2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Kia Sorento – Cincinnati, OH

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  • 2019 Ford Edge

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    Starting at

    $29,995

    2019 Kia Sorento

    A red 2019 Kia Sorento is facing right.

    Starting at

    $26,290

    250-335 HPHorsepower185-290 HP
    275-380Torque178-252
    73.4 cu.ftCargo Space73 cu.ft

    The midsize SUV class is known for representing vehicles with spacious interiors, higher levels of power, and plenty of onboard technology. Two vehicles that offer all of these qualities, and have been commonly compared, are the 2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Kia Sorento. But while these vehicles share several qualities, there are a few important differences between the two.

    The 2019 Ford Edge is as well-rounded a vehicle as you could ask for. It is efficient, powerful, and advanced, while also offering sleek styling and an affordable starting MSRP. Onboard the Edge, drivers will find a long list of standard and available entertainment features, including an 8-inch touchscreen display, a WiFi hotspot, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Edge also stands out for its available Amazon Alexa technology. In terms of safety, the 2019 Ford Edge offers one of the best standard safety suites on the market, thanks to Ford’s CoPilot360 package. The Edge also offers class-leading power with horsepower ratings of up to 335, while still offering a smooth and enjoyable ride quality. 

    Meanwhile, the 2019 Kia Sorento also has several nice qualities including plenty of entertainment features across its varying trim levels, as well as high fuel economy ratings and a comfortable interior. However, the Sorento can’t compete with the standard driver assist features offered on the base model of the Edge or its level of power. Regardless, the 2019 Kia Sorento is a strong contender in the midsize class and one that is commonly stacked up against the 2019 Ford Edge. 

    Both the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Ford Edge are great choices from the midsize SUV class, however only one of these vehicles can be the right choice for you. In order to determine which of these options is the best choice for you, it’s important to take a closer look at how they compare in the categories of performance, entertainment, and safety. 

  • Performance

    A blue 2019 Ford Edge, which wins when comparing performance for the 2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Kia Sorento, is rounding a corner in Cincinnati, OH.

     

    In the category of performance, the 2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Kia Sorento have quite a lot in common. Both vehicles are available in FWD and AWD and even share identical fuel economy ratings. However, the Edge is much more powerful, making it the more versatile option.

    2019 Ford Edge

    Two engine options are offered on the 2019 Ford Edge, including a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and a twin-turbocharged 2.7L V6 engine which produces up to 335 hp and 380 lb-ft torque. In terms of fuel economy, the Edge offers ratings of up to 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway when equipped with its base model in front-wheel drive. These ratings drop by only 1 mpg when upgrading to all-wheel drive, which are still above average ratings for the midsize SUV class. Drivers and critics note that the Edge offers smooth and responsive handling, making for a comfortable ride across all types of terrain. Compared to other midsize SUVs the Edge focuses more on the comfort of its cabin and overall ride quality rather than offering sporty handling. This makes the new Edge the perfect option for drivers looking for an enjoyable vehicle for the family of for daily commutes.

    2019 Kia Sorento

    The 2019 Kia Sorento also offers two engine options, including a 4-cylinder engine and a V6 engine. The base engine is underwhelming in terms of its power but offers great fuel economy ratings at 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The V6 offers more power with horsepower ratings of up to 290 hp, but the Sorento’s fuel economy rating drops 3 mpg in the city and on the highway with this configuration. Drivers can choose to upgrade to all-wheel drive; however, front-wheel drive is standard. In terms of ride quality and handling, the 2019 Kia Sorento is not an agile contender but instead focuses on comfort like the Edge. Drivers and critics note that the ride quality is smooth and enjoyable even across tougher terrains, but if you’re looking for a bit more power you’ll want to opt for the Edge. 

  • Entertainment

    A passenger in the 2019 Ford Edge is using a tablet.

     

    Whether you purchase the 2019 Ford Edge or 2019 Kia Sorento, you’ll have plenty of standard and available entertainment features to choose from. However, with Amazon Alexa and a more premium available sound system, the 2019 Ford Edge takes the win in this category. 

    2019 Ford Edge

    The 2019 Ford Edge comes standard with Bluetooth, satellite radio, a USB port, a WiFi hotspot, and FordPass Connect. However, tech-savvy drivers will want to take a look at the Edge’s available entertainment options which include a long list of premium features. Through various trim levels and packages, drivers can enjoy technology like an 8-inch touchscreen display, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, HD radio, and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Ford’s infotainment system is also top-rated for its functionality and responsiveness, which is further enhanced by plenty of physical controls throughout the cabin. Drivers looking for a midsize SUV with enough standard and entertainment technology to keep everyone onboard connected will love the new Ford Edge. 

    2019 Kia Sorento

    Like the Edge, the 2019 Kia Sorento also offers a long list of standard features on its base model including Bluetooth, one USB port, a 7-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For available features, the Sorento offers navigation, an 8-inch touchscreen display, satellite radio, wireless smartphone charging, and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. The UVO infotainment system onboard the 2019 Kia Sorento is also top-rated for its user-friendliness and sharp graphics. Overall, the 2019 Kia Sorento is an excellent vehicle in terms of its entertainment technology; yet, the 2019 Ford Edge has a more advanced list of available entertainment features. 

  • Safety

    A gold 2019 Ford Edge is parked outside a cafe.

     

    Both the 2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Kia Sorento are incredibly safe vehicles in the midsize SUV class. However, the Edge offers an exceptionally long list of standard features on its base model, while the Sorento is underwhelming in comparison. If you’re looking for plenty of driver assist technology at no extra cost, the 2019 Ford Edge is the better option.

    2019 Ford Edge

    The new Edge does not disappoint in the category of safety. Drivers investing in the base model of the Edge can enjoy all of the features that come standard in Ford’s CoPilot360 suite, including lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, automatic high beams, pedestrian detection, a rearview camera, and a pre-collision warning and braking system. Rain-sensing wipers and pre-collision braking are also included among the standard suite, making the Edge one of the most generous vehicles in terms of standard driver assist features. The 2019 Ford Edge also offers plenty of available safety features including evasive steering assist, front and rear parking sensors, lane centering, adaptive headlights, and adaptive cruise control. The 2019 Ford Edge also received the highest score of ‘Good’ in all six crash test categories with the IIHS, as well as a ‘Superior’ rating for its front crash prevention technology. Whether you’re looking for a vehicle to transport your loved ones or for your daily commute, the 2019 Ford Edge offers all of the safety features you’ll need. 

    2019 Kia Sorento

    The 2019 Kia Sorento earned excellent ratings with the NHTSA and IIHS, but offers very few standard safety features. On the base model of the Sorento, drivers can enjoy a rearview camera, but outside of basic safety features like airbags and seatbelts, that’s just about it. The 2019 Kia Sorento does offer a very long list of available driver assist features including forward collision warning, lane keep assist, pedestrian detection, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and front and rear parking sensors. While this list is exhaustive, many of the features are only available among the highest trim levels and more expensive packages. Drivers looking to experience plenty of safety features without having to upgrade will want to opt for the 2019 Ford Edge over the 2019 Kia Sorento. 

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