Compare 2006 Kia Sorento vs 2006 Ford Explorer

2006 Kia Sorento
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4-Door Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual LX 16 20 $18,200 $19,195
4-Door 4WD Manual LX 16 20 $20,630 $21,795
4-Door Automatic LX 16 22 $21,420 $22,595
4-Door 4WD Automatic LX 15 20 $23,270 $24,595
4-Door Automatic EX 16 22 $23,270 $24,995
4-Door 4WD Automatic EX 15 20 $25,020 $26,895
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4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 15 21 $24,252 $26,530
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $25,761 $28,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 20 $26,232 $28,755
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 21 $26,829 $29,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $27,518 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 20 $27,741 $30,450
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $28,586 $31,400
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,809 $31,650
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $29,499 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $29,578 $32,515
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,567 $33,625
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 21 $30,646 $33,715
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,558 $34,740
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 20 $32,626 $35,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,200
$24,252
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,195
$26,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$442 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
58.0 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 59.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 59.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.4
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 72.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 44.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.2
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.2
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 45.1
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)
66.4 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
N/A NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
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 - 12.0 x 0.43
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.66 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA T52
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T52
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P245/70R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T52
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 721
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 721
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 311
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2108
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2860
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2332
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6010
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
192 @ 5500 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
217 @ 3000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA 99E
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.29
Trans Order Code
NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.22
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.54
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Ford Explorer
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-link Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2200
Axle Type - Rear
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3240
Frame
Frame Type
- Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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