Compare 2012 Kia Sorento vs 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Kia Sorento
2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,530
$24,016
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,250
$25,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$421 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 4WD 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 QYZ
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYZ
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P225/65R17
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 3926
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 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
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 - 3.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
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 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
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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