Ford Puma ST review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Interior

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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

To match the swagger of the Ford Puma ST's more aggressive body kit and rear roof spoiler, you get a pair of figure-hugging and supportive heated Recaro sports seats up front, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and plenty of ‘ST’ emblems dotted around the interior. With adjustable lumbar support as standard, the seats prove comfortable over long distances and hold you in place well during hard cornering.

Unsurprisingly, you don’t sit quite as low as you do in a Ford Fiesta ST – you get a slightly elevated perch befitting the Puma ST's SUV status. If you're looking for a loftier driving position, we’d point you towards the far pricier Cupra Ateca but the driving position is fundamentally excellent. Both the steering wheel and pedals are perfectly aligned with the driver’s seat, and those pedals are close together to give you a ‘racy’ feel.

The Ford Sync 3 infotainment system is standard and comes with an 8.0in touchscreen and a wireless charging pad for your mobile phone. It's not as slick as the system in the Audi SQ2 but, for the price point, is pretty decent.

It has sharp graphics, lots of features (including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a DAB radio and Bluetooth) and relatively simple menus. You even get a premium B&O sound system as standard, improving the sound quality of music on the go. 

The infotainment system is augmented by a digital instrument panel in place of analogue dials. This is configurable and able to show you lots of useful information, including sat-nav mapping, the audio menus and trip computer.

In terms of interior quality, the Puma ST is rather impressive considering its list price. Key touch points such as the steering wheel and gear lever are wrapped in soft leather, the seats are finished in a grippy suede-like material and there are some pleasingly squidgy surfaces on the dashboard and tops of the doors. Granted, if you search lower down in the interior, you’ll find some flimsier materials, but there’s more plush plastic than you’ll find in the significantly more expensive Volkswagen T-Roc R.

Ford Puma ST 2022 interior dashboard
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