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Petrol/Electric 235.4 combined MPG
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Auto wipers, Electrically operated front and rear windows, Power front/rear windows with global close, Privacy glass, Quickclear heated windscreen
Electronic stability control (ESC) and ABS, Hill launch assist, Post collision braking, Red brake calipers
Active park assist, Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with traffic sign recognition, Driver impairment monitor, Eco coaching, Front and rear parking sensors, Front and rear view camera, Intelligent speed assist, Lane keeping aid with lane departure warning, Power assist steering, Pre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking, Selectable drive modes
Ford easy fuel, Hands free power tailgate
BLIS (Blind spot information system), Head up Display, Mobile phone wireless charging pad, SYNC 3 with navigation, DAB audio
Auto dimming rear view mirror, Power folding heated door mirrors with puddle lights
Exterior Body Features
Black roof rails, Door edge guards, Large rear spoiler, ST Line badges in exterior and interior, ST Line front scuff plates, Twin exhausts
Auto headlamps with high and low beam, Front LED fog lights with cornering function, Full LED quad projector headlamps with glare free, LED daytime running lights, LED rear lights
Dual electronic automatic temperature control
Alloy pedals, Centre console with electronic parking brake, Dark headlining and pillars, Flat bottomed leather steering wheel in sensico with red stitching, Rear charging point, Sensico partial premium leather upholstery
B&O with large instrument cluster pack - Kuga, ST Line body styling kit - Kuga
3x3 point rear seatbelts, Airbags - front driver/passenger, front and rear curtain, Drivers knee airbag, Ford MyKey Gen 2 safety system, Powered child proof rear door locks, Tyre pressure monitoring system
2nd row sliding seats, 8 way manual passenger seat including lumbar support and height adjust, Front and rear head restraints, Partial leather manual track seat, Sports seats
Engine immobiliser, Keyless entry, Keyless start with 'Ford Power' starter button, Locking wheel nuts, Remote powered central double locking doors, Thatcham category 1 alarm
|Alternative Fuel Qualifying:||True|
|Badge Engine CC:||2.5|
|Based On ID:||N|
|Coin Description:||EcoBoost PHEV|
|Coin Series:||ST-Line First Ed|
|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:||20E|
|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||12|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||3|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||92|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||86|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||5|
|NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:||82|
|NCAP Safety Assist %:||73|
|Service Interval Frequency - Months:||12|
|Service Interval Mileage:||12500|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
|Vehicle Homologation Class:||M1|
|Battery Capacity in kWh:||14.4|
|WLTP - AER (km) - City:||70|
|WLTP - AER (km) - Comb:||56|
|WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Max:||43|
|WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Min:||69|
|WLTP - AER (miles) - City:||43.5|
|WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb:||34.8|
|WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Max:||27|
|WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Min:||44|
|WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb:||20.1|
|WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb:||3.1|
|WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb:||16.8|
|WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb:||3.7|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City:||68|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb:||56|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max:||43|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min:||69|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High:||43|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High:||61|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low:||69|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium:||68|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City:||42|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb:||35|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max:||27|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min:||43|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High:||27|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High:||38|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low:||43|
|WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium:||42|
|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
|WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb:||148|
|WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High:||172|
|WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High:||137|
|WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low:||191|
|WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium:||95|
|WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb:||10|
|WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb:||32|
|WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max:||32|
|WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min:||32|
|Engine Layout:||FRONT TRANSVERSE|
|Fuel Delivery:||TURBO DIRECT INJECTION|
|Number of Valves:||16|
|EC Combined (mpg):||235.4|
|WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb:||0.5|
|WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb:||565|
|WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb:||6.5|
|WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High:||7.6|
|WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High:||6|
|WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low:||8.4|
|WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium:||4.2|
|WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb:||43.5|
|WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High:||37.2|
|WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High:||47.1|
|WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low:||33.6|
|WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium:||67.3|
|WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb:||1.4|
|WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb:||201.8|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||9.2|
|Engine Power - BHP:||225|
|Engine Power - KW:||165|
|Engine Power - PS:||True|
|Emissions Test Cycle:||WLTP|
|Tyre Size Spare:||TYRE REPAIR KIT|
|Wheel Style:||10 SPOKE|
|Wheel Type:||18" ALLOY|
|Width (including mirrors):||2178|
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||2320|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):||1534|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):||612|
|Max. Loading Weight:||622|
|Max. Towing Weight - Braked:||1200|
|Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:||750|
|No. of Seats:||5|
|Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:||11.7|
Ford's first plug-in model, the Kuga PHEV, offers all the usual virtues common to this kind of technology, plus a few of its own. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.
