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2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Ford Edge

If you’ve been searching for a family-friendly SUV in the Grosse Pointe area, there’s a good chance that you’ve compared the Kia Sorento vs. Ford Edge. After all, both the Ford and Kia mid-size SUVs are more than capable of fueling new adventures around Sterling Heights and Warren. However, the Kia SUV starts out more than $3,000 less expensive than the Ford Edge:

2019 Kia Sorento Starting Price: $26,290 MSRP

2019 Ford Edge Starting Price: $29,995 MSRP



Kia Sorento vs. Ford Edge: Interior Dimensions and Capacities

Of all the reasons to choose the 2019 Kia Sorento over the 2019 Ford Edge in this SUV comparison, none is more significant than the much larger Kia Sorento interior:

  • Although the Sorento starts with a significantly lower price than the Ford Edge, the former mid-size SUV offers standard seating for seven, while the latter only offers seating for five!
  • Even with the extra seats crammed in, the Sorento is able to offer 44.1 inches of front legroom, compared to 42.6 inches in the Edge.
  • The total passenger volume in the Sorento is equal to 154 cubic feet. The Ford Edge interior offers just 114 cubic feet of the same.

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Kia Sorento vs. Ford Edge: Performance and Towing Power

When it comes to performance, the Kia Sorento and the Ford Edge are bound to appeal to different sorts of drivers, at least in their baseline configurations:

  • Grosse Pointe drivers can easily upgrade the Kia Sorento with a 3.3-Liter engine that’s more capable than the base option in the Edge, without paying much more than the Edge starting price.
  • In order to receive a more powerful engine in the Ford Edge, you’ll have to upgrade all the way to the high-end ST trim, which starts at $42,355 MSRP.
  • The Kia Sorento can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. The Ford Edge can tow just 3,500 pounds when it’s fully upgraded.

Kia Sorento vs. Ford Edge: Safety Features

When you’re choosing a family vehicle, most St. Clair Shores and Sterling Heights drivers agree that safety is one of the most important factors to consider.

  • Both the 2019 Ford Edge and the 2019 Kia Sorento were awarded a 5-star overall safety score by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but only the Sorento was named as a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • The 2019 Edge has not yet been evaluated by this agency, but the 2018 model didn’t receive any special designation. What’s the main difference in this mid-size SUV comparison?
  • The available Kia Sorento driver-assistance emergency braking systems were rated as superior by the NHTSA, while those in the 2018 Ford Edge were rated as basic.
  • This year’s Ford Edge does offer a greater number of safety features in its baseline trim, but when these models are upgraded, the offerings in the 2019 Kia Sorento, including a Surround View Camera you won’t find in the Edge, give it a strong advantage over its rival.

Test Drive the Kia Sorento at Jeffrey Kia Near St. Clair Shores

Pitting the 2019 Kia Sorento vs. the 2019 Ford Edge, it’s safe to say that drivers with larger families will find the Sorento a much better value. The Sorento even compares favorably to top competitors like the 2019 Honda Pilot. While you’re searching for the model that’s right for you, compare the 2019 Kia Sorento LX vs. EX trim levels, and start exploring our lineup of new Kia Sorento models for sale near Grosse Pointe. Then, contact the team at Jeffrey Kia to schedule your test drive.

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