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Volvo XC90 vs. Subaru Tribeca Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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    
2010 Volvo XC90   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 XC90s, 10.6 months of data per XC90, average 64500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 Subaru Tribeca   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tribecas, 9.1 months of data per Tribeca, average 92400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Volvo XC90 52
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 XC90s, 8.9 months of data per XC90, average 92500 miles

 

2007 Volvo XC90 88
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 XC90s, 9.9 months of data per XC90, average 96800 miles

 

2006 Subaru Tribeca   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Tribecas, 8.8 months of data per Tribeca, average 117700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Volvo XC90 74
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 XC90s, 9.6 months of data per XC90, average 115400 miles

 

2005 Volvo XC90   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 XC90s, 7.6 months of data per XC90, average 115500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Volvo XC90 51
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 XC90s, 9.3 months of data per XC90, average 142300 miles

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Volvo XC90 vs. Subaru Tribeca Reliability Comparisons

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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
@ 55k miles seems like a very reliable car
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.