New Ford Kuga 2.5 FHEV 4WD Active 5dr CVT Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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Ford Kuga front cornering
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  • George Hill test driving Ford Kuga
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  • Ford Kuga interior detail
RRP £40,865What Car? Target Price£39,041
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Ford Kuga is a strong contender in the family SUV class. It offers tidy handling, a spacious interior and plenty of standard kit, plus the hybrid (FHEV) version – our recommended engine – provides smooth performance and competitive running costs. Shortcomings include iffy interior quality and a relatively small boot.

Active trim comes with a similar list of standard kit to ST-Line, but instead gets a more rugged appearance and raised suspension for better ground clearance. It’s slightly more expensive than ST-Line.

A four-wheel-drive version of the FHEV hybrid is available. It produces a bit more power than the front-wheel-drive version (180bhp as opposed to 178bhp), so performance is a bit quicker (0-62mph takes 8.3sec rather than 9.1sec).


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

48.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

628

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

133

g/km