Has improved over the past year.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI 48
64.2857142857% 64.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Passat TDIs, 10.2 months of data per Passat TDI, average 55700 miles

Redesigned. Has improved over the past year.
2013 Volkswagen Passat gas 26
29.802955665% 29.802955665% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Passat gass, 9.4 months of data per Passat gas, average 34600 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but only one since 2014.
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI 64
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Passat TDIs, 9.3 months of data per Passat TDI, average 47100 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but only one since 2014.
2014 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Passat gass, 8.3 months of data per Passat gas, average 21600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI 31
49.4285714286% 49.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Passat TDIs, 11.0 months of data per Passat TDI, average 29900 miles
2015 Volkswagen Passat 11
5.90062111801% 5.90062111801% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Passats, 8.8 months of data per Passat, average 9500 miles

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Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Passat Reliability Comparisons

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