The original Ford Kuga was a good-looking compact SUV that failed to live up to its smart looks. It wasn't very practical, for starters, and it was disappointing to drive.
The car on sale today is actually the second-generation Kuga, launched in 2008, and just recently facelifted in 2016. Fortunately, this replacement is a better all-rounder, and buyers can choose from a pair of 2.0-litre diesels and a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol that's also available in two power outputs.
There are also four-wheel drive models, which will appeal to those who tow regularly, because these have a braked towing limit of 2100kg, compared with the 1800kg limit of front-wheel drive models.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions of the latest Kuga, along with our verdict on which trim versions make most sense.