New Ford Edge vs Kia Sorento

Does Ford's return to the large SUV sector mean our soft spot for the Kia Sorento will come to an end?...

New Ford Edge vs Kia Sorento
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What Car? team
14 Oct 2015 07:30

Our verdict

The Ford Edge is a worthy addition to the large SUV class. It’s decent to drive, offers competitive running costs and is very spacious inside. Unfortunately, it’s let down by a cheap feeling interior, clunky infotainment system and a lack of third-row seating.

So, the Kia Sorento wins, but only by a slim margin. Its seven-year warranty is the longest on the market and it has a far nicer interior and a larger boot. It is a little disappointing to drive, although decent enough.

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1st – Kia Sorento

New Ford Edge vs Kia Sorento

For Seven seats; seven-year warranty; more welcoming interior

Against More expensive to run; not as good to drive

Verdict Still one of the best seven-seat SUVs at this price point

Rated 4 out of 5

Read the full Kia Sorento review

2nd – Ford Edge

New Ford Edge vs Kia Sorento

For Superior ride and handling; cheaper running costs; can tow more

Against Not as practical; cheap-feeling interior; shorter warranty

Verdict Better to drive but not as flexible for families

Rated 4 out of 5

Read the full Ford Edge review

Specifications: Ford Edge 2.0 TDCi 210 Titanium auto

Engine size 2.0-litre diesel

List price £34,495

Target Price £32,010

Power 207bhp

Torque 332lb ft

0-60mph 9.6sec

Top speed 131mph

Gov't fuel economy 48.7mpg

CO2 emissions 149g/km

Specifications: Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi KX-2 auto

Engine size 2.2-litre diesel

List price £33,700

Target Price £30.981

Power 197bhp

Torque 311lb ft

0-60mph 9.3sec

Top speed 124mph

Gov't fuel economy 42.8mpg

CO2 emissions 174g/km