Comparison: 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Ford Edge


The 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Ford Edge are both midsize SUVs, but the Sorento provides three rows for 7-person seating, and the Edge has two rows of seating for up to 5 passengers. The below comparison gives more highlights to help you discover which vehicle is the better fit for you. Visit Premier Kia in Lufkin to experience the versatility of the Sorento and understand why the 2019 Kia Sorento won the 2019 Best 3-Row SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report*.

Performance

2019 Kia Sorento

The 2019 Sorento features a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder direct injection engine mated to an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission which generates 185-hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. With standard front-wheel drive, the Sorento achieves an estimated 29 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. The optional powertrain utilizes a 3.3-liter V6 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission to churn out 290-hp and 252 lb-ft of torque and includes a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. All-wheel drive, torque vectoring cornering control, and a locking center differential are available.

2019 Ford Edge

The base trims of the 2019 Edge are powered by a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® turbocharged inline 4-cylinder direct-injection engine coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission that produces 245-hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. The Edge earns an estimated fuel economy of 29 mpg highway and 22 mpg city with the standard front-wheel drivetrain. A 335-hp 2.7-liter V6 turbocharged engine with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds is available. All-wheel drive, paddle shifters, and a performance-tuned suspension are optional.

Technology

2019 Kia Sorento

A 7-inch touch-screen with a UVO infotainment system, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ support, Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity, a USB port, a 6-speaker sound system, and remote keyless entry are standard features. Optional features consist of a larger 8-inch color touch-screen display, voice command, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, navigation, an additional USB port, wireless phone charging, and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon® surround sound system with Clari-Fi™ technology.

2019 Ford Edge

Standard technology on the Ford Edge comes in the way of a 4.2-inch central display screen, Bluetooth® connectivity, a USB port, Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 6-speaker sound system. The SYNC® 3 infotainment system with an upgraded 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto integration, navigation, dual USB ports, wireless charging, and a 12-speaker B&O™ premium sound system by Bang & Olufsen are available.

Safety

2019 Kia Sorento

The 2019 Kia Sorento was awarded the top 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration** and earned the highest Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety***. The list of standard safety features includes an advanced airbag system, vehicle stability management, a traction control system, electronic brake-force distribution, and a rearview camera. Optional features consist of forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, blind spot collision warning, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, rear cross-traffic collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, driver attention warning, and a surround view monitor.

2019 Ford Edge

The Co-Pilot360™ suite of safety features is standard and includes lane-keeping assist, auto high-beam headlamps, blind spot information with cross traffic alert, pre-collision assist with automated emergency braking, roll stability control, and a rear-view camera. Enhanced park-assist, adaptive cruise control with stop & go, evasive steering assist, lane centering, and a 180-degree camera system are optional.

Pricing

2019 Kia Sorento

Starting at $26,290 MSRP

2019 Ford Edge

Starting at $29,995 MSRP

*View U.S. News Best Cars at cars.usnews.com.

**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safer.car.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

***IIHS award based with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

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