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I just realized that UVO is available/missing based on the premium package you choose.
What I get from kia.com is as below

EX (no pkg) : Standard UVO w/ Rear Camera
EX (w Premium pkg) : No UVO
EX V6 (no Pkg) : Standard UVO
EX V6 (w Premium Pkg) : Premium UVO with HD Radio
EX V6 (w Premium & Limited Pkg) : Premium UVO with HD Radio
SX V6 : No UVO at all

Can someone confirm if this is correct?
This will really help (me or anyone else) when choosing (or not) a pkg.
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I've got the EX V6 with the Premium Package and I have the UVO Radio with HD. I also know that the UVO radio is incompatible with the NAV package and thus you cannot get them together on any vehicle. You seem to indicate there are UVO radios with and without HD, and I do not believe that to be the case. It also makes little sense for Kia to carry two diffferent versions of the UVO radio. Based on the Kia website, the EX only has a Premium Plus option which bundles the NAV and thus does not include UVO. The EX V6 offers the Premium Package and if you don't also get the Limited Package you get the UVO radio. However, if you also order the Limited Package the UVO radio goes away (see the disclaimer for the Limited Package). Finally, if you order the SX, it comes standard with NAV and thus UVO is not available. As I have noted in another thread, this likely stems from an incompatibility issue between NAV and UVO that prevented UVO from being introduced in the 2011 Sorentos as originally planned. I would bet that by model year 2013 that incompatibility will be resolved because it has caused much confusion only in the marketplace, and also among dealers.
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I've got the EX V6 with the Premium Package and I have the UVO Radio with HD. I also know that the UVO radio is incompatible with the NAV package and thus you cannot get them together on any vehicle. You seem to indicate there are UVO radios with and without HD, and I do not believe that to be the case. It also makes little sense for Kia to carry two diffferent versions of the UVO radio. Based on the Kia website, the EX only has a Premium Plus option which bundles the NAV and thus does not include UVO. The EX V6 offers the Premium Package and if you don't also get the Limited Package you get the UVO radio. However, if you also order the Limited Package the UVO radio goes away (see the disclaimer for the Limited Package). Finally, if you order the SX, it comes standard with NAV and thus UVO is not available. As I have noted in another thread, this likely stems from an incompatibility issue between NAV and UVO that prevented UVO from being introduced in the 2011 Sorentos as originally planned. I would bet that by model year 2013 that incompatibility will be resolved because it has caused much confusion only in the marketplace, and also among dealers.
Thank you very much for that clarification. It makes more sense.

So the bottom line seems to be

GPS = No UVO
UVO = No GPS

Easier to eliminate/select what you need (at least for now).
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Thank you very much for that clarification. It makes more sense.

So the bottom line seems to be

GPS = No UVO
UVO = No GPS

Easier to eliminate/select what you need (at least for now).

I went through both manuals. UVO and Navigation. The only difference I see is UVO has more voice commands (especially for Bluetooth), It has the music library function with 700 MB storage and HD radio.
We lose that with GPS. But after a thought it may not be that bad I feel.
Because finding EX-I4 AWD w/o any package is difficuilt at best.
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I have an SX with the GPS/Nav unit and I enjoy it. Without GPS there is no navigation.

Another thing of note with the UVO, if I'm not mistaken, is that the screen is a bit smaller.

Too bad the GPS/Nav unit does not accept DVDs as well as CDs. For that matter, it should also be able to play videos and not only MP3s. Many other units have this capability and even relatively inexpensive Chinese units.

While I'm on this, it should also have had an internal CD/DVD changer with internal memory...I could go on, but in any case, I'm happy with the way the GPS unit works. I'm not sure if the UVO unit works this way or not.

On another topic, I just read some news about OnStar...they just changed the terms and conditions. Now, they keep tracking you even if/after you've cancelled your subscription and can sell/give/share the data with others.
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I went through both manuals. UVO and Navigation. The only difference I see is UVO has more voice commands (especially for Bluetooth), It has the music library function with 700 MB storage and HD radio.
Don't forget the price difference.....it is significant:-)
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