The KIA Sorento is offered in base, LX, EX, and the sporty SX trim levels. The midsize SUV offers a third row seat with 50/50 spilt folding which is standard on the SX and EX V6. The base model offers a number of useful features, most notably 17-inch alloy wheels and a six-speed manual transmission. The LX offers a six-speed automatic transmission, LED turn signals, and a second-row armrest. Consumers are also offered optional features such as rear parking sensors and backup camera, heated seats, and a powerful four-cylinder engine. The EX adds on to the LX version by offering features such as keyless ignition, rear-parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a voice-activated electronics interface that is competitive with Ford's version, which is called Sync. Additionally, consumers can get premium packages for the EX which includes features such as leather, heated seating and a 10-speaker Infinity surround-sound audio system. Finally, the SX contains a more lavish exterior styling, a metallic interior trim, and a sport-tuned suspension.
The 2012 Kia Sorento SUV Crossover offers various technology features that should appeal to consumers. First off, the voice-activated interface will easily help even the most technology challenged drivers in making their driving experience more hassle-free and less cumbersome. Additionally, drivers will be able to communicate even more hands free because the SUV is Bluetooth friendly. Other technology services offered by the Crossover include a CD sound system with satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack, and an iPod adapter. All this is played over the quality sound of the Infinity sound system found in the Crossover. Furthermore, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system is available, which makes the Crossover appeal to families who travel a good amount.
Safety in the 2012 Kia Sorento SUV Crossover more than satisfies the concerns of even the most paranoid parent. The Crossover has many features to prevent the likelihood of injury and to reduce the impact of a collision. One such feature is an advanced airbag that controls inflation according to the severity of the accident. There are also side curtain airbags for the 1st and 2nd row of seats. Additional safety features include front and rear 3-point seatbelts along with front seat belt pretensioners that reduce the likelihood of incurring an injury during an accident. The front active headrests are also built to prevent injury. Finally, for the consumers that have children or are expecting children, there is a child-seat catch system that enables the child to be safely and comfortably bolstered in a car seat.