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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  
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

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46
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Mazda CX-7   17 CX-7s, 9.4 months of data per CX-7, average 21400 miles

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2010 Mazda CX-7   17 CX-7s, 8.6 months of data per CX-7, average 35200 miles

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

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2008 Mazda CX-7   23 CX-7s, 9.9 months of data per CX-7, average 64200 miles

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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 Mazda CX-7   10 CX-7s, 8.5 months of data per CX-7, average 63200 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 41 Passats, 9.7 months of data per Passat, average 86900 miles

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100
90% 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 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 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.
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
been in the shop for a lot of things including recalls

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