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Mazda Tribute vs. Volkswagen Jetta Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Jettas, 4.8 months of data per Jetta, average 3800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 40
73.8095238095% 73.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Jettas, 9.0 months of data per Jetta, average 9200 miles

 

2014 Volkswagen Jetta 19
22% 22% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Jettas, 9.0 months of data per Jetta, average 23800 miles

 

2013 Volkswagen Jetta 41
59.3596059113% 59.3596059113% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Jettas, 8.4 months of data per Jetta, average 43600 miles

 

2012 Volkswagen Jetta 24
22.8110599078% 22.8110599078% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Jettas, 9.5 months of data per Jetta, average 54200 miles

 

2011 Mazda Tribute 25
18.253968254% 18.253968254% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Tributes, 7.8 months of data per Tribute, average 63100 miles
2011 Volkswagen Jetta 31
27.7777777778% 27.7777777778% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Jettas, 8.3 months of data per Jetta, average 69900 miles

Redesigned.

 

2010 Mazda Tribute 73
85.5311355311% 85.5311355311% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 Tributes, 10.3 months of data per Tribute, average 80700 miles

This model year has been much worse than the 2009 and 2011 for over a year. Unclear why.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta sedan 2.5s, 9.3 months of data per Jetta sedan 2.5, average 66900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Jetta sedan diesels, 10.1 months of data per Jetta sedan diesel, average 83100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Mazda Tribute 38
21.1484593838% 21.1484593838% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Tributes, 10.4 months of data per Tribute, average 85300 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 55
40.1960784314% 40.1960784314% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Jetta 2.5s, 9.4 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 76000 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 57
42.4369747899% 42.4369747899% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Jetta diesels, 9.0 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 93400 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 90
79.4117647059% 79.4117647059% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Jetta 2.0Ts, 10.7 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 72800 miles

 

2008 Mazda Tribute 49
32.4175824176% 32.4175824176% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Tributes, 9.8 months of data per Tribute, average 91800 miles
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 71
56.5934065934% 56.5934065934% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Jetta 2.0Ts, 8.4 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 80800 miles
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 79
65.3846153846% 65.3846153846% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Jetta 2.5s, 9.0 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 90200 miles

 

2007 Mazda Tribute   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tributes, 8.6 months of data per Tribute, average 134800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Jetta 2.5s, 10.4 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 113700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 102
77.3607748184% 77.3607748184% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Jetta 2.0Ts, 9.5 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 98000 miles

 

2006 Mazda Tribute 88
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Tributes, 8.4 months of data per Tribute, average 123500 miles
2006 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta diesels, 10.1 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 143400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Jetta 2.5s, 9.2 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 122900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Mazda Tribute 84
50.2132196162% 50.2132196162% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Tributes, 9.1 months of data per Tribute, average 124400 miles

 

2004 Mazda Tribute   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tributes, 8.4 months of data per Tribute, average 118000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Jettas, 9.0 months of data per Jetta, average 117100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Mazda Tribute   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Tributes, 8.3 months of data per Tribute, average 150800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jettas, 8.2 months of data per Jetta, average 141800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 154
89.9638336347% 89.9638336347% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Jetta diesels, 10.1 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 231800 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.

 

2002 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Jetta diesels, 9.2 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 216200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Jettas, 8.1 months of data per Jetta, average 111800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Mazda Tribute   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Tributes, 7.6 months of data per Tribute, average 110100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Jettas, 8.2 months of data per Jetta, average 152900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
I drive an average of 20,000 miles per year and am currently on track to put more than 40,000 miles in two years of ownership. Not one problem whatsoever. No visits to dealership other than routine maintenance. Very solid vehicle so far. full 2012 Volkswagen Jetta review
2015 Volkswagen Jetta Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Sunroof decided to not close after two weeks, I had to give it a little help with my hand, then after three days it fixed itself. If it happens again it'll have to go back to the dealer for repair. Otherwise no problems. full 2013 Volkswagen Jetta review