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Mazda CX-7 vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Mazda CX-7 or Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Mazda CX-7 and the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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  
2013 Volkswagen GTI 47 GTIs, 8.6 months of data per GTI, average 9400 miles15
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Volkswagen Golf diesel 93 Golf diesels, 8.5 months of data per Golf diesel, average 10100 miles17
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   20 Golf 2.5s, 9.3 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 17500 miles

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2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel 169 Golf diesels, 10.0 months of data per Golf diesel, average 19700 miles31
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volkswagen GTI 86 GTIs, 9.8 months of data per GTI, average 18500 miles38
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Mazda CX-7   15 CX-7s, 10.0 months of data per CX-7, average 23600 miles

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2011 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   13 Golf 2.5s, 10.0 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 28800 miles

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2011 Volkswagen Golf diesel 147 Golf diesels, 9.6 months of data per Golf diesel, average 37900 miles38
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Volkswagen GTI 56 GTIs, 9.3 months of data per GTI, average 33700 miles48
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Mazda CX-7   14 CX-7s, 8.9 months of data per CX-7, average 36500 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5   24 Golf 2.5s, 9.8 months of data per Golf 2.5, average 36800 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel 74 Golf diesels, 10.1 months of data per Golf diesel, average 56800 miles

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38
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Volkswagen GTI 72 GTIs, 8.0 months of data per GTI, average 40600 miles

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62
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Mazda CX-7   10 CX-7s, 9.2 months of data per CX-7, average 39800 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 30 Rabbits, 8.5 months of data per Rabbit, average 56200 miles14
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Volkswagen GTI 26 GTIs, 10.3 months of data per GTI, average 54900 miles58
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Mazda CX-7   23 CX-7s, 9.3 months of data per CX-7, average 66900 miles

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2008 Volkswagen R32   13 R32s, 9.2 months of data per R32, average 55200 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 38 Rabbit 2.5s, 8.7 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 67500 miles25
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Volkswagen GTI 40 GTIs, 8.8 months of data per GTI, average 62800 miles69
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Mazda CX-7   11 CX-7s, 7.2 months of data per CX-7, average 69700 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 35 Rabbit 2.5s, 9.2 months of data per Rabbit 2.5, average 89000 miles

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82
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 29 GTIs, 10.5 months of data per GTI, average 84900 miles

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95
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volkswagen Golf diesel   12 Golf diesels, 11.1 months of data per Golf diesel, average 138100 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   11 Golf / GTIs, 8.9 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 101300 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Golf diesel   11 Golf diesels, 6.7 months of data per Golf diesel, average 165300 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   13 Golf / GTIs, 11.0 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 94000 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 31 Golf / GTIs, 8.6 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 124300 miles

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76
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Volkswagen Golf diesel 26 Golf diesels, 9.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 229400 miles

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126
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   16 Golf / GTIs, 8.6 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 109300 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Golf diesel   14 Golf diesels, 8.4 months of data per Golf diesel, average 191500 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 28 Golf / GTIs, 7.9 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 144100 miles108
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Volkswagen Golf / GTI   19 Golf / GTIs, 7.1 months of data per Golf / GTI, average 123500 miles

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2000 Volkswagen Golf diesel   12 Golf diesels, 8.9 months of data per Golf diesel, average 215400 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Mazda CX-7

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What Our Members Are Saying about Mazda CX-7 Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Mazda CX-7: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
A can compare quality to that from top German car makers. Never got broken so far. After 2 years interior looks almost like new.
Reliability and Durability of the Mazda CX-7: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Poor reliability with constant problems on oil consumption and turbo. Well known issue with this car which Mazda are aware of.
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
been in the shop for a lot of things including recalls
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Ours was an early build model and experienced many powertrain issues within the first eight months, with the car spending more than three weeks cumulatively sitting at the dealer waiting for various parts over the course of two months.

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