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Kia Reliability Rating

Reliability rankings for Kia vehicles based on each model’s long-term durability

Kia has 3 models ranked in the top 3 slots within their respective vehicle categories, suggesting these models are highly reliable relative to competitors.

Kia’s top 3 models for reliability include the Soul, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid and the Sedona. The Kia model that ranks the highest in its vehicle category is the Kia Soul, which ranks 2 out of 5 Most Reliable Wagons. You can see the rest of the Kia models and their rankings below.

iSeeCars determines a vehicle’s reliability based on proprietary research of the longest lasting models in each vehicle segment. This is how Kia ranks, as a brand, within the various vehicle segments where it competes:

Kia SUV Reliability

  • Kia Crossover SUVs Reliability: 7.7/10
    #6 of 16 Most Reliable Crossover SUVs Brands
  • Kia Small SUVs Reliability: 7.6/10
    #8 of 13 Most Reliable Small SUVs Brands
  • Kia Midsize SUVs Reliability: 7.8/10
    #10 of 12 Most Reliable Midsize SUVs Brands
  • Kia SUVs with 3 Rows Reliability: 7.8/10
    #10 of 12 Most Reliable SUVs with 3 Rows Brands

Kia Car Reliability

  • Kia Wagons Reliability: 7.6/10
    #2 of 3 Most Reliable Wagons Brands
  • Kia Small Cars Reliability: 7.7/10
    #5 of 9 Most Reliable Small Cars Brands
  • Kia Large Cars Reliability: 7.4/10
    #6 of 6 Most Reliable Large Cars Brands
  • Kia Midsize Cars Reliability: 7.5/10
    #10 of 10 Most Reliable Midsize Cars Brands

Kia Hybrid Reliability

  • Kia Hybrid Cars Reliability: 7.7/10
    #2 of 7 Most Reliable Hybrid Cars Brands
  • Kia Plug-in Hybrid SUVs Reliability: 7.1/10
    #2 of 4 Most Reliable Plug-in Hybrid SUVs Brands
  • Kia Hybrid SUVs Reliability: 5.9/10
    #5 of 5 Most Reliable Hybrid SUVs Brands

Kia Minivan Reliability

  • Kia Minivans Reliability: 8.1/10
    #3 of 5 Most Reliable Minivans Brands

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Kia has 3 models ranked in the top 3 slots within their respective vehicle categories, suggesting these models are highly reliable relative to competitors.

Kia’s top 3 models for reliability include the Soul, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid and the Sedona. The Kia model that ranks the highest in its vehicle category is the Kia Soul, which ranks 2 out of 5 Most Reliable Wagons. You can see the rest of the Kia models and their rankings below.

iSeeCars determines a vehicle’s reliability based on proprietary research of the longest lasting models in each vehicle segment. This is how Kia ranks, as a brand, within the various vehicle segments where it competes:

Kia SUV Reliability

  • Kia Crossover SUVs Reliability: 7.7/10
    #6 of 16 Most Reliable Crossover SUVs Brands
  • Kia Small SUVs Reliability: 7.6/10
    #8 of 13 Most Reliable Small SUVs Brands
  • Kia Midsize SUVs Reliability: 7.8/10
    #10 of 12 Most Reliable Midsize SUVs Brands
  • Kia SUVs with 3 Rows Reliability: 7.8/10
    #10 of 12 Most Reliable SUVs with 3 Rows Brands

Kia Car Reliability

  • Kia Wagons Reliability: 7.6/10
    #2 of 3 Most Reliable Wagons Brands
  • Kia Small Cars Reliability: 7.7/10
    #5 of 9 Most Reliable Small Cars Brands
  • Kia Large Cars Reliability: 7.4/10
    #6 of 6 Most Reliable Large Cars Brands
  • Kia Midsize Cars Reliability: 7.5/10
    #10 of 10 Most Reliable Midsize Cars Brands

Kia Hybrid Reliability

  • Kia Hybrid Cars Reliability: 7.7/10
    #2 of 7 Most Reliable Hybrid Cars Brands
  • Kia Plug-in Hybrid SUVs Reliability: 7.1/10
    #2 of 4 Most Reliable Plug-in Hybrid SUVs Brands
  • Kia Hybrid SUVs Reliability: 5.9/10
    #5 of 5 Most Reliable Hybrid SUVs Brands

Kia Minivan Reliability

  • Kia Minivans Reliability: 8.1/10
    #3 of 5 Most Reliable Minivans Brands

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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.1 / 10
  • Reliability 7.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.4 / 10
  • Safety 8.4 / 10
  • Reliability score 7.1 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.3 / 10
  • Reliability 7.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
  • Reliability score 8.1 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.6 / 10
  • Reliability 8.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.5 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.1 / 10
  • Reliability 7.7 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.7 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 7.9 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.1 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.1 / 10
  • Reliability 7.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.1 / 10
  • Reliability 5.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
6.8 / 10
  • Reliability 7.4 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.1 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.4 / 10
  • Reliability 7.7 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.9 / 10
  • Reliability 7.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.0 / 10
  • Safety 8.1 / 10
  • Reliability score 7.6 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.1 / 10
  • Reliability 7.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety 9.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 7.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.1 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.8 / 10
  • Reliability 7.8 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.7 / 10
  • Safety 9.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.7 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
  • Reliability score Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
  • Reliability score Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.2 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.1 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.0 / 10
  • Safety 9.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.7 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
  • Reliability score Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

How We Rank These Cars

The iSeeCars brand reliability ratings indicate how dependable and long-lasting each car brand is based on the durability of its models

The best brands offer models with the highest reliability ratings within their respective vehicle segments. For example, Toyota is perhaps the best brand for reliability, as a number of its models are ranked number one in their categories. Along with the rankings and Reliability scores, we show comprehensive iSeeCars ratings for each brand’s models, because we believe multiple factors should be taken into account when buyers are seeking the best overall vehicle. Two of these factors are safety and resale value, both of which are included in our ratings system.

The overall iSeeCars Score is an analysis of these three factors: reliability, resale value and safety. It is calculated based on the latest research and analysis by our data science team. The data analysis comes from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with NHTSA and IIHS Safety Ratings.

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).