Compare Kia Vehicles

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Kia generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Why You Should Avoid the 2nd Generation Kia Sorento

From 2011 to 2014, the Sorento accumulated an overall PainRank™ of 33.73. By our math that means it ranks last in overall reliability. See why it ranks so poorly.

Want to know now all 43 Kia generations rank?

Rank Model Generation Years Reliability PainRank
43rd Sorento Gen 2 2011—2014
42nd Optima Gen 3 2011—2015
41st Sorento Gen 3 2015—2019