How long does a Kia Sorento last?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 8:58 am
Silver 2019 Kia Sorento standing proud at a high elevation with a sunrise and lake behind it.

Reliability of the 2019 Kia Sorento

It’s clear that the 2019 Kia Sorento is an excellent vehicle. Among other things, the delightful SUV is noted for its upscale cabin, user-friendly infotainment, comfortable seats, smooth ride, and excellent value. It was the winner of the “2019 Best 3-Row SUV for the Money” award from U.S. News.

But many great vehicles fall victim to breaking down after a few years. How long does the 2019 Kia Sorento last?

As it was only released in the past year, we don’t have an exact figure on how long the average 2019 Kia Sorento will last. But we can estimate, based on its reliability rankings and warranty coverage, that this vehicle is going to keep running well for a long time.

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A tough, reliable black 2019 Kia Sorento drives in an icy environment.Reliability

The 2019 Kia Sorento got a four out of five rating from J.D. Power, which qualifies it as “better than most.” Kia as a brand has been steadily improving in terms of reliability, sky-rocketing from a past where they were deemed less reliable to their current position as one of the most reliable brands out there.

In 2016, Kia was ranked as the number one brand for reliability from J.D. Power, making it the first non-luxury brand to earn that spot since 1989. This continuous climb in quality shows the focus Kia puts on listening to customer feedback and making their products better and better.


A strong indicator that Kia vehicles are built to last is the excellent warranty the manufacturer supplies to its vehicles. Coverage provided with purchase of a new Kia vehicle includes a 5-year/60,000 mile limited warranty, a 5-year/100,000 mile anti-perforation warranty, and a 5-year/60,000 mile roadside assistance plan. Finally, coverage is rounded off by the incredible 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

This is a great demonstration of the confidence Kia themselves holds in their creations- they’re not going to offer long-lasting coverage if they expect to be blowing a lot of money on it. Many car manufacturers only offer three-year warranties. The above-and-beyond warranty coverage on Kia vehicles gives them a substantial amount of cred as trusted, reliable machines.

And the warranty value is not just on new vehicles- Certified Pre-Owned Kia vehicles get impressive warranty coverage of their own.

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