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Volvo S60 vs. Acura TSX Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Volvo S60 or Acura TSX reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Volvo S60 and the Acura TSX truly differ in 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  
2013 Volvo S60 30 S60s, 6.4 months of data per S60, average 6800 miles25
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Acura TSX 29 TSXs, 11.0 months of data per TSX, average 17300 miles19
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volvo S60 38 S60s, 9.7 months of data per S60, average 20000 miles46
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Acura TSX   20 TSXs, 6.1 months of data per TSX, average 25700 miles

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2010 Acura TSX 35 TSXs, 9.7 months of data per TSX, average 40900 miles25
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Acura TSX 29 TSXs, 8.9 months of data per TSX, average 53800 miles

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20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Acura TSX   19 TSXs, 10.1 months of data per TSX, average 69700 miles

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2007 Acura TSX 25 TSXs, 9.5 months of data per TSX, average 75500 miles15
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volvo S60 32 S60s, 10.1 months of data per S60, average 72900 miles67
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Acura TSX 38 TSXs, 10.0 months of data per TSX, average 83600 miles22
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Volvo S60 R   14 S60 Rs, 9.2 months of data per S60 R, average 65800 miles

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2006 Volvo S60 44 S60s, 9.8 months of data per S60, average 90600 miles86
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Acura TSX 25 TSXs, 9.2 months of data per TSX, average 102500 miles52
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volvo S60 51 S60s, 9.0 months of data per S60, average 103300 miles66
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volvo S60 R   10 S60 Rs, 7.1 months of data per S60 R, average 80300 miles

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2004 Acura TSX 30 TSXs, 8.3 months of data per TSX, average 105500 miles67
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volvo S60 R   20 S60 Rs, 8.9 months of data per S60 R, average 104200 miles

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2004 Volvo S60 56 S60s, 9.9 months of data per S60, average 121000 miles78
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Volvo S60 26 S60s, 10.3 months of data per S60, average 136100 miles116
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Volvo S60 45 S60s, 9.2 months of data per S60, average 133100 miles124
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Volvo S60 47 S60s, 8.7 months of data per S60, average 139600 miles111
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Volvo S60

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What Our Members Are Saying about Volvo S60 Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Volvo S60: 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.
Reliability and Durability of the Volvo S60: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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.
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.

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