The 2015 Ford Edge vs. the 2015 Kia Sorento

Ford Edge

The 2015 Ford Edge is a completely refreshed second-generation crossover, so its superiority to the 2015 Kia Sorento couldn’t be less in doubt. Chicago and Manteno drivers have come to depend on the Ford Edge as one of the most advanced crossover vehicles available, and that reputation has just been taken to a whole new level.
 

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Trims and Prices

2015 Ford Edge Ford made sure that drivers will receive the exact type of crossover they’re after by offering the 2015 Ford Edge in four balanced trims:

  • SE: Starting at $28,100, the SE offers expected standard features, such as cruise control and climate control, then adds cutting-edge amenities technology, like a rearview camera, LED taillamps, and a push-button start system.
  • SEL: Starting at $31,500, the SEL is all about relaxation. Dual-zone temperature controls allow you to create individual comfort zones, a leather-wrapped steering wheel adds a classy touch, and a 10-way power driver’s seat ensures flawless support.
  • Titanium: Starting at $35,600, the Titanium offers leather-trimmed sports seats as standard, and adds advanced technology features. This includes ambient lighting, a hands-free liftgate, and SYNC voice-activated technology.
  • Sport: Starting at $38,100, this model has been engineered with sport-tuned suspension for tighter control and handling, while the all-new 2.7L V6 engine ensures that your daily adrenalin rush is taken care of.

The 2015 Kia Sorento starts lower, with the L model costing a minimum of $24,900. However, certain features – such as the rearview camera – aren’t included as standard, and premium trims get expensive in a hurry, with the Limited V6 coming in at $41,300.

 

Powertrains and MPG

2015 Ford EdgeFord has continued to improve the Edge’s engine choices for 2015. Chicago and Manteno drivers can select from three options.

  • 2.0L EcoBoost I-4: Revised for 2015, even the standard engine delivers 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, while still allowing for 20 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway.
  • 3.5L V6: This optional engine boosts hp to 280, while maintaining strong mileage ratings of 18 in the city and 26 and the highway.  
  • 2.7L Turbocharged V6: All-new for 2015, this is the most advanced EcoBoost motor ever, putting you in control of 315 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, while still assuring 18 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway.   

Engine choice is where the Kia Sorento shows its limits. Like the Edge, three options are available, and mileage ratings are almost identical. However, similar fuel-consumption does not result in comparable performance.

The standard 2.4L DOHC I-4 offers just 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque – vastly less than the standard Edge engine. Even worse, the premium 2.0L DOHC Turbo offers just 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, which is below the Ford’s 2.0L motor and woefully inadequate when compared to the advanced 2.7L EcoBoost V6.

 

Interior

2015 Ford EdgeThe 2015 Ford Edge doesn’t only offer a step forward in terms of power; it’s also sports a refurbished interior. Unlike many current generation crossovers, there’s a notable absence of hard plastics, with soft-touch materials being used across the dash, doors, and center console. The 2015 Kia Sorento does not benefit from such updates, and its standard models feel quite outdated.

The Edge has grown in many ways, but drivers appreciate the additional 3.9 inches of length, which expands this line’s cabin. You’ll immediately notice the difference from the competition, with 40.2 inches of front headroom in the Edge to the Sorento’s 39.5 inches, and 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the Edge with all seats occupied compared to the Sorento’s 38.8 cubic feet.

 

Optional Features

Ford Edge As expected, the 2015 Ford Edge provides a vast array of standard features across all trim levels. However, drivers with individual preferences can still customize their drive to suit those needs, with a long list of available technologies and devices.

These include:

  • Enhanced Active Park Assist: This innovative feature uses ultrasonic sensors and cameras to measure the distances between vehicles, and it helps identify appropriate parking spaces. It then assists guiding you into the gap.
  • Front 180° Camera: This handy option allows you to see around corners, down alleyways, or what’s nearby when pulling out of parking spots.

Neither technology is available with the 2015 Kia Sorento, even if you pay top dollar for the most expensive trim level.

 

Safety Features

Ford Edge Both the 2015 Ford Edge and the 2015 Kia Sorento were awarded 5-star safety ratings by the NHSTA, and each one offers a generous selection of safety features as standard.

However, the redesigned 2015 Ford Edge has been engineered with a stiffer body structure than ever before. Not only does that improve your drive, it ensures that the vehicle is more resilient to impact. You’ll also find features which aren’t available with the 2015 Sorento, such as the handy Ford MyKey, which allows you to set personalized parameters for secondary drivers – including a speed limit – so you won’t have to worry about your car when someone else is driving.

Test Drive the New Ford Edge Today

The 2015 Ford Edge is available now from Terry’s Ford of Peotone. To experience the next big thing for yourself, come visit our showroom. You can also speak with a sales professional when you call (888) 832-3250.

 

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