Kia Sorento vs Ford Explorer Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD
MSRP
$26,290
Invoice
$25,278
Average Price Paid
$25,223
3,428 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,765
Invoice
$33,722
Average Price Paid
$33,410
11 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD
Fair Price
$26,377
Good Price
$24,494
Great Price
$23,418
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$33,983
Good Price
$32,953
Great Price
$32,365

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,567
35 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,782
7 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

If I said you could get a stylish, even luxurious, midsize SUV made in America that offers a class-leading warranty and roadside assistance program, supplies plenty of room for a famil...

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The midsize Ford Explorer has been around for nearly 30 years and was most recently redesigned in 2011. That year the SUV traded its truck-based construction and straightforward, uprig...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 10
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD
40
writes:
Nice, but not as roomy in backseat as sante fe
30
writes:
Great car
20
writes:
I drove both the GMC. And the KIA. The KI A is quieter, more power, and quality workmanship. So I bought on...
Front Seats Ranked 2019 GMC Terrain SLE worse.
"Easier adustments"
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
16 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
23 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.8 gal 19.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
185 hp @ 6,000 RPM
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Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
12:1
10:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.81 in
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 44.1 in 43 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 39 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 11.3 cu ft 18.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,525 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 5,300 lbs
Exterior
Length 189 in 198.8 in
Width 74.4 in 89.3 in
Height 66.3 in 69.9 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 119.1 in

Available Options

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Everlasting Grey
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Titanium Silver
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White

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