What's the used Ford Kuga 4x4 like?
The Kuga was launched in 2008, as Ford's answer to cars such as the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan. However, it was also pitched against conventional 4x4s such as the Honda CR-V.
The Kuga's swooping roofline impinges on headroom in the back, while rear legroom is also cramped. Disappointingly, the 360-litre boot is smaller than the Focus's, but a useful split-tailgate is included in the generous list of standard equipment.
The Kuga has a comfortable yet controlled ride, and while the steering is light and short on feel, it does make urban driving a lot more hassle-free. However, there's too much road- and wind noise for the Kuga to be considered a good motorway cruiser. Safety is excellent, though, with a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating, as well as side- and curtain airbags.