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2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Kia Sorento

Red 2019 Ford Explorer on a Wet Sand Beach vs Silver 2019 Kia Sorento on Gravel

Athletic, capable and tailor-made for the family on the go, the 2019 Ford Explorer is a standout in the three-row SUV segment. When you pair power-packed engines and a rugged style with a tried and true design, the Ford Explorer promises to stand out in this 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Kia Sorento comparison created by Marshal Mize Ford.

When you choose the 2019 Ford Explorer at Marshal Mize Ford, you will have a choice of five trim levels – Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum – that can be tailor-made to fit your family. Ford Explorer entries provide families with 151.5 cubic feet of passenger space and room for seven that is complemented by 21 cubic feet behind the third row that is perfect for day-to-day errands. When you need more cargo space, the Ford Explorer provides 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats laid flat.

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2019 Ford Explorer VS 2019 Kia Sorento
$32,365 Starting Price $25,990
290-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 Standard Engine 185-Horsepower 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder
5,000 Pounds Towing Capacity 5,000 Pounds
21 - 81.7 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 11.3 - 73 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Ford Explorer and Kia Sorento?

With a foundation built on power, performance, quality and capability, the Ford Explorer stands out from competitors in this 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Kia Sorento comparison. More power, more cargo space and a world-class design promise to make the Ford Explorer a popular option in the family SUV segment that is more than worth the price. Highlights of the Ford Explorer spec sheet that create value include a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® infotainment system with Bluetooth, LED headlights, Ford MyKey® safety systems, remote keyless entry, trailer sway control, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, a rearview camera and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

To make the 2019 Ford Explorer even more attractive to families on the go, the Ford favorite can be equipped with an 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment interface that will provide families with access to Bluetooth capabilities, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and onboard Wi-Fi. With an upgrade to upper trim levels, you will gain access to even more features and amenities that include a Rear Seat Entertainment System, a 180-degree camera system, a twin-panel moonroof, a power liftgate, premium leather seats and advanced driver-assistance systems.

Ford Explorer Engine and Power Specs

Power and performance are the name of the game when you choose the 2019 Ford Explorer at Marshal Mize Ford. With an entry-level powertrain that will match the top-of-the-line 290-horsepower 3.3-liter Kia Sorento, the Ford Explorer will check all the boxes under the hood and upgrades performance even further with Intelligent 4WD and an innovative Terrain Management System™ with driver-selectable terrain modes.

  • 3.5-Liter V-6 – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 290 Horsepower/255 Pound-Feet of Torque – 17 MPG City/24 MPG Hwy
  • 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 280 Horsepower/310 Pound-Feet of Torque – 19 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy
  • 3.5-Liter EcoBoost® V-6 – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 365 Horsepower/350 Pound-Feet of Torque – 16 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy


White 2019 Ford Explorer Front Exterior on a Beach at Dusk
Red 2019 Ford Explorer Rear Exterior Spraying Up Mud
2019 Ford Explorer Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display
2019 Ford Explorer Rear Cargo Space with Seats Laid Flat and Kayak Paddles