Compare 2012 Buick Enclave vs 2012 Kia Sorento

2012 Buick Enclave
2012 Kia Sorento
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $34,675 $36,500
FWD 4-Door Convenience 17 24 $35,549 $37,420
AWD 4-Door Base 16 22 $36,575 $38,500
AWD 4-Door Convenience 16 22 $37,449 $39,420
FWD 4-Door Leather 17 24 $38,380 $40,400
AWD 4-Door Leather 16 22 $40,280 $42,400
FWD 4-Door Premium 17 24 $41,576 $43,765
AWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $43,476 $45,765
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2WD 4-Door I4 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Base 20 27 $20,530 $21,250
2WD 4-Door I4 LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
2WD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,110 $24,950
AWD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 27 $24,495 $25,350
2WD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 21 30 $24,595 $25,950
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $25,750 $26,650
AWD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 21 27 $26,205 $27,650
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,490 $27,950
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $28,100 $29,650
2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $31,125 $33,150
AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $32,720 $34,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,675
$20,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,500
$21,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$354 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of the most user-friendly, luxurious, and distinctive crossovers available, the 2012 Buick Enclave is some of GM's best styling work. With the right size, the right gas-mileage numbers, and the right standard features, the 2012 Kia Sorento is an easy recommendation in the crossover class.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 56.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.0 142.5
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.2
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 67.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.1 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 183.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.3 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
65.9 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
115.0 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.5 NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.0 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65SR18 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QLW NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1650
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4780 3571
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3400 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6300 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.74 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.70
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.93
Trans Order Code
MY9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Enclave Kia Sorento
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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