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2012 Kia Sorento Trim Levels & Specs

2012 Kia Sorento Specifications

Compare important 2012 Kia Sorento technical specifications like exterior dimensions, ground clearance, wheelbase, interior space volume, engine's power as measured by horsepower and torque output, weight of the vehicle, towing & payload capacity or gas tank size to know the estimated mpg.
Trims Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Exterior length 183.90 183.90 183.90 183.90 183.90 183.50 183.90 183.90 183.90 183.90 183.50
Exterior body width 74.20 74.20 74.20 74.20 74.20 74.20 74.20 74.20 74.20 74.20 74.20
Exterior height 67.30 67.30 67.30 67.30 67.30 66.90 67.30 67.30 67.30 67.30 66.90
Horsepower 175 175 276 191 276 276 191 276 191 276 276
Torque 169 169 248 181 248 248 181 248 181 248 248
Fuel economy - city 20 21 20 21 20 20 20 18 20 18 18
Fuel economy - highway 27 29 26 30 26 26 26 24 26 24 24
0-60mph / 0-100kmh (s) 9.60 9.50 6.70 8.80 6.70 6.70 7.90 6.00 7.90 6.00 6.00
1/4 mile time 17.10 17.00 15.10 16.50 15.10 15.10 15.70 14.60 15.70 14.60 14.60
1/4 mile speed 85 83 97 86 97 97 85 94 85 94 94
Lateral acceleration (g) 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80
Slalom speed 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58
Bore-and-Stroke 3.46/3.82 " 3.46/3.82 " 3.62/3.43 " 3.46/3.82 " 3.62/3.43 " 3.62/3.43 " 3.46/3.82 " 3.62/3.43 " 3.46/3.82 " 3.62/3.43 " 3.62/3.43 "
Curb weight 3763.00 3845.00 3977.00 3845.00 3977.00 3977.00 3878.00 4131.00 3878.00 4131.00 4131.00
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 5534.00 5534.00 5534.00 5534.00 5534.00 5534.00 5534.00 5534.00 5534.00 5534.00 5534.00
Maximum Trailer Weight 1650.00 1650.00 3500.00 1650.00 3500.00 3500.00 1650.00 3500.00 1650.00 3500.00 3500.00
Wheelbase 106.30 106.30 106.30 106.30 106.30 106.30 106.30 106.30 106.30 106.30 106.30
Front track 63.70 63.70 63.70 63.70 63.70 63.70 63.70 63.70 63.70 63.70 63.70
Rear track 63.80 63.80 63.80 63.80 63.80 63.80 63.80 63.80 63.80 63.80 63.80
Turning radius 17.90 17.90 17.90 17.90 17.90 17.90 17.90 17.90 17.90 17.90 17.90
Ground clearance 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 N/A N/A 7.30 7.30 7.30 N/A N/A
Front legroom 41.30 41.30 41.30 41.30 41.30 41.30 41.30 41.30 41.30 41.30 41.30
Rear legroom 37.60 37.60 37.60 37.60 37.60 37.60 37.60 37.60 37.60 37.60 37.60
Front headroom 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20
Rear headroom 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20 39.20
Front hip room 56.30 56.30 56.30 56.30 56.30 56.30 56.30 56.30 56.30 56.30 56.30
Rear hip room 55.90 55.90 55.90 55.90 55.90 55.90 55.90 55.90 55.90 55.90 55.90
Front shoulder room 59.30 59.30 59.30 59.30 59.30 59.30 59.30 59.30 59.30 59.30 59.30
Rear shoulder room 58.70 58.70 58.70 58.70 58.70 58.70 58.70 58.70 58.70 58.70 58.70
Luggage volume 37.00 37.00 37.00 37.00 9.10 9.10 37.00 37.00 37.00 9.10 9.10
Luggage volume (max) 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50
Passenger volume 106 106 106 106 140 140 106 106 106 140 140
Fuel tank 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00
Third row legroom N/A 31.30 31.30 31.30 31.30 31.30 31.30 31.30 31.30 31.30 31.30
Third row headroom N/A 36.60 36.60 36.60 36.60 36.60 36.60 36.60 36.60 36.60 36.60
Third row hip room N/A 44.40 44.40 44.40 44.40 44.40 44.40 44.40 44.40 44.40 44.40
Third row shoulder room N/A 53.80 53.80 53.80 53.80 53.80 53.80 53.80 53.80 53.80 53.80

