Used 2012 Kia Sorento

2012 Kia Sorento
List price range
$6,933 - $17,386

2012 Highlights

Fresh from last year's redesign, the Kia Sorento gains a few more upgrades for 2012. Topping the list is a new, optional four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection for more power and better fuel economy. Also new are a ventilated driver seat, stain-resistant seat fabric and Kia's "Uvo" voice-activated control interface.

Pros

  • Plentiful standard features
  • decent-size third-row seat, sporty handling
  • optional fuel-efficient four-cylinder
  • optional punchy V6
  • long warranty.

Cons

  • Suspension tuning is a bit too firm
  • five-passenger model lacks a sliding second-row seat.

Used 2012 Kia Sorento for Sale

Kia Sorento 2012 SX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
77,758 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
SX
List$15,491
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 LX 4dr SUV w/Convenience Pkg (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
106,046 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
LX
List$8,477
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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This 2012 Kia Sorento LX is offered to you for sale by DARCARS Pre-Owned Fairfax. This Kia includes%3A PACIFIC BLUE WHEEL LOCKS %28PIO%29 Wheel Locks CONVENIENCE PKG Fog Lamps Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Rear Parking Aid Back-Up Camera Heated Front Seat%28s%29 AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/HOMELINK Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Universal Garage Door Opener BLACK CROSS BARS Luggage Rack 1ST/2ND ROW CARPETED FLOOR MATS %28PIO%29 Floor Mats GRAY, SEAT TRIM %2ANote - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.%2A When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. This Kia Sorento LX defines excellence in an SUV. It has the convenience of limitless boundaries paired with city sophistication. More information about the 2012 Kia Sorento%3A The new Sorento is sized between more compact crossover models like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 and mid-size models such as the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. The RAV4 is a little more maneuverable than the larger vehicles while offering just as much practical space. The Sorento, completely redesigned in 2011, offers more passenger space and more cargo space than last year's model, while its modern engine lineup is both more powerful and more fuel-efficient. Kia says that the V6's 276-horsepower output is best-in-class, and fuel economy on the 4-cylinder Sorento are among the best in this category. The Sorento's strong warranty--ten years or 100,000 miles for powertrain and five years or 60,000 miles basic warranty, and five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance--also help make this a strong choice for families. Interesting features of this model are utility and cargo-friendliness, available third-row seat, roomy interior, standard tech features, Just-right size, and comfortable ride CALL US NOW AT 703-385-0500, OUR WHOLESALE PRICES GIVE YOU THE BEST DEAL IN THE MARKET . ALL TYPES OF FINANCING AVAILABLE. REPO, BANKRUPTCY .see sales associate for details. Shop Online 24/7 %40DARCARS.COM Prices exclude tax, tags, and %2524499 processing charge. %2ANote - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.%2A 17' x 7.0' painted alloy wheels,1ST/2ND ROW CARPETED FLOOR MATS %28PIO%29,2.4L DOHC GDI dual CVVT 16-valve I4 engine,3-point seat belts in all positions w/front pretensioners,4-wheel anti-lock brakes,6-speed automatic transmission w/OD Sportmatic,AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc%3A auxiliary input jack USB port,AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/HOMELINK,BLACK CROSS BARS,Bluetooth hands-free link,Body-color heated pwr mirrors -inc%3A integrated turn signals,CONVENIENCE PKG,Downhill brake control,Dual advanced front airbags -inc%3A passenger occupancy sensor,Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors,EcoMinder indicator,Electronic brake force distribution w/brake assist,Electronic stability control w/traction control,Energy-absorbing steering column,Fixed rear wiper,Front active headrests,Front seat-mounted air bags,Front wheel drive,Front/rear crumple zones,Front/rear pwr outlets,Front/rear stabilizer bars,Full-length side curtain airbags,GRAY SEAT TRIM,Height-adjustable front seatbelts,Hill assist control,Hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering,Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs,Independent multi-link rear suspension,Lower anchors & tethers for children %28LATCH%29,Manual air conditioning,P235/65R17 tires,PACIFIC BLUE,Privacy glass,Pwr door locks,Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes,Pwr windows w/driver one-touch auto up/down,Rear center armrest w/cup holder,Rear child safety door locks,Rear map pockets,Rear window defroster,Remote keyless entry,Side impact door beams,Tilt & telescopic steering wheel -inc%3A audio cruise Bluetooth controls,Tire pressure monitoring system,Tricot cloth front bucket seats -inc%3A YES essentials fabric treatment,Trip computer,Variable intermittent front windshield wipers,WHEEL LOCKS %28PIO%29
Kia Sorento 2012 EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
89,269 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
EX
List$12,491
Est.Loan: $233/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 LX 4dr SUV w/Convenience Pkg (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
70,606 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
LX
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***LOW MILEAGE, HEATED SEATS.................2012 KIA SORENTO SUV, GRAY WITH A CHARCOAL INTERIOR, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, AND MIRRORS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, AUX, HEATED SEATS, PARKTRONIC, ROOFRACK, TINTED GLASS, TRACTION CONTROL, ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 70K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Kia Sorento 2012 LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
