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Brand New Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost ST-Line 5dr 2WD

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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 telephone
Trip computer 

Entertainment

2 USB portsAuxiliary socket for external device
Remote audio controls on steering wheel 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour bumpers
Body colour rear spoilerBody styling kit - Body colour front/rear/side skirts, door claddings, wheel arches, high gloss black rear mesh, silver skid plate and rear diffuser
Electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicatorsElectrically operated front and rear windows with global closing
Front fog lightsFront scuff plate
Power folding door mirrorsQuickclear heated windscreen
Rain sensing wipersTailgate wash/wipe
Twin exhaust pipes 

Interior Features

6 way manually adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support6 way manually adjustable passenger seat with lumbar support
60/40 split/folding rear back and cushionAlloy Foot Pedals
Auxiliary power socket in luggage areaCentre console with stowage tray/bottle holder/CD stowage/front and rear 12V power point
Dark headlinerDriver/passenger front seatback pockets
Dual electronic automatic temperature controlFlat bottomed leather steering wheel with red stitching + gear knob
Floor mats with red stitchingFolding rear centre armrest
Footwell courtesy lights front and rearFront head restraints
Front overhead courtesy lights with theatre style dimming and delayFront/rear reading lights
Isofix system on outer rear seatsPart leather upholstery
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear head restraints
Sports style front seatsStowage unit in upper instrument panel
Tie down hooksTonneau cover
Variable intensity instrument illumination 

Packs

Appearance pack - Kuga/ST-Line 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all 3 rear seatsABS/EBD
Airbags - front driver/passenger, front & rear side, curtain, drivers kneeEBA
Electric traction assist systemElectronic Stability Programme
Front passenger airbag deactivation switchHill start assist
Intelligent Protection System (IPS)MyKey system
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Engine immobiliserKeyless entry
Keyless start with 'Ford Power' starter buttonLocking wheel nuts
Remote powered central double locking doorsThatcham category 1 alarm

Technical

Sports suspension 

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)164Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorTrueCC1498
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDTransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)39.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)45.6EC Urban (mpg)31
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max8.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max34.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min35.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionEcoBoost 2WDCoin SeriesST-Line
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0720EService Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.7Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT177Engine Torque - MKG24.5
Engine Torque - NM240Top Speed121

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5X2 SPOKE
Wheel 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

Ford's Kuga has sharpened up its act in this improved second generation guise. Jonathan Crouch checks out what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

The Ford Kuga has evolved in this improved second generation form into a more desirable proposition that'll be equally attractive to Qashqai-like Crossover and RAV4-style soft roading SUV buyers. The single five-seat bodystyle is properly family-sized and gets some clever technology that segment buyers will like. In other words, if you're shopping in this sector, here's a car you have to consider.

Background

By now, you ought to be pretty familiar with the second generation Ford Kuga. You are, right? It's like the first generation car but bigger, more efficient and smarter inside. There's still no seven seat option, but Ford reckoned that this was something only a small percentage of compact SUV buyers actually wanted. The latest model has come in for a bit of a wash and brush-up, with a restyled front end, extra safety tech and lots of fresh media connectivity inside. Otherwise, it's much as you were. The Kuga established its reputation as being one of the best compact SUVs to drive and this one should be no different. At first glance then, the news seems all good.

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet, things are much as before, which means that the petrol range is based around a 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, though this unit is now available in three guises. The 120 and 150PS versions of this unit are familiar, allied exclusively to front wheel drive. If you want more, there's a top 176PS variant of this unit, which can only be ordered with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and AWD. Many Kuga buyers though, are going to want a diesel. Possibly the 120PS 1.5-litre TDCi unit that only comes with front wheel drive. But more probably the 2.0 TDCi engine that kicks off with a 120PS front-driven auto-only variant. Most Kuga customers though, opt for the 2.0 TDCi diesel in 150PS form, because in this guise, they're offered the choice of either front or four wheel drive, manual or Powershift automatic transmission. If you want more power, there's a 2.0 TDCi 180PS variant at the top of the range that only comes with AWD. This has always been one of the very best family-sized SUVs to choose if you like your driving. There's a torque vectoring control system to reduce the sort of understeer you'd expect in a car of this type and the Kuga has always performed well in terms of ride quality and refinement.