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 offers that tech with its third generation Kuga crossover. There are the usual PHEV calling card features here - a 35 mile all-electric driving range, a super-low Benefit-in-Kind taxation rating and a rather high sticker price. Built into a package that should feel a touch more dynamic than most of its rivals.
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's taken 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 freshly introduced Puma crossover which slots in below this model. It's just as well the Canadian-built Edge SUV is no more as the Kuga PHEV's asking price would have trampled all over it and is knocking on the door of premium territory.
Unlike the mild hybrid model in the Kuga range (which is a 2.0-litre diesel), 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. This engine is paired with a 108bhp electric motor, resulting in a useful total output of 222bhp, with the electrified element of the whole set-up powered by a decently-sized 14.4kWh lithium-ion battery and the whole shooting match mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. Keep the battery cells topped up and theoretically, up to 35 miles of WLTP-rated electric driving range is possible, though a 25-28 mile range expectation is probably more realistic. 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 unlike its PSA Group Plug-in SUV rivals, this Kuga PHEV can only be had with front wheel drive. 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 takes 9.2s en route to 124mph.
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. If you're not familiar with this third generation design, you'll find it to be significantly bigger than its predecessor, 44mm wider and 89mm longer with a wheelbase increased by 20mm. At the wheel, it's much as it would be in a Focus hatch, with the usual 8-inch centre-dash SYNC 3 infotainment touchscreen. Upper-spec Kuga variants though, differ from their Focus counterparts in their provision of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Because this third generation Kuga model's C2 platform was designed around an electrified remit, there are no special compromises for rear seat passengers over the conventional models and you still get a rear bench that can slide back and forth over 150mm, allowing you to choose between legroom and luggage space behind. Which is just as well because luggage space behind 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).
Pricing sits in the £33,000 to £38,000 bracket and there are four Kuga PHEV trim levels - 'Titanium', 'ST-Line', 'ST-Line X' and 'Vignale'. Even the 'Titanium' variant is well equipped, with LED headlights, climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, a 'Quickclear' heated windscreen, an 8-inch SYNC 3 centre dash infotainment screen, auto headlights and wipers, keyless entry and a very complete package of camera-driven safety kit. Inside in a 'Titanium'-spec Kuga, you can expect sports seats with lumbar support, cabin ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control and a B&O Premium audio system. Ford expects 'ST-Line'-spec to be the most popular choice, partly it looks sportier (with a body styling kit, 18-inch 'Rock Metallic' alloy wheels, sports suspension, black roof rails and a large rear spoiler). And partly because it's the spec you have to have to get the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The 'ST-Line' cabin spec also includes a flat-bottomed steering wheel, alloy pedals and 'Sensico' sports seats with red stitching. 'ST-Line X' trim adds 19 inch wheels, a panoramic roof, heated powered front seats and a powered tailgate. And the plush 'Vignale' variant gets full-leather upholstery and special 19-inch 'Liquid Aluminium' alloy wheels.
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, a lowly 10% banding that will rise by just a single percentage point over the first three years of ownership. That's thanks to a WLTP-rated CO2 emissions figure of 32g/km. To give you some perspective here, the alternative Kuga 1.5 EcoBlue diesel automatic model emits 145g/km of CO2, which translates into a lofty 36% banding (which is only a single percentage point off the highest-polluting models in the range). 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 - 201.7mpg. 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 get from the comparable 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. In fact, you won't even be able to use a public charge point unless you pay Ford £195 more for the relevant cable. 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.
