2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Kia Sorento

We’ve stated many times that the Ford Explorer is the cream of the SUV crop. And we can say that definitively thanks to the model being in the midst of a 25-year run as the best-selling SUV in America. That’s a hard feat to accomplish, and it’s an even harder feat to keep the streak alive. But all doubts were put to rest once the 2017 Ford Explorer came along and completely blew away everyone’s expectations.

The new Ford Explorer improves upon and updates everything you’ve come to love about Ford’s flagship SUV. That means it’s once again the ruler of the SUV kingdom. To prove our point, we decided to check out the 2017 Ford Explorer versus the 2017 Kia Sorento in a head-to-head model comparison. As you’ll see, the new Ford Explorer is not only the right choice for you, it’s the right choice for anyone looking for a new SUV.

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2017 Ford Explorer VS 2017 Kia Sorento
290 HP Horsepower 185 HP
255 lb-ft. Torque 178 lb-ft.
81.7 ft.3 Max Cargo Capacity 73.5 ft.3
171.3 ft.3 Total Interior Volume 146.4 ft.3

2017 Ford Explorer Offers More Power, More Cargo Capacity and More Passenger Space

All you need to do is look at the table above to see the 2017 Ford Explorer completely outclasses and outmatches the 2017 Kia Sorento in all the major SUV categories. That’s especially true when it comes to horsepower and torque, as the new Ford Explorer offers 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, while the new Kia Sorento only offers 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque.

That’s also true when it comes to cargo capacity and passenger space. The 2017 Ford Explorer provides 81.7 cubic-feet of total cargo space and 171.3 cubic-feet of total interior volume, while the 2017 Kia Sorento can only provide 73.5 cubic-feet of total cargo space and 146.4 cubic-feet of total interior volume.

If you’d like more information about the 2017 Ford Explorer and everything else that comes along with it, including its comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features, please get in touch with our friendly Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.

2017 Ford Explorer front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Ford Explorer front interior passenger space
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