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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  
2015 Volvo S60   14 S60s, 4.9 months of data per S60, average 3200 miles

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2014 Volvo S60   10 S60s, 7.7 months of data per S60, average 9300 miles

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2013 Volvo S60 37 S60s, 9.8 months of data per S60, average 13600 miles17
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Acura TSX 33 TSXs, 10.1 months of data per TSX, average 30400 miles22
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Volvo S60 36 S60s, 9.0 months of data per S60, average 30700 miles41
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Acura TSX   23 TSXs, 10.5 months of data per TSX, average 36300 miles

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2010 Acura TSX 35 TSXs, 9.5 months of data per TSX, average 51700 miles18
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Acura TSX 30 TSXs, 9.2 months of data per TSX, average 62200 miles

First model year of the second-generation TSX.
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0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Acura TSX   19 TSXs, 10.7 months of data per TSX, average 80800 miles

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2007 Acura TSX   21 TSXs, 8.9 months of data per TSX, average 91900 miles

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2007 Volvo S60 30 S60s, 9.2 months of data per S60, average 83900 miles65
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Acura TSX 45 TSXs, 9.9 months of data per TSX, average 97600 miles40
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Volvo S60 51 S60s, 9.8 months of data per S60, average 97900 miles96
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Acura TSX   23 TSXs, 9.6 months of data per TSX, average 110500 miles

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2005 Volvo S60 42 S60s, 9.0 months of data per S60, average 116700 miles104
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Acura TSX 27 TSXs, 9.5 months of data per TSX, average 115400 miles

First model year.
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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Volvo S60 58 S60s, 9.4 months of data per S60, average 126500 miles86
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 Volvo S60   21 S60s, 7.3 months of data per S60, average 144500 miles

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2002 Volvo S60 39 S60s, 7.7 months of data per S60, average 139800 miles116
70% 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% 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 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 Acura TSX

Acura TSX Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Wagon 201-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have not had a single repair done in 20K miles.
2010 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The build quality of the Acura is impressive. Materials and interior styling are not necessary luxurious, but solid and feel pleasant to the touch. The historical quality of a 4 cyl/ 6 speed manual Honda should be top notch.
2010 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
A total of more than 33000 miles with this car and the only issue of note is a minor rattle that came up that I isolated to the dash gauge cluster cover. My local dealership took care of this under warranty and haven't had any further issues. The engine is a thing of beauty; just give it regular oil and filter changes.
2009 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Honda
2009 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This is my first Acura. However, the brand has a good reputition of reliability. Yet to be seen and hope it all true.
2007 4dr Sedan 205-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Rated among the top for reliability. Nice warranty on Certified used.
2007 4dr Sedan 205-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The car has only had maintenance (minimal at that) and no repairs. It shows no signs of wear or aging.
2006 4dr Sedan 205-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Acura/Honda. WHat needs to be said more?
2006 4dr Sedan 205-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I have only had one problem that was quickly fixed under warranty, and it was not drive train related. Otherwise not a problem.
2006 4dr Sedan 205-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
No problems to report as of yet. Reliability was highest in its class on many reviews including Consumer Reports and Edmunds.
Acura TSX Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Nothing