2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Ford Explorer

White 2021 Kia Sorento and grey 2020 Ford Explorer

The Kia Sorento is a staple member of the Kia lineup. It brings space, style, versatility, functionality, and everything drivers want in a vehicle. The 2021 Sorento is amplifying everything drivers have grown to love about the Sorento and has been transformed into a sculpted thing of beauty.

The 2021 Kia Sorento features deep design lines and a geometric shape and feel. This Kia SUV is bringing something we’ve never seen before in a Sorento – hybrid powertrains. See how this SUV is set to stack up against the competition in this 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Ford Explorer comparison or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock Sorento models at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.

2021 Kia Sorento


2020 Ford Explorer

2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine
8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission Transmission 10-speed automatic transmission
Traditional hybrids and plug-in hybrid variants available Hybrid Variant Traditional hybrid available
8.0-inch touchscreen standard | 10.25-inch touchscreen available Infotainment System 8-inch touchscreen standard | 10.1-inch touchscreen available
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Connectivity Integration Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2021 Sorento Brings More Adventure Than 2020 Explorer

News on the 2021 Kia Sorento has been buzzing ever since this Kia SUV was first announced. With so many firsts and new updates to the 2021 Sorento, shoppers and automotive enthusiasts everywhere have been eager to learn more about this updated Kia.

The 2021 Kia Sorento is set to come with a standard 2.5-liter Turbo-4 engine mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to deliver 277 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque on the road. In addition to its standard engine setup, the 2021 Sorento lineup will feature a variety of engine options, including standard hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. The competing 2020 Ford Explorer is fit with a standard 2.3-liter Ecoboost engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Inside the upscale cabin of the 2021 Kia Sorento, drivers will enjoy the ease of staying connected while behind the wheel. With standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity features included in the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment center, interacting with top smartphone apps and services has never been easier. The 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster keeps drivers in the know with everything going on with their Sorento and drivers can opt to upgrade their infotainment center to a 10.25-inch touchscreen to better match the size of the digital instrument cluster.

For more information on the upcoming 2021 Kia Sorento, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today.