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2021 (21) Ford Kuga 2.5 PHEV Vignale 5dr CVT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active noise cancellationFord easy fuel
Front and rear parking sensorsGeo awareness
Hands free power tailgateLane keeping aid with lane departure warning
Mobile phone wireless charging padPower assist steering
Rear view cameraSelectable drive modes

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

3-Pin 230V Domestic socket home charging cable3.7 kW monophase on board charger

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAuto headlamps with high and low beam
Auto wipersFront and rear vignale fascia
Front LED fog lampsLED daytime running lights
LED rear lightsMemory functionality with door mirrors
Power folding heated door mirrors with puddle lightsPower front/rear windows with global close
Privacy glassQuickclear heated windscreen
Rear spoilerSilver roof rails
Twin exhaustsVignale body styling kit
Vignale front scuff platesVignale rear diffuser

Interior Features

10 way power adjustable drivers seat with memory function2nd row sliding seats with 60:40 split
8 way manual passenger seat including lumbar support and height adjustAmbient lighting
Centre console with electronic parking brakeDual electronic automatic temperature control
Front and rear head restraintsHeated passenger and driver seats
Heated rear seatsHeated steering wheel
Partial premium touch sensico sports seats with ebony cloth insertsRear charging point
Vignale front and rear matsVignale premium touch sensico steering wheel
Windsor premium leather upholstery 

Packs

B&O with large instrument cluster pack - Kuga 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsAirbags - front driver/passenger, front and rear curtain
Drivers knee airbagElectronic stability control (ESC) and ABS
Ford MyKey Gen 2 safety systemManual child proof rear door locks
Post collision brakingPre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking
Rear seat Occupancy alertTyre 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

Trim

Leather wrapped instrument panel 

Wheels

19" 5x2 spoke luster nickel alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh14.4Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)360
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW3.7
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)210Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW12.8Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationLeft Side FrontCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
Usable Battery Capacity10.7WLTP - AER (km) - City70
WLTP - AER (km) - City - TEH70WLTP - AER (km) - City - TEL70
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb56WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - TEH56
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - TEL56WLTP - AER (miles) - City44
WLTP - AER (miles) - City - TEH44WLTP - AER (miles) - City - TEL44
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb35WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - TEH35
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - TEL35WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb20.1
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb3.1WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb27
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb2.3WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City68
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - TEH68WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - TEL68
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb56WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH56
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL56WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High43
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High - TEH43WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High - TEL43
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High61WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High - TEH61
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High - TEL61WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low69
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low - TEH69WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low - TEL69
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium68WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium - TEH68
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium - TEL68WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City42.3
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - TEH42.3WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - TEL42.3
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb35WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH35
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL35WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High26.7
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High - TEH26.7WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High - TEL26.7
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High37.9WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High - TEH37.9
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High - TEL37.9WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low42.9
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low - TEH42.9WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low - TEL42.9
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium42.3WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium - TEH42.3
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium - TEL42.3 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)26Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb148WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High172
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High137WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low191
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium95WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb10
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb32WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH32
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL32 

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorTrueCC2498
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears1 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionAUTO 

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb0.5WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb565
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb6.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High7.6
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High6WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low8.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium4.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb43.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High37.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High47.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low33.6WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium67.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.4WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb201.8

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC2.5
Badge Power225Coin DescriptionEcoboost
Coin SeriesVignaleGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0721EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.2Engine Power - BHP225
Engine Power - KW165Engine Power - PSTrue
Top Speed125 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/55 R19
Tyre Size Rear225/55 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5X2 SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1680Length4629
Wheelbase2710Width1883
Width (including mirrors)2178 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2320Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1534
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)612Max. Loading Weight622
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1698No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.7
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 PHEV

The Kuga PHEV was Ford's first plug-in model and in this improved form offers all the usual virtues common to this kind of technology, plus a few of its own. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

It seems you can't have a cutting-edge mid-sized SUV of any kind these days without having a plug-in hybrid version, so Ford continues to offers that tech with this improved version of its third generation Kuga crossover. EV driving range and tax-beating overall CO2 efficiency have been considerably improved with this updated model, which also gets a sharper look and a rejuvenated cabin. Plus it's much faster and can tow heavier loads. Worth a second look then.

