The crossover and SUV market today is full of mid-size models, so how do you choose which is right for you and your family? Two popular options are the Kia Sorento and Ford's Edge. While these models fit within the mid-size crossover SUV classification, there's plenty that separates these two.
Here, we'll review some of the key differences between the 2020 Kia Sorento and the 2020 Ford Edge. Hopefully, by the end of this comparison, you'll have an idea of which vehicle is a better fit for your transportation needs, lifestyle, and budget.
Let's start with the 2020 Kia Sorento. Kia's mid-size Sorento is a highly versatile crossover utility vehicle, or CUV, that blends stylish design with a roomy and practical cabin for up to seven occupants. Three rows come standard inside this Kia model.
Whether you need to transport up to six other people from point A to point B or move a substantial amount of cargo, Sorento has you covered. Its middle and back rows of seats fold down seamlessly, allowing you to move between people-mover and cargo-hauler -- or any combination in between. The split-folding second- and third-row seats let you optimize the cabin for your current needs, or what's next.
Now that we've taken a look at the 2020 Kia Sorento and its cavernous cabin, let's see how this crossover compares to Ford's latest Edge SUV. Remember that the team here at Kingdom Kia is available should you have any questions about the new Sorento and how it stacks up to the competition!
Comparing Kia's New Sorento with the 2020 Ford Edge
It's clear that the 2020 Kia Sorento is one highly capable crossover, considering its three rows of seating, flexible interior and expandable cargo area. But what about the Ford Edge? Well, this mid-size SUV from the Blue Oval brand turns out to be significantly smaller on the inside. It also only offers 5-passenger seating in two rows.
When it comes to cargo volume, the 2020 Ford Edge starts with more standard capacity in its cargo hold than the Sorento, but that's due to the Edge not having a third row of seats. When all seats behind the front row are folded in both of these crossover SUVs, the maximum cargo capacity is nearly identical. If you're after the option of seating up to seven people in comfort as well as impressive cargo-hauling capabilities, the 2020 Kia Sorento is the model for you!
What about power and efficiency? In standard trims, the 2020 Kia Sorento tops the 2020 Ford Edge in fuel economy. However, the Ford's standard engine is more powerful. Many drivers shopping the new Sorento opt for the popular 3.3-liter V6 option, though, which boosts performance to a superb 290 horsepower! That figure compares favorably to the Edge's standard 250-hp engine.
Both of these mid-size crossovers are modern vehicles that offer some of the latest in-car technologies. Whether you're after a new ride with adaptive cruise control, a premium audio system or advanced all-wheel drive (AWD), you can find it within the 2020 Kia Sorento or 2020 Ford Edge lineups.
Below, we compare the 2020 Kia Sorento and 2020 Ford Edge in detail:
|Kia Sorento L FWD||Standard Vehicle Comparison||Ford Edge SE FWD|
|$26,990||Base Price MSRP*||$31,100|
|25||Combined MPG (city & highway)||24|
|18.8||Fuel Capacity (gallons)||18.4|
|185 @ 6,000 rpm||Standard Horsepower||250 @ 5,550 rpm|
|7||Standard Seating Capacity (passengers)||5|
|154||Passenger Volume (cu.ft.)||114|
|73||Maximum Cargo Volume (cu.ft.)||73.4|
Upgrade to a New Kia at our Rolla, MO, Dealership
Which of these popular crossovers has you wanting to schedule a tour and test drive? If it's the new Kia Sorento, then know that our Rolla, Missouri, auto dealership is here for you! Our modern new and used car dealership is home to friendly Kia sales specialists, an extensive inventory, competitive pricing and an array of lease and finance offers.
Reach out to our Kia team today to chat about any of the new Sorento crossover SUVs for sale that have attracted your attention. During your upcoming visit, you can also browse our new car lot and shop and compare the five distinct trims of the 2020 Sorento, including the LX, EX and SX editions.
If you're eager to get your new Kia acquisition underway right now, don't hesitate to fill out our finance application. You can also see our current new car specials, value your trade-in or schedule your test drive.
*Starting MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.