Ford Kuga review

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Launched back in 2008, the original Ford Kuga was arguably one of the first mainstream SUVs that promised sporty handling. Sadly, it failed to live up to its smart looks and promises of an engaging drive. It wasn't very practical, for starters, and it was actually a bit disappointing to drive.

The car on sale today is the second-generation Kuga, launched in 2013, although it was facelifted in late 2016. It competes against popular mid-sized SUVs such as the Mazda CX-5 and Skoda Kodiaq, although the slightly smaller Volkswagen Tiguan is also a rival.

Although entry-level versions are attractively priced – especially when you factor in the discounts to be had in our new car deals – the range-topping versions are actually rather pricey. But is the current-generation Kuga worth considering, and which engines and trims make the most sense? Read on over the next few pages and we'll tell you all you need to know.

 

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There are 5 trims available for the Kuga 4x4. Click to see details.See all versions
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Zetec
The entry-level trim gets all the essentials, including 17in alloy wheels, air-con, hill-start assist, electric windows all round and cruise control. It’s our pick of the range, although we'd recom...View trim
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ST-Line
ST-Line models are the sporty option so get a bodykit, sports suspension, 18in wheels, black detailing for the outside and floor mats with red piping. It also has a self-parking system that not onl...View trim
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Titanium
Stepping up to Titanium brings you dual-zone climate control, an upgraded infotainment system, rear parking sensors, part-leather seats and automatic lights and wipers. However, Zetec trim keeps th...View trim
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Titanium X
The Kuga begins to feel posher when it gets to Titanium X, thanks to full leather trim and electrically adjustable, heated front seats. You also get a panoramic sunroof, a powered tailgate, powerfu...View trim
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ST-Line X
Like regular ST-Line trim, but with an added panoramic roof, electrically adjustable and heated seats, bigger alloys, a powered tailgate and keyless entry. Again, it's far too pricey to recommend...View trim
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