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Kia Sorento 2012

The 2012 Kia Sorento range of configurations is currently priced from $10,500. Our most recent review of the 2015 Kia Sorento resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

The 2012 Kia Sorento carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Kia Sorento is also known as the Naza Sorento (Malaysia) and the Pyeonghwa Ppeokkuggi 2405 (North Korea) in markets outside Australia.

Kia Sorento 2012 Price and Specs

The Kia Sorento 2012 is currently available from $10,500 for the Sorento SLi (4x4) up to $23,990 for the Sorento Platinum (4x4).

Pricing guides

$15,863
Based on 66 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$10,500
Highest Price
$23,990
Kia Sorento Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Platinum (4x4) SUV 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $12,990 $23,990
Si (4x2) SUV 3.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO $11,995 $16,990
Si (4x4) SUV 2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $13,913 $19,999
Si (4x4) SUV 2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN $13,450 $19,999
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Kia Sorento 2012 Towing capacity

The Kia Sorento’s towing capacity ranges from 2000kg to 2500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Kia Sorento Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
SI (4X2) SUV 3.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 2000kg
SI (4X4) SUV 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 2000kg
SI (4X4) SUV 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 2500kg
SLI (4X2) SUV 3.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 2000kg
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Kia Sorento 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Sorento here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Kia Sorento V6 oil change

    It would seem it is a ploy for more income, but regular oil changes are vital in ensuring your engine remains in good health. Kia spokesman Kevin Hepworth told us that the Sorento servicing is generally 12-months/15,000 km, but there is a provision for a supplementary service, every 6-monthly/7500 km, when the vehicle is used in severe conditions. Severe conditions are highlighted in the service manual and generally they include prolonged high speed driving, extended towing, dusty conditions etc. Talk to your dealer if you're concerned that you might be operating in severe conditions, but it would seem that you're probably not, so sticking to the yearly servicing would seem to be the best course of action.

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  • Kia Sorento and cooler model TE 08

    We asked Kia and we were told the following: "The Engel thermoelectric cooler model TE 08 draws 4 amps per hour, so if the engine is running there should be no issue with the cooler. There is no issue with the warranty on the amp. If the cooler is used for extensive periods without the engine running then the battery will be on a constant draining/recharging cycle that could reduce the life of the battery."

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  • Kia Sorento overdrive

    We asked Kia for advice, which was "there is no overdrive as such in your car, it has just the six gears, and there is no lockout. The recommendation is that when towing you let the six-speed gearbox drive it as a full automatic and allow the gearbox to do its work. It is not recommended to use the manual mode to force gears to hold as there is a higher risk of overheating the gearbox. The exception to that rule is if the manual mode is used sensibly to help with engine braking on steep descents."

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Kia Sorento 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 Kia Sorento are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1885mm x 1745mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Kia Sorento 2012 Dimensions  include 1745mm height, 1885mm width, 4685mm length.
Kia Sorento Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
SI (4X2) SUV 1710x1885x4685 mm 184 mm
SI (4X2) SUV 1745x1885x4685 mm 184 mm
SI (4X4) SUV 1745x1885x4685 mm 184 mm
SI (4X4) SUV 1710x1885x4685 mm 184 mm
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Kia Sorento 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 Kia Sorento is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Kia Sorento currently offers fuel consumption from 6.6 to 10L/100km. The Kia Sorento is available with the following fuel types: Diesel and ULP.

Kia Sorento Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Platinum (4X4) SUV 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 7.3L/100km
Platinum (4X4) SUV 2.2L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 7.4L/100km
SI (4X2) SUV 3.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 9.8L/100km
SI (4X2) SUV 3.5L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 10L/100km
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Kia Sorento 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 Kia Sorento will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Kia Sorento vary from 17x7 inches to 19x7.5 inches.

Kia Sorento Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
SI (4X2) SUV 235x65 R17 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 17x7 inches
SI (4X4) SUV 235x65 R17 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 17x7 inches
SLI (4X2) SUV 235x60 R18 18x7 inches 235x60 R18 18x7 inches
SLI (4X4) SUV 235x60 R18 18x7 inches 235x60 R18 18x7 inches
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