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Kia Sorento vs. Ford Edge

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Kia Sorento

$442
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Ford Edge

$577
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Kia Sorento Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 9th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $442 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average, and major issues are less frequent than average, so major repairs are not common for the Sorento.
4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Ford Edge Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 12th out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $577 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$442
inexpensive
expensive
$577
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.32
not often
very often
0.36
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(1)
4
(36)
3
(30)
2
(20)
1
(10)
The Kia Sorento ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in electrical.
“2012 KIA SORENTO ENGINE FAILURE RECALL NOT FIXED BY KIA STILL WITHOUT MY SORENTO MONTHS LATER”
“2012 KIA SORENTO ENGINE FAILURE RECALL NOT FIXED BY KIA STILL WITHOUT MY SORENTO MONTHS LATER”
5
(5)
4
(10)
3
(4)
2
(3)
1
(1)
The Ford Edge ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in heating.
“For the first 60,000 miles and 5 years, I really don't have any issues with my 2013 Ford Edge, until it reaches 67,000 miles at about 6 years. It starts to leak under the hood at around 67,000 mil...”
“For the first 60,000 miles and 5 years, I really don't have any issues with my 2013 Ford Edge, un...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Kia Sorento and the Ford Edge are two mid-size SUVs. Both the Sorento and Edge come with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. While the Sorento is a three-row SUV that can seat seven, the Edge is a two-row SUV for five people max.

In the horsepower department, the Kia Sorento is overpowered by the Ford Edge. The Sorento’s standard 185 horsepower engine comes up short, compared to the Edge’s standard 245 horsepower. For optional power, the Sorento offers an upgrade to 290 horsepower, but the Edge comfortably exceeds it with a maximum of 315 horsepower. 

Comparing cargo space these two come out very close to each other. The Sorento has 73 cubic feet of cargo space when the second and third rows are folded. The Edge gives you 73.4 cubic feet behind the front row. 

The choice between the Kia Sorento and the Ford Edge depends on where you stand on seating vs. power. If you need seating for up to seven people, then the Sorento is the logical choice. But if you’re more motivated by the engine power at your command, the Edge will deliver the performance you’re looking for.

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