2nd Generation (2011—2014) Sorento Problems

This generations ranks 43rd out of 43 Kia generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (40%), exterior (9%), and the interior (8%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all 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 Sorento Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Kia model years.

Watch out for the 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 81 3 156 39.63
2013 110 3 138 37.09
2012 78 3 144 27.82
2011 158 6 140 30.39

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