Euro NCAP safety latest - Ford Kuga
Adult occupant protection Five stars
Child occupant protection Four stars
Pedestrian protection Three stars
The passenger compartment remained stable in the impact.
However, the Kuga was criticised because there was insufficient pressure in the driver's airbag to prevent the head from making contact with the steering wheel.
The knees and femurs of the front seat passengers were well protected.
The Kuga scored maximum points for its performance in the side impact and pole tests.
The Kuga scored maximum points for its protection of the 18-month-old dummy.
A switch can be fitted by Ford dealers that allows the passenger airbag to be disabled, but information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag was deemed insufficiently clear.
There was no clear warning of the dangers associated with using a rearward-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat without first disabling the airbag.
The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.
The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs.
However, the front edge of the bonnet was rated as predominantly poor, as was the protection offered to the head of an adult by the bonnet surface.