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
ST-Line models are the sporty option so get a bodykit, sports suspension, 18in wheels, black detailing for the outside and floor mats with red piping. It also has a self-parking system that not only brings front and rear parking sensors but means the Kuga can steer itself into a parking spot. It's too pricey to recommend, though.
Engine:1.5 EcoBoost 176
We are yet to try out this variant