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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee   22 Grand Cherokees, 4.4 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 3600 miles

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2015 Kia Sorento   12 Sorentos, 7.3 months of data per Sorento, average 5800 miles

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 107 Grand Cherokees, 9.0 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 13700 miles

Refreshed. Improving with resolution of earlier very common problems with new climate control and infotainment system, which is tied into many other electrical systems.
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2014 Kia Sorento 26 Sorentos, 10.6 months of data per Sorento, average 16200 miles

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20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee   15 Grand Cherokees, 8.6 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 23300 miles

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2013 Kia Sorento   24 Sorentos, 9.5 months of data per Sorento, average 31100 miles

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 60 Grand Cherokees, 8.7 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 33700 miles55
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Kia Sorento 36 Sorentos, 9.7 months of data per Sorento, average 36600 miles28
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 58 Grand Cherokees, 9.3 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 46500 miles

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2011 Kia Sorento 44 Sorentos, 10.8 months of data per Sorento, average 50300 miles

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee   18 Grand Cherokees, 9.6 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 64000 miles

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2008 Kia Sorento   11 Sorentos, 10.6 months of data per Sorento, average 66600 miles

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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 27 Grand Cherokees, 9.1 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 85800 miles88
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee   11 Grand Cherokees, 9.9 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 92900 miles

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2006 Kia Sorento   12 Sorentos, 8.8 months of data per Sorento, average 70300 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee   17 Grand Cherokees, 9.8 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 108900 miles

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2005 Kia Sorento   11 Sorentos, 7.2 months of data per Sorento, average 123900 miles

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 27 Grand Cherokees, 8.0 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 127000 miles89
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee   10 Grand Cherokees, 9.2 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 131100 miles

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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee   13 Grand Cherokees, 5.7 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 146200 miles

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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 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
8-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 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
8-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 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
8-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 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
8-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.
2011 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
8-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
8-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 237hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
too early to tell but reports are poor
2005 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
8-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 285-horsepower 4.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time 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 turbocharged 237hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD 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 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
No issues so far at 30,000 miles.
2011 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Owned for 14 months and 15K miles with ZERO problems! No issues whatsoever!
2007 4dr SUV 274-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have over 62,000 miles and only now have a minor problem.
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.
2005 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
47K miles and no issues. Kept on strict Kia service plan.
2005 4dr SUV 274-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
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
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.