2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Kia Sorento


2017 Ford Explorer

$22,474 at Yonkers Kia Price Starts at $30,826 (The Competition)
21, 28 MPG (City, Highway) 17, 24
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? No
154.2 for 7-Passenger Models Max. Passenger Room (Cubic Feet) 151.5
10-yr/100k-mile powertrain, 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60k-mile powertrain, 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper

The Kia Sorento and the Ford Explorer are suitable cars if you are looking for minivan vehicles. The Ford Explorer belongs to a well-known brand, and it can seat seven people. The Kia Sorento can seat five people. However, there are other features offered by the Kia Sorento that might persuade you to invest in this car.


The Kia Sorento comes with superb safety ratings. Kia vehicles, in general, have been notable for their good performance in terms of safety and crash tests. The Kia Sorento is no exception. It offers perfect scores in all parameters, starting from overall safety to front and side impact for driver and passenger. The Ford Explorer also offers similar scores for overall safety, but it falters when it comes to individual scores for driver safety. Both cars are fitted with the latest in safety technologies, ranging from anti-locking brakes to airbags for driver and passenger safety as well as curtain airbags.


When it comes to value, Kia Sorento has more on offer. It comes with leather seats, which makes the interiors appear and feel upscale. If you are looking for luxury in the car, the Kia Sorento would be the better option. It shares some features with the Ford Explorer. Like the Explorer, the Sorento offers air conditioning; power operated seats, radio and CD player. The Kia Sorento also offers more interior space for cargo. If you are looking for plenty of shopping trips and holidays the Kia Sorento offers the better deal. The Sorento seats fewer people but has more space for every person. It offers more legroom and the headroom as comparable to the Ford Explorer.


Thanks to a smaller size, you might find it easier to drive the Sorento in crowded areas. It also requires less parking space. The Ford Explorer offer superior towing capacity, but the Kia Sorento’s 3,500 lbs capacity is also sufficient for most moderate trailers. The Kia Sorento also comes with better mileage so if you are looking for fuel efficient cars, then this is the best choice. The Kia Sorento also comes with a more powerful engine, and this ensures the best on road performance.

At the Yonkers Kia, you can take the Sorento for a test drive or find a loan to finance your purchase of the Sorento. Yonkers Kia also offers deals on other Kia cars so you would want to check out the deals and specials on offer carefully.


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