3rd Generation (2015—2019) Sorento Problems

This generations ranks 41st out of 43 Kia generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (33%), electrical (12%), and the interior (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Failure 20 complaints at an average of 51,199 miles in the 2015 Kia Sorento.
  2. Car Wanders at Highway Speeds 5 complaints at an average of 8,660 miles in the 2017 Kia Sorento.
  3. Rodents Chewing Wiring 2 complaints at an average of 27,526 miles in the 2016 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 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 2 0 3 1.03
2018 3 2 32 1.25
2017 17 3 60 7.95
2016 48 6 97 32.84
2015 33 1 93 18.9

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