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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door LX 15 20 $18,895 $19,995
4-Door 4WD LX 15 18 $20,655 $21,900
4-Door EX 15 20 $21,235 $22,900
4-Door 4WD EX 15 18 $22,900 $24,700
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 15 21 $23,924 $26,285
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 15 21 $24,970 $27,460
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $26,363 $29,025
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 19 $27,075 $29,825
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L NBX 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L NBX 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD NBX 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD NBX 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $29,989 $33,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 19 $30,701 $33,900
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $30,768 $33,975
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 19 $31,480 $34,775
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,895
$23,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$26,285
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$438 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.0 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 59.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 38.9
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 48.3
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 71.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 -
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 113.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 72.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 -
Length, Overall (in) 179.8 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 31.6
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 30.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 189.5
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.5
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 44.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 45.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.4 48.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 48.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.4 86.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 11.85 x 0.37
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.01 x 0.37
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.66 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size P245/70HR16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70HR16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/70HR16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 720
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1460
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 328
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3280
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4057 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2046
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2735
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2240
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 5420
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1950
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 217 @ 3000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/214 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 192 @ 5500 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80 3.25
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.55
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 2.44
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.48 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sorento Ford Explorer
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Body Code - 114" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32.00
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32.00
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Five-link Coil spring
Axle Type - Rear - Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.55
Axle Type - Front - Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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