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)
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)
Available 2.4L GDI engine