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Kia Optima vs. Kia Sportage 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    
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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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 Sportage   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sportages, 9.6 months of data per Sportage, average 52600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Kia Optima 26
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Optimas, 9.2 months of data per Optima, average 69700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2007 Kia Sportage   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Sportages, 8.8 months of data per Sportage, average 107700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Kia Sportage   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Sportages, 9.7 months of data per Sportage, average 120000 miles

* 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.
2005 Kia Sportage   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Sportages, 7.8 months of data per Sportage, average 128500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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

2015 Kia Sportage Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 260hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Remains to be seen. Kia motors is on it's way up and I still think it could go either way as far as durability and reliability are concerned. full 2012 Kia Sportage review