The modelRead full review
The Kuga is a decent large SUV in any guise, but it makes real sense if you opt for the hybrid or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models. Shortcomings include the iffy interior quality and the relatively small boot.
The trimSee full equipment
You have to plump for ST-Line if you want either the hybrid FHEV or plug-in hybrid PHEV engine options. This trim is mostly about the interior and exterior styling tweaks and firmer sports suspension that you should really try before you buy.
The engineSee full engine specs
The plug-in hybrid model pairs a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor for a total of 222bhp and 0-60mph in 8.6sec in our testing. 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 and, in the hybrid setting, the change between petrol and electric is almost seamless. You’ll only really notice the engine has kicked in when you hear it start to murmur away 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, and it should do up to 50mpg in the real world even when the battery has run out.
Coarse engine and laggy infotainment, but a classy interi...
Quiet, comfortable and cheap to buy and run, but there's no se...
A fine large SUV, particularly in plug-in hybrid form
Plus points include sporty dynamics and generous spe...