Design and Build

This improved Kuga features Ford's latest design language for a bolder, sportier look that's shared with the company's EcoSport compact SUV and Edge large SUV models. A large upper trapezoidal grille and a smaller lower grille are flanked by sleeker headlamps incorporating LED daytime running lights. Restyled taillights complete the changes, along with revised alloy wheels, available in 17, 18 or 19-inch rims. Inside, the updates are subtle, but quite effective. So the steering wheel and air-conditioning controls are more intuitive and feature fewer and more easily distinguishable buttons and switches, making the controls easier to recognise and navigate. The steering wheel is offered with optional heating to improve comfort in cold weather, while all automatic Kuga models now feature paddle-shift controls that enable drivers to manually select gears while keeping their hands on the wheel. Extra convenience features include an electronic parking brake that frees up room for improved storage in a centre console that now also features a storage area capable of accommodating a variety of bottles and cups. There's also a new USB connection point for integrating and charging mobile devices. Otherwise, things are much as before. Which means that inside, there's decent headroom all round and reasonable rear legroom too. Out back, there's a 438-litre boot.

Market and Model

Prices see a starting point of just over £23,000, rising up to around £37,000. You get a lot of technology for that though, in this current model. Take the 'SYNC 3' connectivity system. It delivers fast performance and supports the 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone connectivity systems, so you can use your favourite apps on the dashboard's 8-inch colour touchcreen. This Kuga also features Ford's Perpendicular Parking technology that helps drivers park handsfree in spaces alongside other cars. Plus there's the 'Active City Stop' collision avoidance system. And Ford's 'Adaptive Front Lighting System' for optimised visibility in low light. Further advanced technologies include a 'Hands-Free Liftgate' powered rear hatch that you can activate by waving your foot beneath the bumper. The latest generation 'Ford MyKey' technology allows Kuga owners to programme a key for younger drivers that can inhibit incoming phone calls, restrict top speed, prevent deactivation of driver assistance and safety features, reduce audio system maximum volume and disable the audio system altogether if occupants are not using safety belts. The MyKey system also offers a great number of choices in both the speed limiter and speed minder settings. It's all very reassuring.

Cost of Ownership

Ford has pulled out all the stops to try and make this Kuga competitively efficient. 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 figures generated though, are a little way behind the best that comparable mid-sized competitors can manage. The 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol variant manages 35.3mpg on the combined cycle in both 120 and 150PS guises. And 160g/km of CO2 (120PS) and 164g/km (150PS). Go for the 1.5 EcoBoost 182PS variant and those figures fall to 29.1mpg and 209g/km. As for the diesels, well the 1.5 TDCi powerplant manages 46.3mpg and 137g/km. And the front-driven 2.0 TDCi 150PS model manages 39.2mpg and 151g/km - or 39.2mpg and 164g/km if you order it with AWD. With the top 2.0 TDCi 180PS AWD derivative, it's 37.7mpg and 181g/km.

Summary

Ford has finally got serious about the SUV market and its three offerings now effectively cover this growing market. This Kuga certainly needs to appeal to a lot of different countries if it's to earn its corn and while some have grumbled that it doesn't feel particularly tailored to UK buyers, that's something we're going to have to get used to. Sales haven't been bad, so Ford's clearly doing something right. The latest model becomes more sophisticated and gets a bit more kit but otherwise, the script doesn't change radically. If you want to make a style statement, you'll still keep saving for a Discovery Sport. Otherwise, the Kuga is still one of the very best compact SUVs for those who love to drive.

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

* 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£269
Deposit£1379
Term (months)38
Cash price£24,985
Credit amount£20,906
Guaranteed future value£10,684
Total amount payable£24,985
Ford deposit£2700
Contract mileage6000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR0%
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