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2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Kia Sorento

Awards
Performance
Safety
Usability
2018 Kia Sorento
2018 Ford Explorer
          The 2018 Ford Explorer: be unstoppable.

Awards

Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2018 Explorer has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2018 Ford Explorer2, boasting 75 more horses and 3 more horses per ton than the 2018 Kia Sorento3.
If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2018 Ford Explorer's2 increased torque - 3502 lb.-ft. vs. 2604 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Kia Sorento3652HORSEPOWER29031492HORSEPOWER PER TON14633502TORQUE2604

Safety

NHTSA testing proves the 2018 Ford Explorer's5 stability and handling features make it less likely to roll over than the 2018 Kia Sorento6.7
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Kia Sorento55ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING46

Usability

Tired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2018 Ford Explorer5 offers 4 more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2018 Kia Sorento6, making the awkward hunch-back driving pose a thing of the past.
No more scuffing the bottom of your car in steep driveways - the 2018 Ford Explorer8 has more than enough ground clearance - 1 inch more than the 2018 Kia Sorento6 - to make it in and out without the dreaded scrape.
Offering 2 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2018 Kia Sorento6, the 2018 Ford Explorer5 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
The 2018 Ford Explorer's5 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 3 inches' worth.
2018 Ford ExplorerFoo2018 Kia Sorento415FRONT HEAD ROOM396415FRONT LEG ROOM39688GROUND CLEARANCE76405REAR HEAD ROOM396405REAR LEG ROOM3961125WHEELBASE1096
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - 2018 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

3 - 2018 Kia Sorento LX V6 FWD

4 - 2018 Kia Sorento EX FWD

5 - 2018 Ford Explorer Base FWD

6 - 2018 Kia Sorento L FWD

7 - Learn more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings.

8 - 2018 Ford Explorer Base 4WD