2019 Kia Sorento L FWD

2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Ford Explorer Base FWD

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Ford Explorer
$26,290 MSRP

Starting Price

$32,365 MSRP

Trim Levels

44.1 inches

Front Legroom

42.6 inches
154.2 cubic feet

Total Interior Volume

151.5 cubic feet

Seating Capacity




If you’re looking for a dependable SUV that can keep up with your busy lifestyle, compare the 2019 Kia Sorento vs. Ford Explorer. Both models deliver impressive interior and performance features, but only one offers a better price point and more trim level options to select from. Learn more with this mid-size SUV comparison from Jeffrey Kia!

2019 Kia Sorento vs. Ford Explorer: Pricing and Configurations

Whether you’re looking at a Ford, Kia, or any other popular brand, you’ll want to compare prices and trim levels. To start, the base trim of the Kia Sorento has a starting price that is nearly $6,000 less than the starting price of the Explorer! Grosse Pointe and St. Clair Shores drivers will also be pleased to see that there are more options to choose from when it comes to the Kia Sorento trim levels as opposed to the Ford Explorer.

  • Starting Price: The Kia Sorento L starts at $26,290 MSRP, while the Ford Explorer starts at $32,365 MSRP.
  • Configurations: There are six Kia Sorento trim levels for St. Clair Shores-area shoppers choose from, while the Ford Explorer is available in just four trim levels.
2019 Kia Sorento on the road

2019 Kia Sorento vs. Ford Explorer: Interior Space and Features

Along with a great starting price, the Sorento also manages to edge past the Explorer when it comes to interior space and features. While both models seat seven passengers, the Sorento offers more spacious seating and extra cargo space to ensure everyone and everything fits comfortably. Check out some more features found in the Sorento and Explorer below:

  • The 2019 Kia Sorento interior offers:
    • 44.1 in. of front legroom
    • 154.2 cubic feet of total interior volume
    • Seven-passenger seating
    • UVO play system
  • The 2019 Ford Explorer interior offers:
    • 42.6 in. of front legroom
    • 151.5 cubic feet of total interior volume
    • Seven-passenger seating
    • SYNC® infotainment system

2019 Kia Sorento vs. Ford Explorer: Performance Specs

No mid-size SUV comparison would be complete without looking at performance features and specs. Despite the fact that the Explorer delivers a stronger performance in terms of horsepower and torque, the Sorento proves to be the more dependable ride due to its larger engine configuration, bigger fuel tank capacity, and outstanding EPA-estimated MPG rating. See how the specs between the Sorento and Explorer differ:

  • 2019 Kia Sorento:
    • Engine: 2.4-liter I-4
    • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
    • Torque: 178 lb-ft
    • Horsepower: 185
    • MPG (city/hwy): 22/29 mpg
    • Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.8 gallons
  • 2019 Ford Explorer:
    • Engine: 2.3-liter I-4
    • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
    • Torque: 255 lb-ft
    • Horsepower: 280
    • MPG (city/hwy): 19/27 mpg
    • Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.6 gallons

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Now that you’ve compared the Kia Sorento vs. Ford Explorer, make your way over to Jeffrey Kia and experience the Kia Sorento in person. Learn more about how the Sorento holds up against other competitors on the market like the Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Pilot, and Chevy Equinox. Then, browse our inventory of new Sorento models for sale to find your favorite. Contact us today to schedule a test drive near Warren and Macomb!

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