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2012 Kia Sorento Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by SuperDad

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Reviewed: 2012 Kia Sorento

4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Why the 2012 Kia Sorento?

Front seat room

The Kia Sorento had very good seating positions in the front for a very tall person, I'm almost 6'5" and was able to fit with the sunroof / panaramic roof. You get a feeling of control and confidence. You do loose about 1" or so with the

Handling

The Kia Sorento is a pleasure to drive, it exhumes confidence on the road, it's a very stiff ride in the EX model, but better then the SX version. I'm hoping that in time it will loosen up, but the trade off is almost no car lean and cetain handl

Exterior styling

Unless you like cubism then the Sorento is a far better looking CUV IMHO, however; the Pilot is kind of Range Rover esque, which some might find appealing. The Sorento looks amazing with the fog lights, roof rails and side running board with tow package.

Interior styling

The Kia has red "mood lighting" which doesn't dialate your night vision. The layout on the kia is very utalitarian, everything works as expected and intuitive. Honda & Acura are caught up on annoying voice commands versus a simple HD touch sr

Warranty, maintenance cost

Nobody beats the Kia with double the standard warranty of Honda - 10 years on the Power Train, need I say more!

This review was originally a two-car comparison review. Read the other half here.

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