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2012 Kia Sorento
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2012 Kia Sorento Pricing and Specs

Price Guide
$16,994*

The Kia Sorento 2012 prices range from $11,635 for the basic trim level SUV Sorento SLi (4x4) to $24,990 for the top of the range SUV Sorento Platinum (4x4).

The Kia Sorento 2012 is available in Diesel and Regular Unleaded Petrol.

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Kia Sorento Models SPECS PRICE
Platinum (4x4) 2.2LDiesel6 speed automatic $14,600 – 20,570
Platinum Global Circuit (4x4) 2.2LDiesel6 speed automatic $14,800 – 20,900
Si (4x2) 3.5LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $9,300 – 14,080
Si (4x4) 2.2LDiesel6 speed automatic $11,400 – 16,720
Si (4x4) 2.2LDiesel6 speed manual $10,900 – 15,950
SLi (4x2) 3.5LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $11,200 – 16,500
SLi (4x4) 2.2LDiesel6 speed automatic $13,400 – 19,360
SLi Global Circuit (4x4) 2.2LDiesel6 speed automatic $14,700 – 20,790

Kia Sorento 2012 FAQs

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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