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.
This is the centre ground of the Kuga line-up – a 148bhp diesel that’s available with a manual or an automatic gearbox and front or four-wheel drive. It's well worth a look; with a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive, it averaged a respectable 43.9mpg in our real-world True MPG test. The cheaper 1.5 TDCi is better value, though.