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KIA SORENTO VS FORD EXPLORER

2020 Kia Sorento S

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Trying to choose between the 2020 Kia Sorento and the 2020 Ford Explorer? You've come to the right place! To help drivers near Novi, Livonia, and Southfield find the SUV that fits your lifestyle, we at Feldman Kia have put together this comparison. Read ahead to see which vehicle comes out on top!

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SORENTO VS EXPLORER: PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS

2020 Kia Sorento SX AWDBoth the 2020 Kia Sorento and the 2020 Ford Explorer offer power and capability in the form of a high-performance V6 engine. When either model is properly equipped, these engines enable these vehicles to tow quite a bit of trailer weight. Move the family fishing boat, a pop-up camper, utility trailers with a few personal ATVs on it, and more.

Additionally, both models offer available intelligent drivetrains. The Kia Sorento's Dynamax™ All-Wheel-Drive system and the Explorer's Intelligent 4WD system operate using advanced sensors to monitor your driving conditions.

Where these models really differ is in the efficiency arena. The Sorento's standard 4-cylinder engine achieves an EPA-estimated 22 city / 29 highway MPG.1 You won't get fuel economy like this with either gas engine from the Explorer.

SORENTO VS EXPLORER: INTERIOR SPACE & COMFORT

SUVs are known and sought after because of their spacious and versatile cabins. In this category, the Kia Sorento and the Explorer have some overlap. However, you'll find that the Sorento is just a hair more spacious and offers a few high-end comfort features that you won't find in the Explorer, such as:

 

2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Ford Explorer

Number of Seats

Up to seven

Up to seven

Total Passenger Space

154.2 cubic feet

152.7 cubic feet

Front Seat Legroom

44.1 inches

43 inches

14-Way Power Driver's Seat

Available

Not available

With more seat adjustments available behind the wheel, you'll be able to get comfortable and stay comfortable no matter how long you're on the road.

SORENTO VS EXPLORER: TECH, SAFETY & CONVENIENCE

2020 Kia Sorento SX AWDWhen it comes to tech, the 2020 Kia Sorento and the 2020 Ford Explorer are neck and neck. Both offer intuitive infotainment systems with large touchscreen displays and a slew of convenience features. Use these systems to follow navigation, access your favorite apps, and make hands-free phone calls.

Additionally, the Sorento and the Explorer offer comprehensive active safety systems that are designed to help you reduce the likelihood of an accident, including:

Blind spot monitoring systems

Forward collision warning systems

Lane keeping systems

With the Kia Sorento, you'll get a few extra features to help you stay on the straight and narrow. In addition to all the features it shares with the Explorer, the Kia Sorento also offers a Driver Attention Warning system and a Surround View Camera.

The former works to prevent fatigue in drivers while the latter provides you with a 360-degree view of your vehicle's surroundings. This can be helpful for parking, backing out of the driveway, and hitching the trailer.

2020 KIA SORENTO VS FORD EXPLORER: THE VERDICT

While the Explorer offers several great features, the 2020 Kia Sorento gives you the whole package. Drivers near Novi, Livonia, and Southfield can schedule a test drive in this model by giving us a call at Feldman Kia. Get behind the wheel and get the full experience for yourself!

1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition. These estimates reflect EPA's revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.