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Kia Sorento vs. Kia Sedona Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Kia Sorento or Kia Sedona reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Kia Sorento and the Kia Sedona truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Kia Sorento   21 Sorentos, 8.2 months of data per Sorento, average 9300 miles

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2013 Kia Sorento   22 Sorentos, 9.5 months of data per Sorento, average 19800 miles

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2012 Kia Sorento 41 Sorentos, 9.0 months of data per Sorento, average 26700 miles23
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Kia Sorento 61 Sorentos, 8.4 months of data per Sorento, average 43300 miles

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40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Kia Sedona   17 Sedonas, 9.1 months of data per Sedona, average 75000 miles

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2007 Kia Sedona 32 Sedonas, 7.4 months of data per Sedona, average 98700 miles61
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Kia Sorento   14 Sorentos, 7.7 months of data per Sorento, average 76000 miles

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2006 Kia Sedona 25 Sedonas, 9.4 months of data per Sedona, average 104000 miles76
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Kia Sorento   10 Sorentos, 10.3 months of data per Sorento, average 63100 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Kia Sorento

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Kia Sorento

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 4WD, part-time w/low range
3 years owned, aside from replacing wear items, it has visited the shop twice for warranty repair items.
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.
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.
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.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Kia Sedona

Kia Sedona Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 250-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
11,000 miles and have had no problems
Kia Sedona Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 250-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Had problems with two side door locks. Repaired under warranty.
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 250-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Actually not bad but long term reliability is still questionable. Repair prices and parts are much harder to find in my area.
2006 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Published reliability survey information shows the 2006 Sedona (first year of the re-design) already to be below average. Mine has developed a rattle and squeek at the rear seats and wall panel area. Not too bad, but notice it more than before.
2006 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Had some problems with computer. Dealers are not very competent.