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Ford Ka Edge

The Ford Ka Edge has agile handling, a surprisingly comfortable ride and a decent level of equipment for those who live in the city.

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The Ford Ka competes against rivals like the Fiat 500, Vauxhall Adam, Skoda Citigo, VW Up! and the SEAT Mii and is only available with a 68bhp 1.2-litre petrol that can average 57.7mpg. There is no automatic gearbox option.

The Ford Ka Edge trim comes with perhaps the best equipment to value ratio in the Ford Ka range. It comes standard with air conditioning, electric windows and remote central locking, plus a driver’s seat that is adjustable for height. The only real omission for the style conscious is alloy wheels – but if you can live without them, the Edge’s standard steel wheels and plastic wheel trims are better matched for a city’s potholes and the odd accidental kerbing when squeezing into a tight parking space.

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Good points

Despite being developed alongside the popular Fiat 500, the Ford Ka is significantly better to drive. It is more fun and is more comfortable thanks to softer suspension. The sole 1.2-litre engine offers good performance and reasonable running costs, while the Edge trim comes with all the real-world equipment you’ll ever need.

Bad points

The Ford Ka Edge is beginning to feel its age. It can no longer match its rivals for running costs, value and even practicality – both the VW Up! and the Hyundai i10 have bigger boots, for example. Other rivals including the Fiat 500 also have better resale values thanks to their desirability and popularity, so it's worth bearing this in mind when you’re haggling over the price.

What you get

  • Passenger & Driver airbag
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Front electric windows

Recommended optional extras

  • Bluetooth
  • Alloy wheels
  • Curtain and side airbags

Our choice

The Ford Ka Edge with the 1.2-litre engine offers enough performance for town driving, while fuel economy is good too.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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