Reliability of the Kia Sportage

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Kia models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Kia Sportage.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Kia Sportage.

Kia Sportage Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
38,6 25,7 21,7 18,7 14,6 4,2 2,1 1,0

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
52,4 30,5 23 18,6 13,3 4 1,6

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Battery (2011-2015)
  • Fuel pump (2011)

Source: ADAC

owner  Kia Sportage owners’ reviews

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Recent Sportage Recalls

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A fault in the brake light switch may result in the brake light not coming on when the brake pedal is … .

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