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Mazda CX-7 vs. Volkswagen Passat Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. 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 and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2012 - 2017 Volkswagen Passat Reliability by Generation2012 - 2017 Volkswagen Passat
60.2857142857% Best 143% Worst
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2006 - 2010 Volkswagen Passat Reliability by Generation2006 - 2010 Volkswagen Passat
79.7142857143% Best 177% Worst
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2002 - 2005 Volkswagen Passat Reliability by Generation2002 - 2005 Volkswagen Passat
66% Best 153% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Mazda *CX-7

Mazda *CX-7 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
A can compare quality to that from top German car makers. Never got broken so far. After 2 years interior looks almost like new. full 2008 Mazda *CX-7 review
Mazda *CX-7 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
been in the shop for a lot of things including recalls full 2007 Mazda *CX-7 review
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Ours was an early build model and experienced many powertrain issues within the first eight months, with the car spending more than three weeks cumulatively sitting at the dealer waiting for various parts over the course of two months. full 2007 Mazda *CX-7 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Mazda *CX-7

Mazda *CX-7 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
A can compare quality to that from top German car makers. Never got broken so far. After 2 years interior looks almost like new. full 2008 Mazda *CX-7 review
Mazda *CX-7 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
been in the shop for a lot of things including recalls full 2007 Mazda *CX-7 review
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Ours was an early build model and experienced many powertrain issues within the first eight months, with the car spending more than three weeks cumulatively sitting at the dealer waiting for various parts over the course of two months. full 2007 Mazda *CX-7 review