Used test: Ford Edge vs Kia Sorento

The Edge is Ford's largest SUV, but can it match the no-nonsense seven-seat practicality of the Kia Sorento?...

Used test: Ford Edge vs Kia Sorento

Our Verdict

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

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

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1st – Kia Sorento

Used test: 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

4 out of 5 stars

2nd – Ford Edge

Used test: 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; poor reliability

Verdict: Better to drive but not as flexible for families

4 out of 5 stars

Specifications: Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi KX-2 auto

Engine size: 2.2-litre diesel

List price when new: £33,700

Price today: £18,000*

Power: 197bhp

Torque: 311lb ft

0-60mph: 9.3sec

Top speed: 124mph

Fuel economy: 42.8mpg (Official NEDC average)

CO2 emissions: 174g/km

Specifications: Ford Edge 2.0 TDCI 210 Titanium auto

Engine size: 2.0-litre diesel

List price when new: £34,495

Price today: £20,000*

Power: 207bhp

Torque: 332lb ft

0-60mph: 9.6sec

Top speed: 131mph

Fuel economy: 48.7mpg (Official NEDC average)

CO2 emissions: 149g/km

*Price today is based on a 2016 model with average mileage and full service history, correct at time of writing

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