2012 Kia Sorento LX

2012 Kia Sorento

$22-35k mid-size SUV, designed in Korea, built in U.S.A. 18-21 city / 24-29 hwy 324-522 mile range, gas engine
175 to 276 hp 146 cu. in. 4-cylinder to 213 cu. in. V6

What are people saying about the Sorento

"Drives well."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's transmission
"Elegantly simple dashboard layout."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's controls
"Remains laudably quiet."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's noise

Meet the Family

We're showing the LX, the most popular version of the Sorento. The lineup also includes:


The Sorento LX vs other Recent mid-size SUVs

Highway gas mileage Good highway fuel efficiency Help
27 mpg
Airbags More airbags Help
Curb-to-curb turning radius Tighter turning radius Help
35.7 ft
MSRP Very inexpensive Help
back seats Spacious back seats Help
50.1 ft3
basic warranty years Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty Help
5 year
Transmission Has a semi-automatic transmission Help
In-city gas mileage Good city fuel efficiency Help
21 mpg
City driving range Good range in the city Help
378 miles
Highway driving range Good range on the highway Help
486 miles
Passengers Lots of seats Help
basic warranty miles Long basic warranty Help
60,000 mile
Number of gears More gears Help


The Sorento LX vs other Recent mid-size SUVs

Ground clearance Below average ground clearance for rough terrain Help
0-60 mph Sluggish 0-60 time Help
10.3 seconds
Power-to-weight ratio Less sporty performance Help
20.6 lb/hp
leather Leather Help
Not Available
navigation system Navigation system Help
Not Available
power seats Power seats Help
Not Available
CD changer CD changer Help
Not Available
premium radio Premium radio Help
Not Available
Horsepower Somewhat underpowered Help
191 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Braking distance at 60mph Lengthy braking distance from 60mph Help
140 ft
keyless entry Keyless entry Help
Not Available
moon roof Moon roof Help
Not Available
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Not Available
1/4 mile Pokey 1/4 mile time Help
17.7 s s @ 79.0 mph mph
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Not Available

Other Trims

This model comes with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, but the Sorento LX is also available in these trims:


front photo of the 2012 Kia Sorento LXangle photo of the 2012 Kia Sorento LX

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