Compare 2013 Ford Flex vs 2013 Kia Sorento

2013 Ford Flex
2013 Kia Sorento
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $31,052 $33,300
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
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2WD 4-Door I4 LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
2WD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
AWD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 20 26 $24,495 $25,350
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,835 $25,700
2WD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 21 30 $25,545 $26,950
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $26,475 $27,400
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,490 $27,950
AWD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 20 26 $27,155 $28,650
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $28,100 $29,650
2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $29,765 $31,700
AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $31,360 $33,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,123
$22,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,900
$23,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$386 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring. It's an easy call among crossovers: the 2013 Kia Sorento has the right features, the right fuel economy, and the right size.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.800 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
44.300 37.600
Front Head Room (in)
41.800 39.200
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 142.500
Second Hip Room (in)
55.000 55.900
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.400 59.300
Third Leg Room (in)
33.300 NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.500 39.200
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
41.100 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.100 58.700
Front Leg Room (in)
40.800 41.300
Third Head Room (in)
38.700 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
55.500 56.300
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.400 63.800
Wheelbase (in)
117.900 106.300
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.900 74.200
Track Width, Front (in)
65.400 63.700
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.500
Length, Overall (in)
201.800 183.900
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.000 67.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.200 37.000
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.200 72.500
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.000 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.800 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.000 x - TBD - 11.900 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.600 18.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.000 15.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.700 35.700
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.020
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4471 3605
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.300
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4500 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6250 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.840 1.800
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.880 3.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.870 2.637
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.390 3.913
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.410 1.386
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.740 0.772
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.480 4.212
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Kia Sorento
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.259 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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