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
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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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,530
$23,098
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,250
$24,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$410 / 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 Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.0
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)
142.5 101.5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 54.5
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 61.6
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 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.0 37.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 37.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P225/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P225/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 3365
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Honda CR-V
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
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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