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2012 Kia Sorento Trims

Base

Avg. Price: $18,767

The 2012 Kia Sorento Base compact crossover vehicle receives new YES-Essentials cloth seat fabric, which has anti-bacterial and anti-soil properties. It joins such standard features as Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel with integrated audio controls and a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio and auxiliary and USB input jacks. In addition, an EcoMinder Indicator helps owners drive more efficiently, and the 40/20/40-split second-row seat includes an armrest with a cup holder. Air conditioning, a trip computer, cruise control and power windows and door locks are among the Sorento Base's other standard features.

Power for the 5-passenger, front-wheel-drive Sorento Base comes from a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which produces 175 hp and 169 lb-ft of torque. It links to a 6-speed manual transmission and posts fuel economy numbers of 21/29 mpg. Outside, the Sorento Base displays such features as a rounded nose, a distinctive grille, wraparound headlights, an angled roof line and power side mirrors. Standard safety features include 6 airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, Hill Assist Control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and downhill brake control. The Kia Sorento Base rides on 17-inch wheels.

EX

Avg. Price: $23,259

The Kia Sorento EX compact crossover vehicle receives a new powerplant for 2012, as well as new cloth upholstery and a new UVO voice-activated infotainment system. The new 2.4-liter 4-cylinder GDI powerplant, which is actually an upgraded version of the Sorento's entry-level powerplant equipped with a cutting-edge direct-injection fuel system, produces 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. It links to a 6-speed automatic transmission with a Sportmatic manual-shift feature and posts fuel economy numbers of 22/32 mpg. Standard safety features include electronic stability control, traction control, Hill Assist Control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and downhill brake control, as well as 6 airbags.

The Sorento EX now comes equipped with YES-Essentials cloth seat fabric, which has anti-bacterial and anti-soil properties. It also receives Kia's new UVO infotainment system, which provides hands-free connectivity with smartphones and other wireless devices, similar to Ford's SYNC system. In addition, the EX receives a number of features not found on lower-end trims, including a power-adjustable driver's seat, automatic climate control, push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a backup camera and an outside temperature display, as well as such options as leather upholstery and navigation. Other standard features include remote keyless entry, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, a trip computer, a 40/20/40-split second-row seat, power windows and door locks and an EcoMinder Indicator, which helps owners drive more efficiently. A 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system includes Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio and auxiliary and USB input jacks. Outside, standard features include automatic wraparound headlights, foglights, roof rails, a rear spoiler and heated exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals. Owners can also add new optional power folding mirrors. The Sorento EX rides on 18-inch wheels with a hyper finish.

EX AWD

Avg. Price: $22,574

The 2012 Kia Sorento EX AWD compact crossover vehicle comes equipped with the automaker's full-time AWD system, which evenly distributes torque to all 4 wheels at low speeds or in inclement weather conditions. It channels power from a new 2.4-liter 4-cylinder GDI powerplant, which delivers 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The engine connects to a 6-speed automatic transmission with the Sportmatic manual-shift feature and posts fuel economy numbers of 21/28 mpg. Electronic stability control, traction control, Hill Assist Control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and downhill brake control all come standard, along with 6 airbags.

The Sorento EX AWD receives a number of new standard features for 2012, including YES-Essentials cloth seat upholstery, which has anti-bacterial and anti-soil properties, and the automaker's new UVO infotainment system, which provides hands-free connectivity with smartphones and other wireless devices. Upscale features on the EX AWD include a power-adjustable driver's seat, automatic climate control, push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an outside temperature display and a backup camera. Owners can also add such options as leather upholstery and navigation. Remote keyless entry, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, a trip computer, a 40/20/40-split second-row seat and power windows and door locks also come standard, along with an EcoMinder Indicator, which helps owners drive more efficiently. Kia also includes a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio and auxiliary and USB input jacks. Standard exterior features include automatic wraparound headlights, foglights, roof rails, a rear spoiler and heated exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals. New optional power folding mirrors are also available for 2012. The Sorento EX AWD rides on 18-inch wheels with a hyper finish.

LX

Avg. Price: $18,592

The 2012 Kia Sorento LX compact crossover vehicle comes equipped with a number of standard features not found on the Base trim, including heated exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals and a 6-speed automatic transmission with a Sportmatic manual-shift feature. Kia also offers an available 50/50-split third-row seat, which expands passenger capacity to 7. In addition, the 5-passenger LX gets new YES-Essentials cloth seat fabric, which has anti-bacterial and anti-soil properties. Remote keyless entry, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio control and a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth and auxiliary and USB input jacks are also included. An EcoMinder Indicator helps owners drive more efficiently, and the 40/20/40-split second-row seat includes an armrest with a cup holder. Air conditioning, a trip computer, cruise control and power windows and door locks are among the other standard features, while options include a Convenience Package with heated front seats and a backup camera with a rear-view-mirror display.

A 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine powers the front-wheel-drive Sorento LX. The engine generates 175 hp and 169 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy numbers with the 6-speed automatic check in at 21/29 mpg. Standard safety features include 6 airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, Hill Assist Control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and downhill brake control. Exterior features for the LX include a rounded nose, wraparound headlights and 17-inch wheels, in addition to the heated mirrors.

