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Nissan Altima vs. Kia Sorento Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Nissan Altima and Kia Sorento reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Nissan Altimas and Kia Sorentos with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Nissan Altimas and 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 Nissan Altima and Kia Sorento lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Nissan Altima and Kia Sorento have been recently.

To see how frequently Nissan Altima and Kia Sorento problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
We have owned 4 Maximas in the past, and were considering another, when we took a drive in this car. If you're a Maxima fan, don't drive this one or you'll take it home!
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Nissan has an outstanding reputation for longevity and great performance. My next car will be a Maxima. I look forward to driving the 4 door sports car.
2008 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
In Kuwait Nissan has a very good image. Resale value is really good
2008 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
I have always heard good things from other Altima and Nissan owners.
2008 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Dependable,reliable,comfortable
2008 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Voted at or near the top in customer satisfaction. Have owned numerous Nissan vehicles and have nothing but great things to say about them.
2007 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
Having owned a bullet-proof Maxima for 7 years, I am looking forward to more of the same from the Altima. So far, so good.
2007 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Japaneese Quality
Nissan Altima Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Well respected.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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