2012 Kia Sorento Interior Features

One of the most notable features of the Sorento, however, is its roomy interior. The 2012 Kia Sorento comes with a variety of specs on the inside. You can find out more about these features in the chart below.
Trims Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Cargo concealed storage 2833 2833 2833 2833 N/A N/A 2833 2833 2833 N/A N/A
12V DC power outlet 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Seatback storage pockets 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Compass N/A N/A N/A N/A 2841 N/A N/A N/A N/A 2841 N/A

2012 Kia Sorento Exterior Features

Would you like to grasp the idea which 2012 Kia Sorento trim level is better equipped with such little cool exterior features like fog lights, spoiler, mud flaps, sunroof, roof racks, running boards, etc? Check out the full list of these additional features below.
Trims Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Door count 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Front tires P235/65TR17.0 BSW AS P235/65TR17.0 BSW AS P235/65TR17.0 BSW AS P235/60HR18.0 BSW AS P235/60HR18.0 BSW AS P235/60HR18.0 BSW AS P235/65TR17.0 BSW AS P235/65TR17.0 BSW AS P235/60HR18.0 BSW AS P235/60HR18.0 BSW AS P235/60HR18.0 BSW AS
Wheels 17" silver aluminum 17" silver aluminum 17" silver aluminum 18" silver aluminum 18" silver aluminum 18" chrome aluminum 17" silver aluminum 17" silver aluminum 18" silver aluminum 18" silver aluminum 18" chrome aluminum
Rear step bumper 4055 4055 4055 4055 4055 N/A 4055 4055 4055 4055 N/A
Sunroof N/A N/A N/A N/A 1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass N/A N/A N/A 1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
2nd row sunroof N/A N/A N/A N/A fixed glass with sunshade fixed glass with sunshade N/A N/A N/A fixed glass with sunshade fixed glass with sunshade

2012 Kia Sorento Seats

The seats are one of the most important aspects of any car, and each 2012 Kia Sorento trim level may have different seating options, so be sure to carefully compare the specifications. Some trims have leather upholstery, "memory", armrest, heated seats, and some have them only for the front passengers, while other provide them for the rear seats two.
Trims Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Standard seating 5 5 5 5 7 7 5 5 5 7 7

2012 Kia Sorento Entertainment System

Some 2012 Kia Sorento trim levels have a built-in DVD player, voice recognition, while others have a touch screen display, bluetooth compatibility, navigation system. There are also a variety of different audio options, so be sure to compare the trim levels carefully to find the one that best suits your needs.
Trims Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Speakers 6 6 6 6 6 10 6 6 6 6 10
1st row LCD screen N/A 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Amplifier N/A N/A N/A opt opt std N/A N/A opt opt std

2012 Kia Sorento Safety and Security Features

Each 2012 Kia Sorento trim comes with a variety of safety and security features that will keep you and your family safe while on the road. Some of these features include airbags, traction control, stability control, side impact, panic alarm, blind spot sensors, parking assist, and more.
Trims Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Rear child safety door locks std std std std std std std std std std std
                       

2012 Kia Sorento Mechanical Features

The 2012 Kia Sorento will have different mechanical features depending on the trim level that you choose. Some of the other features that you may find in the higher-level trim levels include air suspension, brake assist, speed sensitive steering, an electronic limited slip differential, a performance exhaust system.
Trims Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Axle ratio 3.74 3.91 3.20 3.91 3.20 3.20 3.91 3.20 3.91 3.20 3.20
Remote vehicle starting system N/A 3814 3814 N/A N/A N/A 3814 3814 N/A N/A N/A

2012 Kia Sorento Other Specs

In general, the 2012 Kia Sorento lower-level trims will have fewer features. If you are looking for a vehicle that has all of the latest and greatest features, then you will want to choose one of the higher-level trim levels.
Trims Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive, Engine: LX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: LX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: EX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: SX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Maximum towing capacity 1650 1650 3500 1650 3500 3500 1650 3500 1650 3500 3500

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Wheel Offset 30 - 45 mm
Lug Nut Size M12 x 1.5
0-60 times 6 - 9.6 sec
Horsepower 175 - 276 hp
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Tire size 235/65 R17 - 255/35 R22
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