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.
The entry-level diesel engine may be small in size, but it has enough grunt for most people and emits less CO2 than any other model in the range. It's our preferred choice for company car drivers but, if you regularly have a full car, consider the gutsier 2.0 TDCi 150.