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Driving

Price (on the road)

Β£23,225-Β£35,625

Target Price (cash)

Β£20,369-Β£31,932

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What Car?'s option recommendations

  • Rear parking sensors (Zetec trim)
  • 8.0in touchscreen sat-nav (Zetec trim)

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Contract Hire Leasing Rates

Β£256.91-Β£442.03/month

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Engines

2.0 TDCi Auto 2WD
We are yet to try out this variant
1.5 EcoBoost 176 Auto
We are yet to try out this variant
2.0 TDCi 180
The most powerful diesel in the Kuga line-up offer strong mid-range urgency and effortless cruising pace. It’s a bit pricey, though, so we’d stick with one of the more modest diesels instead.
2.0 TDCi
This is the centre ground of the Kuga line-up – a 148bhp diesel that’s available with a manual or an automatic gearbox and front or four-wheel drive. It&#39;s well worth a look; with a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive, it averaged a respectable 43.9mpg in our real-world True MPG test. The cheaper 1.5 TDCi is better value, though.
1.5 TDCi 2WD
The entry-level diesel engine may be small in size, but it has enough grunt for most people and emits less CO2 than any other model in the range. It&#39;s our preferred choice for company car drivers but, if you regularly have a full car, consider the gutsier 2.0 TDCi 150.
1.5 EcoBoost 2WD
The same 1.5 engine as the 120 but with more power. Again, it’s front-wheel drive and manual only. We suspect it should feel a lot more comfortable lugging the Kuga around than its baby brother, but we haven&#39;t yet tried it.
Our pick
1.5 EcoBoost 120 2WD
This turbocharged petrol motor is the entry to the Kuga range and is available only with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox. It&#39;s no ball of fire and struggles a bit will a full load of passengers and a full boot, but it delivers adequate performance most of the time and keeps the price low. Our favourite engine for private buyers.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

31.4-54.3 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

136-204 g/km

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