So far we've only tried one engine and trim – the 2.5 Duratec PHEV ST Line – and it's very competitive to buy and run among other plug-in-hybrid large SUVs. However, the rest of the Kuga package is decent enough but outclassed by bigger, more comfortable and more refined competition, such as the Peugeot 5008. The non-PHEV models might improve on some of those areas, so we'll update this review when we've tried them.get the best price
Trim: ST-Line X
ST-Line X upgrades the ST-Line trim by adding 19in alloy wheels, a panoramic roof, 10-way electrically adjustable and heated front seats and a powered tailgate.
Engine: 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X First Ed
The plug-in hybrid model pairs a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor. You can drive in full-electric mode, full petrol mode, or a mix between the two as the car sees fit. Electric mode gives instant punch, while in the hybrid setting, the change between petrol and electric is almost seamless, and you’ll only really notice the engine has kicked in when you hear it start to murmur away, which it will do up inclines and when overtaking because of the CVT gearbox. A good official electric-only range of 35 miles help keep company car tax low.
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