|2016 Kia Sorento||2016 Ford Explorer|
|Starts at $20,025 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||Starts at $31,050|
|5,000 pounds||Towing Capacity (Max.)||5,000 pounds|
|21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway||Base Model MPG||17 city, 24 highway (4-wheel-drive); 16 city, 23 highway (all-wheel-drive)|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No|
2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Ford Explorer
Expect a clash of titans when you line up the 2016 Kia Sorento next to the 2016 Ford Explorer. They are popular SUV options for their respective manufacturers, and both boast a lot of power. Take a closer look at either one and you'll find a beast that fits up to seven passengers and can tow up to 5,000 pounds (2.5 tons) with ease. But if you're looking for savings, the 2016 Kia Sorento starts at an affordable $20,025 with Friendly Kia VIP pricing, significantly less than the 2016 Ford Explorer's MSRP of $31,050. And you'll continue to save with the 2016 Kia Sorento, every mile you drive, as the Sorento gets you 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 on the highway in base models, while the 2016 Explorer tops out at 17 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway in base models.
It's true the 2016 Ford Explorer can pack a bit more of a power output with 365 horsepower in its Sport and Platinum trims, both with V6 engines, but they check in at $43,500 and $53,970 suggested retail prices; the 2016 Sorento's V6 models that kick out 290 horses have a price of around $30,000 for the LX V6 trim and 2016 Sorento Limited V6 models start at around $34,000 with Friendly Kia VIP pricing. You might sacrifice a bit of power but it comes at a significant savings.
Test Drive a 2016 Kia Sorento Today
On the interior, the 2016 Kia Sorento has a bit more room in its 7-passenger models, with 154.2 cubic feet of room compared to the Explorer's 151.6 cubic feet, so everyone will have a little more room to spread out and relax in the Sorento. And while everyone gets comfortable, you'll enjoy how light on its feet the Kia Sorento is, with the vehicle tipping the scales at 3,704 pounds in base models, while the Ford Explorer is a heavier 4,443 pounds in base models. The benefits of the 2016 Kia Sorento are demonstrated at the awards podium as well, as the Sorento is a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick and ranked #1 in Strategic Vision's 2016 Total Quality Impact (TQI) Study.
Though both the Sorento and the Explorer have nice safety features like adaptive brakes that measure how much pressure to apply to each wheel, the 2016 Sorento also has nice safety details like front seat-belt pretensioners which tighten when your vehicle anticipates a collision to keep you safe. The 2016 Kia Sorento also has a sensor in the rear bumper which senses when objects get too close, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to ensure your tires are at the right level so you can get the best fuel efficiency possible. We have several Kia Sorentos available on our lot, so come on in to look at, test drive or purchase a car at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL, about 20 miles from Clearwater, less than 40 miles from Tampa, and less than 25 miles from Spring Hill.
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