2011 Jeep
Patriot
vs. 2012 Kia
Sorento

2011 Jeep Patriot

9.8

starting from

$16,745

Reasons to buy the Jeep Patriot

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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.1"
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Keyless entry
Optional
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Good city fuel efficiency
23 mpg
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Roof rails
Standard
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."
edmunds.com | talking about the Sorento's controls

Reasons to buy the Kia Sorento

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Front air conditioning
Standard
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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
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2011 Jeep Patriot Winner: Patriot
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  • You can pay to get keyless entry on the Patriot ; not available on the Sorento
Cost 9.6 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
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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  • Both Patriot and Sorento are sluggish relative to their competitors
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Underpowered
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 9.8 vs 7.8

Luxury Features

Jeep
Patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Optional vs Not Available Both offer keyless entry options
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Cost

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Patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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MSRP $16,745 vs $22,050 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 23 mpg vs 20 mpg The Patriot has great city mileage and the Sorento 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 Patriot '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 Patriot 's warranty is very limited

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot
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

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Patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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0-60 mph Unknown vs 10.3 seconds
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 140 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 17.7 s @ 79 mph
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Jeep
Patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot
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 4 vs 6 The Sorento has a good number of airbags, but the Patriot does not (missing Side, Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Drum vs Disc The Sorento has good brakes for high-performance driving
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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
2011 Jeep Patriot
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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Horsepower 158 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 175 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Sorento has more gears and the Patriot is OK, too
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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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 19.7 lb/hp vs 20.4 lb/hp Both Patriot and Sorento are sluggish relative to their competitors
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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 35.6 ft vs 35.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Jeep
Patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 54.2 ft3 vs 72.5 ft3 The Sorento has OK cargo room, while the Patriot has very little
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front seats 52.3 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The Sorento has average-sized front seats, while the Patriot 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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 2 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Not Available vs Standard On hot summer days, you'll melt in the Patriot , but the Sorento will get you around in comfort

Entertainment System

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Patriot
2011 Jeep Patriot
2012 Kia Sorento Kia
Sorento
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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 Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Patriot ; but it's not available at all on the Sorento

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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 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Sorento SX vs CX-9 Grand Touring
2012 Kia Sorento SX 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Sorento SX vs Traverse LTZ
2012 Kia Sorento LX 2011 Dodge Journey Crew Sorento LX vs Journey Crew

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