2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Ford Explorer

Split screen images of the 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Ford Explorer

A three-row SUV provides drivers with the spacious interiors they need to bring all of the passengers and gear they could possibly need from point A to point B in one trip. Perfect for drivers who prefer the performance and style of the SUV class over a traditional family hauler like a minivan, three-row SUVs are a no-compromise approach when blending family travel and on and off-road capability.

Two leaders in the three-row SUV class for very different reasons are the 2019 Kia Sorento and the 2019 Ford Explorer. The 2019 Sorento prioritizes style, practicality, and people hauling while the 2019 Explorer puts more emphasis on power and capability, though either can confidently get a full cabin of passengers wherever they need to be. Learn more about how the 2019 Sorento and 2019 Explorer compare below.

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Ford Explorer

$26,290 Starting MSRP  $32,365
22/29 Fuel Economy 17/24
7 Passengers Seating Capacity 7 Passengers
73.0 cubic feet Cargo Space 80.7 cubic feet

What active safety features are available on each SUV lineup?

While the 2019 Ford Explorer SUV clearly favors performance, the 2019 Kia Sorento lineup is more well-rounded making it a more suitable family hauler. The 2019 Explorer lineup offers a very slim selection of active safety throughout its lineup while the 2019 Sorento offers an active safety package that much more robust giving families added security during on-road travel.

2019 Sorento Available Active Safety:

  • Park Distance Warning
  • Surround-View Camera System
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning

2019 Explorer Available Active Safety:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support
  • Blind Spot Monitoring

Interested in the 2019 Kia Sorento SUV as your next family hauler? Visit the Moritz Kia dealership in Fort Worth, TX to see the lineup in person or take your preferred configuration for a spin around the neighborhood.