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Volkswagen Passat vs. Toyota Tacoma 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    
2001 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Tacomas, 9.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 163200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2001 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 136100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Tacomas, 7.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 180100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Passats, 8.3 months of data per Passat, average 145200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Tacomas, 7.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 134200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Passat 113
60.3074141049% 60.3074141049% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Passats, 9.1 months of data per Passat, average 145400 miles

 

2004 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tacomas, 9.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 118500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Passat 123
85.0649350649% 85.0649350649% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Passats, 8.6 months of data per Passat, average 147500 miles

 

2005 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Tacomas, 9.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 105000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Passats, 9.5 months of data per Passat, average 124500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Toyota Tacoma 19
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Tacomas, 10.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 111600 miles
2006 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Passats, 8.0 months of data per Passat, average 93200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Tacomas, 8.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 98500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Passat 88
63.8014527845% 63.8014527845% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 9.6 months of data per Passat, average 115100 miles

 

2008 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Tacomas, 8.1 months of data per Tacoma, average 109800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Passat 114
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 80400 miles

 

2009 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Tacomas, 9.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 86400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 104100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tacomas, 9.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 74400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Passats, 10.1 months of data per Passat, average 73800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Tacomas, 10.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 36200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2012 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Tacomas, 9.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 60900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Passat gas 29
32.0276497696% 32.0276497696% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Passat gass, 11.1 months of data per Passat gas, average 56800 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI 53
76.267281106% 76.267281106% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Passat TDIs, 9.7 months of data per Passat TDI, average 58900 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.

 

2013 Toyota Tacoma 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Tacomas, 9.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 35100 miles
2013 Volkswagen Passat gas 27
31.7733990148% 31.7733990148% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Passat gass, 9.0 months of data per Passat gas, average 36900 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI 53
83.0049261084% 83.0049261084% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Passat TDIs, 10.3 months of data per Passat TDI, average 52100 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.

 

2014 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Tacomas, 10.0 months of data per Tacoma, average 14900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI 23
31.1428571429% 31.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Passat TDIs, 11.1 months of data per Passat TDI, average 33900 miles
2014 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Passat gass, 9.6 months of data per Passat gas, average 27200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2015 Toyota Tacoma 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Tacomas, 9.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 10900 miles
2015 Volkswagen Passat 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Passats, 9.2 months of data per Passat, average 11900 miles

 

2016 Toyota Tacoma 23
38.3116883117% 38.3116883117% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Tacomas, 5.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 4200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

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