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Kia Optima vs. Dodge Durango

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Kia Optima

$411
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Dodge Durango

$569
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Kia Optima Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 10th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $411 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 Optima.
4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Dodge Durango Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 2nd out of 14 for fullsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $569 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$411
inexpensive
expensive
$569
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.35
not often
very often
0.42
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 (7)
4 (21)
3 (15)
2 (4)
1 (2)
The Kia Optima ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in electrical.
“I got stuck buying from Dons used cars. He is a buy here pay here dealer. It is a 2004 Kia Optima and i was in a rush as they just done detailing the vehicle. So after i got the car home ...”
“I got stuck buying from Dons used cars. He is a buy here pay here dealer. It is a 2004 Kia Op...”
5 (6)
4 (24)
3 (9)
2 (1)
1 (3)
The Dodge Durango ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in suspension.
“Rust!!...I own a 2005 Dodge Durango Limited which I purchased while I was stationed at Fort Drum, NY and while I like the power of the 5.7 liter Hemi and the 3rd row seating the extreme problems wi...”
“Rust!!...I own a 2005 Dodge Durango Limited which I purchased while I was stationed at Fort Drum,...”
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