Compare the 2020 Kia Sorento to the 2020 Ford Explorer - Huntington Beach, CA

With versatility to fit any lifestyle, the 2020 Kia 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:


The 2020 Kia Sorento offers the more affordable price tag of the two. The Sorento has a starting cost of $$26,690 while the Ford Explorer is the pricier car with a starting price of $32,765  - both prices include their respective destination fees.


The Sorento offers a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, covering the entire car and including 24-hour roadside assistance. The Explorer's 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Kia's powertrain warranty covers the Sorento for 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Ford covers the Explorer. Any repairs needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Explorer ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

Fuel Economy

Not only does the Kia Sorento come with a more affordable price tag and longer warranty, it also provides superior fuel economy. The Kia Sorento has an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg hwy/25 mpg combined. The Ford Explorer has an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/28 mpg hwy/24 mpg combined. 


The Kia Sorento also 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 also received a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the IIHS while 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 while they only gave the Ford Explorer a 7.5. gave the Kia Sorento a 7.6 out of 10 in their annual ratings.  While only giving the Ford 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 Huntington Beach our professional staff can help you find and drive home the Kia that is right for you.  

We are conveniently near located at 18835 Beach Boulevard - Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Stop by today or call us at (888) 736-2630 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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