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Volvo S60 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class 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    
2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 E-Classes, 11.7 months of data per E-Class, average 10400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2015 Volvo S60 24
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 S60s, 9.7 months of data per S60, average 14400 miles

 

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 26
38% 38% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 E-Classes, 8.2 months of data per E-Class, average 22100 miles

Refreshed for this model year. Reliable so far.
2014 Volvo S60   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 S60s, 9.8 months of data per S60, average 23900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 E-Classes, 8.6 months of data per E-Class, average 33700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Volvo S60 38
53.4482758621% 53.4482758621% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 S60s, 10.1 months of data per S60, average 29600 miles

 

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 55
79.9539170507% 79.9539170507% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 E-Classes, 9.7 months of data per E-Class, average 37700 miles

Despite what the colors of the faces suggest, not too far out of line with the 2010 and 2011. Multiple reports of Adblue heater failures in the diesel.
2012 Volvo S60 30
33.8709677419% 33.8709677419% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 S60s, 9.0 months of data per S60, average 41300 miles

 

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 43
46.8253968254% 46.8253968254% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 E-Classes, 8.6 months of data per E-Class, average 45000 miles

Barely green. Not far off the "unhappy" stat for the 2010. Urea-injection was new to the diesel this year. Some reports of Adblue heater failures.

 

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 65
73.8095238095% 73.8095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 E-Classes, 9.6 months of data per E-Class, average 58600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 E-Classes, 9.9 months of data per E-Class, average 66700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 E-Classes, 10.7 months of data per E-Class, average 72400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 92
67.6755447942% 67.6755447942% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 E-Classes, 7.7 months of data per E-Class, average 89200 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2007 Volvo S60 58
34.7457627119% 34.7457627119% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 S60s, 10.0 months of data per S60, average 88900 miles

 

2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 71
52.3376623377% 52.3376623377% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 E-Classes, 9.1 months of data per E-Class, average 106700 miles
2006 Volvo S60 87
68.961038961% 68.961038961% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 S60s, 9.7 months of data per S60, average 113300 miles

 

2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 E-Classes, 7.4 months of data per E-Class, average 128600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Volvo S60 84
50.2132196162% 50.2132196162% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 S60s, 9.9 months of data per S60, average 130600 miles

 

2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 E-Classes, 6.9 months of data per E-Class, average 154100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Volvo S60 78
46.1038961039% 46.1038961039% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 S60s, 9.2 months of data per S60, average 146200 miles

 

2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 E-Classes, 9.3 months of data per E-Class, average 108100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Volvo S60   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 S60s, 9.3 months of data per S60, average 170600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 E-Classes, 7.6 months of data per E-Class, average 143500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Volvo S60 91
41.9860627178% 41.9860627178% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 S60s, 8.4 months of data per S60, average 155600 miles

 

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 E-Classes, 8.0 months of data per E-Class, average 135800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Volvo S60 103
57.0476190476% 57.0476190476% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 S60s, 9.4 months of data per S60, average 158500 miles

Redesigned.

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