2012 Kia
Sedona LX
vs. 2012 Kia
Sorento LX

2012 Kia Sedona LX

9.9

Winner

Kia Sedona LX

starting from

$25,700

Reasons to buy the Kia Sedona LX

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Has 3 rows of seats
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Good cargo space
141.5 ft3
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Keyless entry
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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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More airbags
6
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Comparable turning radius
35.7 ft
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2012 Kia Sedona LX Winner: Sedona LX
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Sedona LX; not available on the Sorento LX
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2012 Kia Sorento LX Winner: Sorento LX
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  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 18 mpg
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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 offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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 9.9 vs 7.8

Luxury Features

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Sedona LX
2012 Kia Sedona LX
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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Sedona LX; not available on the Sorento LX
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Cost

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Sedona LX
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Sorento LX
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MSRP $25,700 vs $26,150 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 21 mpg The Sorento LX has great city mileage and the Sedona LX is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 60,000 mile Fantastic basic warranty
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 5 year Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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Sedona LX
2012 Kia Sedona LX
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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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Sedona LX
2012 Kia Sedona LX
2012 Kia Sorento LX Kia
Sorento LX
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0-60 mph 8.3 seconds vs 10.3 seconds The Sedona LX's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Sorento LX is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 144 ft vs 140 ft The Sorento LX's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Sedona LX is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.5 s @ 88 mph vs 17.7 s @ 79 mph The Sedona LX's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Sorento LX's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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Sedona LX
2012 Kia Sedona LX
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 5 vs 6 The Sorento LX has a good number of airbags, but the Sedona LX 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 None vs None

Performance

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Sedona LX
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Sorento LX
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Horsepower 271 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 191 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Sedona LX is of average power, but the Sorento LX is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for 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 16.1 lb/hp vs 20.6 lb/hp The Sedona LX has OK performance while the Sorento LX gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-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 39.6 ft vs 35.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Sedona LX
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Sorento LX
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Passengers 7 vs 7 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 528 miles vs 486 miles The Sedona LX has good highway range and the Sorento LX is reasonable
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Cargo space 141.5 ft3 vs 72.5 ft3 The Sedona LX has lots of cargo room and the Sorento LX is pretty good
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front seats 62.4 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The Sedona LX has roomy front seats and the Sorento LX is OK
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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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roof rails Standard vs Optional Active lifestyle? The Sedona LX's standard roof rails for extra storage are a nice perk.
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 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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Sedona LX
2012 Kia Sedona LX
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Sorento LX
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Number of speakers 8 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 Sedona LX; but it's not available at all on the Sorento LX

Other Vehicles to Consider

2012 Kia Sedona LX 2011 Toyota Sienna Sedona LX vs Sienna
2012 Kia Sedona LX 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger Crew Sedona LX vs Grand Caravan Passenger Crew
2012 Kia Sedona LX 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Sedona LX vs Santa Fe
2012 Kia Sedona LX 2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Sedona LX vs Town & Country Limited
2012 Kia Sorento LX 2011 Kia Sportage EX Sorento LX vs Sportage EX
2012 Kia Sorento LX 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Sorento LX vs Traverse LS
2012 Kia Sorento LX 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Sorento LX vs CX-9 Grand Touring
2012 Kia Sorento LX 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Sorento LX vs Santa Fe
2012 Kia Sorento LX 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Sorento LX vs Outback 2.5i Limited

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