2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2018 Ford Edge

There are not many battles fought as fiercely as those in the crossover SUV class of the automotive industry. The Kia Sorento has carved out a strong position in the segment for always being at, or near, the top in many of the most important categories – but that hasn't stopped the competition from coming after the popular and affordable crossover SUV. For the current model year, the automaker has made a few noticeable changes, especially to the vehicles top powertrain combination. A comparison of the 2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2018 Ford Edge illustrates why crossover SUVs will be the most desirable vehicles on the market for yet another year. The 2018 Kia Sorento is readily available at the Spitzer Kia of Mansfield showroom and is ready to be taken on a test drive with potential buyers today.

Buyers considering the class of crossover SUVs that is occupied by the 2018 Sorento and 2018 Edge will find several similarities between the two models. Both offer an infotainment system that combines functionality for the audio system and navigation into a single unit. Additionally, both systems are compatible with smartphone applications for Android- and Apple-based smartphones. There is one key area where the 2018 Kia Sorento is able to pull ahead of the 2018 Ford Edge – maximum passenger capacity. Versions of the Kia crossover SUV featuring the available V-6 engine come with three rows of seats with room for up to seven passengers. Each trim grade of the 2018 Edge will top out at five passengers. Owners of the 2018 Kia Sorento will also have access to more cargo volume than what is offered in the 2018 Edge.

 

2018 Kia Sorento

Vs.

2018 Ford Edge

3.3-L, V-6 Engine 3.5-L, V-6
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
290/252 Horsepower/Torque 280/250
73.5 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 73.4 cu.-ft.

 

Performance Specs

The most popular powertrain setup for the 2018 Kia Sorento is its 3.3-liter, V-6 engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. This will give 2018 Sorento owners the ability to use 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with the V-6 engine and the available Kia all-wheel-drive system, the 2018 Sorento can tow up to 5,000 pounds. By comparison, the 2018 Ford Edge has a maximum towing capacity of just 3,500 pounds.

Additionally, the 2018 Kia Sorento offers a pair of four-cylinder power plants: A 2.4-liter engine with a peak output of 185 horsepower and a turbocharged, 2.0-liter option making 240 horsepower.

 

 

A cut away photo showing the all three rows of seats available inside of the 2018 Kia Sorento.
An interior photo of the 2018 Kia Sorento showing one of the possible interior configurations.
A photo showing the dashboard of the 2018 Sorento including the center stack and infotainment system's touchscreen.
A photo showing the second row seat in the 2018 Sorento.