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Kia Optima vs. Kia Sorento Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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 42
78.5714285714% 78.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Sorentos, 6.7 months of data per Sorento, average 6700 miles

Redesigned.

 

2015 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Optimas, 8.5 months of data per Optima, average 8900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2015 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Sorentos, 9.3 months of data per Sorento, average 12600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Optimas, 8.9 months of data per Optima, average 20000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2014 Kia Sorento 24
33.4285714286% 33.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Sorentos, 9.7 months of data per Sorento, average 28400 miles

Refreshed.

 

2013 Kia Optima 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Optimas, 9.6 months of data per Optima, average 36700 miles
2013 Kia Sorento 36
49.5073891626% 49.5073891626% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Sorentos, 9.1 months of data per Sorento, average 42200 miles

 

2012 Kia Optima 31
33.9285714286% 33.9285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Optimas, 8.1 months of data per Optima, average 54400 miles
2012 Kia Sorento 57
80.3571428571% 80.3571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Sorentos, 8.9 months of data per Sorento, average 48700 miles

 

2011 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Optimas, 8.5 months of data per Optima, average 59200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Kia Sorento 29
25.9183673469% 25.9183673469% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Sorentos, 10.2 months of data per Sorento, average 61400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2007 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 10.1 months of data per Sorento, average 97800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 11.1 months of data per Sorento, average 79000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Optimas, 10.3 months of data per Optima, average 110100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 8.8 months of data per Sorento, average 149000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Optimas, 9.1 months of data per Optima, average 135300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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2016 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. see full 2016 Kia Sorento review