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