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2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Kia Sorento

Red 2019 Ford Explorer next to silver 2019 Kia Sorento in comparison image

Though a bit oversaturated in today’s market, mid-size SUVs have a firm hold on a large segment of American consumers. This has forced many of the vehicles that are available to drivers to innovate year after year, becoming stronger and better than in model years prior. Two of the best examples of this are the new 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Kia Sorento, the former a long-standing American icon, and the latter a quick riser in the minds of many experts and casual drivers alike. Today, we want to show you what each of these vehicles can do!

Our Kovatch Ford sales team has put some information together regarding the best features and capabilities of the 2019 Explorer and Sorento models. Come with us below and see which one is best suited for your desires behind the wheel!

2019 Ford Explorer 


2019 Kia Sorento 

$32,365  Starting MSRP  $26,290 
3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 / 365 hp & 350 pound-feet of torque   Largest Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output  3.3-liter V6 / 290 hp & 252 pound-feet of torque 
Seven Passengers / 80.7 cubic feet  Interior Seating Capacity / Cargo Volume  Seven Passengers / 73 cubic feet 
Up to 5,000 pounds / 1,717 pounds  Maximum Towing / Payload Capacities  5,000 pounds / 1,537 pounds 

Test drive the 2019 Ford Explorer at Kovatch Ford in Nesquehoning PA

One look at these two models and it should be clear that the 2019 Explorer holds a clear advantage over its Kia counterpart. For starters, you’ll immediately be in line for Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive, Curve Control (a Class-Exclusive feature), and Trailer Sway Control to help keep your haul centered. All these make the Explorer a much better option than the Sorento when it comes to trailering and keeping a grip on the pavement, but what about your interior experience? Both the Explorer and Sorento offer high-tech infotainment systems that can keep you connected in any situation, but Ford’s entry into this debate also features a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot (in addition to Amazon Alexa compatibility), which ensures that you’ll still have your devices anywhere you travel. Combined, this makes the Explorer a fitting (and winning) competitor to every other vehicle type out there.

If you’d like to see more of what the 2019 Ford Explorer is capable of, we encourage you to give Kovatch Ford a call when it’s most convenient for you. We’re happy to get you behind the wheel for a test drive, or help you obtain credit approval for a new loan!