2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Ford Explorer

When you're looking for a midsize SUV, you want power, you want space for your bags and you want a vehicle that also can get sedan-like fuel economy. So you're looking for a vehicle like the 2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Ford Explorer in this class. The 2017 Explorer has nice name recognition, but it gets a wallet-sucking 17 mpg city, and 24 mpg highway, while base models of the 2017 Kia Sorento get a robust 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and even the heavier top-line models of the Sorento top the base 2017 Explorer's gas mileage. That's not all the 2017 Sorento beats the 2017 Explorer in, either.

When you want to take the gang on a hiking trip or on a weekend trip to the mall, or even if you're carpooling for the morning drive to work, it's space that is at a premium in the midsize SUV. Seven-passenger 2017 Sorento models have 154.2 cubic feet for everyone to stretch out in, edging the 2017 Explorere's 151.5 cubic feet. But here's where the race was a runaway: the 2017 Sorento is available for prices starting at less than $21,000 at Friendly Kia with our available VIP Price, while the 2017 Ford Explorer is significantly more than that at nearly $31,000 at competing dealerships. The 2017 Sorento will save you money, but it doesn't skimp on fuel economy or interior room.

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2017 Kia Sorento Vs. 2017 Ford Explorer
$20,425 (Friendly Kia VIP) 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

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To go along with the great value we offer with the 2017 Kia Sorento, which was recently named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, on the inside you also get one of Kia's first vehicles to offer available compatibility with Apple CarPlay, as well as all the comforts of home with Nappa Leather and a 14-way adjustable driver's seat in top-line models. That comfort and versatility, along with family-friendly features like Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH), and available voice-command navigation will enable you to make sure everyone is comfortable and on time for appointments and games.

We haven't even mentioned the warranty coverage the 2017 Kia Sorento gets, which will get your parts replaced and your vehicle up-and-running for a longer period than the 2017 Ford Explorer's coverage, with 10 years/100,000 miles of limited powertrain coverage and five years/60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper, figures which exceed the Explorer's by 67 percent in both coverage categories. So for a superior value, with all the seating room and tech you desire from a midsize SUV, along with the great fuel economy, the 2017 Kia Sorento is the easy winner. Come see one of our models at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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