2011 Jeep
Patriot Latitude X
vs. 2012 Kia
Sorento LX

2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X

9.7

starting from

$22,945

Reasons to buy the Jeep Patriot Latitude X

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Keyless entry
Standard
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.2"
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Leather
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Power seats
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2012 Kia Sorento LX

7.8

Runner-up

Kia Sorento LX

starting from

$26,150
"Drives well."
edmunds.com | talking about the Sorento's transmission
"Elegantly simple dashboard layout."
edmunds.com | talking about the Sorento's controls

Reasons to buy the Kia Sorento LX

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Average cargo space
72.5 ft3
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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More airbags
6
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Winner: Patriot Latitude X
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Patriot Latitude X; not available on the Sorento LX
  • Leather comes standard on the Patriot Latitude X; the Sorento LX only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Patriot Latitude X's power seats; not available on the Sorento LX
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2012 Kia Sorento LX Winner: Sorento LX
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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
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Underpowered
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 9.7 vs 7.8

Luxury Features

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Patriot Latitude X
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X
2012 Kia Sorento LX Kia
Sorento LX
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Patriot Latitude X's power seats; not available on the Sorento LX
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Patriot Latitude X; not available on the Sorento LX
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Patriot Latitude X; the Sorento LX only offers cloth seats

Cost

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Patriot Latitude X
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X
2012 Kia Sorento LX Kia
Sorento LX
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MSRP $22,945 vs $26,150 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 23 mpg vs 21 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Sorento LX's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Patriot Latitude X's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Sorento LX's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Patriot Latitude X's warranty is very limited

Crash Test Ratings

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Patriot Latitude X
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X
2012 Kia Sorento LX Kia
Sorento LX
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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

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Patriot Latitude X
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X
2012 Kia Sorento LX Kia
Sorento LX
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0-60 mph 9.6 seconds vs 10.3 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 142 ft vs 140 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 17.4 s @ 83 mph vs 17.7 s @ 79 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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Patriot Latitude X
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X
2012 Kia Sorento LX Kia
Sorento LX
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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 4 vs 6 The Sorento LX has a good number of airbags, but the Patriot Latitude X does not (missing Side, 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

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Patriot Latitude X
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X
2012 Kia Sorento LX Kia
Sorento LX
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Horsepower 172 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 191 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Sorento LX has more gears and the Patriot Latitude X is OK, too
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Sorento LX's semi-automatic transmission and the Patriot Latitude X's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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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 18.6 lb/hp vs 20.6 lb/hp The Patriot Latitude X has OK performance while the Sorento LX gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Sorento LX has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.6 ft vs 35.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Patriot Latitude X
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X
2012 Kia Sorento LX Kia
Sorento LX
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Passengers 5 vs 7 The Sorento LX has lots of passenger seats and the Patriot Latitude X is OK, too
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Cargo space 54.2 ft3 vs 72.5 ft3 The Sorento LX has OK cargo room, while the Patriot Latitude X has very little
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front seats 52.3 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The Sorento LX has average-sized front seats, while the Patriot Latitude X is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 925 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 Optional vs Not Available The Patriot Latitude X offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Sorento LX
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Cupholders 2 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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Patriot Latitude X
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2012 Kia Sorento LX Kia
Sorento LX
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Number of speakers 4 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 No 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 Patriot Latitude X; no amount of money can buy it on the Sorento LX

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