Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2014 Kia Sorento vs 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Kia Sorento Change
2014 Ford Explorer Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 2WD 4-Door I4 LX
Switch Style

Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 LX 20 26 $23,280 $24,100
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 18 25 $24,827 $25,700
2WD 4-Door I4 EX 20 26 N/A N/A
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 18 25 $28,472 $30,000
2WD 4-Door V6 SX 18 25 $32,929 $35,000
AWD 4-Door I4 LX 19 24 $25,022 $25,900
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $26,569 $27,500
AWD 4-Door I4 EX 19 24 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $30,180 $31,800
AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $34,622 $36,800
2WD 4-Door V6 SX Limited 18 25 $36,035 $38,300
AWD 4-Door V6 SX Limited 18 24 $37,728 $40,100
FWD 4-Door Base
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,280
$28,288
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,100
$30,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$402 / month
$500 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Kia Sorento gets a quick fix for its minor flaws: they brighten the cabin and soften the ride. The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 61.3
Third Leg Room (in) NA 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.5
Third Hip Room (in) NA 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 61
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.6
Third Head Room (in) NA 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 39.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.2 151.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 78.9
Track Width, Front (in) 64 67
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.3 7.6
Length, Overall (in) 184.4 197.1
Height, Overall (in) 66.9 70.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.9 67
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 112.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.5 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 36.9 21
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 36.9 43.8
Brakes
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) 11.9 12.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 38.9
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/65TR17 P245/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65TR17 P245/65TR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1650 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1650 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 247 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1650 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3594 4534
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 175
Engine
Displacement 2.4 L/144 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 191 @ 6300 290 @ 6500
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 4250 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 998-1
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.83 2.87
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.64 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sorento Ford Explorer
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 (Est) 9.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.