Kia Sorento 2012
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.
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Kia Sorento 2012 Price and Specs
|Kia Sorento Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Platinum (4x4)||SUV||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$12,800||$18,480|
|Platinum Global Circuit (4x4)||SUV||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$14,800||$20,900|
|Si (4x2)||SUV||3.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$9,200||$13,860|
|Si (4x4)||SUV||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$10,700||$15,730|
Kia Sorento 2012 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Sorento 2012 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Kia Sorento 2012: Regular V6 oil changes?
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.Show more
Kia Sorento 2012: Can the alternator run a 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."Show more
Kia Sorento 2012: Turning off overdrive for towing?
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."Show more