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2012 Kia Sorento

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Kia Sorento highlights

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Lots of standard features
  • Spacious optional third row
  • Optional V6 offers strong power
  • Sporty handling

Cons

  • Ride is a bit firm
  • Five-passenger model lacks sliding second-row seat

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 30 highway, 24 combined

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2012 Kia Sorento is a spacious and sporty SUV

The 2012 Kia Sorento is a five- or seven-passenger SUV that offers midsize space in a compact package. Few SUVs in this class offer three rows of seating as an option, and those that do don't offer the space you'll find in the Sorento. This Kia also provides a healthy number of features, including a punchy optional V6 engine. If you're interested in a small SUV that doesn't skimp on passenger space, the Kia Sorento is well worth a look.

All Kia Sorento years

New for 2012

  • Sorento trims have been upgraded with A/C Seat(s), Heated Steering Wheel, Memory Seat(s), and Full Roof Rack as standard equipment this year.
  • Sunroof(s), Rear Seat Heaters, and Remote Start features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The EX trim now comes with Rear View Camera as standard equipment.
  • The SX trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.

Explore Kia Sorento details

Base 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

2.4L

Horsepower

175

Torque (ft-lbs)

169

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

18

Wheelbase

106.3"

Overall length

183.9"

Width

74.2"

Height

67.3"

Leg room

F 41.3"/R 37.6"

Head room

F 39.2"/R 39.2"

Front tires

P235/65R17

Rear tires

P235/65R17

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

165/1650 lbs.

Transmission

Manual 6

5 reasons to buy the 2012 Kia Sorento

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

4
Excellent

RepairPal gave the Kia Sorento an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Sorento 10th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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