What Car? says...
As every amateur football player knows, when you're buying a new set of boots, you’re probably best staying clear of colours that make you a target – you know, the lime greens, hot pinks and medallion golds. Because to wear such a colour means you have to at least back it up with a performance worthy of Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch.
It’s much the same with picking a hue for your new car, and in the case of the launch colour of the Ford Puma ST, Mean Green, it has in effect just strapped on a pair of luminous Nike Superfly football boots. So, is this a classic case of “all the gear, no idea”, or does the latest addition to Ford's lineup of ST performance models have the moves to back up its Incredible Hulk paint job?
If that all sounds rather serious by ‘hot SUV’ standards, well, it is – Ford sees the Puma ST as a car intended more for Fiesta ST owners whose families have grown out of their cars, rather than a performance SUV for posers. Which brings us neatly on to price. The Puma ST, despite its punchy performance, is significantly cheaper than more ‘premium’ rivals such as the all-wheel drive Cupra Formentor and Volkswagen T-Roc R. Sounds compelling, right?
Over the next few pages we’ll compare how it performs against those rivals. And if your appetite for a Sports SUV has already been wetted, our New Car Buying service makes it an absolute cinch to find a great deal on your next set of wheels.
|RRP price range||£28,760 - £29,710|
|Number of trims (see all)||1|
|Number of engines (see all)||1|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||41.5 - 41.5|
|Available doors options||5|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,149 / £2,037|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,297 / £4,074|