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.
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:
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.
Ford has continued to improve the Edge’s engine choices for 2015. Chicago and Manteno drivers can select from three options.
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.
The 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 The 2015 Kia Sorento does not benefit from such updates, and its standard models feel quite outdated.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.
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.
Neither technology is available with the 2015 Kia Sorento, even if you pay top dollar for the most expensive trim level.
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.
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.