Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2012 Kia Sorento vs 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Kia Sorento Change
2012 Chevrolet Equinox Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 2WD 4-Door I4 Base
Switch Style

Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

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
FWD 4-Door LS
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,530
$22,353
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,250
$23,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$392 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line 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. A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 142.5 99.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 39.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 40.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.7 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.5 63.7
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) 37.0 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (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) 11.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type Pwr Power
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 - 12.6 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.7 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMU
Front Tire Size P235/65R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QMU
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R17 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1650 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3571 3777
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.3 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4/147
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System NA Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 169 @ 3750 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 32
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.70 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.90 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 4.48
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Kia Sorento Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 7.2
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
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.