Ford Puma ST review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Ford Puma ST interior infotainment
  • Ford Puma ST front cornering
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  • Ford Puma ST interior dashboard
  • Ford Puma ST interior back seats
  • Ford Puma ST interior infotainment
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  • Ford Puma ST alloy wheel detail
  • Ford Puma ST badge detail
  • Ford Puma ST interior front seats
  • Ford Puma ST interior front seats
  • Ford Puma ST kickplate detail
  • Ford Puma ST interior steering wheel detail
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  • Ford Puma ST boot open
  • Ford Puma ST front cornering
  • Ford Puma ST rear cornering
  • Ford Puma ST interior dashboard
  • Ford Puma ST interior back seats
  • Ford Puma ST interior infotainment
  • Ford Puma ST right tracking
  • Ford Puma ST front left tracking
  • Ford Puma ST rear right tracking
  • Ford Puma ST alloy wheel detail
  • Ford Puma ST badge detail
  • Ford Puma ST interior front seats
  • Ford Puma ST interior front seats
  • Ford Puma ST kickplate detail
  • Ford Puma ST interior steering wheel detail
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  • Ford Puma ST interior detail
  • Ford Puma ST boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Let’s not beat around the bush, the Ford Puma ST is significantly cheaper than almost every other similarly sized sports SUV including the BMW X2 M35i, Cupra Formentor, Hyundai Kona NMini Countryman John Cooper Works and VW T-Roc R.

Even if you tick the options boxes for Mean Green metallic paint and the must-have (we think) Performance Pack, you’ll still be getting a car that’s at least a few thousand pounds cheaper than the competition. The Puma ST's comparatively low purchase price combined with surprisingly low emissions also guarantees much lower monthly company car tax payments.

Meanwhile, to keep would-be thieves at bay, the ST comes with a Thatcham Category 1 alarm and immobiliser.

Rather disappointingly, Ford ranked 27th out of 32 brands in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey – putting it way behind Hyundai (joint fifth) and trailing Volkswagen (22nd).

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Ford Puma ST interior infotainment

Overview

Not only is the Puma ST one of the most exciting SUVs we’ve ever driven, it’s also immensely practical, comes packed with equipment and undercuts all of its main rivals on price. In other words, the Puma ST is a classic performance car from Ford: fast, fun and fantastic value, making it one of our favourite sports SUVs.

  • Immensely enjoyable to drive
  • Surprisingly big boot
  • Great driving position
  • Occasionally bouncy low-speed ride
  • Infotainment could be slicker
  • A VW T-Roc R is bigger in the back
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