The Mazda CX-5 and Skoda Kodiaq are much classier inside than the low-rent Ford Kuga which, frankly, looks and feels like a £15,000 car inside rather than one with an asking price starting at well over £20k. There are far too many hard and scratchy plastics on the dasboard, and some of the buttons and switches feel rather lightweight.
If you're considering one of the entry-level trims, at least the Kuga doesn't feel too low-rent compared with similarly priced rivals, such as the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca. However, the higher trims and more powerful engines push the Kuga's price into a territory where its interior simply doesn't cut the mustard.
The range-topping Vignale does at least have some fine-grain leather on the dashboard and seats, although the hard mouldings on the upper parts of the dashboard spoil the overall impression.
Page 3 of 5