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2015 Kia Sorento Overview

Kia Sorento Reliability

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
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.

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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
 

Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (20%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (30%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 10 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Kia Sorento.

TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Kia Sorento

2015 Kia Sorento Gas Mileage: Neutral
YearComment
2016 Fuel economy isn't outstanding with any of the 2016 Kia Sorento's powertrain options. The base four with front-wheel drive earns the highest marks, but its 21 mph city, 29 mpg highway are well short of the latest compact crossovers. Add all-wheel drive and even the base engine's highway figure falls to 26, the same as the V6. Many manufacturers have been shifting from V6s to turbocharged fours for the allegedly superior efficiency of the latter. In the case of the 2016 Sorento, though, the fuel economy advantage of the turbo four is far from apparent, especially with all-wheel drive, where the turbo four scores 19/25 and the V6 scores 18/26. The last figure is pretty good for a V6 in a three-row crossover--the Highlander rates 18/24, the 2016 Honda Pilot 18/26 or 19/26, depending on trim level--but remember that the Sorento is smaller than the others. A caveat: in SX trim the V6 actually earns EPA ratings of 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway. Most likely this is because the SX is in a different test weight class, and perhaps also because of its 19-inch Michelin Premier tires. I doubt that the real-world difference between trim levels is as large as the EPA ratings suggest. Even if it is, manufacturers usually only test the base trim level. I'm not sure why Kia has broken with the convention and tested the SX separately. (Possibly because they expected the SX to be too large of a percentage of total V6 sales to use the LX / EX figure for it.) The real mystery: since it doesn't get better fuel economy, why bother with the turbocharged four? It does cost $600 less than the V6, but with the EX and up the V6 includes the third-row seat, which costs $1,000 as a separate option on the LX V6. Do the math, and Kia is charging $400 extra for the weaker, less refined performance of the turbocharged engine. This doesn't strike me as a good deal. full 2016 Kia Sorento review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Kia Sorento

2015 Kia Sorento Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 0 I average about 22-25 miles/gallon, but only if I use a fuel addative every 5,000 miles. If not I get at best about 21miles/gallon. full 2013 Kia Sorento review
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Average fuel economy at 22.5 MPG is lower than expected but still not bad. full 2012 Kia Sorento review
2015 Kia Sorento Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I expected the fuel economy to be somewhat better than 22.5 MPG. full 2012 Kia Sorento review
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Horrible fuel especially in stop and go traffic. I drive approximately 30 miles per day and within a week the take is nearly empty. full 2012 Kia Sorento review
 
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