2017 Ford Kuga Review

Introduction

The Kuga is a strong-selling mid-size SUV and a significant model for Ford. In its second generation guise, it’s not quite as fun to drive as the original, but is extremely practical and, with smaller engines, impressively fuel-efficient. No wonder so many Focus drivers have traded up.

 

Body Style: SUV               Seats: 5              MRP from £21,395 - £33,845 

          

Did you know? The original Kuga was designed purely for Europe. This model is also sold in the US, where it’s called the Ford Escape.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict:★★★★★★★★☆☆ (7.9/10)

The Ford Kuga is a five-seat compact SUV that, in its original guise, was something of a sharp-driving hit for Ford. To build upon that success, the firm fast-tracked this second-generation version (the first car was only sold for four years), which is a bit less agile but much roomier and more practical for occupants. It’s smooth and refined, fuel-efficient, cheap to run and offered in a growing variety of trims. It’s perhaps getting on a bit now in the face of newer rivals, but still has plenty of showroom appeal.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Spec & Trim Levels

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Running Costs & Fuel E...