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Nissan Altima vs. Kia Soul Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 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 13
9.52380952381% 9.52380952381% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  39 Souls, 9.8 months of data per Soul, average 13300 miles
2015 Nissan Altima 8
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Altimas, 8.9 months of data per Altima, average 14500 miles

 

2014 Kia Soul 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Souls, 10.3 months of data per Soul, average 23900 miles

Redesigned.
2014 Nissan Altima 22
26.9230769231% 26.9230769231% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Altimas, 8.6 months of data per Altima, average 36200 miles

 

2013 Kia Soul 20
17.9802955665% 17.9802955665% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 Souls, 9.8 months of data per Soul, average 36600 miles
2013 Nissan Altima 19
16.0098522167% 16.0098522167% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  50 Altimas, 10.0 months of data per Altima, average 44100 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2012 Kia Soul 31
39.6551724138% 39.6551724138% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  41 Souls, 10.4 months of data per Soul, average 56600 miles
2012 Nissan Altima 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 Altimas, 8.1 months of data per Altima, average 53300 miles

 

2011 Kia Soul   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Souls, 9.2 months of data per Soul, average 66100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Altimas, 9.1 months of data per Altima, average 71000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Kia Soul 48
48.9010989011% 48.9010989011% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  38 Souls, 9.2 months of data per Soul, average 73500 miles
2010 Nissan Altima 7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  50 Altimas, 10.3 months of data per Altima, average 75900 miles

 

2009 Nissan Altima 42
27.5510204082% 27.5510204082% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Altimas, 9.2 months of data per Altima, average 90100 miles

 

2008 Nissan Altima 55
39.010989011% 39.010989011% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  46 Altimas, 9.1 months of data per Altima, average 92100 miles

 

2007 Nissan Altima 50
27.8325123153% 27.8325123153% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Altimas, 9.6 months of data per Altima, average 103500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2006 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Altimas, 6.4 months of data per Altima, average 158600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Altimas, 8.8 months of data per Altima, average 119000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Nissan Altima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Altimas, 8.8 months of data per Altima, average 137200 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