TRUCK PULLIN’ Ford Explorer Versus Kia Sportage
Most of our Truck Pullin’ videos feature Super Duty Ford F Series pickups competing in all-out pulling competitions while hooked to a purpose built sled. This week, I wanted to go a different direction, so I found an old school Ford Explorer having a little pull off – and I mean little – with a Kia Sportage.
We don’t know anything about either of the vehicles, but I would imagine that they are both stock with high mileage and questionable daily maintenance. The Explorer is likely powered by a 4.0L V6 mated to an automatic transmission (although it could be a manual) while the Kia is likely powered by a very weak 2.0L 4-cylinder.
The Kia is definitely in four wheel drive, but it looks like the Explorer might not be in the few glimpses that we get of the front wheels. Fortunately for the Ford, the little Kia isn’t strong or heavy enough to prevent the Explorer from dragging it around this dirt field, so this is really just 60 seconds of watching a real SUV pull around a Korean crossover.