- suv 90,494
- below average 3,335
- 8,991 great
- Scottsdale, AZ
- 2 years
- below average 3,335 suv 90,494 gasoline silver automatic
2012 kia sorento review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Improved efficiency from new fuel injected engine. introductionthe kia sorento is a fully equipped midsize crossover suv that's smooth and quiet, with responsive handling. All-wheel drive is available for sure-footed traction in wintry conditions. The first-generation 2003-2009 sorento was a truck-based, go-anywhere sport-utility, but it was completely re-engineered with a totally new structure for 2011. The suspension is nicely tuned to muffle rough pavement. It delivers adequate performance and adequate fuel economy, achieving an epa-estimated 21/27 mpg city/highway with awd. The top-line v6 delivers spirited performance, putting the sorento at or near the front of its class, although epa estimates drop to 18/24 mpg with awd. the exterior styling of the kia sorento is crisp, freshly contemporary. Looking over its uniformly accurate body-panel gaps suggests kia is paying close attention to the industry's ever-higher build-quality standards. 2012 kia sorento ex models come with a new voice-activated infotainment system called uvo based on the microsoft windows embedded automotive platform. 2012 sorento models with cloth upholstery come standard with new yes essentials fabrics, which provide anti-bacterial, anti-soil, and anti-static properties. A deluxe sorento sx variant was added late in the 2011 model year and continues into 2012. The manual-shift base model has been discontinued for 2012. The interior features quality materials, attractive design themes and handsome color schemes. To keep the front-row proprietors amused, the well appointed sorento features an am/fm/satellite/cd/mp3 (or add available high-power 10-speaker infinity audio), bluetooth connectivity, usb audio input jacks, steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Built in the united states, the sorento is the first kia model to sell more than 100,000 units in a single year. lineupthe 2012 kia sorento comes in lx, ex, and sx trims. The lx and ex offer the v6 as an option. All-wheel drive is available with all three trims, and includes a locking center differential. All models come with a 6-speed automatic transmission. sorento lx 23,150) and lx awd 25,350) come with yes essentials fabric upholstery, air conditioning, am/fm/cd/mp3 audio with sirius satellite radio, auxiliary and usb audio input jacks, bluetooth connectivity, tilt and telescope steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, trip computer, body-color heated outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, auto up and down driver's window, power locks with remote keyless entry, illuminated visor mirror, 60/40 split folding rear seat, rear map pockets, second-row armrest with cupholder, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The convenience package for lx 1,650) upgrades to the 191-hp engine, and adds roof rails, rear parking sonar, auto-dimming inside mirror with rear-view camera display, heated front seats, and fog lamps. A similar package for lx awd 1,150) adds the same conveniences but sticks with the base engine. Also available is the sorento lx v6 24,950) and lx v6 awd 26,650). sorento ex 25,950) and ex awd 27,650) upgrade to automatic dual-zone climate control with ionized air purification, fabric/leatherette seats, eight-way power driver seat with lumbar controls, foglights, automatic headlights, interior accent lights, rear spoiler, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, push-button start, 18-inch alloy wheels, uvo voice-activated infotainment system, roof rails, and the reversing sonar and camera. The ex premium plus package 3,800) upgrades to real leather seats for the first two rows, heated front seats, memory driver's seat and outside mirrors, navigation system with real-time traffic, 550-watt infinity premium surround-sound with 10 speakers, power front passenger seat, split-folding 50/50 third-row seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror with homelink, power-folding side mirrors, and 18-inch chrome wheels. sorento ex v6 27,950) and ex v6 4wd 29,650) make the third-row seat and rear air conditioning standard. The sx also sports a more distinctive external appearance, with deeper, body-color bumpers accented in stainless steel; body-color side sills; unique foglight design; chrome roof rails; chrome tailpipe finisher; led taillights; and mirror-finish alloy wheels. To this list the sx premium package 1,500) adds the panoramic sunroof. an optional third-row seat 800) is available for models that don't come with one. Roof racks, cargo mats and organizers, side steps, and floor mats are available as dealer-installed accessories. safety features include the mandated dual front airbags plus side-curtain airbags for head protection and front-seat side-impact airbags for torso protection. Active safety features that come standard include anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist control, downhill brake control. Optional safety features include rearview camera, all-wheel drive. walkaroundthe kia sorento looks modern, sleek, clean as a whistle. It has a forward-lunging stance, the result of a low and compact nose, followed by long, dynamically rising lines to rearward. Kia has been particularly successful at executing the current high-grille look (dictated by body-integral front bumpers) without causing the nose to seem high and awkward. the grille is flanked on both sides by sly-looking upper complexes for headlights and turn signals. Lower complexes contain foglights and are finished in matte-black to match the grille mesh. a dark plastic faux skidplate wraps up from below the vehicle to about halfway up the foglight nacelles on ls and ex models. the sx dispenses with this design element by stretching the lower air opening and the body-color part of the bumper down closer to ground level. A smaller, stainless steel skidplate defines the bottom of the enlarged lower grille on the sx, and sx foglights are five-sided inste.
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