For Good handling and decent passenger space, and higher-spec models have a classy-feeling dashboard. It also has some pretty gutsy diesel engines.
Against Most rivals have larger boots, the infotainment systems are unintuitive and the ride is firm around town.
What Car? says
The Ford Kuga has its strengths, but they’re not enough to make it trouble the best cars in the class. It’s likeable but flawed.
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There are 16 Ford Kuga versions available
Target Price team says:
The Ford Kuga is available with a choice of two diesel and two petrol engines, four trim levels and, on some versions, two- or four-wheel drive.
We’d opt for the lower-powered 2.0-litre diesel engine 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 need the 4WD’s abilities only if you plan to tow or go off road.
Discounts should be pretty substantial, so don’t be afraid to haggle hard.
Reader test team says:
I took delivery of my Ford Kuga 180 AWD Titanium X in January 2015 through the Motability Scheme. Having test driven several other SUV in this sector…
I have owned the 2 ltr automatic diesel for 18 months now and have a mixture of feelings about it. It is reasonably comfortable but compared to my…
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…
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…