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Honda Odyssey vs. Mazda CX-9 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Honda Odyssey or Mazda CX-9 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Honda Odyssey and the Mazda CX-9 truly differ in reliability.

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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 Odyssey 49 Odysseys, 6.7 months of data per Odyssey, average 6000 miles15
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda Odyssey 29 Odysseys, 10.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 15600 miles19
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Odyssey 51 Odysseys, 9.7 months of data per Odyssey, average 23600 miles

Multiple reports of creaking front struts.
39
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Mazda CX-9 32 CX-9s, 9.9 months of data per CX-9, average 25400 miles23
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda Odyssey 51 Odysseys, 9.6 months of data per Odyssey, average 41500 miles

First year of fourth-generation Odyssey. Common problem with creaking front struts.
47
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Mazda CX-9 36 CX-9s, 9.9 months of data per CX-9, average 40700 miles13
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Odyssey 45 Odysseys, 9.4 months of data per Odyssey, average 54600 miles37
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Mazda CX-9 34 CX-9s, 9.2 months of data per CX-9, average 45100 miles19
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda Odyssey 37 Odysseys, 9.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 63800 miles23
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Mazda CX-9 27 CX-9s, 10.7 months of data per CX-9, average 67700 miles54
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Odyssey 40 Odysseys, 9.2 months of data per Odyssey, average 83300 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
68
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Mazda CX-9 42 CX-9s, 10.6 months of data per CX-9, average 75400 miles32
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Odyssey 77 Odysseys, 8.6 months of data per Odyssey, average 93000 miles53
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Mazda CX-9 25 CX-9s, 9.9 months of data per CX-9, average 88100 miles58
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda Odyssey 60 Odysseys, 9.3 months of data per Odyssey, average 104400 miles69
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Odyssey 67 Odysseys, 9.3 months of data per Odyssey, average 114200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
42
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Honda Odyssey 38 Odysseys, 9.7 months of data per Odyssey, average 123800 miles56
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda Odyssey 49 Odysseys, 8.9 months of data per Odyssey, average 147400 miles63
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Honda Odyssey 42 Odysseys, 9.4 months of data per Odyssey, average 157200 miles82
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda Odyssey 25 Odysseys, 8.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 161400 miles65
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Honda Odyssey 27 Odysseys, 8.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 164700 miles66
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Honda Odyssey   10 Odysseys, 7.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 193900 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Odyssey

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

Honda Odyssey Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Besides some transmission snafus in the past, most people I know with Odysseys have virtually no problems.
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Hoping it holds up to our expectations for a Honda.
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
I know many people who have put 150K+ on theirs with little to no problems.
2009 0 Overall, 9 out of 10.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 241-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
2008 model. 20,000+ miles without an issue. bought it for reliability and quality and have not had one issue to date.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 241-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
For so many features, this van is extremely reliable. It also can take a beating from 3 kids.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Honda reputation for reliablity
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Reputation, mainly.
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Honda has a reputation for reliability.
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
it speaks for itself. aside from the tranny issue, which honda has stood behind, they just keep going and going and going.
Honda Odyssey Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
May not be as good as the Sienna, but it will still be a great inexpensive van for many years.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Odyssey has reported reliability issues.
2006 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Expensive and frequent repairs. Too many uncommon defects occur at warranty expiry. Honda Plus extended warranty covers everything that never wears out!
2005 4dr Minivan, ext. 255-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Many little problems. Always something. Reminds me of the Yugo.
2004 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Problematic transmission - see powertrain performance
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Lots of reports of transmission problems on earlier models, but I think by 2003, they had it sorted. Power doors and rear windows are very expensive to repair when (not if!) they break.
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Automatic transmission problems, trim falling off, radio shuts off each time battery runs down and requires a trip to dealer to reset, fuel filler door stops working which makes entire electric powered door not open on one side of vehicle.
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
History of transmission failure,window motor failures, door motor failures, rattles, squeeks, etc.
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Transmission reliability concerns.
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Transmission failed quite early even with changing transmission fluid every 10,000 miles. Not durable. Rattles, Squeaks, Hardware breaks, doors stick. Supposed to use only Honda brand transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze. Next? Honda Air.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The CX-9 has continued our experience of flawless Mazda reliability. We expect to have this car for the next 10 years.
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Highly rated in Consumer Reports
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Seems solid
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
no problems up to this point
2007 4dr SUV 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
so far had the cx-9 for a year with not major issues
Mazda CX-9 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not familar with Mazda so I was unsure