Ford Kuga 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line 5dr Auto AWD Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £35,855What Car? Target Price£33,673
Review

The Kuga is a decent large SUV in any guise but really makes sense if you opt for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model. It's one of the best plug-in hybrid large SUVs there is, 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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ST-Line is the sportier-themed addition to the range, with styling upgrades including a rear spoiler, red brake calipers, red interior stitching, sports suspension, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, alloy pedals and paddle shifters behind the steering wheel on automatic diesels. There’s also a chrome gear knob and ST-Line branded floor mats plus sports suspension, 18in alloy wheels and a 12.3in digital instrument screen. It's quite a bit pricier than Titanium trim with not a lot of added substance and a firmer ride.

If you want four-wheel drive, you’ll have to pick the 187bhp 2.0-litre diesel Ecoblue 190. Its 8.7sec 0-62mph time isn’t bad, although there are swifter choices in this class. At 2100kg, it has the highest maximum towing capacity of the Kuga range.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.7 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

612

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

159

g/km

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