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Volvo S60 vs. Honda Civic Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Volvo S60 or Honda Civic reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Volvo S60 and the Honda Civic truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Volvo S60 and Honda Civic reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Volvo S60 and the Honda Civic were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Volvo S60 and the Honda Civic have been recently.

Volvo S60 Reliability vs. Honda Civic Reliability: Volvo S60 Reliability vs. Honda Civic Reliability:
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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Volvo S60   14 S60s, 4.9 months of data per S60, average 3200 miles

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2014 Honda Civic 27 Civics, 4.8 months of data per Civic, average 3400 miles0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Volvo S60   10 S60s, 7.7 months of data per S60, average 9300 miles

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2013 Honda Civic 50 Civics, 9.9 months of data per Civic, average 11200 miles7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Volvo S60 37 S60s, 9.8 months of data per S60, average 13600 miles17
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Civic 84 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 32100 miles

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10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volvo S60 36 S60s, 9.0 months of data per S60, average 30700 miles41
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda Civic 25 Civics, 9.6 months of data per Civic, average 36900 miles10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Civic 43 Civics, 9.5 months of data per Civic, average 53000 miles23
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda Civic 67 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 61900 miles27
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Civic 78 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 83700 miles25
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Civic 71 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 92300 miles33
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volvo S60 30 S60s, 9.2 months of data per S60, average 83900 miles65
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda Civic 63 Civics, 9.2 months of data per Civic, average 119100 miles

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40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Volvo S60 51 S60s, 9.8 months of data per S60, average 97900 miles96
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Civic 32 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 110300 miles43
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volvo S60 42 S60s, 9.0 months of data per S60, average 116700 miles104
80% 80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Honda Civic 42 Civics, 8.0 months of data per Civic, average 138400 miles43
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volvo S60 58 S60s, 9.4 months of data per S60, average 126500 miles86
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volvo S60 R   11 S60 Rs, 9.5 months of data per S60 R, average 107600 miles

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2003 Honda Civic 35 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 126600 miles52
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2003 Volvo S60   21 S60s, 7.3 months of data per S60, average 144500 miles

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2002 Honda Civic 47 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 133300 miles58
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Volvo S60 39 S60s, 7.7 months of data per S60, average 139800 miles116
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda Civic 33 Civics, 9.5 months of data per Civic, average 160400 miles

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20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volvo S60 45 S60s, 8.8 months of data per S60, average 147600 miles

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40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Honda Civic 27 Civics, 8.0 months of data per Civic, average 135600 miles55
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Honda Civic   18 Civics, 5.7 months of data per Civic, average 163500 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Volvo S60

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volvo S60

Volvo S60 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
reported to be superior, back with an excellent warranty
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
still practical
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Have owned for 4.5 years. Wife and I purchased based on experiences of 2 family members who had good experiences. We have been stranded once (in driveway) due to faulty shift lock mechanism, otherwise have put 151,000 essentially pain-free KM on this.
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far no unscheduled mantianance required.
2002 4dr Sedan 168-horsepower 2.4L I5
5-speed automatic FWD
The non-turbocharged engine in this car will last forever, with the right maintenance and upkeep. The car only needs to see the dealership once every 7,500 miles, which is nice, and services are not overly expensive.
Volvo S60 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5
6-speed manual AWD
Volvo is not willing to take responsibility for the AWD system braking on the R. Many reported issues costing the customer over $2000 to repair.
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
RELIABILITY, car has intermittent electrical problem that cripples the vehicle with no notice. Dealer has had the car for a combined total of over 6 weeks and still has not fixed the problem. For this reason I will never buy a Volvo again. Google "Volvo electrical problems" and you will see it quite common
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Lots of little problems such as the front tires rubbing the inner fender wall when having the steering wheel cranked all the way left or right. Also, began to hear a noticeable valve ticking at 60k miles.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Honda Civic

Honda Civic Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
This is my fourth Civic and they have proven reliability.
2011 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
no problems
2010 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
bulletproof reliability
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Reliable car.
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Remains to be seen. Bought on basis of good reputation for this car.
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
excellent
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
They have a well-deserved excellent reputation. I had one several years ago and it just kept going. Sold it with 134k with the original clutch. Replaced the water pump, a dash switch, and the horn in eleven years.
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
There are many good cars in this regard, but Honda is again one of the leaders, as well as having the least expensive parts for maintenance and repair, according to a CAA Survey a couple of years ago.
2008 2dr Coupe 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It is a low maintenance, low cost to own, and long lasting small vehicle that can be driven "worry free".
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
does what it is supposed to do
Honda Civic Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
clutch should not go out in 9k miles
2007 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
little things go wrong
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Had an oil leak at 27,000 miles that required warranty work. It was a known problem. On returning home I found the engine grounding strap had not been reattached.
2007 2dr Coupe 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Came off the lot with many rattles and squeaks. Had to have both rear bearings replaced and had a third gear issue. Had to have transmission rebuilt to repair 3rd gear.
2006 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Major rear suspension problems that Honda refused to correct under Warranty. Definately my last Honda. I had to replace the rear control arms out of my own pocket