Kia Sorento Lemon Odds and Nada Odds
Other sources of Kia Sorento reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Kia Sorentos with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Kia Sorentos that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.
These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Kia Sorento lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Kia Sorento has been recently.
To see how frequently Kia Sorento problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.
Kia Sorento Lemon Odds and Nada Odds through September 30, 2013General NotesNote the sample sizes in the right column. For a precise Nada Odds, it'd be best to have 50+ cars. For Lemon Odds, 100+. In most cases the sample sizes are between 25 and 35, and differences of less than six points are probably not meaningful. This is especially a factor with the "Lemon Odds," where nearly all scores are low.
That said, the Lemon Odds figures are probably much lower than many people suspected, so we've posted them. Similarly, the Nada Odds are probably higher than many people suspected. Even with the least reliable cars in this results set your odds of no repairs would be better than one in three. Surprised? MethodologyThe samples include cars for which we have at least nine months of data in the past year. The "Nada-odds" are adjusted based on the average number of months of data per car. These stats are very close to what they'd be if we included only cars with a full year of data.
Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Recalls and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
|Year||Make/Model||Nada Odds per 100 Cars||Lemon Odds per 100 Cars|
|35 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 21700 miles driven2012||Kia Sorento||see reported repairs|
|48 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 37800 miles driven2011||Kia Sorento||see reported repairs|
What Our Members Are Saying about Brand Reputation and the Kia Sorento
|Brand Reputation of the Kia Sorento: Cons|
|2011||4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
|Unsure about long term reliability and overall build quality|
|2011||4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
|in the past, not known to be good brand and still new to car industry.|
|2003||4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
|Poor brand reputation - cheap car image|