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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Kia Sorento 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    
2016 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Sorentos, 5.4 months of data per Sorento, average 4800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 39
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Grand Cherokees, 7.2 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 7800 miles
2015 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Sorentos, 8.8 months of data per Sorento, average 10700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 67
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  102 Grand Cherokees, 9.9 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 22900 miles

Refreshed. Common electrical issues.
2014 Kia Sorento 19
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Sorentos, 8.8 months of data per Sorento, average 24900 miles

Refreshed.

 

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Grand Cherokees, 8.6 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 36900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Kia Sorento 33
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Sorentos, 8.3 months of data per Sorento, average 40600 miles

 

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 41
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Grand Cherokees, 9.8 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 42900 miles
2012 Kia Sorento 53
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Sorentos, 8.8 months of data per Sorento, average 45300 miles

 

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 38
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Grand Cherokees, 10.5 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 53400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2011 Kia Sorento 33
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Sorentos, 9.0 months of data per Sorento, average 58300 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Grand Cherokees, 9.3 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 75700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 8.6 months of data per Sorento, average 67600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 73
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Grand Cherokees, 10.5 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 94800 miles
2007 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 10.1 months of data per Sorento, average 100400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Grand Cherokees, 6.6 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 100600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 9.8 months of data per Sorento, average 81500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Grand Cherokees, 8.5 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 119300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 10.0 months of data per Sorento, average 153900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Grand Cherokees, 9.8 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 130900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Grand Cherokees, 8.8 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 143900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Grand Cherokees, 7.1 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 155500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Kia Sorento Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Jeep Grand Cherokee

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
I have had no major problems with any of my Jeeps. This one has had a few electrical glitches but seem OK now.
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I owned a Pontiac Bonneville previously and wanted a 4wheel drive /SUV type vehicle.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
I bought this vehicle brand new straight from the dealers show room its been seven months now and done only 4500 miles but I had to take it twice to the dealer for coolant leakage and water pump issues.
2012 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
Air suspension was problematic and took over a month at the dealer and 4 visits to finally get fixed. Also had problems with the radio and the memory settings getting wiped out. Occassional electric gremlins.
2012 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
With all the good things to say, one drawback I have is with some of the components that have failed so far. With only 46,000 kilometers (less than 30,000 miles) on it, it has had one front shock absorber fail, the water pump fail, a small engine coolant leak and three factory recall notices. As a retired mechanic, I realize with all the complicated equipment in today's vehicles, some items are bound to fail, but as this vehicle has not seen any offroad activity nor been driven hard, I am a little disappionted with all the repairs that it has needed. With that said, I STILL love my Jeep and think it is still better than its competition.
2011 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
Already in for major repair with only 500 miles on it
2011 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
As I said this is our fourth Jeep and one must be prepared for poor reliability. Chrysler does not seem to be able to build a reliable vehicle. I don't know if it is poor quality control, poor parts supplier, poor training of assembly line workers
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
too early to tell but reports are poor
2008 0 I have a love hate relationship with my jeep. Love it when it's running but I'm not happy with the reliability. Repairs have been all after warranty expired; glow plug module...$700 swirl motor...$600 this could of been $6000 but green deisel engeneering saved the day high pressure power starting line ...$500 alternator...$1000 many glow plugs and engine start failures just lots of gremlins
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
The Grand Cherokee has had very bad electical problems. It seems that you can either get a really good one, or a really bad one.
2002 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
Very poor reliability. Known failures of heater blower doors, window regulators, brake systems. Failures usually out of warranty. Same poor designs carried over from 2001 to 2004.
2000 4dr SUV 195-horsepower 4.0L I6 w/DoD
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Lots of problems with the front differential and axle on the Selec-Trac 4x4
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
No issues so far at 30,000 miles.
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Owned for 14 months and 15K miles with ZERO problems! No issues whatsoever!
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
3 years owned, aside from replacing wear items, it has visited the shop twice for warranty repair items.
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Have over 62,000 miles and only now have a minor problem.
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
i purchase this 2005 kia sorento with 17 miles on it i have since driven it 340243.0miles the only problems to report are some issues with drive train drive shaft replaced twice $500 each.replaced bearings only [not recondmended] front twice, replaced with hub assy $250ea.sparkplugs twice with the 100k type since day one i use synthetic motor oil i expect to continue driving this sorento for 100k or miles never owned a vehicle long enough to put this amount of mileage on it
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
47K miles and no issues. Kept on strict Kia service plan.
Kia Sorento Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 0 This has been the worst car I have ever owned for needing maitenance and repairs. Shocked and dissappointed.