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Volkswagen Passat vs. Toyota Tacoma 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    
2001 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Tacomas, 7.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 166000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Tacomas, 7.0 months of data per Tacoma, average 179700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Passats, 7.1 months of data per Passat, average 148000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tacomas, 9.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 140900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volkswagen Passat 125
73.8095238095% 73.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 8.9 months of data per Passat, average 145300 miles

 

2004 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Tacomas, 8.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 120500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volkswagen Passat 140
99.7835497835% 99.7835497835% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 6.7 months of data per Passat, average 152200 miles

 

2005 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Tacomas, 9.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 102900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 125100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Toyota Tacoma 19
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Tacomas, 9.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 110200 miles
2006 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Passats, 8.3 months of data per Passat, average 94900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Tacomas, 7.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 99800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Volkswagen Passat 101
78.078817734% 78.078817734% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 8.8 months of data per Passat, average 119500 miles

 

2008 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Tacomas, 8.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 118900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Volkswagen Passat 107
96.1538461538% 96.1538461538% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Passats, 8.4 months of data per Passat, average 85400 miles

 

2009 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Tacomas, 10.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 87200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Passats, 9.1 months of data per Passat, average 106200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tacomas, 7.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 78000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Passat   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Passats, 9.4 months of data per Passat, average 74500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Tacomas, 9.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 40000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2012 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Tacomas, 7.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 64300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Passat gas 37
51.4778325123% 51.4778325123% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Passat gass, 10.1 months of data per Passat gas, average 59100 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI 45
67.2413793103% 67.2413793103% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Passat TDIs, 10.0 months of data per Passat TDI, average 63300 miles

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.

 

2013 Toyota Tacoma 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  34 Tacomas, 10.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 37500 miles
2013 Volkswagen Passat gas 24
25.8620689655% 25.8620689655% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Passat gass, 8.2 months of data per Passat gas, average 39400 miles

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI 61
98.7684729064% 98.7684729064% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  50 Passat TDIs, 9.4 months of data per Passat TDI, average 56400 miles

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

 

2014 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Tacomas, 9.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 18500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Passat gas   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Passat gass, 10.1 months of data per Passat gas, average 31600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI 30
44.5054945055% 44.5054945055% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Passat TDIs, 10.6 months of data per Passat TDI, average 39200 miles

 

2015 Toyota Tacoma 10
2.38095238095% 2.38095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  29 Tacomas, 8.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 13100 miles
2015 Volkswagen Passat 11
4.7619047619% 4.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Passats, 8.3 months of data per Passat, average 14400 miles

 

2016 Toyota Tacoma 28
51.2987012987% 51.2987012987% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Tacomas, 6.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 5100 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

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