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Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Subaru Outback Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending March 31, 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 Percent of Average  
2012 - 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability by Generation2012 - 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
12.2857142857% Best 59% Worst
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2015 - 2016 Subaru Outback Reliability by Generation2015 - 2016 Subaru Outback
27.7142857143% Best 86% Worst
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2013 - 2014 Subaru Outback Reliability by Generation2013 - 2014 Subaru Outback
8.28571428571% Best 52% Worst
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2010 - 2012 Subaru Outback Reliability by Generation2010 - 2012 Subaru Outback
31.7142857143% Best 93% Worst
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2009 - 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability by Generation2009 - 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
100% Best 230% Worst
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2005 - 2009 Subaru Outback Reliability by Generation2005 - 2009 Subaru Outback
84.2857142857% Best 185% Worst
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2000 - 2004 Subaru Outback Reliability by Generation2000 - 2004 Subaru Outback
54% Best 132% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ive had no issues with my tiguan, after 16,000miles in one year and plenty of abuse such as hundreds of redline shifts in 1,2,3rd gear and taking it on quite a few deeply rutted mountain roads. It still has no issues, squeaks or rattles. Everything is like the day I bought it. full 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In three years had no service related problems. full 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan review
Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I've had it in the shop 3 times for parts replacements in 2 years: rear brake rotors in first 6 months, then oil pressure relief valve necessitating replacing entire head gasket, then faulty fuel pump relay. All covered by warranty, and they comp'd my rental car, but I'm worried about what happens when it's not under warranty anymore! full 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ive had no issues with my tiguan, after 16,000miles in one year and plenty of abuse such as hundreds of redline shifts in 1,2,3rd gear and taking it on quite a few deeply rutted mountain roads. It still has no issues, squeaks or rattles. Everything is like the day I bought it. full 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In three years had no service related problems. full 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan review
Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I've had it in the shop 3 times for parts replacements in 2 years: rear brake rotors in first 6 months, then oil pressure relief valve necessitating replacing entire head gasket, then faulty fuel pump relay. All covered by warranty, and they comp'd my rental car, but I'm worried about what happens when it's not under warranty anymore! full 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan review