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For Good handling and decent passenger space, and higher-spec models have a classy-feeling cabin. It also has some gutsy and economical diesel engines.

Against Most rivals have larger boots, the dashboard is unintuitive and the ride is firm around town. The automatic gearbox on the petrol model is woeful.

Ford Kuga Crossover
33 5stars

The Ford Kuga has its strengths, but they're not enough to trouble the best cars in the class. It's likeable but flawed.

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There are 16 Ford Kuga versions available

Crossover 1.5T 150 Ecoboost Zetec 2WD 5dr £21,000
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium 5dr £22,645
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec 2WD 5dr £22,695
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec AWD 5dr £24,195
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium 2WD 5dr £24,345
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5T 182 Ecoboost Zetec AWD 5dr £25,160
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium X 5dr £25,395
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium AWD 5dr £26,345
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5T 182 Ecoboost Titanium AWD 5dr £26,795
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X 2WD 5dr £27,095
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5T 150 Titanium X Sport 5dr £28,345
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium X AWD 5dr £29,095
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X A 5dr £29,545
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X Sport 5dr £30,045
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium X Sport 5dr £32,045
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.5T 182 Ebst Titanium X Sport 5dr £32,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Ford Kuga model range is a simple one. There are two diesel and two petrol engines, four trim levels and, on some versions, the choice of two- or four-wheel drive.

We’d opt for the lower-powered 2.0-litre diesel model in Zetec trim, because it offers the best blend of price, performance, running costs and equipment. We'd also go for a front-wheel-drive version; it's cheaper to buy and run than a four-wheel-drive Kuga, and you'll only really need the 4WD's abilities if you plan to tow or go off-road.

Beware if you want an automatic; the gearboxes on the diesel and petrol models are not the same. The one in the diesel is fine, but the one in the petrol is sluggish and indecisive.

Reader test team says:

Ford Kuga Crossover 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium 5dr

I've had this car since August 2013, it has been into the service centre 3 times (so far). No power on pull away, which has left me in some very…

Samuel Hey

3 out of 5 stars

Ford Kuga Crossover 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X 5dr

Took delivery of my new style Kuga 4 weeks ago (June 2013). Had the Titanium X spec with powershift auto. Good bits: look of the car, inside and out…

David Oakes

3 out of 5 stars
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