The midsize crossover segment is wildly competitive right now, and every manufacturer wants a piece of the action. The 2017 Ford Edge and the 2017 Kia Sportage are two top contenders--but which one wins the head-to-head match up?
2017 Ford Edge vs Kia Sorento
How a midsize crossover looks is crucially important to how successful it is in the market, and the 2017 Ford Edge is definitely bringing its A-game. Sporty, handsome lines gives the Edge one of Ford's most contemporary designs but without the shock value of some others in the class. What does that mean? Even if the Edge doesn't offer jaw-dropping design, it's bound to please with its clean lines and sporty appeal.
Kia has introduced some pretty stunning looking vehicles into the market recently, but it's probably fair to say the Kia Sorento isn't one of those. Looking halfway between minivan and SUV, the Sorento doesn't offer the same clean, contemporary design that the Ford does. Side by side, we opt for the Ford--and we think you will too.
Although the Ford Edge leaves three-row seat duties to the larger Explorer, there's plenty of room inside for five passengers and all the stuff that inevitably comes with them. The 2017 Ford Edge also provides more than 40 inches of headroom throughout, with 40.6 inches of leg room in the rear and an impressive 42.6 inches in the front.
The Kia Sorento does beat the Edge in rear leg room, but offers less head room in the front and back. While five passengers will likely fit comfortably in the Sorento, it's another victory for the Ford Edge here then.
You can opt for four different engines in your 2017 Ford Edge, so your fuel pump savings will depend on your choice. Best case scenario, though, is 21 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and the 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine.
The Kia Sorento has three engines to choose from, but the best fuel-economy ratings it can offer fall slightly short of the Edge with an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Both of these SUVs do a good job with fuel economy, but the 2017 Ford Edge, well, edges out the Sorento here.
Price isn't everything, especially considering what you get for the money, but it is a very real consideration for most buyers. The 2017 Ford Edge has a starting MSRP of $28,950, but you can pay as much as $40,900 for fully tricked out trim.
Kia has prided itself on combining affordability and quality, and the Sorento is no different. You can get a Sorento for as little as $25,400 and you can pay as much as $45,700 for a Limited V6 with all-wheel drive. If price is your primary motivator, the Kia is the better bet.
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Price isn't everything, though, and while the Kia Sorento puts up a fight against the 2017 Ford Edge, the Edge handily wins in many categories. The Edge offers buyers contemporary style, impressive passenger space, and fuel pump savings that make it a better buy than the slightly less expensive Kia Sorento.