2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Ford Explorer

The SUV segment is extremely popular in the US, as it is a vehicle that is capable of packing cargo and towing a trailer, but also has room for passengers as a family vehicle. The 2016 Kia Sorento, sporting a redesigned exterior for 2016, offers everything you need in an SUV, plus more. In our comparison of the 2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Ford Explorer, we'll cover the different engine performance specs and interior features that come with each SUV.

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2016 Kia Sorento VS 2016 Ford Explorer
2.4-Liter I-4 Base Engine 3.5-Liter V-6
21/29 MPG City/Hwy Fuel Economy 17/24 MPG City/Hwy
2,000 lbs. Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs.
5 Passengers Passenger Capacity 7 Passengers

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Looking at the exteriors of the 2016 Kia Sorento and the 2016 Ford Explorer, it's easy to see that the longer body of the Explorer houses the additional seating for more passengers in the back. However, for the much higher base MSRP, the Kia Sorento offers nearly the same amount of maximum cargo space, at 73.5 cubic feet. Other exciting features that come standard on the 2016 Kia Sorento and 2016 Ford Explorer are a first-row LCD screen and Bluetooth connectivty. Standard six-speaker audio systems make it easy to enjoy your favorite music, and steering wheel audio controls allow you to keep your attention on the road, even when you want to change radio stations. Comfortable cloth seating for up to five passengers inside the Sorento offers roughly the same amount of passenger space as the Explorer, meaning Sorento passengers have more room to spread out and enjoy the ride.

Under the hood of the 2016 Sorento, you will find a base 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder engine that has the capability to tow up to 2,000 lbs. Despite the much larger, and much less fuel efficient, engine, the 2016 Ford Explorer has the same maximum trailer weight. The Sorento's fuel economy stretches up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway, and when compared to the 24 miles per gallon of the Explorer, you can see why so many drivers are saving their money and driving home in a new Sorento for 2016.

2016 Kia Sorento Redesigned Taillights
2016 Kia Sorento Folded Seats Cargo Space
2016 Kia Sorento Third-Row Seating
2016 Kia Sorento Snow Handling