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2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Ford Explorer

For the ultimate combination of utility and performance, there’s no better option than a midsize SUV. These vehicles give you the best of both worlds: better power and more cargo space than a sedan, but better fuel efficiency and easier handling than a larger full-size SUV. The Kia Sorento is a popular option for SUV drivers, as it offers two engine options and a whole host of interior amenities. It’s also backed by one of the longest powertrain warranties in the industry. So how does it compare against other top midsize SUVs? Find out as we compare the 2019 Kia Sorento vs the 2019 Ford Explorer, and then come in to talk with our team here at Kia of Muncie!

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Ford Explorer

154 cubic ft Passenger Space 152 cubic ft
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Available
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
$25,990 Starting MSRP $32,365

Highlights in the 2019 Sorento

The availability of two engines and two transmission options allows drivers to really get what they need from the 2019 Sorento. The base engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that gets an efficient 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission. If that’s not enough for you, there’s also a 3.3L V6 engine available that delivers 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and has a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. One other thing you may notice above is the price difference. For drivers on a budget, the Sorento makes more sense because it’s a few thousand dollars less in the base trim level than the base trim for the Explorer. That doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing features; rather, you’re going to be getting many of the same features found in the Explorer as well as some exclusive to the Sorento. Highlights in the Sorento include Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth®, a Harman/Kardon® premium audio system, and much more.

Think the 2019 Sorento might be the vehicle for you? Get in touch with our team here at Kia of Muncie and see what we can do for you, and then schedule a test drive right here on our website!

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