Compare 2012 Honda CR-V vs 2012 Kia Sorento

2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Kia Sorento
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
4WD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
4WD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
4WD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
4WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
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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
$21,132
$20,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,495
$21,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$354 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. 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
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.1 142.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 59.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 67.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 63.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.2 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
51.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.9 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 15.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 165
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3305 3571
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 7000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4400 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.70
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 1.03
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Kia Sorento
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
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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