2012 Kia Sorento is a car-based crossover platform with seating for up to seven in three rows. In the collection Kia Sorento sits above the Sportage compact crossover. In competition with crossover or smaller, which also offer a third row, as the Dodge Journey, Toyota RAV4 and Mitsubishi Outlander.
KIA Sorento is the brake pedal for rapid response to entry and has excellent feel, allows the driver to adjust the pressure and bring the Sorento with a smooth, drama without stopping each time. The pedal went a little soft after several miles of winding roads, but even when the chips were heated on a hot day, braking remained fairly faithful to perform an emergency stop.
One of our favorite activities on the Sorento, but its suspension tuning. Sharp impacts are not as well damped as they may be Sorento and bobs and sways a little more speed dips, but otherwise, this SUV offers an impressive blend of compliance and soothing playful handling capacity, a formula that Kia urge to extend it to other models in its range. The Sorento feels good tossable he walks tall, agile and sure-footed in all situations, solidly grounded and always ready to dance. Even better when driving fast on a winding road, the system stability control not in the beginning as it does on the Sportage, Optima and Forte. Consequently, the Sorento an absolute pleasure to drive, something that can not always be said of other Kia models.
Trim levels include LX, EX and SX. Four-cylinder and V-6 power is available. All-wheel drive is optional.
New in 2012
A more efficient 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine linked to the Sorento line-up.
Sorento rose lines, and the Acura-like headlights is a clear similarity, even in front of Forte and Optima sedans. Exterior features include:
Seventeen-inch wheels are standard
Fog lamps, rear spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels are optional
EX models have a new wheel design
The most powerful four-cylinder has dual exhaust tips
2012 Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover SUV available in two different engines, the standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 175 hp and 169 Nm of torque, and an optional V6 engine that produces 3.5-liter 276 hp and £ 248 Nm of torque. A 6-speed automatic can be combined with standard FWD or optional AWD EPA provides the range about 18 mpg city 32 mpg highway, depending on the choice of engine and transmission. Features include 18-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof rear LED tail lights, surround sound audio system, navigation system with rear camera display, the audio input jacks, start button, dual-zone, the seats leather, air-cooled driver seat and heated front seats. Hardening consists of an airbag module, a child seat locking system, ABS, electronic stability control, traction control, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, side door impact beams, and connections for monitoring tire pressure. KIA Sorento is behind the warranty 5-year/60 0.000 miles.