Ford Kuga Vignale

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KUGA VIGNALE ESTATE - 1.5 EcoBoost 150 5dr Auto 2WD



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£32,350 

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Ford's Kuga has sharpened up its act in this improved second generation guise. Jonathan Crouch checks out what's on offer.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
KUGA VIGNALE ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost 150 5dr Auto 2WD
PETROL
£32,350.00
KUGA VIGNALE DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£32,755.00
KUGA VIGNALE ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost 150 [Pan roof] 5dr Auto 2WD
PETROL
£33,345.00
KUGA VIGNALE DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi [Pan roof] 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£33,750.00
KUGA VIGNALE DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 5dr
DIESEL
£34,615.00
KUGA VIGNALE ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost 176 5dr Auto
PETROL
£35,115.00
KUGA VIGNALE DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 [Pan roof] 5dr
DIESEL
£35,610.00
KUGA VIGNALE ESTATE
1.5 EcoBoost 176 [Pan roof] 5dr Auto
PETROL
£36,110.00
KUGA VIGNALE DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£36,265.00
KUGA VIGNALE DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 TDCi 180 [Pan roof] 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£37,260.00

Ten Second Review

The Ford Kuga has evolved in this improved second generation form into a more desirable proposition that'll be equally attractive to Qashqai-like Crossover and RAV4-style soft roading SUV buyers. The single five-seat bodystyle is properly family-sized and gets some clever technology that segment buyers will like. In other words, if you're shopping in this sector, here's a car you have to consider.

Background

By now, you ought to be pretty familiar with the second generation Ford Kuga. You are, right? It's like the first generation car but bigger, more efficient and smarter inside. There's still no seven seat option, but Ford reckoned that this was something only a small percentage of compact SUV buyers actually wanted. The latest model has come in for a bit of a wash and brush-up, with a restyled front end, extra safety tech and lots of fresh media connectivity inside. Otherwise, it's much as you were. The Kuga established its reputation as being one of the best compact SUVs to drive and this one should be no different. At first glance then, the news seems all good.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
188
CO2 (g/km)
202
CO2 (g/km)
201
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
AUTO
Gears
6 SPEED
CC
1498
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
29.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
30.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
28.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
29.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
9.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
9.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
10
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
9.6
General
Safety Concerns?
False
Coin Description
EcoBoost 150
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
60000
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
21E
Service Interval Mileage
12500
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
Timing Belt Interval Mileage
125000
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
120
Badge Power
150
Badge Engine CC
1.5
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Performance
Engine Power - KW
110
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
177
Engine Torque - NM
240
0 to 62 mph (secs)
10
Top Speed
118
Engine Power - BHP
150
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
Engine Torque - MKG
24.5
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
True
Tyre Size Spare
SPACE SAVER
Wheel Type
18" ALLOY
Wheel Style
10 SPOKE
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2086
Height
1689
Height (including roof rails)
1749
Wheelbase
2690
Length
4541
Width
1838
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
60
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
456
No. of Seats
5
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1653
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.1
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Driving Experience

Under the bonnet, things are much as before, which means that the petrol range is based around a 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, though this unit is now available in three guises. The 120 and 150PS versions of this unit are familiar, allied exclusively to front wheel drive. If you want more, there's a top 176PS variant of this unit, which can only be ordered with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and AWD. Many Kuga buyers though, are going to want a diesel. Possibly the 120PS 1.5-litre TDCi unit that only comes with front wheel drive. But more probably the 2.0 TDCi engine that kicks off with a 120PS front-driven auto-only variant. Most Kuga customers though, opt for the 2.0 TDCi diesel in 150PS form, because in this guise, they're offered the choice of either front or four wheel drive, manual or Powershift automatic transmission. If you want more power, there's a 2.0 TDCi 180PS variant at the top of the range that only comes with AWD. This has always been one of the very best family-sized SUVs to choose if you like your driving. There's a torque vectoring control system to reduce the sort of understeer you'd expect in a car of this type and the Kuga has always performed well in terms of ride quality and refinement.

Design and Build

This improved Kuga features Ford's latest design language for a bolder, sportier look that's shared with the company's EcoSport compact SUV and Edge large SUV models. A large upper trapezoidal grille and a smaller lower grille are flanked by sleeker headlamps incorporating LED daytime running lights. Restyled taillights complete the changes, along with revised alloy wheels, available in 17, 18 or 19-inch rims. Inside, the updates are subtle, but quite effective. So the steering wheel and air-conditioning controls are more intuitive and feature fewer and more easily distinguishable buttons and switches, making the controls easier to recognise and navigate. The steering wheel is offered with optional heating to improve comfort in cold weather, while all automatic Kuga models now feature paddle-shift controls that enable drivers to manually select gears while keeping their hands on the wheel. Extra convenience features include an electronic parking brake that frees up room for improved storage in a centre console that now also features a storage area capable of accommodating a variety of bottles and cups. There's also a new USB connection point for integrating and charging mobile devices. Otherwise, things are much as before. Which means that inside, there's decent headroom all round and reasonable rear legroom too. Out back, there's a 438-litre boot.
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