Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBlue ST-Line X Edition 5dr Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £32,015What Car? Target Price£30,507
Review

The Ford Kuga is a decent large SUV in any guise, but it makes real sense if you opt for the hybrid or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models. The hybrids have economy that private buyers will appreciate, while the plug-in hybrid is one of the best large SUVs of its kind for company car drivers, providing a decent electric-only range, good fuel economy, tidy enough handling, and all for a sensible price. Shortfalls include the iffy interior quality and the relatively small boot.

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As with the ST-Line model, you should try it before you commit to buying because the ‘X’ version has larger 19in alloys that can provide an unsettled ride on rough roads. There are some nice touches, though, such as a panoramic roof and heated front seats and steering wheel for cold winter mornings.

If you’re after the cheapest diesel, this 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine is it. Its 11.7sec 0-62mph time is rather sluggish, however. At least CO2 emissions are pretty low and it can tow 1500kg.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.7 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

60.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

612

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

124

g/km

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