Kia Sorento vs. Ford Explorer

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$25,900
$32,140 - $34,290

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
280 - 290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC GDI I4
3.5L Ti
2.3L I

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.5 in.
41.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.4 in.
39.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 in.
40.6 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/65HR17
P245/60HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.4 in.
112.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.2 ft.
38.9 - 39.2 ft.

Width

Width
74.4 in.
198.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3704 lbs.
4443 - 4629 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
280 - 290 hp

Torque

Torque
178 ft. lbs.
255 - 310 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 lbs.
2000 - 5000 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
200 - 500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.8 gal.
18.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
19 - 23 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
16 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
22 - 27 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento
Ford Explorer

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
7

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
146.4 ft³.
151.7 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3704 lbs.
4443 - 4629 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 mpg.
18 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 mpg.
16 - 19 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 mpg.
22 - 27 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs.
2000 - 5000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs.
200 - 500 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs.
2000 - 5000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs.
200 - 500 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
2000 lbs.
2000 - 5000 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
998
998-1
99H

Displacement

Displacement
2.4 L/144
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
2.3 L/140 - 3.5 L/213

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
446, 44C, 44J

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.64
6

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83
Automatic w/OD

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84
4.48 - 4.58

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39
2.87 - 2.96

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.84 - 1.91

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77
1.41 - 1.45

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59
1.00

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51
0.74 - 0.75

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600
2.88

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3
3.36, 3.39, 3.65

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110
540

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
8.1, 8.4, 8.8, 9.2, 9.8

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
175

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/65HR17
Strut

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/65HR17
Multi-Link

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
P245/60HR18

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
P245/60HR18

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
Compact

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
18 X 7.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
18 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Compact in.

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Aluminum

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.2 ft.
Steel

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Rack-Pinion

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
38.9 - 39.2 ft.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
4-Wheel

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in.
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.8 gal.
12.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.5 in.
12.8 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
18.6 gal.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in.
41.4 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
56.7 in.
42.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 in.
61.5 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
39.4 in.
57.3 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
58 in.
40.6 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
56.4 in.
39.5 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.4 in.
61 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.4 in.
56.8 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
66.3 in.
37.8 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.3 in.
32 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.7 in.
50.8 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
7.3 in.
40.7 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
73.5 ft³.
112.8 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
38.8 ft³.
198.3 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
38.8 ft³.
78.9 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Sorento
70 in.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Sport Utility
67 in.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
67 in.

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.4
7.8 - 8.3 in.

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
80.7 ft³.

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
43.8 ft³.

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
21 ft³.

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
Explorer