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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Kia Sorento Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Grand Cherokees, 4.3 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 3600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2016 Kia Sorento 30
56.4935064935% 56.4935064935% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  42 Sorentos, 8.6 months of data per Sorento, average 9300 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Glitchy. Generally minor issues.

 

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee gas 13
9.52380952381% 9.52380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  63 Grand Cherokee gass, 9.0 months of data per Grand Cherokee gas, average 12800 miles
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Grand Cherokee diesels, 8.8 months of data per Grand Cherokee diesel, average 10500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2015 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Sorentos, 11.2 months of data per Sorento, average 17500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee gas 43
73.0769230769% 73.0769230769% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  75 Grand Cherokee gass, 8.6 months of data per Grand Cherokee gas, average 31000 miles

Refreshed. Common electrical issues. Diesel much more troublesome than gas engines.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Grand Cherokee diesels, 10.9 months of data per Grand Cherokee diesel, average 35300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Sorentos, 10.2 months of data per Sorento, average 35900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Grand Cherokees, 7.5 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 42700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Kia Sorento 30
37.684729064% 37.684729064% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Sorentos, 9.3 months of data per Sorento, average 46800 miles

 

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 33
43.5960591133% 43.5960591133% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  40 Grand Cherokees, 9.9 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 49300 miles
2012 Kia Sorento 38
53.4482758621% 53.4482758621% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Sorentos, 10.5 months of data per Sorento, average 51400 miles

Unclear why this stat is so much higher than a year ago and than adjacent model years. Could be a temporary blip.

 

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 55
59.1575091575% 59.1575091575% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  43 Grand Cherokees, 10.1 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 63600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2011 Kia Sorento 51
53.2967032967% 53.2967032967% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 Sorentos, 9.9 months of data per Sorento, average 66500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Grand Cherokees, 8.3 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 73400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 87
64.2857142857% 64.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Grand Cherokees, 8.3 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 97500 miles
2007 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Sorentos, 10.4 months of data per Sorento, average 111900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 8.1 months of data per Sorento, average 86400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Grand Cherokees, 7.8 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 119100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Grand Cherokees, 8.1 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 138000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Grand Cherokees, 7.1 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 159600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearComment
2014 The current generation Grand Cherokee had a fairly rough first year, and the 2014 refresh also appears to have added some glitches. If the past is any guide, though these problems should be ironed out soon, if they haven't been already. One notable problem area: the air suspension that adds to the Jeep's off-road capability can be a source of expensive (once out of warranty) repairs. full 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 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. full 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee review
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. full 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee review
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. full 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Kia Sorento

2015 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. full 2012 Kia Sorento review
2015 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. full 2013 Kia Sorento review