Worst Complaints About the Kia Sorento

Sorento owners are having the most trouble with the engine (35%), electrical (8%), and the interior (7%). We've listed the most common owner complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Catastrophic Engine Failure 26 complaints at an average of 77,113 miles in the 2012 Kia Sorento.
  2. Blown Motor 21 complaints at an average of 73,033 miles in the 2013 Kia Sorento.
  3. Engine Blown 13 complaints at an average of 50,455 miles in the 2014 Kia Sorento.

What's Wrong with the Sorento?

You should avoid the 2nd generation (2011–2014) Sorento because of its overall PainRank™ of 33.73.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen Sorento 2015–2019
103 12.4
2nd Gen Sorento 2011–2014
427 33.73
1st Gen Sorento 2003–2010
163 6.5

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