Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2012

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Kia Sorento Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

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2012 Kia Sorento Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Length 183.9 in
Width 74.2 in
Height 67.3 in
Curb Weight 3605 lb.
Fuel Capacity 19.8 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.2 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 59.3 in
Hip Room, Row 1 56.3 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.3 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.2 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 58.7 in
Hip Room, Row 2 55.9 in
Legroom, Row 2 37.6 in
Headroom, Row 3 36.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 3 53.8 in
Hip Room, Row 3 44.4 in
Legroom, Row 3 31.3 in
Total Legroom 110.2 in (over 3 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 9.1 ft3
Cargo Volume, Behind R2 37.0 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 72.5 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 Kia Sorento

2012 Kia Sorento Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Very comfortable seats up front with tons of leg room. see full Kia Sorento review
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
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 see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Good size second row seat. Plenty of room for adults and can fit three child car seats. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Need 7 passenger seating and the Sorento has delivered. Used 3rd row quite a few times with children AND adults. No complaints, although 3rd ride was usually no more than one hour. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The third seat was a major factor in our decision process. see full Kia Sorento review
2012 Kia Sorento Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Needs an adjustable second row and a little more cargo room when the third row seat is up. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
3rd row is tiny, and you are forced to get it, if you want the V-6 see full Kia Sorento review
 

2012 Kia Sorento 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Base LX LX V6 EX EX V6 SX V6
Standard Engine 2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
175 hp@6000
169 lb-ft@3750
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
175 hp@6000
169 lb-ft@3750
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
276 hp@6300
248 lb-ft@5000
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
191 hp@6300
181 lb-ft@4250
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
276 hp@6300
248 lb-ft@5000
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
276 hp@6300
248 lb-ft@5000
Optional Engine(s)  2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
191 hp@6300
181 lb-ft@4250
    
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Optional Drivetrain(s) AWDAWDAWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires235/65R17 tires235/65R17 tires235/65R17 tires235/60R18 tires235/60R18 tires235/60R18 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2012 Kia Sorento

2012 Kia Sorento Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The engine performs well see full Kia Sorento review
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The V6 is strong. The 6 speed automatic shifts smoothly and seemlessly. see full Kia Sorento review
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Quick acceleration (3.5L V-6), relaxed high-speed highway cruising; 6-speed, manually-shiftable automatic is unobtrusive and always in the right gear; automatic AWD can be locked in 4WD for maximum grip. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
good horsepower see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Great traction in snow see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The 276 HP really moves. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Excellent Next-Generation 4-cylinder that offers performance equal to many 6-cylinders but with the smoothness and refinement that is really unbelievable. The manual 6-spd trans is also amazing and fun. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
V6 very powerful. Passing at highway speeds downright fun. Engine is smooth and very quiet. Efficient on the highway sips the fuel even with the full time AWD. Live at 7000 ft. so high elevation and mountainous terrain driving are common. see full Kia Sorento review
2012 Kia Sorento Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Under powered. Buy the V6. Mileage is about the same see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The 4 cylinder is okay but I'm used to manual transmission sports cars so it feels a bit slow, especially up hills. I think the sound of the engine makes it seem slower than it actually is. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Occasional jerkiness in shifting, but with 100K warranty on drive train, I'm not concerned. see full Kia Sorento review
 

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2012 Kia Sorento MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV Base 21,250 20,530 795
4dr SUV LX 23,150 22,370 800
4dr SUV LX V6 24,950 24,110 800
4dr SUV EX 25,950 24,595 800
4dr SUV EX V6 27,950 26,490 800
4dr SUV SX V6 33,150 31,125 800

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