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Volkswagen Routan vs. Toyota Tacoma Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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    
2015 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Tacomas, 8.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 7100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Tacomas, 10.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 12400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Volkswagen Routan 26
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Routans, 9.7 months of data per Routan, average 18900 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.

 

2013 Toyota Tacoma 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Tacomas, 9.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 29000 miles
2013 Volkswagen Routan 41
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  59 Routans, 10.5 months of data per Routan, average 33800 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.

 

2012 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Tacomas, 11.4 months of data per Tacoma, average 53500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2012 Volkswagen Routan 39
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Routans, 10.3 months of data per Routan, average 42100 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.

 

2011 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tacomas, 10.3 months of data per Tacoma, average 33900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2011 Volkswagen Routan 52
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Routans, 9.0 months of data per Routan, average 58300 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.

 

2010 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tacomas, 7.2 months of data per Tacoma, average 65100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Volkswagen Routan 65
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Routans, 9.0 months of data per Routan, average 71100 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.

 

2009 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Tacomas, 10.1 months of data per Tacoma, average 78100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Routan 89
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Routans, 9.2 months of data per Routan, average 91600 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are the related Chrysler and Dodge minivans.

 

2008 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Tacomas, 8.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 100100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Tacomas, 8.1 months of data per Tacoma, average 89700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Tacomas, 10.8 months of data per Tacoma, average 101800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Tacomas, 9.5 months of data per Tacoma, average 108000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tacomas, 10.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 119900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tacomas, 7.6 months of data per Tacoma, average 152300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Tacomas, 9.7 months of data per Tacoma, average 174800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Tacomas, 9.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 169400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2000 Toyota Tacoma   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tacomas, 5.9 months of data per Tacoma, average 134000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Toyota Tacoma Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Good reputation for reliability - most known issues are minor and the 2011 is far enough into the 2nd Gen to have most resolved.
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Toyota has a great reputation for building quality vehicles with low repair rates.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
It always started
2007 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
They are top notch according to Consumer reports. I compared all trucks before buying, the Tacoma came in #1.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
4-speed automatic RWD
Hopefully very few repairs over the next 200K miles vs. a ford ranger.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Takes a beating. Uses regular gas. Easy maintainance. 4cyl runs forever.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
To date I have 31K miles on the taco with NO PROBLEMS! It gets excellent fuel economy for a 6,000lb pickup truck.
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
I have over 31K miles and never been into the dealership
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
After 10,000 miles, no problems to report so far.
2007 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 159-horsepower 2.7L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Toyota makes some of the best I4 engines out there. I wanted an engine and drive train that would be trouble free for years.
Toyota Tacoma Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
My Tacoma front axe had to be replaced at 15k. Rear differential started to go at 29k, and eventually went out at 34k. Rear leafspring snapped in half at 38k. Toyota told me to kick rocks. transmission actec funky when shifting. and more to the list.