101,287 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
LX
List$9,599
Est.Loan: $179/mo
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Clean Carfax, One Owner! Tons of SUV for the price!! Nicely equipped with Bluetooth, Cruise Control, 17' Alloy Wheels, Keyless Entry, and much much more. Don't miss out on this great condition Sorento, come by and see it while it lasts. You can't beat this price!
Kia Sorento 2012
131,244 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
LX
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
154,045 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
EX
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 LX 4dr SUV w/Convenience Pkg (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
94,958 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
LX
Motor World
26.4 mi away
List$9,499
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
140,674 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
EX
List$10,495
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 LX 4dr SUV w/Convenience Pkg (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
107,847 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
LX
List$8,880
Est.Loan: $166/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
109,320 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
LX
Potomac Auto
31 mi away
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 LX 4dr SUV w/Convenience Pkg (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
55,890 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
LX
(4)
Passport BMW
33.6 mi away
List$11,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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LOW MILES - 55,733! Bluetooth, CD Player, iPod/MP3 Input, Alloy Wheels, Satellite Radio.KEY FEATURES INCLUDESatellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, CD Player, Aluminum Wheels.BUY FROM AN AWARD WINNING DEALERPassport BMW is your full service dealer for new BMW and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and serves Washington DC, Suitland, Waldorf, Alexandria, and all of the VA and MD Washington DC Metro Area. All pricing is inclusive of rebates and incentives and is plus tax, tags, government fees, freight (new cars) and a dealer service fee of $300 (not required by law). See center for details. Experience The Ultimate Driving Machine today! Full Or Scheduled Maintenance MAY Be Available. Check With Center For Details .Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.Using CARFAX vehicle history reports every used vehicle's title can be researched against an extensive database. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports include title information (including salvaged or junked titles) flood damage history total loss accident history odometer readings lemon history number of owners accident indicators (such as airbag deployments) state emissions inspection results service records and vehicle use (taxi rental lease etc.). This high level of consumer protection allows you to choose and purchase any of our quality vehicles with the confidence you deserve. Note CARFAX records may be incomplete and there may also be delays in reporting information. Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open manufacturer recalls for a vehicle from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall website https//vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
Kia Sorento 2012 LX 4dr SUV w/Convenience Pkg (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
127,588 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
LX
(1)
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$10,998
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
132,305 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
LX
List$14,695
Est.Loan: $274/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
96,000 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
EX
A2Z Auto Group
36.8 mi away
List$13,999
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
58,176 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
LX
List$13,900
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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Kia Sorento 2012 EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
89,430 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
EX
List$13,999
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Great MPG: 26 MPG Hwy*** A winning value!!! Climb into this able Sorento and experience the kind of driving excitment that keeps you smiling all the way home... Optional equipment includes: EX V6 Premium Package, Side Steps, Black Rear Bumper Protector, Cargo Net...
Kia Sorento 2012 SX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
113,566 miles
Used 2012
Kia Sorento
SX
(1)
Auto Chiefs
45 mi away
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

No longer simply just a good value, the 2012 Kia Sorento is now an excellent pick for a small or midsize crossover SUV.

vehicle overview

The redesign of the Kia Sorento last year signaled the automaker's intent to take on the big nameplates with its crossover SUV. Starting with a switch to carlike unibody construction, the Sorento delivered the ride and comforts that Americans have come to expect from crossover utility vehicles. With the 2012 Sorento, Kia continues its determined effort with an impressive starting price that pits the Sorento squarely against crossover all-stars like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

The Sorento's most obvious advantage is its near-midsize dimensions, since it's actually long enough for a third-row seat that adults can use. In comparison, the RAV4's third row is strictly for kids and the CR-V doesn't even offer one. It's worth noting that the vast majority of buyers typically move up to a vehicle larger than this if they really need a crossover with a functional third row. But if you want something that's still modest in size, the Kia Sorento works out nicely.

