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Hyundai Elantra vs. Kia Sorento

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Hyundai Elantra

$442
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Kia Sorento

$442
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Hyundai Elantra Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 9th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $442 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the Elantra is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Kia Sorento Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 9th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $442 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average, and major issues are less frequent than average, so major repairs are not common for the Sorento.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$442
inexpensive
expensive
$442
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.22
not often
very often
0.32
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 (12)
4 (36)
3 (21)
2 (5)
1 (2)
The Hyundai Elantra ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in brakes.
“We have had multiple Elantras and they really are such a great reliable vehicle. The only issues we have had were self induced. Like me running up on a curb and blowing out the tire. We got the ...”
“We have had multiple Elantras and they really are such a great reliable vehicle. The only issues...”
5 (1)
4 (36)
3 (30)
2 (21)
1 (10)
The Kia Sorento ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in electrical.
“I call the Kia dealership in Chesapeake spoke with one of the most rude employee name Peter , I’m asking about any recalls Concerning recalls for a Kia Sorrento of the engine smoking in my 2003 he’...”
“I call the Kia dealership in Chesapeake spoke with one of the most rude employee name Peter , I’m...”
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