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Front floor mats, Electrically operated front and rear windows with global closing, Electronic Stability Programme, Hands free telephone, EPAS, Trip computer, Electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicators...
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Combined - 54 mpg EC Extra Urban - 57 mpg EC Urban - 50.
Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
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CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
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Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
Ten Second Review
The Ford Kuga has evolved in this third generation guise into a more credible mid-sized SUV contender that now benefits from an engine range featuring both plug-in and mild hybrid electrified offerings. There's sharper styling, a much nicer cabin and extra technology that segment buyers will like. In short, if you're shopping in this sector, this is still a car you very much need to consider.
Ford's Kuga was one of the first affordable family SUVs to prioritise a decent driving experience. With other rivals now frequently copying that approach, the Blue Oval brand needed to do more to set its contender apart. Hence the changes made to a third generation model that's now been revitalised. The updates made are mainly of the kind you'd expect would be needed for this growing fashion-conscious market - electrified engine tech, smarter looks, extra media connectivity and more sophisticated safety provision. So, will it all be enough to keep this Kuga feeling current in a marketplace crammed with fresh, modern alternatives? It's time to find out.
The Kuga has always been good to drive. What it's not always been is efficient to run. But Ford reckons that's changed, courtesy of this third generation model's electrified powertrain line-up. The headline model is the plug-in Kuga Hybrid, which comes with a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor/generator powered by a lithium-ion battery, the package putting out a useful 225PS. There's a choice of front wheel drive or Ford's 'Intelligent All-Wheel Drive' system. If you can't quite stretch to this plug-in derivative, your Ford dealer will suggest you take a look at the mild hybrid 150PS version of the brand's 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel powerplant, which comes only in front driven firm and employs a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) that replaces the standard alternator. The BISG enables recovery and storage of energy during vehicle decelerations, while charging a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack. Plus the BISG also acts as a motor, using the stored energy to provide electric torque assistance to the engine under normal driving and acceleration, as well as running the vehicle's electrical ancillaries. More conventional powerplants also feature across the line-up. There's a base 120PS 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel. And you can have the brand's usual 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine carried over from the previous Kuga, available here in 120 and 150PS forms. All three of these options come only in front-driven form. If you want a Kuga with AWD and can't afford the plug-in version, you'll need the 2.0 EcoBlue 190PS diesel model.
Design and Build
This third generation Kuga is a significantly bigger thing than its predecessor. It's 44mm wider and 89mm longer than the outgoing model, while the wheelbase has increased by 20mm. This is thanks to a new C2 platform that allows for a wheelbase increase of 20mm and has allowed this Ford to become one of the bigger SUVs in the mid-sized sector, freeing up space for the brand's new Puma crossover to fit in between this Kuga and Ford's entry-level EcoSport SUV. Inside, the exterior size upgrades translate into 43mm more shoulder room and 5mm more hip room in the front seats than the outgoing model, while rear passengers benefit from 20mm more shoulder room and 36mm more hip room. Despite an overall height that is 20mm lower than the outgoing model, this third generation Kuga also has 13mm more headroom for front seat occupants and 35mm more in the rear. For rear seat passengers, heated outer seats are available for the first time, and the entire second row of seats can be moved backwards for best-in-class 1,035mm rear legroom, or forwards to increase boot space by 67-litres. A remote release function enables the second row to be folded flat with ease. At the wheel, it's much as it would be in a Focus hatch, with the usual 8-inch centre-dash SYNC 3 infotainment touchscreen. Upper-spec Kuga variants though, differ from their Focus counterparts in their provision of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Market and Model
Pricing sits in the £24,000 to £38,000 bracket and there are five Kuga trim levels - 'Zetec', 'Titanium', ' ST-Line', 'ST-Line X' and 'Vignale'.From launch, there were also various First Edition 'Titanium', ' ST-Line' and 'ST-Line X' variants. Even base 'Zetec' variants are well equipped, coming complete with 17-inch alloy wheels, a 'Quickclear' heated windscreen, an 8-inch SYNC 3 centre dash infotainment screen and a very complete package of camera-driven safety kit. Most buyers will want though, to at least go a step further up the range to 'Titanium'-spec, which gets 18-inch machined alloy wheels, full-LED headlamps, front LED fog lamps, auto headlights and wipers and keyless entry. Inside in a 'Titanium'-spec Kuga, you can expect sports seats with lumbar support, cabin ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control and a B&O Premium audio system. Ford thinks the most popular trim level will be 'ST-Line', which adds a body styling kit, 18-inch 'Rock Metallic' alloy wheels, sports suspension, black roof rails and a large rear spoiler. Inside with an 'ST-Line' variant, you get a flat-bottomed steering wheel, alloy pedals, 'Sensico' sports seats with red stitching and a full digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster. 'ST-Line X' trim adds 19 inch wheels, a panoramic roof, heated powered front seats and a powered tailgate. And the plush 'Vignale' variant gets full-leather upholstery and special 19-inch 'Liquid Aluminium' alloy wheels.