Like a lot of its competition, the 2012 Kia Sorento comes with a choice of four- or six-cylinder power. The base four-cylinder is merely adequate, tasked as it is with moving 3,600 pounds of crossover with just 175 horsepower. For the 2012 Sorento, though, Kia offers an additional choice in the form of a new direct-injection four-cylinder good for 191 hp. Fuel economy is also up with this engine, and it's capable of delivering an impressive EPA-rated 30 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, the 3.5-liter V6 continues on, a better choice for drivers who carry kids, pets and stuff on a daily basis.

Overall, the 2012 Kia Sorento is an impressive effort. Thanks to its engine lineup and enhanced feature content, it competes with its more familiar rivals on performance, not just price. Nevertheless, we suggest shopping around, since the Chevrolet Equinox, Dodge Journey and Subaru Forester are all worth a look, as are the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, which are the traditional favorites. But we recommend the 2012 Kia Sorento without hesitation; it's a testament to how far this automaker has come in just a few years.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Kia Sorento is a crossover SUV offered in four trim levels: base, LX, EX and the sporty SX. A third-row 50/50-split-folding seat with room for two is optional on the LX and four-cylinder EX, and standard on the EX V6 and SX.

The base model comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, air-conditioning, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping multifunction steering wheel, a trip computer, Bluetooth connectivity and a CD sound system with satellite radio, an iPod adapter and an auxiliary audio jack.

Moving up to the LX nets a six-speed automatic transmission, body-colored heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals and a second-row armrest. Optional for the LX is the Convenience package, which includes the more powerful four-cylinder engine for front-wheel-drive models, foglamps, roof rails, rear parking sensors, heated front seats and a back-up camera with a rearview-mirror-mounted display. The Convenience package for LX V6 models includes the third-row seat.

The EX starts with the LX's equipment and adds 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition/entry, rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control (with rear air-conditioning on V6 models), a power driver seat (with power lumber support), a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and Kia's Uvo voice-activated electronics interface (it's similar to Ford's Sync).

For the EX, opting for the Premium Plus package gets you power-folding outside mirrors, leather seating, heated front seats, a power front passenger seat, a hard-drive-based navigation system, a rearview camera and a 10-speaker Infinity surround-sound audio system with digital music storage. For the EX V6, this equipment is pretty much split up between the Premium and Limited packages. A panoramic sunroof and a ventilated driver seat also come with these optional packages.

The SX is similar to the EX V6 fitted with the Premium and Limited packages. It comes with more aggressive exterior styling details, a sport-tuned suspension and unique metallic interior trim. The panoramic sunroof is optional.

performance & mpg

A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 175 hp and 169 pound-feet of torque comes standard on base and LX trim levels. A direct-injected version of the same engine is rated at 191 hp and 181 lb-ft, and it's optional on the LX and standard on the EX. The base model has a six-speed manual transmission, while all others come with a six-speed automatic.

Front-wheel drive is standard across the board, while LX and EX models can be had with all-wheel drive. The AWD system also offers an available locking center differential to improve low-speed traction in icy or off-road situations.

In Edmunds performance testing, the base four-cylinder accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 9.9 seconds, one of the slower times in the class. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined with the front-wheel-drive automatic. All-wheel-drive models drop fuel economy to 20/26/22. Fuel economy for the direct-injected four-cylinder is rated at 21/30/24 with front-wheel drive, and 21/27/23 with all-wheel drive.

Optional on LX and EX models and standard on the SX is a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. It's offered only with the six-speed automatic and gets the Sorento from zero to 60 mph in an impressive 7.4 seconds, one of the quicker times in the class. Fuel economy with front-wheel drive is 20/26/22, while all-wheel drive gets 18/24/20.

safety

The 2012 Kia Sorento comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control, hill-start assist, hill descent control, front active head restraints, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags that cover only the first and second rows. In Edmunds brake testing, both four- and six-cylinder Sorentos stopped from 60 mph in 120 feet, a very good result for this class.

