2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Kia Sorento 2016 Ford Explorer
$24,900 Starting MSRP $31,050
21-mpg city, 29-mpg hwy Standard Fuel-Economy 17-mpg city, 24-mpg hwy
154.2 cubic-feet Passenger Volume 151.6 cubic-feet
44.1-inches Front Leg Room 42.9-inches

2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Kia Sorento Exterior

When a vehicle gets a redesign, it usually signals a new direction for the vehicle as a whole. For some manufacturers the redesign really progresses the vehicles, while others leave you thinking “Well, what actually changed here?” With our latest 2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Ford Explorer comparison, we have one of each. The 2016 Sorento’s redesign introduces a new, more upscale SUV that is still extremely reasonably priced, while the 2016 Explorer’s redesign is quite hard to distinguish from the previous models.

One of the most noticeable changes made to the 2016 Kia Sorento was on the vehicles exterior, where we now see a wider, more aggressive grille that also presents a touch of class that you wouldn’t normally expect from a $25,000 SUV. Of course the Explorer looks great as well, but for that same overall aggressive feel you will be shelling out almost $5,000 more. Now we aren’t speaking for everyone here, but that seems like quite a bit of money!

Better Fuel Economy and More Space in the 2016 Sorento

Another thing that Kia really wanted to work on with the 2016 Kia Sorento redesign was giving drivers a more fuel-efficient SUV option. They have certainly succeeded at that, providing a vehicle that can achieve an EPA estimate 21-mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, its Ford counterpart is only able to provide 24-mpg on the highway with its standard engine and even its famous EcoBoost engine only gets the vehicle up to 28-mpg highway.

Finally, with the 2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Ford Explorer comparison we have two vehicles that both offer up to 7 passenger seating, but that doesn’t mean they have the same amount of space for those passengers. The Sorento utilizes its interior space much better providing more room for passengers in areas like legroom and headroom. If you don’t want to be cramped in your SUV then you will want to choose the Sorento.

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2016 Kia Sorento Performance