2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Ford Edge Comparison
Specs at a Glance
2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Ford Edge
Serving Gainesville, Toccoa, and Jefferson, GA
In the word of midsize crossover SUVs, there are few better than the Kia Sorento and the Ford Edge. They have a lot in common; both are great-looking automobiles with spacious and comfortable interiors, user-friendly infotainment systems, and above-average gas mileage, which are treasured attributes in their shared segment. Not surprisingly, the Sorento and the Edge enter the 2018 model year with no major changes. Although it can be hard to qualitatively distinguish between the two, the 2018 Kia Sorento proves itself as the superior choice because of the following:
Like most midsize SUVs, the 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Ford Edge provide two rows of seats for seating up to five people. Front seating accommodates the driver and a passenger and the rear row consists of a bench-style seat for three occupants, thus the five-people maximum occupancy. However, on the LX trim of the Kia Sorento, you can choose between a five-seater and a seven-seater. The latter adds a third row that consists of two captain’s seats, thus expanding maximum occupancy from five to seven. Such a feature is standard on the Sorento’s LX V6, EX V6, SX, and SX Limited variants. By comparison, a seven-seater arrangement is not available, let alone optional, on the Ford Edge.
On the seven-seater version of the 2018 Kia Sorento, passenger space is increased from 146.4 cubic feet to 154.2 cubic feet. Either arrangement is much more than what the 2018 Ford Edge offers. Regardless of trim, you will get 113.8 cubic feet of passenger volume. That’s 32.5 cubic feet less than the standard-sized Sorento and 40.3 cubic feet less than the seven-seater version.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) singled out the 2018 Kia Sorento for exceptional safety test performance. It is named a “Top Safety Pick” vehicle by the IIHS, since it scored top-level “Good” ratings on all of the organization’s five crashworthiness test categories, the top-level “Superior” rating in front crash prevention ability, and an “Acceptable” rating in the effectiveness of its headlight illumination. By comparison, the 2018 Ford Edge did not get a “Top Safety Pick” designation. Instead, it scored a “Good” rating in four of the five crashworthiness test categories (with an “Acceptable” rating on the fifth), as well as the bottom-level “Basic” rating in front crash test prevention ability and a “Poor” rating (also bottom-level) in headlight effectiveness.
To check out the 2018 Kia Sorento for yourself, rather than the 2018 Ford Edge, pay us a visit today at our dealership in Gainesville, Georgia. With overwhelmingly favorable reviews on Google, DealerRater.com, and Cars.com, we make customer satisfaction our top priority. Plus, we have a robust inventory to choose from. Call us today to set up an appointment with one of our experienced and well-trained Kia specialists.