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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   15 XC90s, 7.3 months of data per XC90, average 41400 miles

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2008 Subaru Tribeca   13 Tribecas, 8.0 months of data per Tribeca, average 64700 miles

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2008 Volvo XC90   21 XC90s, 10.2 months of data per XC90, average 65100 miles

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2007 Volvo XC90 39 XC90s, 10.2 months of data per XC90, average 75100 miles58
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Subaru Tribeca   19 Tribecas, 11.0 months of data per Tribeca, average 94400 miles

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2006 Volvo XC90   23 XC90s, 8.9 months of data per XC90, average 97000 miles

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2005 Volvo XC90   21 XC90s, 9.3 months of data per XC90, average 89600 miles

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2004 Volvo XC90 27 XC90s, 7.9 months of data per XC90, average 123200 miles73
50% 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 Volvo XC90 Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Volvo XC90: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
with proper maintenance , will not break down ,
Reliability and Durability of the Volvo XC90: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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.
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
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
transmission failures, hub failures, steering failures, axle chaft failures, radio failures

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