2011 Dodge
Durango Citadel
vs. 2012 Kia
Sorento

2011 Dodge Durango Citadel

9.2

starting from

$42,870

Reasons to buy the Dodge Durango Citadel

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Average power
290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Average cargo space
84.5 ft3
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Fast 0-60 time
7.3 seconds
2012 Kia Sorento

7.8

Runner-up

Kia Sorento

starting from

$22,050
"Drives well."
edmunds.com | talking about the Sorento's transmission
"Elegantly simple dashboard layout."
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Reasons to buy the Kia Sorento

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Good city fuel efficiency
20 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$22,050
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Winner: Durango Citadel
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Durango Citadel; not available on the Sorento
  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Durango Citadel's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the Durango Citadel; the Sorento only offers cloth seats
Cost 8.5 vs 10.0
2012 Kia Sorento Winner: Sorento
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • The best price we've seen is $20,820 cheaper (around 50% less), $22,050 vs $42,870
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 9.2 vs 7.8

Luxury Features

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Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Durango Citadel's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Durango Citadel'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 Durango Citadel; not available on the Sorento
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Durango Citadel; the Sorento only offers cloth seats

Cost

Dodge
Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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MSRP $42,870 vs $22,050 The Sorento has a great price and the Durango Citadel is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 20 mpg The Sorento has great city mileage and the Durango Citadel is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Sorento 's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Durango Citadel's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Sorento 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Durango Citadel's warranty is very limited

Crash Test Ratings

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Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
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

Road Tests

Dodge
Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs 10.3 seconds The Durango Citadel can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the Sorento is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 125 ft vs 140 ft The Durango Citadel has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Sorento is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.5 s @ 91 mph vs 17.7 s @ 79 mph The Durango Citadel's 1/4 mile time is good, but the Sorento 's is below average for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Dodge
Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
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 Durango Citadel 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 Uconnect vs None

Performance

Dodge
Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 175 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Durango Citadel is of average power, but the Sorento is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Sorento has more gears and the Durango Citadel is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.9 lb/hp vs 20.4 lb/hp The Durango Citadel has OK performance while the Sorento gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 35.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Dodge
Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The Durango Citadel has lots of passenger seats, but the Sorento has very few
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Cargo space 84.5 ft3 vs 72.5 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 54.4 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The Sorento has average-sized front seats, while the Durango Citadel is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1280 lb 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 Durango Citadel'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

Entertainment System

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Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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Number of speakers 9 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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Durango Citadel; no amount of money can buy it on the Sorento

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2011 Dodge Durango Citadel 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Durango Citadel vs 4Runner Limited
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel 2012 GMC Acadia SLT Durango Citadel vs Acadia SLT
2011 Dodge Durango Crew 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Durango Crew vs Santa Fe Limited
2012 Kia Sorento LX 2011 Kia Sportage LX Sorento LX vs Sportage LX
2012 Kia Sorento SX 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Sorento SX vs Traverse LTZ
2012 Kia Sorento 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Sorento vs Santa Fe
2012 Kia Sorento 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Sorento vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2012 Kia Sorento SX 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Sorento SX vs CX-9 Grand Touring

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