In government safety testing, the Sorento earned four stars (out of a possible five) for overall protection, with a four-star rating being awarded for both frontal and side-impact protection. The Sorento also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top score of "Good" for frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests.

driving

The 2012 Kia Sorento's base 2.4-liter engine feels punchy enough around town and with light loads, but struggles a bit with extra passengers and cargo. The extra power generated from the new direct-injected four-cylinder helps, and we suspect the majority of buyers will be happy with this midlevel choice. Buyers who regularly ferry passengers and cargo are better served by the strong and smooth 3.5-liter V6.

At highway speed, the Sorento's cabin remains impressively isolated from both road and wind noise. We're also impressed with the Sorento's handling ability and its direct response to steering inputs; this is one of the more enjoyable small family crossovers to drive. The ride quality should suit most folks, but we've found it gets harsh when the Sorento is driven over potholes or similarly broken pavement.

interior

The design and materials quality of the Sorento's interior competes with the best in its class, with a restrained but sophisticated look. Dashboard plastics, though hard to the touch, look good, while audio and climate controls and the rest of the switchgear are intuitive and feel substantial. Kia's new Uvo also works very well. Based on the same technology as Ford's Sync system, it allows drivers to control various functions by voice command, including their MP3 players and cell phones.

The front seats provide plenty of comfort for long trips and provide the type of commanding view of the road that crossover buyers want. The second-row seat accommodates two with ease and three in a pinch. It doesn't slide fore or aft without the optional third-row seat, making the Sorento less versatile than the Equinox, CR-V or RAV4. But the third-row seat does feature 50/50-split-folding seatbacks and enough room for taller passengers. With the rear seats folded, the Sorento can carry up to 72.5 cubic feet of cargo, about as much as a RAV4 or CR-V.


Top consumer reviews

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2012 Sorento SX AWD
wjozz5, 7/12/2011
Our current Sorento is our second SX AWD in 8 months. The first was a 2011 purchased in Nov. and exchanged under our states lemon law in June of 2011 for a 2012 SX AWD. Upon receipt of our new Sorento we noticed a few new features that were welcome improvements. The passenger side power seat, multiple temperature heated and cooled seats and seat/mirror memory are nice additions to a comfortably appointed interior. The cabin is quieter than our previous model. Overall performance and handling are unchanged from the previous year. In comparison to the Highlander and Edge, the Sorento is an exceptional performer. Fuel economy is great. We have high hopes this model will last more than 8 months.
Sorento 2012 LX 2.4 Front Wheel Drive
frjohn42, 5/23/2012
I have already driven my Sorento 2,000 miles in 6 weeks and I can say that its a very comfortable ride. Being a big person, 6ft 3in with a offensive lineman's build I am comfortable. I purchased the 4 cylinder front wheel drive, base model w/ convenience package, i.e. park assist on the mirror and auto dimming, remote start, heated seats, cargo net, cargo cover, sorento floor mats. I have been driving with the ac on most of the time and I have been getting about 21-22 miles per gallon city driving and about 25-26 on the highway.
We love this crossover!
kiafan, 9/15/2011
My husband and I leased our 2012 Sorento in July and it has been the nicest vehicle we have ever owned. We have had no problems whatsover but we have had it only 2 months! Still, it is fun to drive, comfortable, and quiet. The GPS system is easy to use and the Bluetooth works great. We were very fortunate in that we found a 4 cylinder front wheel drive model because we do not need AWD where we live, and we do not need 6 cyl. It doesn't "zip" onto the freeway but I use the manual shift for when I need a little extra power. The backup camera screen is very clear and has proven to be very helpful!
Worth the wait - best non-luxury mid-size SUV value
mhamm, 7/2/2011
I'd been waiting for some of the updates in the 2012 Sorento specifically the 4-cyl GDI engine lifted from the Optima rated at 191 HP and 22/32mpg - I don't know of another mid-size SUV that comes close. The other feature was the availability of the DFD shocks that make a big difference in the ride, which were originally only available on the SX model. Had the SUV 24-hours now and we are very pleased.
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
191 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
276 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
276 hp @ 6300 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.8%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 Kia Sorento Overview

The Used 2012 Kia Sorento is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV w/Convenience Pkg (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M).

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Save up to $695 on one of 32 Used 2012 Kia Sorento for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,933 as of08/14/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Kia Sorento trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Kia Sorento LX is priced between $6,933 and$14,695 with odometer readings between 52703 and143221 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Kia Sorento EX is priced between $9,995 and$17,386 with odometer readings between 39592 and154045 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Kia Sorento SX is priced between $11,995 and$16,922 with odometer readings between 67412 and113566 miles.

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