Ford Kuga 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV Titanium First Edition 5dr Auto Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol/plug-in elec hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £33,995What Car? Target Price£32,215
Review

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.

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Trim: Titanium First Edition

This launch model comes with 18in alloy wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry, auto lights and wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, climate control part-leather seats power-folding door mirrors, ambient lighting, a heated windscreen, a B&O premium sound system and cruise control.

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

201.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

32

g/km

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