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Kia Sorento Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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 Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Sorentos, 8.8 months of data per Sorento, average 10700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Kia Sorento 23
29.1208791209% 29.1208791209% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Sorentos, 9.2 months of data per Sorento, average 25200 miles

Refreshed.
2011 Kia Sorento 30
28.9915966387% 28.9915966387% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Sorentos, 9.4 months of data per Sorento, average 58000 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2013 Kia Sorento 31
39.6551724138% 39.6551724138% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Sorentos, 8.4 months of data per Sorento, average 40000 miles
2008 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Sorentos, 8.9 months of data per Sorento, average 65000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2012 Kia Sorento 54
72.0779220779% 72.0779220779% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Sorentos, 8.9 months of data per Sorento, average 45800 miles
2016 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Sorentos, 5.4 months of data per Sorento, average 5400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 10.7 months of data per Sorento, average 98900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 11.3 months of data per Sorento, average 76200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 10.0 months of data per Sorento, average 153900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Kia Sorento Reliability

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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.
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Owned for 14 months and 15K miles with ZERO problems! No issues whatsoever!
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Have over 62,000 miles and only now have a minor problem.
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
3 years owned, aside from replacing wear items, it has visited the shop twice for warranty repair items.
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
47K miles and no issues. Kept on strict Kia service plan.
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
i purchase this 2005 kia sorento with 17 miles on it i have since driven it 340243.0miles the only problems to report are some issues with drive train drive shaft replaced twice $500 each.replaced bearings only [not recondmended] front twice, replaced with hub assy $250ea.sparkplugs twice with the 100k type since day one i use synthetic motor oil i expect to continue driving this sorento for 100k or miles never owned a vehicle long enough to put this amount of mileage on it
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.