Ford Kuga

 ford kuga

KUGA ESTATE - 1.5 EcoBoost 120 Zetec 5dr 2WD



MANUFACTURER PRICE

£22765

BEST PRICE

£18,895 

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Ford's Kuga has sharpened up its act in this third generation guise. Jonathan Crouch checks out the changes.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost 120 Zetec 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£18,894.95
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost 120 Zetec [Nav] 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£19,679.30
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost Zetec 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£19,807.95
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost Zetec [Nav] 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£20,592.30
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 TDCi Zetec 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£20,629.65
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost Zetec 5dr Auto 2WD
PETROL
£20,916.00
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 TDCi Zetec [Nav] 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£21,414.00
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost Zetec [Nav] 5dr Auto 2WD
PETROL
£21,700.35
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost Titanium Edition 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£21,841.45
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi Zetec 5dr Auto 2WD
DIESEL
£21,999.15
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi Zetec 5dr
DIESEL
£22,380.95
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 TDCi Titanium Edition 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£22,663.15
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi Zetec [Nav] 5dr Auto 2WD
DIESEL
£22,783.50
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost Titanium Edition 5dr Auto 2WD
PETROL
£22,949.50
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi Zetec [Nav] 5dr
DIESEL
£23,165.30
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost ST-Line 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£23,169.45
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi Titanium Edition 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£23,285.65
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi Zetec 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£23,750.45
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 TDCi ST-Line 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£23,991.15
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi Titanium Edition 5dr Auto 2WD
DIESEL
£24,032.65
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost Titanium X Edition 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£24,165.45
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost ST-Line 5dr Auto 2WD
PETROL
£24,277.50
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi Zetec [Nav] 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£24,534.80
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi ST-Line 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£24,613.65
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost ST-Line Edition 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£24,621.95
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium Edition 5dr
DIESEL
£24,829.45
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 TDCi Titanium X Edition 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£24,987.15
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost 176 Titanium Edition 5dr Auto
PETROL
£25,244.45
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost Titanium X Edition 5dr Auto 2WD
PETROL
£25,273.50
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi ST-Line 5dr Auto 2WD
DIESEL
£25,360.65
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
1.5 TDCi ST-Line Edition 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£25,443.65
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost ST-Line Edition 5dr Auto 2WD
PETROL
£25,730.00
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi Titanium X Edition 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£25,871.10
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 ST-Line 5dr
DIESEL
£26,157.45
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium Edition 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£26,198.95
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi ST-Line Edition 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£26,327.60
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi Titanium X Edition 5dr Auto 2WD
DIESEL
£26,356.65
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost 176 ST-Line 5dr Auto
PETROL
£26,572.45
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi ST-Line Edition 5dr Auto 2WD
DIESEL
£26,813.15
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium X Edition 5dr
DIESEL
£27,493.75
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 ST-Line 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£27,526.95
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost 176 Titanium X Edition 5dr Auto
PETROL
£27,568.45
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 ST-Line Edition 5dr
DIESEL
£27,950.25
KUGA ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost 176 ST-Line Edition 5dr Auto
PETROL
£28,024.95
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium X Edition 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£28,863.25
KUGA DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 ST-Line Edition 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£29,319.75

Ten Second Review

The Ford Kuga has evolved in this third generation guise into a more credible mid-sized SUV contender that now benefits from an engine range featuring both plug-in and mild hybrid electrified offerings. There's sharper styling, a much nicer cabin and extra technology that segment buyers will like. In short, if you're shopping in this sector, this is still a car you very much need to consider.

