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  • 2012 Kia Sorento

    #6 in 2012 Affordable Midsize SUVs

  • 2012 Toyota Highlander

    #5 in 2012 Affordable Midsize SUVs

  • 2012 Nissan Murano

    #1 in 2012 Affordable Midsize SUVs

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $23,150
    • $28,240
    • $40,560
    • Avg. Paid
    • $9,410
    • $12,966
    • $13,849

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.2 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.4 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.5 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.1 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • Reliability
    • 4.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5
    • 5.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Good fuel economy
      • Composed handling
      • Great fuel economy with the base engine
      • Comfortable ride
      • Good maneuverability
      • Upscale cabin
      • Ample engine power
    • Cons
      • Cramped available third-row seat
      • Sluggish acceleration with base engine
      • Low safety score among 2012 affordable midsize SUVs

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I4 2.4L/144
    • Gas I4 2.7L/163
    • Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
    • MPG
    • 21 City / 30 Hwy
    • 20 City / 25 Hwy
    • 18 City / 23 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door
    • 4 Door
    • Sport Utility
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 106.3
    • 109.8
    • 111.2
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 183.9
    • 188.4
    • 189.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 74.2
    • 75.2
    • 74.1
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 67.3
    • 68.1
    • 68.1
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Privacy Glass
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Dual Moonroof
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Running Boards
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3845
    • 3946
    • 4250
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Front Performance
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    Towing
    • Trailer Hitch Receiver
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Keyless Start
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Luggage Rack
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Power Liftgate
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Reading Lamps
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Remote Engine Start
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Mirror Memory
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 7
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 142.5
    • 145.7
    • 104.8
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 39.2
    • 40.6
    • 38.3
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.3
    • 43.2
    • 43.6
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 59.3
    • 59.7
    • 59.6
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 56.3
    • 56.7
    • 54.8
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 39.2
    • 40.1
    • 38.1
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 37.6
    • 38.3
    • 36.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 58.7
    • 59.5
    • 58.7
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 55.9
    • 56.5
    • 55.4
    • Third Leg Room (in.)
    •  
    • 29.9
    •  
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
    • 72.5
    • 95.4
    • 64.0
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
    • 37.0
    • 42.3
    • 31.6
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 10.3
    •  
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Entertainment System
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Hard Disk Drive
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear A/C
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Leather Seats
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Additional Rear Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Heated Front Seats
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Rear Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Driver Lumbar
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Seat Memory
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Front Tow Hooks
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • All Wheel Drive
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Gas V6
    • Displacement
    • 2.4L/144
    • 2.7L/163
    • 3.5L/- TBD -
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 175 @ 6000
    • 187 @ 5800
    • 260 @ 6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 169 @ 3750
    • 186 @ 4100
    • 240 @ 4400
    • Transmission
    • Automatic w/manual shift
    • Automatic
    • Continuously Variable Ratio
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.7
    • 38.7
    • 39.4
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 21
    • 20
    • 18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 30
    • 25
    • 23
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 18.0
    • 19.2
    • 21.7
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Independent
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Independent
    • Multi-link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    • w/Coil Springs
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Continuously Variable Trans
    •  
    •  
    • Standard

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