Compare 2012 Toyota RAV4 vs 2012 Kia Sorento

2012 Toyota RAV4
2012 Kia Sorento
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FWD 4-Door I4 (GS)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
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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
$21,178
$20,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,650
$21,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
$354 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past. 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
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 56.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.2 142.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 63.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.4 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.0 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 -
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)
11.2 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)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3360 3571
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4000 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Trans Type
4 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.92 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.70
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Kia Sorento
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 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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