Compare the Kia Sorento vs Ford Explorer - Tacoma, WA

With versatility to fit any lifestyle, the 2020 Sorento compact SUV offers utility and style whether you're running errands in town or getting away from it all. How does it compare to its competitors in the marketplace like the Ford Explorer? Let's take a look:



For those drivers who are budget minded, the Kia Sorento offers them a lower price tag than the Ford Explorer, with a starting MSRP of $26,690 as opposed to the Ford Explorer's starting MSRP of $32,765.

Fuel Economy

The Kia Sorento provides superior fuel economy than the Ford Explorer. The Kia Sorento has an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg hwy/25 mpg combined, while the Ford Explorer has an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/28 mpg hwy/24 mpg combined.


The Kia Sorento achieved a 5 Star Safety Rating in the NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test, while the Ford Explorer has not yet been tested.  The Kia Sorento received a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the IIHS. The Ford Explorer was not rated as a top safety pick. 

Critical Rating

U.S. News critics gave the 2020 Kia Sorento an 8.3 out of 10 in their annual ratings. gave the Sorento a 7.6 out of 10 in their annual ratings. On the other hand U.S. News critics gave the 2020 Ford Explorer only a 7.5 rating out of 10  while gave the Explorer a 7.4 out of 10.

It's clear that in a head to head matchup, the Kia Sorento is the smart choice for those in the market for a compact SUV. At Car Pros Kia Tacoma our professional staff can help you find and drive home the Kia that is right for you. 

We are conveniently near located at 7230 S Tacoma Way - Tacoma, WA 98409. Stop by today or call us at (253) 671-2400 to learn more about the new Kia Sorento. You can also shop our inventory online

We look forward to meeting you and showing you the Kia difference!

*Starting MSRP" is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

**Warranties include 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain and 5-year/60,000-mile basic. All warranties and roadside assistance are limited. See retailer for warranty details


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