Kia Sorento vs. Ford Explorer

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$26,290
$32,365 - $34,515

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.63 / 5
82 Reviews
4.63 / 5
35 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
280 - 290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L GDI Dual CVVT DOHC 16V I4
3.5L Ti
2.3L I

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

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

Power Steering

Power Steering

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

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

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.

Length

Length
189 in.
198.3 in.

Width

Width
74.4 in.
78.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3810 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

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.8 gal.
18.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
19 - 23 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
16 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
22 - 27 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

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
7
7

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
154.2 ft³.
151.7 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3810 lbs.
4443 - 4629 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25
18 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 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
2000 - 5000 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.4 L/144
2.3 L/140 - 3.5 L/213

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.64
4.48 - 4.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83
2.87 - 2.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84
1.84 - 1.91

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39
1.41 - 1.45

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77
0.74 - 0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38
2.88

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51
3.36, 3.39, 3.65

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600
540

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1
8.1, 8.4, 8.8, 9.3, 9.8

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110
175

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

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
P245/60HR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/65HR17
P245/60HR18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
18 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
18 X 7.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.2 ft.
38.9 - 39.2 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
12.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in.
12.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.8 gal.
18.6 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.5 in.
41.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
42.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in.
61.5 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
56.7 in.
57.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 in.
40.6 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
39.4 in.
39.5 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
58 in.
61 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
56.4 in.
56.8 in.

Third Head Room

Third Head Room
36.3 in.
37.8 in.

Third Leg Room

Third Leg Room
31.7 in.
32 in.

Third Shoulder Room

Third Shoulder Room
52.8 in.
50.8 in.

Third Hip Room

Third Hip Room
41.4 in.
40.7 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.4 in.
112.8 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
189 in.
198.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
66.3 in.
70 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.3 in.
67 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.7 in.
67 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
7.3 in.
7.8 - 8.3 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
73 ft³.
80.7 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
38 ft³.
43.8 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
11.3 ft³.
21 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Sorento
Explorer

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Sport Utility
Intermediate Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.4
2.3 - 3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4 - 6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4