We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

For The Ford Kuga offers decent front and rear passenger space, good handling and a classy-feeling cabin in higher spec models. It also has some gutsy and economical diesel engines.

Against The boot capacity falls short of most rivals, the dash is unintuitive and the ride is firm around town. The automatic gearbox on the petrol is woeful.

Ford Kuga Crossover
33 5stars

The Ford Kuga is has its strengths, but not enough to trouble the best cars in the class. Likeable, but flawed.

What Car? readers say

3

Continue to full review »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Need help buying a car?

Get in touch
Read in full

The full Ford Kuga review


There are 16 Ford Kuga versions available

Crossover 1.6T 150 Ecoboost Zetec 2WD 5dr £20,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 2WD 5dr £22,395
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium 2WD 5dr £22,645
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 5dr £23,895
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium 2WD 5dr £24,045
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T 182 Ecoboost Zetec 5dr £25,150
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titan X 2WD 5dr £25,395
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium 5dr £26,045
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X 2WD 5dr £26,795
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T 182 Ecoboost Titanium 5dr £26,800
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T 150 EcoBoost Titanium X S 5dr £28,345
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X 5dr £28,795
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X 5dr £29,550
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover TDCi 140 Titanium X Sport 2WD 5dr £29,745
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Sport 5dr £31,745
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6T 182 EcoBoost Titanium X S 5dr £32,500
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 engines and two petrols, three trim levels and, on some versions, the choice of two- or four-wheel drive.

We’d opt for the Titanium model, which comes with upgraded stereo and dash fascia, as well as part-leather seats. It feels noticeably plusher than cheaper models and will retain its value well. Don’t discount the front-wheel drive models; they’re cheaper to buy and run than the four-wheel-drive models, and lack little of the four-wheel drive’s abilities provided you’re not planning on going far 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 rubbish.

Reader test team says:

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
Post a reader review for your car View all reader reviews

Kuga rivals

Kuga used car reviews

Share on Facebook

Ford Kuga Crossover

Read the definitive Ford Kuga Crossover review from the expert What Car? team. Check specs, prices and compare with similar cars.

Share

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014