2018 (68) Ford Kuga Vignale 2.0 TDCi 180 5dr Auto

Linwood Ford
Expected retail price £22,998
£2300 deposit
£338.16 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Apple car play/Android AutoEnhanced active park assist including perpendicular parking pull out assist, flank guard and front/rear parking sensor
EPASHands free power tailgate
Hands free telephonePremium SYNC3 nav with DAB radio/CD, 8" screen,bluetooth,emergency assist,advance voice control,electronic parking brake,rear view camera + 9 speakers
Trip computer 

Entertainment

Auxiliary socket for external deviceRemote audio controls on steering wheel
USB connection 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights
Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic bending, active beam shape and headlight washer jetsBody colour rear spoiler
Body styling kitChrome front skid plates
Electrically heated door mirrorsElectrically operated front and rear windows with global closing
Front fog lightsFront scuff plate
LED daytime running lightsLED tail lights
Power folding door mirrors with memory functionQuickclear heated windscreen
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear diffuser
Tailgate wash/wipeTwin exhaust pipes

Interior Features

10 way power adjustable drivers seat with memory function2nd row air vents
6 way manually adjustable passenger seat with lumbar support60/40 split/folding rear back and cushion
Auxiliary power socket in luggage areaCentre console with stowage tray/bottle holder/CD stowage/front and rear 12V power point
Driver seat lumbar adjustmentDriver/passenger front seatback pockets
Dual electronic automatic temperature controlFolding rear centre armrest
Footwell courtesy lights front and rearFront head restraints
Front overhead courtesy lights with theatre style dimming and delayFront/rear reading lights
Gearshift paddlesHeated front seats
Isofix system on outer rear seatsLeather steering wheel and gear knob
Multi-colour ambient interior lightingPremium floor mats with double stitching
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear head restraints
Sports style front seatsStowage unit in upper instrument panel
Tie down hooksTonneau cover
Variable intensity instrument illuminationWindsor leather upholstery

Packs

Appearance pack - Kuga 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all 3 rear seatsABS/EBD
Airbags - front driver/passenger, front and rear curtainDrivers knee airbag
EBAElectric traction assist system
Electronic parking brakeElectronic Stability Programme
Front passenger airbag deactivation switchHill start assist
Intelligent Protection System (IPS)MyKey system
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

ImmobiliserKeyless entry system with hands free boot opening
Keyless start with 'Ford Power' starter buttonLocking wheel nuts
Remote central lockingThatcham Cat.1 alarm

Trim

Leather wrapped instrument panel 

Wheels

Mini steel spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)171Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorTrueCC1997
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDTransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)43.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)44.1EC Urban (mpg)42.2

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power180
Coin DescriptionTDCi 180Generation Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726EService Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120
Timing Belt Interval Mileage120000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10Engine Power - BHP180
Engine Power - KW132Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT295Engine Torque - MKG40.8
Engine Torque - NM400Top Speed124

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1689Height (including roof rails)1749
Length4541Wheelbase2690
Width1838Width (including mirrors)2086

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1653
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)456No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.1
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Ford Kuga Vignale

Ford's Kuga is at its smartest in plush Vignale guise. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

The Ford Kuga has sharpened up its act to the point where the Blue Oval brand thinks that this better-specced, more exclusive 'Vignale' version might even appeal to buyers of premium brand SUV Crossovers. Enhancements include a much nicer cabin and more personal dealer service.

Background

'Vignale' is Ford-speak for 'very nice indeed'. The company wants to know just how far it can push the appeal of its mainstream products up-market, hence the availability of this top-spec trim level on Fiesta, Mondeo, S-MAX and Edge models. Here, we're looking at the way it enhances the appeal of the brand's mid-sized Kuga SUV Crossover. This is a car recently much improved with a smarter cabin, extra multi-media technology and a new entry-level 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine. Would you want all of that with a much more exclusive ownership experience? If so, read on....

