Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Ford Kuga 4x4?
The Kuga will have been used in tight city centre car parks so it’s worth checking for scuffs on the bodywork, and for kerb damage on the alloy wheels. Check also the condition and operation of the rear seats; they should fold down and flip up easily.
What are the most common problems with a used Ford Kuga 4x4?
Owners report problems with the radio losing signal, and the car going into limp-home mode for no apparent reason. Non-engine electrics, with items such as air-con and sat-nav, were noted as the most common problems, although the actual number reported is pretty low.
Is a used Ford Kuga 4x4 reliable?
Yes, according to some of our most recent reliability surveys. The Kuga scored an excellent 93% in one year, with few cars reporting faults and those that did having them fixed within a week and for free. It made it one of the most reliable cars in its class. In our most recent survey it slipped a little, finishing mid-table in its class but still with some impressive feedback from owners.
Ford as a brand finished in 18th place out of 32 manufacturers in our most recent reliability survey.