Background

Ford's Kuga was one of the first affordable family SUVs to prioritise a decent driving experience. With other rivals now frequently copying that approach, the Blue Oval brand needed to do more to set its contender apart. Hence the changes made to a third generation model that's now been revitalised. The updates made are mainly of the kind you'd expect would be needed for this growing fashion-conscious market - electrified engine tech, smarter looks, extra media connectivity and more sophisticated safety provision. So, will it all be enough to keep this Kuga feeling current in a marketplace crammed with fresh, modern alternatives? It's time to find out.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
143
CO2 (g/km)
145
CO2 (g/km)
143
CO2 (g/km)
181
CO2 (g/km)
160
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Fuel Delivery
TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
6 SPEED
CC
1498
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
36.2
EC Urban (mpg)
35.8
EC Urban (mpg)
36.2
EC Urban (mpg)
27.7
EC Urban (mpg)
32.5
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
53.3
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
52.3
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
53.3
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
42.8
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
46.3
EC Combined (mpg)
45.6
EC Combined (mpg)
44.8
EC Combined (mpg)
45.6
EC Combined (mpg)
35.3
EC Combined (mpg)
40.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
35.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
34.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
8.1
General
Generation Mark
2
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
14E
Service Interval Mileage
12500
Service Interval Mileage
10000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
92
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
86
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
82
NCAP Safety Assist %
73
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
Badge Power
120
Badge Engine CC
1.5
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Coin Series
Zetec
Coin Description
EcoBoost 120 2WD
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
60000
Performance
Engine Power - BHP
120
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
12.6
Top Speed
112
Engine Power - KW
88
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
177
Engine Torque - NM
240
Engine Torque - MKG
24.5
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys?
True
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
True
Space Saver?
True
Tyre Size Spare
SPACE SAVER
Wheel Type
17" ALLOY
Wheel Type
17" ALLOY
Wheel Style
10 SPOKE
Wheel Style
5X2 SPOKE
Vehicle Dimensions
Wheelbase
2690
Length
4531
Width
1838
Width
1838
Width (including mirrors)
2086
Width (including mirrors)
2086
Height
1689
Height
1689
Height (including roof rails)
1749
Height (including roof rails)
1749
Weight and Capacities
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
456
No. of Seats
5
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
60
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1653
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.1
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Driving Experience

The Kuga has always been good to drive. What it's not always been is efficient to run. But Ford reckons that's changed, courtesy of this third generation model's electrified powertrain line-up. The headline model is the plug-in Kuga Hybrid, which comes with a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor/generator powered by a lithium-ion battery, the package putting out a useful 225PS. There's a choice of front wheel drive or Ford's 'Intelligent All-Wheel Drive' system. If you can't quite stretch to this plug-in derivative, your Ford dealer will suggest you take a look at the mild hybrid 150PS version of the brand's 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel powerplant, which comes only in front driven firm and employs a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) that replaces the standard alternator. The BISG enables recovery and storage of energy during vehicle decelerations, while charging a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack. Plus the BISG also acts as a motor, using the stored energy to provide electric torque assistance to the engine under normal driving and acceleration, as well as running the vehicle's electrical ancillaries. More conventional powerplants also feature across the line-up. There's a base 120PS 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel. And you can have the brand's usual 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine carried over from the previous Kuga, available here in 120 and 150PS forms. All three of these options come only in front-driven form. If you want a Kuga with AWD and can't afford the plug-in version, you'll need the 2.0 EcoBlue 190PS diesel model.

Design and Build

This third generation Kuga is a significantly bigger thing than its predecessor. It's 44mm wider and 89mm longer than the outgoing model, while the wheelbase has increased by 20mm. This is thanks to a new C2 platform that allows for a wheelbase increase of 20mm and has allowed this Ford to become one of the bigger SUVs in the mid-sized sector, freeing up space for the brand's new Puma crossover to fit in between this Kuga and Ford's entry-level EcoSport SUV. Inside, the exterior size upgrades translate into 43mm more shoulder room and 5mm more hip room in the front seats than the outgoing model, while rear passengers benefit from 20mm more shoulder room and 36mm more hip room. Despite an overall height that is 20mm lower than the outgoing model, this third generation Kuga also has 13mm more headroom for front seat occupants and 35mm more in the rear. For rear seat passengers, heated outer seats are available for the first time, and the entire second row of seats can be moved backwards for best-in-class 1,035mm rear legroom, or forwards to increase boot space by 67-litres. A remote release function enables the second row to be folded flat with ease. At the wheel, it's much as it would be in a Focus hatch, with the usual 8-inch centre-dash SYNC 3 infotainment touchscreen. Upper-spec Kuga variants though, differ from their Focus counterparts in their provision of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
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