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Mazda CX-7 vs. Volkswagen Passat Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Mazda CX-7 or Volkswagen Passat 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 Passat truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Mazda CX-7 and Volkswagen Passat reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Mazda CX-7 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 Mazda CX-7 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  
2014 Volkswagen Passat gas   16 Passat gass, 6.1 months of data per Passat gas, average 7200 miles

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI   22 Passat TDIs, 8.9 months of data per Passat TDI, average 9600 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Passat gas 25 Passat gass, 9.4 months of data per Passat gas, average 17200 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI.
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10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI 59 Passat TDIs, 10.0 months of data per Passat TDI, average 24800 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI.
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100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI 37 Passat TDIs, 9.5 months of data per Passat TDI, average 39600 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problems with headlights and rattles. Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI.
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50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volkswagen Passat gas 36 Passat gass, 8.2 months of data per Passat gas, average 32700 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problems with headlights and rattles. Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI.
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70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Mazda CX-7   12 CX-7s, 9.8 months of data per CX-7, average 34900 miles

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2010 Mazda CX-7   16 CX-7s, 9.2 months of data per CX-7, average 54700 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 27 Passats, 10.4 months of data per Passat, average 50900 miles51
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Volkswagen Passat   16 Passats, 8.8 months of data per Passat, average 85100 miles

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2008 Mazda CX-7   17 CX-7s, 8.3 months of data per CX-7, average 73600 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 51 Passats, 9.7 months of data per Passat, average 70300 miles68
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Mazda CX-7   14 CX-7s, 7.6 months of data per CX-7, average 89000 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 40 Passats, 9.7 months of data per Passat, average 96400 miles

Unclear why this repair frequency is higher than that for the 2006, but this has been the case for over a year.
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80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 27 Passats, 10.3 months of data per Passat, average 94900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volkswagen Passat   22 Passats, 8.6 months of data per Passat, average 119800 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Passat   23 Passats, 9.3 months of data per Passat, average 124800 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 27 Passats, 9.0 months of data per Passat, average 135400 miles74
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Volkswagen Passat 30 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 114700 miles119
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volkswagen Passat   11 Passats, 10.6 months of data per Passat, average 126200 miles

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2000 Volkswagen Passat   12 Passats, 10.3 months of data per Passat, average 134700 miles

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1999 Volkswagen Passat   12 Passats, 6.0 months of data per Passat, average 153600 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 the Reliability and Durability of the Mazda CX-7

Mazda CX-7 Reliability and Durability: 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.
Mazda CX-7 Reliability and Durability: 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.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The Passat is a very solid and well-built car; our previous Passat was very reliable (if maintained properly).
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
my last Passat lasted 190,000 miles never garaged it and the paint was still glossy after 11 years.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
History of reliability on all product models.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In two years i never had any real problems with it.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have 98000 miles I have had to replace the turbo bypass valve 100bucks and thats it... just change the oil and air filter every 5 to 7k miles always use mobil 1.
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very solidly built car.
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I bought two Passats at the same time. Both proved equally reliable without any major repairs.
Volkswagen Passat Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
many breakdowns
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Minor problems so far such as driver information computer information screen showing inaccurate readings, example reading for average miles per gallon bouncing around from 78 to 08.
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
High maintenence costs when the car ages.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This was a used model, several years old, and had not held up well. Lots of rubber coated plastic bits were deteriorating, discoloration was common.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not as reliable and trouble-free as its Japanese competitors.
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Though garaged when not in use and with less than 60k miles, exhaust hangers had rotted through such that the exhaust pipe literally fell off the car while driving down the road. Additionally, neither rear window motor remains in working order.
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Buggy with a bad reliability record.
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
VW have spotty reliability
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The 1992 VW we owned we could never be sure it would get us to our destination with out some thing happening to it. Things would fall off of it just sitting in the garage. The alarm system would go off as we drove down the street. It lost two hub caps.
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Issues with coil packs, MAF. All parts and fluids are expensive.