The Ford Kuga is competitive in some areas, but there are a number of better options for the money, notably the excellent Mazda CX-5read the full model review
The entry-level trim gets all the essentials, including 17in alloy wheels, air-con, hill-start assist, electric windows all round and cruise control. It’s our pick of the range, although we'd recommend forking out for the optional 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system.
Engine:1.5 EcoBoost 120
This turbocharged petrol motor is the entry to the Kuga range and is available only with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox. It's no ball of fire and struggles a bit will a full load of passengers and a full boot, but it delivers adequate performance most of the time and keeps the price low. Our favourite engine for private buyers.