2020 Ford Edge vs Kia Sportage
With roomy, five-person cabins and sporty capabilities, the 2020 Ford Edge and Kia Sportage appeal to adventure-loving drivers. But there isn’t enough room in your garage for two, so which should you choose? Our LaFayette Ford comparison guide takes a closer look at these modern crossovers.
Max Economy: 2020 Kia Sportage
Want to save the most at the pump? The Sportage gets you there with its base powertrain, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that earns up to 26 mpg combined (23 city/30 highway mpg).
The Edge follows just behind, eeking out EPA ratings of up to 24 mpg combined (21/29 mpg) from its own standard powertrain, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Modern Cabin: 2020 Ford Edge
For your daily drive, you’re going to want everything from roomy comfort to cutting-edge infotainment to helpful safety aids. When it comes to tech features in particular, both the Edge and the Sportage impress. Standard features for both crossovers include touch-screen infotainment, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and smart safety features like automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.
However, it’s the Edge that comes out on top here, thanks to its plush, well-padded seats and generous luggage space. If you’re planning a road trip, up to five passengers will revel in the Edge’s supportive seating for hours at a time. And, behind the rear seats, you’ve got 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space for all of your fun-time gear.
As a midsize crossover, the Edge is naturally roomier than the compact Sportage. However, the Sportage does make good use of the space it does offer. That is, as long as your friends aren’t too tall, it’s still a crossover worth considering. Inside, you’ll also find supportive seating and high-quality cabin materials. Cargo space is also a little tighter, though, with only 30.7 cubes for your things.
Smooth Cruising: 2020 Ford Edge
When it comes to daily driving, the Edge comes out on top. To start, both of its engine options do a great job of getting you up to speed. You’ll also love the Edge’s solid braking, handling, and steering, all of which combine to give you a reliable performance in just about every setting.
The Sportage will impress you with its around-town driving. This little Kia crossover excels in terms of braking and steering, so you can count on a precise performance. We do wish, however, that the Sportage were a little quicker, especially during highway merging maneuvers. The SX Turbo trim model gives you a sportier ride, but its extra athleticism cuts in on your ride comfort.
Sporty Capabilities: 2020 Ford Edge
In addition to being the comfier daily driver, choosing the Edge means more fun for you. With maximum towing capabilities of 3,500 pounds, Ford’s crossover will haul a bigger boat to the Outer Banks. Indeed, with max ratings of 1,653 pounds, the Sportage can’t tow much more than a Jet Ski, if that.
The 2020 Kia Sportage is certainly the thriftier model, but the 2020 Ford Edge is quicker, more powerful, and incredibly roomy. The Edge is the right choice for anyone who wants to truly travel in style. To learn more, visit us at LaFayette Ford, your North Carolina Ford dealer. We proudly serve Fayetteville, North Carolina, and surrounding areas.