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Nissan Altima vs. Kia Soul Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. 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 Soul 23
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Souls, 9.6 months of data per Soul, average 8300 miles
2015 Nissan Altima 15
15.8385093168% 15.8385093168% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Altimas, 8.4 months of data per Altima, average 10500 miles

 

2014 Kia Soul 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Souls, 9.9 months of data per Soul, average 19000 miles

Redesigned.
2014 Nissan Altima 38
65.4285714286% 65.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Altimas, 9.3 months of data per Altima, average 29800 miles

 

2013 Kia Soul 21
19.9507389163% 19.9507389163% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Souls, 10.1 months of data per Soul, average 31400 miles
2013 Nissan Altima 25
27.8325123153% 27.8325123153% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Altimas, 9.4 months of data per Altima, average 36300 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2012 Kia Soul 23
19.6428571429% 19.6428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 Souls, 9.2 months of data per Soul, average 52300 miles
2012 Nissan Altima 24
21.4285714286% 21.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Altimas, 9.0 months of data per Altima, average 48900 miles

 

2011 Kia Soul 12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Souls, 8.2 months of data per Soul, average 51900 miles
2011 Nissan Altima 34
34.0816326531% 34.0816326531% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Altimas, 8.8 months of data per Altima, average 65300 miles

 

2010 Kia Soul 42
40.1098901099% 40.1098901099% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Souls, 9.7 months of data per Soul, average 71300 miles
2010 Nissan Altima 19
6.41025641026% 6.41025641026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Altimas, 9.5 months of data per Altima, average 68500 miles

 

2009 Nissan Altima 32
13.7362637363% 13.7362637363% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Altimas, 9.6 months of data per Altima, average 80600 miles

Multiple reports of tire pressure monitor (TPMS) problems.

 

2008 Nissan Altima 43
25.8241758242% 25.8241758242% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Altimas, 9.5 months of data per Altima, average 87400 miles

 

2007 Nissan Altima 43
23.2467532468% 23.2467532468% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Altimas, 9.8 months of data per Altima, average 100600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2006 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Altimas, 7.4 months of data per Altima, average 139100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Altimas, 7.8 months of data per Altima, average 123300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Altimas, 6.5 months of data per Altima, average 126800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Altimas, 8.3 months of data per Altima, average 150700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2017 Nissan Altima

2017 Nissan Altima Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
For 20k miles so far mailnly used as a commuter car and well, everything else too I don't see any issues other than the regular oil changes and tire rotations. Time will tell how well the CVT holds up but from Nissan's standpoint they had it for a long time and I expect it to hold up. FYI I did not do those "mandatory" maintenance checkups, mostly do it at the 30k mark. full 2014 Nissan Altima review
2017 Nissan Altima Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable CVT FWD
CVT has been very unreliable. I had transmission issues after about 600 miles on this new car. It was difficult to recreate so it took a few months to get a dealer to address the issue. After the transmission was replaced it still had similar shakiness under light throttle. full 2014 Nissan Altima review