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Honda Ridgeline vs. Volkswagen Passat Reliability Comparisons

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

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Honda Ridgeline and Volkswagen Passat reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Honda Ridgeline and the Volkswagen Passat were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Honda Ridgeline and the Volkswagen Passat have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Volkswagen Passat 68 Passats, 6.9 months of data per Passat, average 9800 miles26
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volkswagen Passat 72 Passats, 10.1 months of data per Passat, average 22800 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
46
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Volkswagen Passat 25 Passats, 9.0 months of data per Passat, average 43300 miles48
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda Ridgeline   16 Ridgelines, 10.4 months of data per Ridgeline, average 52100 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Passat   15 Passats, 9.7 months of data per Passat, average 67200 miles

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2008 Honda Ridgeline 41 Ridgelines, 10.0 months of data per Ridgeline, average 66700 miles18
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Volkswagen Passat 47 Passats, 9.9 months of data per Passat, average 59100 miles54
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Ridgeline 47 Ridgelines, 10.1 months of data per Ridgeline, average 81400 miles28
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 41 Passats, 9.7 months of data per Passat, average 86900 miles

Unclear why this repair frequency is so much higher than that for the 2006.
100
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda Ridgeline 45 Ridgelines, 9.4 months of data per Ridgeline, average 97500 miles40
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 32 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 79200 miles

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62
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volkswagen Passat 26 Passats, 9.5 months of data per Passat, average 110000 miles102
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volkswagen Passat   18 Passats, 9.9 months of data per Passat, average 110800 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 33 Passats, 10.0 months of data per Passat, average 132200 miles131
100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Volkswagen Passat 31 Passats, 9.9 months of data per Passat, average 109100 miles110
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volkswagen Passat   13 Passats, 7.5 months of data per Passat, average 116100 miles

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2000 Volkswagen Passat   14 Passats, 7.6 months of data per Passat, average 138200 miles

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1999 Volkswagen Passat   13 Passats, 8.8 months of data per Passat, average 153500 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Ridgeline

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What Our Members Are Saying about Honda Ridgeline Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Honda Ridgeline: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUT 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Very few problems that can not be easily fixed. A solid and proven design over the years.
2010 4dr SUT 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
So far so good. My past experience tells me that a Honda vehicle is reliable and that I no reason to expect anything different with the Ridgeline.
2009 4dr SUT 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
As I mentioned. My 2003 Honda Pilot with 120000 has never had anything go wrong.
2009 4dr SUT 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Not any issues in the first 20,000
2007 4dr SUT 247-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Honda reputation for reliability.
2007 4dr SUT 247-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Reputation is still very good
2007 4dr SUT 247-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
No repairs or failed equipment in 56,000 miles
2006 4dr SUT 247-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
The reliability of Honda vehicles has been well proven for a long time
2006 4dr SUT 247-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
excellent engineering,practical,comfortable,quiet,low maintenance,honda dealership maintenance costs are even with what local/private shops charge,trunk is excellent,waterproof, almost water tight and very useful...tailgate is extremely functional...20 mpg with 50/50 city/hgwy...very happy with that...always use ethanol only and truck loves it and gets a mile or two better mpg..resale value is holding very good..less than $!k a year depreciation since i bought my 06' used in 10'..handled 6+inches of snow/ice without a hiccup with about 100 miles of driving..very impressed..navigation system works well...
2006 4dr SUT 247-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
2 1/2 years, 43,000 miles of trouble free driving so far.

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What Our Members Are Saying about Volkswagen Passat Reliability and Durability

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