If you’re looking for a crossover that goes above and beyond the limitations of the compact crossover class to offer a ride with more passenger room, improved cargo carrying abilities and a larger engine, you’re probably looking at vehicles in the midsize crossover class. Frequently built on the same platforms as midsize sedans, this segment offers drivers more than just a bigger vehicle, however. Midsize crossovers often take a more amenity-filled approach, seeing more comfort and convenience technology included as standard features.
Although the Kia Sorento began its journey as a compact crossover, it’s now become one of the most compelling midsize models on the market. For 2019, it gets even better with new styling, standard third-row seating and included active safety technology. Today, we’re matching it up against Ford’s midsize crossover, the 2019 Ford Edge. Let’s see how they compare!
2019 Kia Sorento
2019 Ford Edge
|25 combined MPG (regular)||Base model MPG (fuel type)||25 combined MPG (premium)|
|5,000 lbs.||Maximum towing||3,500 lbs.|
|7 inches||Base infotainment screen||4.2 inches|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||Available|
|44.1 inches||Front-row legroom||42.6 inches|
|154 cubic feet||Passenger space||114 cubic feet|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
|Top Safety Pick+||IIHS safety designation||Not recommended by IIHS|
|$20,635 – Best Friendly Kia VIP price*||Starts at||$29,995|
“We’ll need a bigger chart,” we said as we began to look at the myriad ways the 2019 Kia Sorento surpasses the 2019 Ford Edge. For drivers looking for a sensible, fun and well-furnished crossover, it’s absolutely no contest between the two.
For starters, the 2019 Kia Sorento offers a more solid range of engines that let you tow between 2,000 and 5,000 lbs. Despite their fuel consumption being the same, the 2019 Kia Sorento’s base 2.4L engine will tow 500 lbs. more than the 2.0L turbocharged engine in the 2019 Ford Edge.
Also, with a full extra row of seating, you’ll be able to bring more people along on your adventures!
Inside, the two couldn’t be more different. The 2019 Kia Sorento gives you 40 additional cubic feet of passenger volume. Front-row passengers will love the improved legroom and both driver and co-pilot will appreciate the standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality and a 7-inch touchscreen. Ford the 2019 Ford Edge? You’re stuck with a prehistoric 4.2-inch display that’s probably smaller than your smartphone’s screen.
Finally, confidence comes in the form of the Kia Sorento’s class-topping Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and its industry-leading warranty coverage, which sees the crossover's engine/powertrain covered for 10 years (or 100,000 miles) and everything else covered for 5 years (or 60,000 miles) – nearly double that offered by Ford for the Edge.
Don’t wait up! Contact us today to see this incredible crossover in action with a test drive!
*Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of its access. All pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia staff as subject to change without warning. For current pricing, contact Friendly Kia.