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Nissan Altima vs. Volkswagen Jetta Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 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 8
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Jettas, 5.7 months of data per Jetta, average 5000 miles

 

2015 Nissan Altima 8
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Altimas, 8.9 months of data per Altima, average 14500 miles
2015 Volkswagen Jetta 29
47.619047619% 47.619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Jettas, 9.1 months of data per Jetta, average 12500 miles

 

2014 Nissan Altima 22
26.9230769231% 26.9230769231% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Altimas, 8.6 months of data per Altima, average 36200 miles
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 23
29.1208791209% 29.1208791209% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  41 Jettas, 9.0 months of data per Jetta, average 26300 miles

 

2013 Nissan Altima 19
16.0098522167% 16.0098522167% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  50 Altimas, 10.0 months of data per Altima, average 44100 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta 38
53.4482758621% 53.4482758621% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  45 Jettas, 7.6 months of data per Jetta, average 46500 miles

 

2012 Nissan Altima 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 Altimas, 8.1 months of data per Altima, average 53300 miles
2012 Volkswagen Jetta 32
41.6256157635% 41.6256157635% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  45 Jettas, 8.4 months of data per Jetta, average 57900 miles

 

2011 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Altimas, 9.1 months of data per Altima, average 71000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta 41
38.6446886447% 38.6446886447% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  34 Jettas, 8.6 months of data per Jetta, average 73000 miles

Redesigned.

 

2010 Nissan Altima 7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  50 Altimas, 10.3 months of data per Altima, average 75900 miles
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Jetta sedan 2.5s, 9.7 months of data per Jetta sedan 2.5, average 68200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Jetta sedan diesels, 10.5 months of data per Jetta sedan diesel, average 84800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Nissan Altima 42
27.5510204082% 27.5510204082% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 Altimas, 9.2 months of data per Altima, average 90100 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 49
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  46 Jetta diesels, 9.0 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 98300 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 62
50.8746355685% 50.8746355685% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  40 Jetta 2.5s, 9.2 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 77500 miles
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 82
74.1982507289% 74.1982507289% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Jetta 2.0Ts, 10.0 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 74100 miles

 

2008 Nissan Altima 55
39.010989011% 39.010989011% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  46 Altimas, 9.1 months of data per Altima, average 92100 miles
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 50
33.5164835165% 33.5164835165% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Jetta 2.0Ts, 7.6 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 83900 miles
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 72
57.6923076923% 57.6923076923% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Jetta 2.5s, 8.9 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 92800 miles

 

2007 Nissan Altima 50
27.8325123153% 27.8325123153% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  30 Altimas, 9.6 months of data per Altima, average 103500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Jetta 2.5s, 10.6 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 113200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 84
61.3300492611% 61.3300492611% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Jetta 2.0Ts, 8.5 months of data per Jetta 2.0T, average 100100 miles

 

2006 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Altimas, 6.4 months of data per Altima, average 158600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Jetta diesels, 9.8 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 143600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Jetta 2.5s, 9.3 months of data per Jetta 2.5, average 124700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Altimas, 8.8 months of data per Altima, average 119000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Jettas, 9.4 months of data per Jetta, average 134100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Jettas, 8.9 months of data per Jetta, average 110500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Volkswagen Jetta diesel 101
55.5238095238% 55.5238095238% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Jetta diesels, 10.1 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 231100 miles

Note high average odometer for the TDI.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Jettas, 8.5 months of data per Jetta, average 150900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Altimas, 8.8 months of data per Altima, average 137200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Jetta diesels, 9.1 months of data per Jetta diesel, average 235000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Jettas, 8.4 months of data per Jetta, average 110600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Volkswagen Jetta   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Jettas, 6.0 months of data per Jetta, average 153200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Nissan Altima

2015 Nissan Altima Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
For 20k miles so far mailnly used as a commuter car and well, everything else too I don't see any issues other than the regular oil changes and tire rotations. Time will tell how well the CVT holds up but from Nissan's standpoint they had it for a long time and I expect it to hold up. FYI I did not do those "mandatory" maintenance checkups, mostly do it at the 30k mark. full 2014 Nissan Altima review
2015 Nissan Altima Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
Don't really feel as if this car will last another three years without major problems. The CVT feels flaky like it can go out at any minute. full 2015 Nissan Altima review
2014 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
CVT has been very unreliable. I had transmission issues after about 600 miles on this new car. It was difficult to recreate so it took a few months to get a dealer to address the issue. After the transmission was replaced it still had similar shakiness under light throttle. full 2014 Nissan Altima review
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
To early to tell, but so far so good. full 2013 Nissan Altima review
 

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