The 2021 Ford Explorer offers an attractive package of amenities for families that need an SUV that’s roomy, fuel-efficient, and loaded with plenty of safety features. Here we look at some of the highlights that make the 2021 Ford Explorer the better choice for those in the Atlanta area who are shopping for a three-row SUV over the competing 2021 Kia Sorento.
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2021 Ford Explorer
2021 Kia Sorento
|300 - 400 horsepower||Engine Output||191 - 281 horsepower|
|Up to 7 passengers||Seating Capacity||Up to 7 passengers|
|Up to 4,500 pounds||Towing Capacity||Up to 3,500 pounds|
The Ford Explorer and the Kia Sorento are both midsize SUVs with seating for up to seven people, but they’re on different planes for performance. When it comes down to it, the 2021 Explorer offers more powerful engines and is better suited for taking the boat or camper out to the countryside. A closer look at the Explorer’s advantages only confirms its lead over the Sorento lineup.
To start, all versions of the 2021 Explorer come fully loaded with an impressive roster of standard features that includes tri-zone automatic climate control, a power tailgate, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, and a Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver aids. That package includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic high beams. The offerings only get better as you move up the lineup with an available twin-panel moonroof, adaptive headlights, diamond-stitched leather upholstery, Active Park Assist 2.0, and so much more.
The 2021 Ford Explorer is among the more spacious SUVs in the segment with 21.0 cubic feet of cargo room behind its third row. (For reference, the 2021 Kia Sorento has just 12.6 cubic feet behind its rear seats.) With both the second- and third-row seats folded, the Explorer features a maximum cargo volume of 87.8 cubic feet that’s perfect for weekend landscaping projects, lugging around rummage sale furniture, and the works.