Cost of Ownership
Ford has pulled out all the stops to make the latest Kuga more economical than before. Obviously, the ultimate option in this regard is the plug-in hybrid 2.5 Duratec PHEV version, which records an official WLTP fuel figure of 201.8mpg and an NEDC-rated CO2 reading of 26g/km. As you might expect, the 1.5 EcoBlue 150PS mild hybrid diesel is next up, managing up to 56.5mpg (WLTP) and up to 111g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. The conventional 1.5 EcoBlue 120PS diesel manages up to 55.4mpg (WLTP) and 109g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. Less impressive is the 1.5 EcoBoost petrol 120PS unit, which manages up to 42.2mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 128g/km of CO2. The 1.5 EcoBoost petrol 150PS unit manages up to 42.2mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 126g/km of CO2. As for other stuff you'll need to know, well these days, the three year/60,000 mile Ford warranty looks pretty unremarkable, but in the first year, you do get unlimited mileage UK and European roadside cover and unlimited paint cover. There's also a 12 year unlimited mileage perforation warranty. There's also the 'Ford Service App' that you can download to your phone for free. It lets you locate your nearest dealer to make maintenance bookings, plus as a bonus, the app can help you find petrol stations and even has a 'Park Me' feature that remembers where you left the car, to save hunting for it in busy multi-storeys.
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Key Standard Features*
- Solid - Blazer blue
- Solid - Race red
- Solid paint
- Manual rear child locks
- Towbar preparation
- Cloth - Charcoal black
- 17" 5x2 spoke sparkle silver finish alloy wheels
|Power front and rear windows|
|Electrically operated front and rear windows with global closing|
|Quickclear heated windscreen|
|Electronic Stability Programme|
|Electric traction assist system|
|Hill start assist|
|Hands free telephone|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|SYNC Emergency Assistance|
|Electrically heated door mirrors|
|Electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicators|
|Audible text messaging, voice control and USB connectivity|
|DAB radio/CD with SYNC, voice control + emergency assist|
|Ford DAB radio/CD with six speakers|
|4.2-Inch Colour TFT Screen|
|Voice control, hands free calling and USB connectivity|
|Remote audio controls on steering wheel|
|Auxiliary socket for external device|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Twin exhaust pipes|
|Twin exhausts and rear diffuser|
|Body colour rear spoiler|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Daytime running lights|
|Front fog lights|
|Manual air conditioning|
|Leather steering wheel|
|Leather steering wheel and gear knob|
|Reach + rake adjustable steering column|
|Tie down hooks|
|Auxiliary power socket in luggage area|
|Stowage unit in upper instrument panel|
|Centre console with stowage tray/bottle holder/CD stowage/front and rear 12V power point|
|Front/rear reading lights|
|Variable intensity instrument illumination|
|Footwell courtesy lights front and rear|
|Front overhead courtesy lights with theatre style dimming and delay|
|Airbags - front driver/passenger, front & rear curtain, front side|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|Driver and passenger side airbags|
|Front and rear curtain airbags|
|Airbags - front driver/passenger, front and rear curtain|
|Front passenger airbag deactivation switch|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|3 point seatbelts on all 3 rear seats|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Intelligent Protection System (IPS)|
|Driver/passenger seats fore/aft adjustment|
|Driver seat lumbar adjustment|
|6 way manually adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support|
|4 way manually adjustable passenger seat|
|Rear head restraints|
|Sports style front seats|
|Isofix system on outer rear seats|
|Front head restraints|
|60/40 split/folding rear back and cushion|
|Driver/passenger front seatback pockets|
|Keyless start with 'Ford Power' starter button|
|Locking wheel nuts|
|Remote central locking|
|Thatcham Cat.1 alarm|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Mini steel spare wheel|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||12.7|
|Engine Power - BHP||120|
|Engine Power - KW||88|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||199|
|Engine Torque - MKG||27.5|
|Engine Torque - NM||270|
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