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Volvo XC90 vs. Subaru Tribeca Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Volvo XC90 or Subaru Tribeca reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Volvo XC90 and the Subaru Tribeca 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  
2010 Volvo XC90   13 XC90s, 9.4 months of data per XC90, average 46200 miles

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2008 Subaru Tribeca   10 Tribecas, 9.2 months of data per Tribeca, average 78800 miles

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2008 Volvo XC90 27 XC90s, 8.6 months of data per XC90, average 71100 miles67
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Volvo XC90 38 XC90s, 9.8 months of data per XC90, average 79600 miles61
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Subaru Tribeca   20 Tribecas, 10.2 months of data per Tribeca, average 102900 miles

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2006 Volvo XC90 25 XC90s, 8.5 months of data per XC90, average 100600 miles74
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Volvo XC90   17 XC90s, 8.2 months of data per XC90, average 89800 miles

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2004 Volvo XC90 25 XC90s, 8.2 months of data per XC90, average 125200 miles71
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Volvo XC90

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Teh car is more relaiable than my last two; VW Toureg and Toyota Sienna
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
with proper maintenance , will not break down ,
Volvo XC90 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Too many issues with the T6 transmission, front end, and rear wheel hub bearings. At 3000 miles had to have front drive axle and ball joints replaced. At 31000 had both rear hub bearings replaced. No transmission replaced, but the history time is comin
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
See above. I also should mention the OEM tires were garbage they wore at 18-20,000 miles. The car eats tires.
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
transmission failures, hub failures, steering failures, axle chaft failures, radio failures
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Subaru Tribeca

Subaru Tribeca Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Having owned a Forester for 5 years with no major problems, I know that this will be reliable as well
2006 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
This was a rental vehicle, then owned by a party who was not very good about routine maintenance, but the car is in excellent condition.
2006 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.0L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
@ 55k miles seems like a very reliable car