2019 Kia Sorento vs Ford Explorer

2019 Kia Sorento

When you’re searching for the perfect SUV for your travels around Jenkintown, Rydal, and Glenside, PA, you’re probably looking for something with a spacious interior cabin, advanced technology features, and excellent MPG ratings. Two vehicles you may be considering, are the 2019 Kia Sorento and the 2019 Ford Explorer.

Here at Sussman Kia, we want your car-buying journey to be as streamlined and informative as possible, and we know the first step of that is the research process. So, that’s why we’ve provided our drivers with this handy breakdown of the Kia Sorento vs. Ford Explorer. Now, let’s see how these two really stack up against one another!

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Fuel-Efficiency & MPG Ratings

Kia Sorento Performance

When you’re deciding on the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle, one category you need to pay attention to is fuel efficiency and MPG ratings. After all, they let you know how far you’ll be able to travel per gallon of gas, and also provide you with an idea of how often you’ll need to stop and fuel up your vehicle.

2019 Kia Sorento 1


2019 Ford Explorer


City MPG Rating



Highway MPG Rating



Combined MPG Rating


18.8 gal.

Fuel Tank Capacity

18.6 gal.

In the Kia Sorento, you’re going to get an EPA-estimated 22 city/29 highway MPG. Over in the Ford Explorer, it falls behind by providing just an EPA-estimated 17 city/24 highway MPG.

In the Sorento you’re going to get an 18.8 gallon fuel tank capacity, while the Explorer falls short once again, with an 18.6 gallon fuel tank capacity.

It’s clear that the 2019 Sorento comes out on top of the 2019 Explorer when it comes to fuel efficiency.

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Interior Cabin Space and Capacities

Kia Sorento InteriorWhile both of these SUVs can fit up to seven passengers, they differ when it comes to how much space you’ll have.

The Kia Sorento provides 154.2 cubic feet of passenger volume, while in the Ford Explorer you’re only going to have 151.5 cubic feet of passenger space. Front-row passengers in the Sorento are going to get 44.1 inches of legroom, but over in the Explorer you’ll only find 42.9 inches of front legroom. This means everyone in the Sorento is going to have more space to spread out.

While in the Sorento you have more interior space, it manages to weigh less than the Explorer. The Explorer weighs in at a hefty 4,443 pounds, while the Sorento is just 3,810 pounds. That means the Sorento is going to be much easier to handle and operate.

2019 Kia Sorento vs Ford Explorer: The Verdict

As you can see, while both these vehicles come with impressive features, the Kia comes out on top when it comes to fuel efficiency and interior cabin space.

If you’re interested in checking out the 2019 Kia Sorento for yourself, come on by Sussman Kia. We’re dedicated to helping our drivers find the perfect SUV for their commutes around Jenkintown, Rydal, and Glenside, PA. For more information, give us a call today!

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1 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.


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