Driving Experience

The Kuga has long been one of the better SUV Crossover models to drive and this improved second generation model maintains that tradition. Body control is better regulated than it is on most other segment rivals we've tried. Plus the well-weighted power steering and electronic aids like 'Curve Control' and a torque vectoring system for extra cornering grip all add to the confidence you feel behind the wheel. Opt for a model fitted with Ford's 'Intelligent AWD' set-up and you can carry that peace of mind forward into really slippery conditions, this being one of those 4x4 packages that continually monitors your driving environment, optimising traction to direct power between the wheels as required. You'll want to know about engines. Vignale buyers get petrol power only with auto transmission; the 1.5 EcoBoost unit is offered with 150PS and front wheel drive. Or 176PS and AWD. As for the diesels, well most are likely to opt for the 2.0-litre TDCi diesel, available with 150PS, manual transmission and front wheel drive. Or 180PS and AWD, with a choice or manual or PowerShift auto gearboxes.

Design and Build

Buyers of this Vignale variant get a slightly smarter front grille and subtle bodystyling changes, plus more exclusive-looking 18-inch alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. Otherwise, the look is the same as that of any other up-pec Kuga, enhanced at the front by Bi-Xenon headlamps that can adapt themselves to road and cimate conditions as you drive. Inside, the cabin's much smarter than it was in previous Kuga models, a hi-tech 8-inch SYNC3 infotainment screen removing a lot of the previous cabin button clutter. This package offers fast activation, large buttons, easy app integration and, perhaps most importantly, functionality that allows you to duplicate the operation of your smartphone onto the central fascia screen via either 'Apple CarPlay' or the 'Mirror Link' 'Android Auto' system. In the back, the central transmission tunnel's usefully low and it's important to note that there's as much room for legs, knees and heads as in the best of this Kuga's rivals. The bench can't feature Volkswagen Tiguan-like sliding functionality, but the backrest does recline for greater comfort on longer journeys. Out back, there's a 456-litre boot.

Market and Model

Kuga Vignale prices start at just over £33,000, which means a £3,500 premium over the best-equipped models in the standard range, the 'Titanium X Edition' and 'ST-Line Edition' variants. As a 'Vignale' buyer, you'll have a 'Relationship Manager' assigned to you to look after your ownership needs, someone who'll be on hand both at your local dealership and via a dedicated hotline. When the time comes for servicing, you'll enjoy a free collection and return service and after every garage visit, your car will get a complementary carwash and premium valet treatment. In addition, as you'd expect, you get more kit on a 'Vignale' variant - things like exclusive two-tone 'Tuxedo' quilted leather upholstery, a rear view camera, LED tail lamps and special finishing inside and out that includes a bespoke body styling kit and a unique front grille. In addition, the SYNC3 infotainment system gets an upgrade to include 3D navigation display and a 9-speaker Sony stereo. There are also Bi-Xenon headlamps with a jet wash, a special 'Vignale' leather steering wheel and an 'Active Park Assist' system that steers you into spaces.

Cost of Ownership

Ford has pulled out all the stops to make this current Kuga more economical. For example, an Active Grille Shutter is fitted to all versions. This closes the front grille, reducing aerodynamic drag when the radiator isn't in need of additional cooling and then reopens it upon demand. Auto-Start-Stop is also standard across the range. Features like an Eco Mode and a Gear Shift Indicator help keep your right boot out of the carpet. The front-driven 2.0 TDCi 150PS model manages 39.2mpg and 151g/km. For the 2.0 TDCi 180PS AWD manual derivative, it's 37.7mpg and 181g/km. And for the 2.0 TDCi 180PS AWD auto, it's 38.7mpg and 171g/km. Go for the 1.5 EcoBoost 176PS variant and those figures fall only marginally to 29.1mpg and 208g/km.

Summary

You're going to really need to want a Ford Kuga to pay this much for one. Ford knows that for the money being asked for 'Vignale' variants of this car, desirable premium-brand rivals await. But to equip one of those to this Ford's standard would probably cost you the best part of an extra £10,000. And then you still wouldn't get the special service the Blue Oval brand promises will come complete with this car. In summary then, an acquired taste but, for the right kind of buyer, potentially a very satisfying one.

Performance
50%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
40%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
40%
Insurance
50%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£338.16
Deposit£2300
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£22,998
Credit amount£20,698
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£10,178
Total amount payable£28,372.52
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.2p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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