LX 4WD

Avg. Price: $20,437

The 2012 Kia Sorento LX 4WD compact crossover vehicle provides optimal traction on all types of road surfaces, thanks to its full-time 4WD system, which evenly distributes torque to all 4 wheels at low speeds or in inclement weather conditions. It works in conjunction with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which delivers 175 hp and 169 lb-ft of torque. The engine mates to a 6-speed automatic transmission with a Sportmatic manual-shift feature and posts fuel economy numbers of 21/27 mpg. Six airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, Hill Assist Control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and downhill brake control are among the standard safety features.

Outside, the Sorento LX 4WD displays such exterior features as wraparound headlights, 17-inch wheels and heated exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals. Inside, the 5-passenger LX 4WD gets new YES-Essentials cloth seat fabric, which has anti-bacterial and anti-soil properties. It joins such standard features as remote keyless entry, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio control and a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth and auxiliary and USB input jacks. An EcoMinder Indicator helps owners drive more efficiently, while the 40/20/40-split second-row seat includes an armrest with a cup holder. Air conditioning, a trip computer, cruise control and power windows and door locks are among the other standard features, while options include a Convenience Package with heated front seats and a backup camera with a rear-view-mirror display.

LX V6

Avg. Price: $19,764

The 2012 Kia Sorento LX V6 compact crossover vehicle delivers improved performance over the Sorento's lower-end trims, thanks to its 3.5-liter V6 engine, which pumps out 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. The V6 links to the 6-speed automatic transmission with a Sportmatic manual-shift feature and posts fuel economy numbers of 20/26 mpg. Safety features for the LX V6 include electronic stability control, traction control, Hill Assist Control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and downhill brake control, as well as 6 airbags.

Inside, the Sorento LX V6 receives new YES-Essentials cloth seat fabric, which has anti-bacterial and anti-soil properties. It improves a standard equipment list that also includes remote keyless entry, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio control and a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio and auxiliary and USB input jacks. An EcoMinder Indicator helps owners drive more efficiently, while the 40/20/40-split second-row seat includes an armrest with a cup holder. Air conditioning, a trip computer, cruise control and power windows and door locks are among the other standard features. Options include a Convenience Package with heated front seats and a backup camera. Outside, wraparound headlights and heated exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals are among the standard features. The Sorento LX V6 rides on 17-inch wheels.

SX

Avg. Price: $25,309

The top-of-the-line Kia Sorento SX compact crossover vehicle comes well-equipped with a number of upscale features for 2012, including leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated wood-trim steering wheel and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. Kia also includes a navigation system and a 10-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio and auxiliary and USB input jacks. Both front seats feature power adjustment, with the driver's seat getting memory settings. A new UVO infotainment system provides hands-free connectivity with smartphones and other wireless devices. Other standard features for the Sorento SX include automatic climate control, push-button start, a leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel and a backup camera, as well as remote keyless entry and a leather-wrapped shift knob. An EcoMinder Indicator helps owners drive more efficiently.

Power for the Sorento SX comes from a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which produces 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The V6 links to the 6-speed automatic transmission with a Sportmatic manual-shift feature, and posts fuel economy numbers of 20/26 mpg. Standard safety features include electronic stability control, traction control, Hill Assist Control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and downhill brake control, as well as 6 airbags. Outside, the SX displays such features as automatic headlights, foglights, roof rails, a rear spoiler and heated exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals. Owners can also add optional power folding side mirrors, which are new for 2012. The Sorento SX rides on 18-inch wheels with a mirror finish.

SX 4WD

Avg. Price: $26,852

As the best equipped Sorento available for 2012, the Kia Sorento SX 4WD compact crossover vehicle includes such standard features as navigation, leather upholstery and Kia's new UVO infotainment system, as well as standard full-time all-wheel drive. The 4WD system provides optimal stability in all types of driving situations by evenly distributing torque to all 4 wheels at low speeds or in inclement weather conditions. It works in conjunction with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which generates 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The V6 links to the 6-speed automatic transmission with a Sportmatic manual-shift feature and posts fuel economy numbers of 18/24 mpg. Standard safety features include electronic stability control, traction control, Hill Assist Control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and downhill brake control, as well as 6 airbags.

Inside, the Sorento SX 4WD comes well-equipped with such upscale standard features as leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated wood-trim steering wheel and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, as well as a navigation system and a 10-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio and auxiliary and USB input jacks. Both front seats feature power adjustment, while the driver's seat gets memory settings. The new UVO infotainment system provides hands-free connectivity with smartphones and other wireless devices. Other standard features for the Sorento SX 4WD include automatic climate control, push-button start, a leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel and a backup camera, as well as remote keyless entry and a leather-wrapped shift knob. In addition, an EcoMinder Indicator helps owners drive more efficiently. Outside, the SX AWD displays such features as automatic headlights, foglights, roof rails, a rear spoiler and heated exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signals. Owners can also add new optional power folding side mirrors for 2012. The Sorento SX 4WD rides on 18-inch wheels with a mirror finish.