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Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Outback Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2017. 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 and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2015 - 2017 Subaru Outback Reliability by Generation2015 - 2017 Subaru Outback
31.1428571429% Best 92% Worst
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2016 - 2017 Kia Sorento Reliability by Generation2016 - 2017 Kia Sorento
46% Best 118% Worst
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2014 - 2015 Kia Sorento Reliability by Generation2014 - 2015 Kia Sorento
15.1428571429% Best 64% Worst
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2013 - 2014 Subaru Outback Reliability by Generation2013 - 2014 Subaru Outback
7.71428571429% Best 51% Worst
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2011 - 2013 Kia Sorento Reliability by Generation2011 - 2013 Kia Sorento
39.1428571429% Best 106% Worst
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2010 - 2012 Subaru Outback Reliability by Generation2010 - 2012 Subaru Outback
27.7142857143% Best 86% Worst
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2005 - 2009 Subaru Outback Reliability by Generation2005 - 2009 Subaru Outback
68.2857142857% Best 157% Worst
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2000 - 2004 Subaru Outback Reliability by Generation2000 - 2004 Subaru Outback
57.4285714286% Best 138% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
No issues so far at 30,000 miles. full 2012 Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Owned for 14 months and 15K miles with ZERO problems! No issues whatsoever! full 2011 Kia Sorento review
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
3 years owned, aside from replacing wear items, it has visited the shop twice for warranty repair items. full 2007 Kia Sorento review
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Have over 62,000 miles and only now have a minor problem. full 2007 Kia Sorento review
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
47K miles and no issues. Kept on strict Kia service plan. full 2005 Kia Sorento review
Kia Sorento Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 0 This has been the worst car I have ever owned for needing maitenance and repairs. Shocked and dissappointed. full 2013 Kia Sorento review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
No issues so far at 30,000 miles. full 2012 Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Owned for 14 months and 15K miles with ZERO problems! No issues whatsoever! full 2011 Kia Sorento review
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
3 years owned, aside from replacing wear items, it has visited the shop twice for warranty repair items. full 2007 Kia Sorento review
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Have over 62,000 miles and only now have a minor problem. full 2007 Kia Sorento review
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
47K miles and no issues. Kept on strict Kia service plan. full 2005 Kia Sorento review
Kia Sorento Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 0 This has been the worst car I have ever owned for needing maitenance and repairs. Shocked and dissappointed. full 2013 Kia Sorento review