Compare 2012 Kia Sorento vs 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Kia Sorento
2012 Honda CR-V
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,530
$21,132
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,250
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
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
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.5 104.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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)
18.0 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 37.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P215/70SR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3571 3305
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
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 -
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
NA Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Honda CR-V
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
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
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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