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Selected Style FWD 4-Door I4 GLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 GLS 20 28 $22,328 $23,225
FWD 4-Door V6 GLS 20 26 $24,133 $25,125
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 20 26 $24,915 $26,225
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 20 28 $25,630 $27,275
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 20 26 $27,443 $29,225
AWD 4-Door I4 GLS 20 25 $23,943 $24,925
AWD 4-Door V6 GLS 20 26 $25,748 $26,825
AWD 4-Door V6 SE 20 26 $26,701 $28,125
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 20 26 $29,024 $30,925
2WD 4-Door I4 Base
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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 EX 21 30 $24,595 $25,950
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,110 $24,950
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,490 $27,950
2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $31,125 $33,150
AWD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 27 $24,495 $25,350
AWD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 21 27 $26,205 $27,650
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $25,750 $26,650
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $28,100 $29,650
AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $32,720 $34,850
2WD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,328
$20,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,225
$21,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$354 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Still a great choice for families, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe has good safety scores and available V-6 power. 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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 59.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 56.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.3 142.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.6 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 184.1 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 67.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.4 74.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 78.2 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.2 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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) 11.89 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) 11.81 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.02 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R17 P235/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3725 3571
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 169 @ 3750 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
Transmission
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 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) 3.39 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64 1.93
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 3.77
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.70
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Hyundai Santa Fe Kia Sorento
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 8.3
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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