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 SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Third Hip Room (in)

40.7 41.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

151.7 154.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

61 58

Front Leg Room (in)

42.9 44.1

Third Head Room (in)

37.8 36.3

Front Hip Room (in)

57.3 56.7

Third Shoulder Room (in)

50.8 52.8

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Second Leg Room (in)

39.5 39.4

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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

67 64.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.3 7.3

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

21 11.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

43.8 38

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

80.7 73

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 12

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.6 18.8

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.9 37.3

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/60HR18 P235/55HR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/60HR18 P235/55HR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 5000

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4629 4101

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 19 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

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

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

540 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

175 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

255 @ 4000 252 @ 5200

Engine Order Code

998-1 NA

Displacement

3.5 L/213 3.3 L/204

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

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

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.65 3.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.86

Trans Type

6 8

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

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

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.65

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.80

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Explorer Kia Sorento

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

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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