2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2019 Ford Explorer

When you’re looking for a vehicle that can confidently transport your family from point A to point B, carry plenty of adventure gear along and do so with heaps of comfort and interior space, third-row SUVs are your ticket. This class of vehicles gives you the best of family-haulers like minivans and all-weather warriors like truck-frame based SUVs. By combining uni-body construction with available AWD, power and interior amenities, these SUVs keep you and your family safe and ready for whatever challenges the road can throw at you. The 2019 Kia Sorento adds dependability and safety to the mix to make it a clear favorite for the title of “best third-row SUV.” Featuring updated styling for 2019, the Kia Sorento is a better value than ever before and allows drivers to take advantage of standard features like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, 7-passenger seating and a range of performance options. Up against it is the 2019 Ford Explorer.

2019 Kia Sorento

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2019 Ford Explorer

2 / 2 Engine options/transmission options (non-Sport models) 2 / 1
290 horsepower Maximum horsepower (non-Sport models) 290 horsepower
44.1 inches Front-row legroom 42.9 inches
154 cubic feet Total passenger volume 152 cubic feet
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration Available
Top Safety Pick + IIHs safety designation Not recommended by IIHS
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
$25,990 MSRP Starts at $32,365

Value, Performance and Comfort Meet in the 2019 Kia Sorento

If you’re looking for a vehicle that seemingly checks all the boxes, you’ll find it in the 2019 Kia Sorento. As a mid-size, third-row SUV, the Sorento is more navigable and agile than the larger Ford Explorer. However, this smaller approach doesn’t translate to the interior which sees the 2019 Kia Sorento boss the Ford Explorer on passenger volume and front-row legroom. Technology is also at its best in the 2019 Kia Sorento which gives you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as a standard feature. For Ford, you must pay for a higher trim level to enjoy these features. And pay you will. The 2019 Kia Sorento starts at nearly $10,000 less than the 2019 Ford Explorer and can be had for less at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine. Contact us today to test-drive the 2019 Kia Sorento and see for yourself how the incredible value, safety and dependability of the 2019 Kia Sorento can make every journey one to remember!
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