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Kia Optima vs. Kia Sportage Reliability by Model Generation

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 and Model Percent of Average  
2011 - 2015 Kia Optima
20.2857142857% Best 73% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Kia Optima

Kia Optima Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I researched online and spoke with Optima owners. Kia has come a long way in reliability in the past few years. I was surprised by the level of owner loyalty. People who own Optimas enthusiastically recommend them. full 2008 Kia Optima review
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Good general reliability, which is backed by an excellent warranty full 2008 Kia Optima review
2007 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have had zero problems with the car. Trim and everything is just like new. full 2007 Kia Optima review
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have not had to call roadside service once in three years full 2005 Kia Optima review
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Have had 0 problems until just recently the clutch pressure plate broke! $800 to fix and not under warranty! Not happy about that. full 2004 Kia Optima review
 

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

Kia Sportage Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
My previous Kia was totally reliable. The Sportage has the same engine & gearbox and many common fittings so I am hoping for the same (it has positive consumer reviews). The interior is designed for work with a well lined cargo area. full 2008 Kia Sportage review
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very reliable and durabile at a very reasonable price. full 2006 Kia Sportage review
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