The 2012 Kia Sorento merges luxury with value. The newest edition of the Sorento has even more features than the previous models had. Drivers and passengers alike will appreciate the convenience of a voice-activated control interface and the beauty of stain-resistant upholstery.
Constructed after a car’s unibody style, this crossover SUV provides a comfortable ride with the roominess of an SUV. Drivers will appreciate the ventilated driver seat. Parents will enjoy the optional third row seat, which can either be used to bring more friends along or to seat rambunctious children towards the rear of the vehicle.
While adding features to the 2012 model, Kia has kept its price competitive with other crossover SUVs. People will be hard-pressed to find another vehicle with a similar comfortable ride, seating capacity and features package that is priced at the 2012 Kia Sorento’s level. Edmunds has referred to this vehicle as, “An excellent pick for a small or midsize crossover SUV.”
• Fuel efficient 4-cyl. engine
• Low Price
• Long warranty
• Third-row seat is optional
• Suspension tuning is slightly firm
• The second-row seats are fixed in the five-passenger model
20 city / 27 hwy mpg
The base model’s MSRP is $21,250. The MSRPP of the LX model with the Convenience Package, which includes the optional third-row seat and sliding second-row seat, is $23,150.
The base model can accommodate four passengers comfortably. Although there are seats for five, the second-row seating is cramped with three adults in it. The LX model equipped with the Convenience Package includes a third-row seat, which brings the number of seats up to seven.
The 4-cyl. engine provides power, while being fuel efficient.
The front-wheel-drive models are not suited for off-road use, but the all-wheel-drive ones are.