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Kia Optima 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 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 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Optimas, 9.4 months of data per Optima, average 12100 miles

* 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 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Optimas, 8.1 months of data per Optima, average 26900 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 Kia Optima 18
14.039408867% 14.039408867% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  49 Optimas, 9.7 months of data per Optima, average 46800 miles
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 Kia Optima 31
39.6551724138% 39.6551724138% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Optimas, 9.0 months of data per Optima, average 55800 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 Kia Optima 26
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Optimas, 9.2 months of data per Optima, average 69700 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.

 

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 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Optimas, 9.8 months of data per Optima, average 118200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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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