What Car? says...
On the face of it, the Ford Kuga is bang on trend. Not only is it a large SUV with a hint of sportiness, it's also available in plug-in hybrid (PHEV) form to keep your running costs low and your green credentials high.
The plug-in hybrid version has a relatively long electric-only range between charges (more on that later), and will be particularly tempting to company car drivers looking for cheap monthly benefit-in-kind tax bills. However, there's also a range of petrol and diesel engines to suit most lifestyles, no matter whether your adventures top out at popping to the shops or towing a caravan from one end of the country to the other. And with several trim levels offered in the Ford Kuga's line-up, you can balance value for money, luxury equipment and sportiness, too.
Of course, the large SUV class is crowded and competitive. If you're looking for something with a regular petrol or diesel engine, the Mazda CX-5 and Peugeot 5008 might also be on your radar. Or, if you're after something electrified, the Honda CR-V Hybrid, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV all fit within the Kuga's price range. You might even be considering something with a premium badge, like the Volvo XC40.
How does the Ford Kuga stack up against its peers and is it the car for you? Over the next few pages, we'll tell you all there is to know. And when you're done with reading our in-depth review, check out our New Car Buying service for the latest Ford Kuga deals, as well as brilliant deals on nearly every new car on sale today.
At a glance
|Number of trims||5 see more|
|Number of engines||6 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||hybrid, diesel, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||201.8 - 60.1|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£803 / £2,572|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,606 / £5,145|
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