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Compare 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Ford Explorer
2019 Kia Sorento
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 16 22 $33,479 $34,515
Explorer Base FWD 17 24 $31,394 $32,365
Explorer Limited 4WD 18 25 $43,118 $44,915
Explorer Limited FWD 19 27 $41,054 $42,765
Explorer Platinum 4WD 16 22 $51,998 $54,165
Explorer Sport 4WD 16 22 $44,760 $46,625
Explorer XLT 4WD 16 22 $35,088 $36,550
Explorer XLT FWD 17 24 $33,024 $34,400
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EX Sport V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX Sport V6 AWD 19 24 $34,941 $36,790
Sorento EX Sport V6 FWD 19 26 $33,206 $34,990
Sorento EX V6 AWD 19 24 $35,510 $37,390
Sorento EX V6 FWD 19 26 $33,775 $35,590
Sorento L FWD 22 29 $25,278 $26,290
Sorento LX AWD 21 26 $28,315 $29,450
Sorento LX FWD 22 29 $26,545 $27,650
Sorento LX V6 AWD 19 24 $31,901 $33,090
Sorento LX V6 FWD 19 26 $30,132 $31,290
Sorento S V6 AWD 19 24 $33,183 $34,490
Sorento S V6 FWD 19 26 $31,415 $32,690
Sorento SX Limited V6 AWD 19 24 $43,847 $46,490
Sorento SX Limited V6 FWD 19 26 $42,127 $44,690
Sorento SX V6 AWD 19 24 $39,419 $41,790
Sorento SX V6 FWD 19 26 $37,699 $39,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,479
$34,941
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,515
$36,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$613 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.8
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Explorer has many virtues, but its replacement can’t come soon enough. The 2019 Kia Sorento is a right-sized, well-priced three-row crossover SUV for those who can skimp a little on third-row space.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 39.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 56.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 59.1
Third Leg Room (in)
32 31.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 41.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 154.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 44.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
198.3 189
Height, Overall (in)
70 66.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 109.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 7.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 38
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 73
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 11.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6
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)
12.8 12
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/60HR18
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)
2000 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4629 4101
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 252 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.3 L/204
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.90
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.81
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Kia Sorento
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
9.8 8.5
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

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