Background

Perhaps being a market leader is about following established trends rather than pioneering new ones. Ford certainly seems to work that way. The Blue Oval brand didn't really establish any sort of real presence in the SUV sector until the second generation version of its mid-sized Kuga crossover model was facelifted in 2016. And it took the company until the 21st century's third decade to launch its first volume made EV (the Mustang Mach-E) and its first plug-in car, the Kuga PHEV model which is our focus here. This is the third generation Kuga, moved subtly up-market to make space for the Puma crossover which slots in below this model. In early 2024, Ford updated this MK3 Kuga with a smarter look, a redesigned cabin and a bit more sophistication. And gave this PHEV version more power, greater towing ability and a longer EV range.

Driving Experience

As you'd expect, this PHEV variant is petrol-powered. Ford didn't have a Euro-market green pump-fuelled engine that was suitable for plug-in tech, so has borrowed for this installation a 2.5-litre unit that it uses with the US market 'Escape'-branded version of this car. As before, there's a CVT automatic gearbox but for this revised model, the engine is now paired with a more powerful electric motor (taking total power to 243PS) and a revised 14.4kWh battery that now allows for a much longer EV driving range (almost 43 miles). A 30-35 mile range expectation is probably more realistic. Ford's improved towing capacity to 2,100kgs. You'll need to get your head around all the drive modes. As well as the usual 'Normal', 'Eco' and 'Sport' settings, there's also a 'Slippery Deep Snow/Sand' mode - which is curious because this Kuga PHEV can only be had with front wheel drive. It can now though, be had in a more SUV-orientated 'Active' trim, which has a ride height raised by 10mm at the front and 5mm at the rear. Back to drive modes; there are also four further settings for the electric drivetrain: 'EV Now' focuses the drivetrain on all-electric output; 'EV Charge' (rather inefficiently) tops up the battery using the engine; and 'EV Later' holds the current state of charge so that you can save it for urban driving you might want to do later in your trip. Most of the time though, you'll simply leave the car in 'EV Auto', where clever electronics determine the most efficient use of engine and battery power. You can boost brake regeneration (and therefore energy harvesting) by clicking on an 'L' button on the gear selector. And in theory, it's possible to drive at up to 85mph on battery power alone. With the full powertrain working, 62mph from rest now takes 7.3s (almost 2 seconds faster than before) en route to 124mph.

Design and Build

There are no really obvious visual giveaways that this plug-in variant is the PHEV model in the range - unless you're sharp-eyed enough to spot the extra flap for the charging point. The visual changes made to this improved model go a little further than the usual facelift wash and brush-up. The most obvious differences are at the front, which features redesigned headlamps and a reprofiled grille. Smarter tail lamps, different alloy wheel designs and a fresh palette of colours complete the exterior changes. Arguably of greater significance are the updates inside. As part of the media upgrade to its latest SYNC4 infotainment set-up, Ford has added a much larger 13.2-inch central touchscreen. It has fewer physical buttons flanking the monitor and includes cloud-based navigation, over-the-air updates, a 5G data connection and wireless 'Apple CarPlay and 'Android Auto', along with Amazon Alexa. The 12.3-inch digital instrument display you view through the wheel is also new, featuring graphics that change with the selected drive mode. Not so good is the fact that all physical climate controls (bar the windscreen demister) been moved to the central touchscreen. That demister's function button now sits alongside the switchgear that was previously on the centre console (for the rear view camera and drive modes). Which has freed up space for an extra centre console cubby. As before, for rear seat passengers, 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. Luggage space is significantly reduced by the plug-in package - down from 475 to 411-litres. Slide the rear seat forward as far as it will go (in which case there'll be very little legroom for back seat folk) and there'll be 581-litre of room (down from 645-litres normally).

