Ford Kuga 2.0 EcoBlue 190 Vignale 5dr Auto AWD Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £38,440What Car? Target Price£35,794
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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The luxury-themed, top-spec Vignale is lavishly equipped, with a head-up display, 19in alloy wheels, heated steering wheel, hands-free boot opening, active noise cancellation, a 12.3in digital instrument display and automatic parking assistance. There are also electrically adjustable and heated front seats, trimmed in full leather that extends to the dashboard. It's very pricey, though, compared to other large SUVs that have more to offer.

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

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

612

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

150

g/km

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