Sunday, July 29, 2012

The 2012 Kia Sorento - A Safe And Practical Crossover SUV

The 2012 Kia Sorento is an affordable midsize crossover SUV with an emphasis on affordability, safety and functionality. This SUV is available in a total of 6 trim levels; the base LX, LX V6, EX, EX V6, and top of the line SX V6. The Sorento has evolved dramatically throughout the years; the first model was released in 2002. It was redesigned in 2009 with a revamped grille.

The base model sports a V4 2.4 Liter engine with a total output of 175 HP. Buyers who want a more powerful ride can opt for the V6 model 3.5 Liter engine with 276 HP. Gas mileage for the V4 model stands at 22 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the freeway. The base model is more than sufficient for every day driving. In addition, this versatile SUV also has towing capacity, the four cylinder model can tow up to 1650 pounds.

Standard features include Bluetooth compatibility, audio control functions mounted on the steering wheel and a trial subscription to satellite radio. Top of the line safety features include air bags, electronic stability control, brake assist and traction control. The base model is appointed with cloth seats and while the EX comes with leather seating.

The top of the line SX V6 model comes with standard amenities including a premium infotainment system and an upgraded audio system with ten speakers. Additional options that can be included at additional cost include a rearview camera, a sunroof, navigation system, 18 " wheels, push button start and parking sensors. Accessories available for the Sorento include mud gards, a rear bumper protector and a roof cargo attachment.

The Sorento is versatile when it comes to cargo space. 9.1 cubic feet of space is available with all seats in use which can be expanded to an ample 72.5 cubic feet with the third row folded down. When it comes to safety ratings, the Sorento scored "good" on four different tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety including front offset test, side impact, rear crash protection and roof strength. The 20122 model also received top scored from the European New Car Assessment Program in safety as well as the title of "Top Safety Pick" by the IIHS.

Given its low price, strong emphasis on safety and functionality, the 2012 Sorento would be suitable for families or anyone looking for a safe and stylish crossover SUV.

Kia Dodge City offers a large selection of new and used cars at low prices. Take a look at our brand New Kia Wichita inventory for 2012 and 2013. We also offer parts and services.

No comments:

Post a Comment