Market and Model

Pricing from the launch of this revised model sat in the £40,500 to £42,000 bracket and there are three Kuga PHEV trim levels - 'ST-Line', 'Active' and 'ST-Line X'. Even the base 'ST-Line' variant is well equipped, with 18-inch alloy wheels, full-LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, silver roof rails, power-folding mirrors, rear privacy glass, keyless entry, a 'Quickclear' heated windscreen, cruise control, all-round parking sensors and a rear view camera. Inside, you get the full media upgrade - a 13-inch SYNC4 centre touchscreen and a 12.3-inch instrument cluster. Plus Electronic Automatic Temperature Control and second row sliding seats. Plus you also get black roof rails, a hands-free powered tailgate, a 360-degree camera, extra camera safety features and power-adjustable front seats. The 'ST-Line' grade also gives you red brake calipers, sports suspension, a body styling kit and power-adjustable Sensico-upholstered sports seats with black neosuede inserts and red stitching. 'ST-Line X'-spec adds larger 19-inch wheels, a power-opening panorama roof and heat for the front and rear seats and steering wheel. The 'Active' version gets active lifted suspension.

Cost of Ownership

We normally start this section with fuel and CO2 stats but perhaps of greatest interest to a potential Kuga PHEV buyer will be this model's Benefit-in-Kind taxation rating. From launch, a 40% tax payer would be BiK-rated at just £108 a month - it would be over £370 for the Hybrid and over £420 for the 1.5 EcoBoost unit. This PHEV model's improved tax showing is thanks to a WLTP-rated CO2 emissions figure of up to 21g/km. To give you some perspective here, the alternative Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost petrol model emits 145g/km of CO2, which translates into a lofty 36% banding. In short, it's not difficult to see the appeal of the PHEV drivetrain. Particularly when you take into account the quoted WLTP-rated combined cycle economy stat - up to 313.9mpg (up from 282.5mpg with the pre-facelifted model). As with any plug-in hybrid, this fantasy figure reading has no actual relation to what you'll achieve in day-to-day driving reality, which probably won't be that much different to what you'd have got from the old Kuga diesel variant. And obviously, if you neglect to charge the car up, you'll simply be driving a heavy petrol-powered SUV, in which case you'll be lucky to see around 35mpg in regular use. But a typical Kuga PHEV owner will want to get to grips with the charging regime that will make the sums add up here. There's no quick-charge capability as there would be in a full-EV. The quickest you'll be able to recharge from empty is in 3.5 hours from a 7.4kW garage wallbox. A standard 3-pin plug will charge the car in around six hours.

Summary

Adding the weight and complexity of a PHEV system doesn't do the Kuga any favours in terms of either its handling or its price positioning. Ford though, is hoping that target market customers will think these drawbacks an acceptable trade for the not inconsiderable benefit of being able to slash taxation payments and being able to conduct almost exclusively electrified mileage. Which this car does even more impressivcely in this smartly improved form. This car's growing array of mid-sized SUV plug-in rivals all have much the same appeal of course, but this Kuga should feel a more interesting steer than any of them, despite its near-1.9-tonne kerb weight. Which is important. Just because your next family car might need to be in some way electric, it doesn't have to feel like some kind of domestic appliance. Ford knows how to create something better. And it shows with this car.

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

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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47 monthly payments of£407.07
Deposit£249
Total amount payable£30,114.79
Fixed interest rate5.6%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£22,998
Credit amount£22,749
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£10,732.50
Term (months)48

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  • Ford Kuga - 2.5 PHEV Vignale 5dr CVT
  • SA21KMM
  • GBP
  • 22998
  • 37041 miles, Clydebank Peugeot