Buyer’s guide to the Ford Kuga

Buyer’s guide to the Ford Kuga

We take a look at what's on offer for one of the most popular crossovers on the market...

As far as crossovers go, the Ford Kuga is a favourite amongst UK buyers. The model consistently ranks in the country’s top-selling cars — and it’s not hard to see why.

A comprehensive range of trims and engines means there’s something to suit every need — and we’ve taken a look at what’s on offer… 

What engines are available? 

Petrols

Three petrol engine options are on offer for the Ford Kuga — each based on a 1.5-litre EcoBoost unit.

First up is a 118bhp, 240Nm of torque option sending power to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. Ford says it can return 35.3mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 160g/km of CO2 (Zetec).

Following that is a 148bhp, 240Nm of torque variant. Power is sent to the front wheels through the choice of a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. With the former, it returns a claimed 34.9mpg and 164g/km of CO2 (Zetec), while the latter is said to deliver 29.1mpg and 201g/km of CO2 (Zetec).

Finally, a 174bhp, 240Nm of torque unit tops the petrol offerings. Power here is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox. It’s claimed it will return 28.8mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions weighing in at 208g/km (Titanium Edition).

Diesels 

The Ford Kuga offers one of the most comprehensive diesel line-ups in the crossover market, with a choice of four.

Kicking the range off is a 1.5-litre, 118bhp and 270Nm of torque option sending power to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. It’s said to return 45.6mpg and 137g/km of CO2 (Titanium Edition).

Next is a 2.0-litre unit, developing 118bhp and 300Nm of torque which is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox. As a result, Ford claims it can achieve 39.2mpg and 165g/km of CO2 (Titanium Edition).

Following that is another 2.0-litre, this time outputting 148bhp and 370Nm of torque, sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. Ford says it can return 42.8mpg and 152g/km of CO2 (Titanium Edition).

Finally, a 2.0-litre, 178bhp and 400Nm of torque variant tops the range of diesels. It sends power to all four wheels, with the choice of a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. With the former, it’s said to return 39.8mpg and 166g/km of CO2, while in the latter, 38.2mpg and 165g/km of CO2.

What trim levels are offered?

Zetec — from £23,375

17-inch alloy wheels, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, Ford Sync with 4.2-inch TFT display and Bluetooth support, cruise control with limiter, keyless start, Quickclear windscreen 

Titanium Edition — from £26,925

In addition to Zetec: 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic halogen lights with LED daytime running lights, rear privacy glass, power-folding mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, partial leather seats, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rear view mirror, Ford Sync with 8.2-inch TFT touchscreen and support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, navigation, keyless entry 

Titanium X Edition — from £29,735 

In addition to Titanium Edition: 19-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED rear lights, panoramic roof, 10-way electric driver’s seat, heated front seats, power tailgate

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ST-Line — from £28,525

In addition to Titanium Edition: 18-inch black-painted alloy wheels, ST-Line styling kit, partial leather trim with red stitching, flat-bottomed steering wheel, ST-Line floor mats, sports suspension, Active Park Assist

ST-Line Edition — from £30,275

In addition to ST-Line: 19-inch ‘rock metallic’ alloy wheels, rear spoiler, red brake calipers, black mirror caps, panoramic roof, keyless entry

Vignale — from £33,690

In addition to Titanium Edition: 18-inch ‘luster nickel’ alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED rear lights, Vignale body styling kit, power-folding door mirrors, premium luxury leather seats, leather-wrapped instrument panel, Vignale leather steering wheel, 10-way electric driver’s seats, heated front seats, Sony premium surround sound system, rear view camera, Active Park Assist, power tailgate

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