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Kia Sorento and Buick Enclave Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2018

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
29 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 33000 miles driven

The 2015 and 2016 have been reliable so far. But earlier model years were reliable when young, then worsened.
2016
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  29 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 33000 miles driven

The 2015 and 2016 have been reliable so far. But earlier model years were reliable when young, then worsened.
41 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 30500 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Glitchy. Generally minor issues.
2016
Kia Sorento
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  41 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 30500 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Glitchy. Generally minor issues.
26 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 39400 miles driven2015 Buick Enclave Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  26 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 39400 miles driven
26 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 59200 miles driven2014 Buick Enclave Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  26 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 59200 miles driven
26 vehicles, 11.0 months per vehicle, 65200 miles driven

Refreshed for 2013.
2013
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  26 vehicles, 11.0 months per vehicle, 65200 miles driven

Refreshed for 2013.
39 vehicles, 11.1 months per vehicle, 89000 miles driven2012 Buick Enclave
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  39 vehicles, 11.1 months per vehicle, 89000 miles driven
30 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 89300 miles driven2011 Buick Enclave Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  30 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 89300 miles driven
28 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 86900 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
2011
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  28 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 86900 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
31 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 103000 miles driven2009 Buick Enclave Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  31 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 103000 miles driven
44 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 125100 miles driven

Multiple reports of transmission wave plate failures earlier.
2008
Buick Enclave
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  44 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 125100 miles driven

Multiple reports of transmission wave plate failures earlier.

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Kia Sorento vs. Buick Enclave Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

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

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

TrueDelta Reviews the Brand Reputation of the Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento Brand Reputation: Cons
YearComment
The number one reason most people seem to have for not buying a Kia is that it's a Kia. As noted in the introduction, negative brand perceptions linger. see full Kia Sorento review
 

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

Kia Sorento Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Unsure about long term reliability and overall build quality see full Kia Sorento review
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
Poor brand reputation - cheap car image see full Kia Sorento review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Buick Enclave

Buick Enclave Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 288-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Buicks, and GM, are known to be reliable. see full Buick Enclave review
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Excewllent value see full Buick Enclave review
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Buick reliability based on previous Buick ownership. see full Buick Enclave review
Buick Enclave Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
G.M. has problems with all vehicles see full Buick Enclave review