2012 BMW
X6 M
vs. 2012 Kia
Sorento

2012 BMW X6 M

8.6

Winner

BMW X6 M

starting from

$90,375

Reasons to buy the BMW X6 M

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Quite powerful
555 HP @ 6,000 RPM
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Lightning fast 0-60 time
4.3 seconds
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Very sporty performance
9.6 lb/hp
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Great braking distance from 60mph
106 ft
2012 Kia Sorento

7.8

Runner-up

Kia Sorento

starting from

$22,050
"Drives well."
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"Elegantly simple dashboard layout."
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Reasons to buy the Kia Sorento

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Very inexpensive
$22,050
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Good highway fuel efficiency
27 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
20 mpg
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Average cargo space
72.5 ft3
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2012 BMW X6 M Winner: X6 M
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the X6 M; not available on the Sorento
  • Enjoy additional natural light with the X6 M's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the X6 M; the Sorento only offers cloth seats
Cost 7.1 vs 10.0
2012 Kia Sorento Winner: Sorento
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  • The best price we've seen is $68,325 cheaper (4.1x less), $22,050 vs $90,375
  • Gets around 70% more miles per gallon in the city, 20 mpg vs 12 mpg
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 5 year vs 4 year
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • More gears
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 8.6 vs 7.8

Luxury Features

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X6 M
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Sorento
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the X6 M's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the X6 M's power seats; not available on the Sorento
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the X6 M; not available on the Sorento
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the X6 M; the Sorento only offers cloth seats

Cost

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X6 M
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2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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MSRP $90,375 vs $22,050 The Sorento has a great price, but the X6 M is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 12 mpg vs 20 mpg The Sorento has great city mileage, but the X6 M is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Sorento in particular is extraordinary
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 5 year Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but Sorento in particular is extraordinary

Crash Test Ratings

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X6 M
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Sorento
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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X6 M
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Passengers 4 vs 5 Few seats
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Cargo space 59.7 ft3 vs 72.5 ft3 The Sorento has OK cargo room, while the X6 M has very little
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front seats 53.6 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The Sorento has average-sized front seats, while the X6 M is very cramped
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Base payload capacity Unknown vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Sorento , but the X6 M's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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X6 M
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2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The Sorento has a good number of airbags, but the X6 M is just OK (missing Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system BMW Assist vs None

Performance

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X6 M
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Sorento
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Horsepower 555 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 175 HP @ 6,000 RPM The X6 M is very powerful, but the Sorento is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The X6 M's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Unknown
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None The X6 M's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 9.6 lb/hp vs 20.4 lb/hp The X6 M is a very sporty car, while the Sorento is quite sluggish
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The X6 M has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 42.0 ft vs 35.7 ft The Sorento is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the X6 M is quite bad

Entertainment System

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X6 M
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Number of speakers 16 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the X6 M's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the X6 M; but it's not available at all on the Sorento

Road Tests

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X6 M
2012 BMW X6 M
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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0-60 mph 4.3 seconds vs 10.3 seconds The X6 M has lightning fast acceleration but the Sorento 's is more like a ride-on mower
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Braking distance at 60mph 106 ft vs 140 ft The X6 M has extraordinary brakes, but the Sorento is just OK
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1/4 mile 12.8 s @ 110 mph vs 17.7 s @ 79 mph The X6 M's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, but the Sorento 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.92 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 155 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2012 BMW X6 M 2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged X6 M vs Range Rover Sport Supercharged
2012 BMW X6 M 2011 Audi Q7 Premium X6 M vs Q7 Premium
2012 BMW X6 M 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo X6 M vs Cayenne Turbo
2012 BMW X6 xDrive35i 2011 Acura ZDX X6 xDrive35i vs ZDX
2012 BMW X6 M 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L X6 M vs Accord Crosstour EX-L
2012 Kia Sorento LX 2011 Kia Sportage LX Sorento LX vs Sportage LX
2012 Kia Sorento 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Sorento vs Santa Fe
2012 Kia Sorento SX 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Sorento SX vs Traverse LTZ
2012 Kia Sorento SX 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Sorento SX vs CX-9 Grand Touring
2012 Kia Sorento 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Sorento vs Outback 2.5i Limited

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