Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost 150 ST-Line X Edition 5dr Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £34,910What Car? Target Price£33,283
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

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.

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.

The 148bhp Ecoboost 150’s 148bhp drops the 0-62mph time down to a reasonable 9.7sec, so expect it to cope with fast flowing roads and heavy loads than its smaller sibling. Only available with a six-speed manual gearbox and it has a towing capacity of 1800kg. CO2 emissions are on the low side for the class, although beaten by the Citroën C5 Aircross.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

612

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

149

g/km