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Kia Sorento vs. Kia Sedona 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    
2016 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Sorentos, 5.4 months of data per Sorento, average 4800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

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 19
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Sorentos, 8.8 months of data per Sorento, average 24900 miles

Refreshed.

 

2013 Kia Sorento 33
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Sorentos, 8.3 months of data per Sorento, average 40600 miles

 

2012 Kia Sorento 53
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Sorentos, 8.8 months of data per Sorento, average 45300 miles

 

2011 Kia Sorento 33
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Sorentos, 9.0 months of data per Sorento, average 58300 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2008 Kia Sedona   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Sedonas, 9.0 months of data per Sedona, average 90600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 8.6 months of data per Sorento, average 67600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Kia Sedona 49
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Sedonas, 8.7 months of data per Sedona, average 104900 miles
2007 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 10.1 months of data per Sorento, average 100400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Kia Sedona   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Sedonas, 8.1 months of data per Sedona, average 115500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Kia Sorento   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Sorentos, 9.8 months of data per Sorento, average 81500 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 vs. Kia Sedona Reliability Comparisons

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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 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.
 

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.