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Ford KUGA ESTATE 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto

Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
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Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto
Ford KUGA 2.5 EcoBoost PHEV ST-Line X 5dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelHybrid
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph9.2 secs
  • Top Speed125 mph
  • C0226 g/km
  • BHP225
  • Torque lbs/f
  • P11D%

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.

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Ford's Kuga has sharpened up its act in this third generation guise. Jonathan Crouch checks out the changes.

Background

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.

Driving Experience

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.

Summary

Having in recent years at last got serious about SUVs, Ford has also got serious about this Kuga - as it needed to. The MK1 model was cramped inside. And the subsequent second generation version had fallen behind the best of its rivals in terms of ultimate diesel efficiency, media connectivity, safety spec and visual pizzazz. All that's been put right here. This Kuga certainly needed wider appeal if it was to expand its market share and push itself up-market and this third generation re-design looks to have provided just that. Other crossovers still make more of a style statement in this class, but correctly specified, this Ford now has considerably greater showroom appeal. In summary then, it's clear that the Blue Oval brand now means business when it comes to this class of car. And if you doubt that, then you need to try this one.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Auto headlamps with high and low beam
Auto wipers
Black roof rails
Front LED fog lights with cornering function
Full LED headlamps
Large rear spoiler
LED daytime running lights
LED rear lights
Power folding heated door mirrors with puddle lights
Power front/rear windows with global close
Power opening panoramic roof
Privacy glass
Quickclear heated windscreen
ST Line body styling kit with unique front and rear fascia and bumper, rear painted diffuser, front painted skid plates, dark mesh upper grille
ST Line front scuff plates
Twin exhausts
Wheels
19" 5x2 spoke ebony and machined alloy wheels
Tyre inflation kit
Driver Convenience
Cruise control with adjustable speed limiter
Ford easy fuel
Ford SYNC 3 with 8" colour touchscreen, App Link, andriod auto/apple carPlay and navigation with Ford pass connect
Front and rear parking sensors
Hands free power tailgate
Intelligent speed assist
Lane keeping aid with lane departure warning
Mobile phone wireless charging pad
Power assist steering
Pre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking
Selectable drive modes
Interior Features
10 way power adjustable drivers seat with memory function
230V power convertor in second row
2nd row sliding seats
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat
Alloy pedals
Ambient lighting
Centre console with electronic parking brake
Dark headlining and pillars
Dual electronic automatic temperature control
Flat bottomed leather steering wheel
Front and rear head restraints
Heated passenger and driver seats
Salerno partial leather upholstery
Sports seats
ST Line front and rear floor mats
Packs
B&O with large instrument cluster pack - Kuga
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Airbags - front driver/passenger, front and rear curtain
Drivers knee airbag
Electronic stability control (ESC) and ABS
Ford MyKey Gen 2 safety system
Post collision braking
Powered child proof rear door locks with global closing
Red brake calipers
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Engine immobiliser
Keyless entry
Keyless start with 'Ford Power' starter button
Locking wheel nuts
Remote powered central double locking doors
Thatcham category 1 alarm
Technical
Sports suspension
Electric Vehicle Data
WLTP - AER (km) - City 70
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb 56
WLTP - AER (miles) - City 43.5
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb 34.8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb 21.7
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High 28.2
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High 19.6
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low 17.6
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium 17.7
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb 2.9
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High 2.2
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High 3.2
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low 3.5
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium 3.5
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb 20.1
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb 3.1
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb 16.8
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb 3.7
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City 68
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb 56
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High 43
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High 61
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low 69
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium 68
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City 42
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb 35
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High 27
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High 38
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low 43
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium 42
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 26
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Emissions - PHEV
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb 148
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High 172
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High 137
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low 191
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium 95
WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb 10
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb 32
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max 32
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min 32
Engine and Drive Train
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2498
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - PHEV
WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb 0.5
WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb 565
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb 6.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High 7.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High 6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low 8.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium 4.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb 43.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High 37.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High 47.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low 33.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium 67.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb 1.4
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb 201.8
General
Badge Engine CC 2.5
Badge Power 225
Coin Description EcoBoost PHEV
Coin Series ST-Line X
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 20E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 92
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 82
NCAP Safety Assist % 73
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 12500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.2
Engine Power - BHP 225
Engine Power - KW 165
Top Speed 125
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1666
Length 4620
Wheelbase 2710
Width 1883
Width (including mirrors) 2178
Weight and Capacities
Gross Vehicle Weight 2320
Max. Loading Weight 622
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1698
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.7

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Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £213.86 p/m Call Us
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £235.98 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £250.73 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £287.60 p/m Call Us
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £217.48 p/m Call Us
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £239.29 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £253.82 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £288.63 p/m Call Us
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £209.50 p/m Call Us
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £230.43 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £244.38 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £274.53 p/m Call Us
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £256.63 p/m Call Us
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £283.18 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £300.88 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £345.12 p/m Call Us
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £260.98 p/m Call Us
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £287.15 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £304.58 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £346.36 p/m Call Us
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £251.40 p/m Call Us
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £276.52 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £293.26 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £329.44 p/m Call Us
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