The original Ford Kuga was a stylish SUV that failed to live up to its smart looks. It wasn't very practical, for starters, and it was disappointing to drive.
The car on sale today is actually the second-generation Kuga, launched in 2013, although it was facelifted in late 2016. It competes against popular mid-size SUVs such as the Mazda CX-5 and Skoda Kodiaq, although the slightly smaller Volkswagen Tiguan is also a rival.
Although entry-level versions of the Kuga are attractively priced – especially when you factor in dealer discounts – the range-topping versions are actually rather pricey. But is the current-generation any better than the original, and which engines and trims make the most sense? Read on over the next few pages and we'll tell you all you need to know.