What used Ford Kuga 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Prices for a 2013 Kuga start at around £8,000, at the time of writing, for a car with an average mileage and full service history, bought from an independent dealer. Higher mileage examples can be had for just below this, but we think it’d be wise to ignore these, and indeed maybe up the ante to between £10,000 and £12,000, where you might find a 2014 or 2015 car from a trader or independent dealer. Upwards of £12,000 will secure a good 2015 car, and from £13,000 you’ll be looking at a post-facelift 2016 model.
How much does it cost to run a Ford Kuga 4x4?
The front-wheel drive 1.5 TDCi diesel-engined Kuga is the most economical in the range, with a claimed 64.2mpg. The 2.0 TDCi diesel is not far behind, at a claimed average of 60.1mpg. The best-performing petrol-engined Kuga is the 1.5 Ecoboost 120 in Zetec trim, with a claimed 45.6mpg. Remember you’re unlikely to match these figures in real-world driving. Adding four-wheel drive, and indeed luxury, lowers the economy.
Cars registered before April 2017 will be charged annual car tax based on CO2 emissions, which obviously varies throughout the range. Cars registered after that date will pay a flat rate of tax currently £140 a year.
A Ford service plan for the Kuga includes three services over three years and 60,000 miles, as well as the Ford Assistance breakdown plan.