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Nissan Altima vs. Kia Soul Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 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 22
30.9523809524% 30.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Souls, 9.6 months of data per Soul, average 10600 miles
2015 Nissan Altima 18
21.4285714286% 21.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Altimas, 9.0 months of data per Altima, average 11900 miles

 

2014 Kia Soul 3
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Souls, 9.6 months of data per Soul, average 20700 miles

Redesigned.
2014 Nissan Altima 27
40.2857142857% 40.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Altimas, 9.3 months of data per Altima, average 34000 miles

 

2013 Kia Soul 23
23.8916256158% 23.8916256158% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Souls, 9.5 months of data per Soul, average 33600 miles
2013 Nissan Altima 17
12.0689655172% 12.0689655172% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Altimas, 9.2 months of data per Altima, average 39700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2012 Kia Soul 23
20.9677419355% 20.9677419355% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 Souls, 9.2 months of data per Soul, average 53800 miles
2012 Nissan Altima 19
13.5944700461% 13.5944700461% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Altimas, 8.8 months of data per Altima, average 49700 miles

 

2011 Kia Soul 16
3.96825396825% 3.96825396825% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Souls, 8.9 months of data per Soul, average 61000 miles
2011 Nissan Altima 33
30.9523809524% 30.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Altimas, 8.0 months of data per Altima, average 68700 miles

 

2010 Kia Soul 53
56.2271062271% 56.2271062271% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Souls, 9.1 months of data per Soul, average 73300 miles
2010 Nissan Altima 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Altimas, 10.2 months of data per Altima, average 73600 miles

 

2009 Nissan Altima 29
11.0644257703% 11.0644257703% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Altimas, 9.8 months of data per Altima, average 87400 miles

 

2008 Nissan Altima 39
21.4285714286% 21.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Altimas, 9.5 months of data per Altima, average 90400 miles

 

2007 Nissan Altima 40
17.3123486683% 17.3123486683% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Altimas, 9.1 months of data per Altima, average 102000 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2006 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Altimas, 6.5 months of data per Altima, average 146000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Altimas, 8.6 months of data per Altima, average 120500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Altimas, 7.3 months of data per Altima, average 119400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Altimas, 7.6 months of data per Altima, average 149100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Nissan Altima

2015 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
2015 Nissan Altima Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
Don't really feel as if this car will last another three years without major problems. The CVT feels flaky like it can go out at any minute. full 2015 Nissan Altima review
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
2013 4dr Sedan 182-horsepower 2.5L I4
CVT FWD
To early to tell, but so far so good. full 2013 Nissan Altima review