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2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 Kia Sorento Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Kia Sorento. The Ford Explorer offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Kia Sorento, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sorento. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Explorer and the Kia Sorento have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Kia Sorento, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Explorer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Sorento.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Explorer and the Kia Sorento are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sorento, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Explorer and the Kia Sorento.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Explorer and the Kia Sorento. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sorento.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Explorer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sorento.

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2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,600 - $42,670

2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,300 - $41,700
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 16 - 17 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 24 - 27
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,841 - $39,790 $23,474 - $39,233

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