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2017 Sorento vs. 2017 Explorer | Oakland Kia Specials

2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Ford Explorer

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2017 Kia Sorento


2017 Ford Explorer

$27,006 at Route 23 Kia 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

When you are looking for a wagon style car, you have two great options, the Kia Sorento and the Ford Explorer. Each car comes with pros and cons. If you are looking for a budget-friendly car, for example, the Kia Sorento is likely to be a good deal. It costs almost $2000 less than the Ford Explorer, while the Ford Explorer, expensive to start with, can cost more if you aim for optional features. The Ford Explorer does have a strong brand name on its side, and if you are very conscious about this, then the Ford Explorer could be your car of choice. Both cars have comparable mileage, with the Ford Explorer offering a tiny bit more mileage than the other car. However, the Kia Sorento wins when it comes to acceleration. It offers faster acceleration than the Ford Explorer. For people who are particular about on-road handling, the Kia Sorento might turn out to be the best car on offer. Both cars have similar engine output and have six-speed transmission, so if performance is something important for you, you have to consider other factors as well before making a choice.


In both cases, you will look at the price before purchasing the car. The Kia Sorento can be the less expensive option. Plus, the car comes with an unbeatable warranty. Kia has been renowned for its unmatched warranty and if you find extended warranties to be tiresome and expensive, and you prefer a long-term manufacturer warranty, you can place your bets on the Kia Sorento.


While price would be a major factor in your purchase, most people also rank safety particularly high on their list. Comparing the two cars on safety would help you rate these cars on this parameter. The cars are both fitted with anti-locking brakes, parking assist, and warning for low tire pressure. The Kia Sorento uses halogen headlights while the Ford Explorer comes with LED lights, and this is up to you to choose between the cost savings of the LED lights versus the more power of the halogen lights. The Kia Sorento does not feature lane departure alert, and the Ford Explorer uses this as an optional feature, something you need to pay more to get. The Kia Sorento however, comes with an excellent blind spot sensor while this is an optional feature on the Ford Explorer.

Considering the good handling, excellent engine output, and reliable safety mechanisms, not to be mention lower price, the Kia Sorento might turn out to be the car you are looking for. You can learn more about the car or test drive it at New Jersey Kia dealership.


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