Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV ST-Line 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £22,980What Car? Target Price£21,389
Review

With its nippy acceleration and agile handling, the Ford Puma will put a bigger smile on your face than any other small SUV. But it’s a car you can buy with your sensible hat on, too, thanks to its low CO2 emissions, excellent real-world fuel economy, cleverly designed boot and attractive monthly PCP costs.

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Upgrading to ST-Line trim (over Titanium) brings sportier styling and a swaps the conventional instrument dials behind the steering wheel for a whopping great 12.3in digital display. However, you lose the Titanium's massaging front seats (you get sports seats instead) and have to make do with manual air-conditioning, which simply blows warm or cool air on demand rather than maintaining your chosen interior temperature.

This entry-level engine has 124bhp and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 9.5sec – far quicker than a Nissan Juke or VW T-Roc 1.0 TSI. You can opt for a smooth seven-speed automatic gearbox with this engine, but because it’s more expensive to buy and run (and slower), we’d stick with the manual. Regardless of the gearbox, this engine pulls reasonably well from low revs, although the more powerful 1.0 Ecoboost mHEV 155 version is much faster.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

50.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

456

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

127

g/km

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