Compare 2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2012 Dodge Journey vs 2012 Kia Sorento

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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2012 Dodge Journey
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2012 Kia Sorento
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
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AWD 4-Door Crew
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Journey AWD 4-Door Crew 16 24 $28,595 $29,995
Journey AWD 4-Door R/T 16 24 $30,251 $31,795
Journey AWD 4-Door SXT 16 24 $25,283 $26,395
Journey FWD 4-Door American Value Pkg 19 26 $18,855 $18,995
Journey FWD 4-Door Crew 17 25 $26,939 $28,195
Journey FWD 4-Door R/T 17 25 $28,595 $29,995
Journey FWD 4-Door SE 19 26 $18,855 $18,995
Journey FWD 4-Door SXT 19 26 $22,155 $22,995
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2WD 4-Door I4 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 Base 20 27 $20,530 $21,250
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 21 30 $24,595 $25,950
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,490 $27,950
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,110 $24,950
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $31,125 $33,150
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 21 27 $26,205 $27,650
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 27 $24,495 $25,350
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $28,100 $29,650
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $25,750 $26,650
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $32,720 $34,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,016
$28,595
$20,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,280
$29,995
$21,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$421 / month
$500 / month
$354 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. Practical without being too prim, the 2012 Dodge Journey cuts an interesting figure and spans the gulf between compact crossovers and family-grade SUVs. 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
20 mpg 16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.9 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.8 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.8 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 33.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.8 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 99.6 142.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 54.4 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 57.5 59.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA -
Third Head Room (in)
- NA -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA -
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 - TBD - 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 192.4 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.6 67.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 62.3 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 113.8 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 72.2 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 61.8 63.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 67.6 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 39.6 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.78 12.0 x 0.5 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.9 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 21.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.5 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.0 35.7
Steering Type
Variable pwr assist Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55R19 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ TWV NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55R19 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ TWV NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 375 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2500 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 250 165
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 4238 3571
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 10.6 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 283 @ 6350 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 260 @ 4400 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LEA ERB NA
Displacement
2.4/147 3.6L/220 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.21 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.84 1.93
Trans Order Code
MX0 DG2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.16 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45 up/1.57 down 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.12 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.28 1.70
Trans Type
6 6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Dodge Journey Kia Sorento
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.6 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 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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