Midsize SUV Matchup: The 2019 Kia Sorento vs the 2018 Ford Edge at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna, GA

October 30th, 2019 by

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of capability, cargo space, and passenger room, you probably have a midsized SUV on your mind. And you have no shortage of options with virtually every auto maker offering their own midsize crossover SUV.

At Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna, we’re proud to offer the 2019 Kia Sorento — the leading midsize crossover. For 2019, the Sorento has received new styling, additional safety technology, and much more. Even though the Sorento checks off all of the boxes, many SUV enthusiasts wonder how it compares to the 2018 Ford Edge. Let’s take a closer look at the 2019 Sorento vs 2018 Ford Edge. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna.

Passenger Volume: The 2019 Kia Sorento vs the 2018 Ford Edge

While both vehicles are considered to be midsize crossover SUVs, the Kia Sorento offers you more! With three spacious rows of seating, the Sorento can comfortably seat up to seven passengers. In contrast, the 2018 Ford Edge only has two rows and can only seat 5 passengers.

Because of the third row of seating, the Sorento offers substantially more passenger space at 154 cubic feet, while the Edge lumbers behind with a meager 114 cubic feet of passenger space. And if you’re a taller driver, you’ll find the Sorento to be much more comfortable with an impressive 44.1 inches of front legroom, while the cramped Ford Edge only offers 42.6 inches of front legroom.

Towing Capabilities: The 2019 Kia Sorento vs the 2018 Ford Edge

The Kia Sorento offers you a full range of engines choices, so you can easily choose between a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs. or an engine with a towing capacity up to an impressive 5,000 lbs. Even though the Sorento and Edge’s standard engines have very similar fuel efficiency, the Ford Edge’s 2.0L turbocharged engine will tow 500 lbs less than the standard Kia Sorento’s 2.4L engine.

Safety Features: The 2019 Kia Sorento vs the 2018 Ford Edge

While the 2019 Sorento and Ford Edge were both awarded the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s stellar 5-star overall score, only the Kia was named a “Top Safety Pick +” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Kia Sorento’s available driver-assistance emergency braking system was rated “superior” by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while Ford’s similar technology only received a “basic.” In addition, you’ll enjoy a greater number of safety features on the Kia Sorento, including a Surround View Camera that’s simply not available at all on the Edge.

Contact Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna to Test Drive the New Sorento

When it comes to comparing the 2019 Kia Sorento vs the 2018 Ford Edge, the Sorento comes out ahead in almost every category. And when you consider the how the Kia’s warranty (5-Year/60,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty and a 10-Year/ 100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty) outshines the warranty of the Ford Edge (3-Year/36,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty and a 5-Year/ 60,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty), it’s really not even close. The Kia Sorento offers you more bang for your buck at every turn.

Contact Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna today to schedule a test drive of the new 2020 Kia Sorento.