2012 Kia Sorento gets UVO in-car entertainment system, 2.4L GDI

2012 Kia Sorento

The 2012 Kia Sorento has received some nice upgrades for the new model year. Most significant upgrades include Kia’s new UVO in-car hands-free entertainment system, new five-spoke hyper finish wheel design (on the EX model), the brand’s new 2.4L GDI 4-cylinder engine and a manual transmission.

The 2.4L GDI 4-cylinder in the 2012 Kia Sorento is good for making 200-hp as opposed to the outgoing 175-hp.

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Other new cool options for the 2012 Kia Sorento include the YES-Essentials seat treatment (integrated new anti-soiling, anti-static, and antibacterial fabric properties).

Hit the jump for the compete 2012 Kia Sorento specs.

2012 Kia Sorento – LX, EX, SX


  • Available power folding side mirrors
  • Added chromed dual pipe/muffler exhaust (GDI four-cylinder)
  • New five-spoke hyper finish wheel design (EX)
  • Added stainless step pad (SX)
  • Interior:

  • New YES-Essentials seat treatment (integrated new anti-soiling, anti-static, and antibacterial fabric properties)
  • Available UVO in-car hands-free entertainment and communication system package
  • Compass added to electrochromatic rear-view mirror and replaces back-up display (available with UVO only; back-up display moved to UVO display screen) (optional LX and EX)
  • Optional third row of seating (base LX V6; previously standard)
  • All trim sonar / back-up warning availability (optional LX; standard EX/SX)
  • Updated interior illumination (EX)
  • Added memory driver’s seat/four-way power passenger seat and ventilated and cooled seats (optional EX; standard SX)
  • Added three-position heated seat switch (optional LX and EX; standard SX)
  • Added heated and wood trim steering wheel, seat foot cover, coat hook and upgraded A/B-pillar trim from vinyl to cloth (SX)
  • Standard backup rear sonar (SX; previously not available for SX)
  • Mechanical:

  • Available 2.4L GDI engine
  • M/T available