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. This car's growing array of mid-sized SUV plug-in rivals all have 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.
Ford's Kuga has sharpened up its act in this third generation guise. Jonathan Crouch checks out the changes.
The Ford Kuga has evolved in this third generation guise into a more credible mid-sized SUV contender that now benefits from an engine range featuring both plug-in and mild hybrid electrified offerings. There's sharper styling, a much nicer cabin and extra technology that segment buyers will like. In short, if you're shopping in this sector, this is still a car you very much need to consider.
Ford's Kuga was one of the first affordable family SUVs to prioritise a decent driving experience. With other rivals now frequently copying that approach, the Blue Oval brand needed to do more to set its contender apart. Hence the changes made to a third generation model that's now been revitalised. The updates made are mainly of the kind you'd expect would be needed for this growing fashion-conscious market - electrified engine tech, smarter looks, extra media connectivity and more sophisticated safety provision. So, will it all be enough to keep this Kuga feeling current in a marketplace crammed with fresh, modern alternatives? It's time to find out.
The Kuga has always been good to drive. What it's not always been is efficient to run. But Ford reckons that's changed, courtesy of this third generation model's electrified powertrain line-up. The headline model is the plug-in Kuga Hybrid, which comes with a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor/generator powered by a lithium-ion battery, the package putting out a useful 225PS. There's a choice of front wheel drive or Ford's 'Intelligent All-Wheel Drive' system. If you can't quite stretch to this plug-in derivative, your Ford dealer will suggest you take a look at the mild hybrid 150PS version of the brand's 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel powerplant, which comes only in front driven firm and employs a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) that replaces the standard alternator. The BISG enables recovery and storage of energy during vehicle decelerations, while charging a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack. Plus the BISG also acts as a motor, using the stored energy to provide electric torque assistance to the engine under normal driving and acceleration, as well as running the vehicle's electrical ancillaries. More conventional powerplants also feature across the line-up. There's a base 120PS 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel. And you can have the brand's usual 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine carried over from the previous Kuga, available here in 120 and 150PS forms. All three of these options come only in front-driven form. If you want a Kuga with AWD and can't afford the plug-in version, you'll need the 2.0 EcoBlue 190PS diesel model.
This third generation Kuga is a significantly bigger thing than its predecessor. It's 44mm wider and 89mm longer than the outgoing model, while the wheelbase has increased by 20mm. This is thanks to a new C2 platform that allows for a wheelbase increase of 20mm and has allowed this Ford to become one of the bigger SUVs in the mid-sized sector, freeing up space for the brand's new Puma crossover to fit in between this Kuga and Ford's entry-level EcoSport SUV. Inside, the exterior size upgrades translate into 43mm more shoulder room and 5mm more hip room in the front seats than the outgoing model, while rear passengers benefit from 20mm more shoulder room and 36mm more hip room. Despite an overall height that is 20mm lower than the outgoing model, this third generation Kuga also has 13mm more headroom for front seat occupants and 35mm more in the rear. For rear seat passengers, heated outer seats are available for the first time, and 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. At the wheel, it's much as it would be in a Focus hatch, with the usual 8-inch centre-dash SYNC 3 infotainment touchscreen. Upper-spec Kuga variants though, differ from their Focus counterparts in their provision of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Pricing sits in the £24,000 to £38,000 bracket and there are five Kuga trim levels - 'Zetec', 'Titanium', ' ST-Line', 'ST-Line X' and 'Vignale'.From launch, there were also various First Edition 'Titanium', ' ST-Line' and 'ST-Line X' variants. Even base 'Zetec' variants are well equipped, coming complete with 17-inch alloy wheels, a 'Quickclear' heated windscreen, an 8-inch SYNC 3 centre dash infotainment screen and a very complete package of camera-driven safety kit. Most buyers will want though, to at least go a step further up the range to 'Titanium'-spec, which gets 18-inch machined alloy wheels, full-LED headlamps, front LED fog lamps, auto headlights and wipers and keyless entry. Inside in a 'Titanium'-spec Kuga, you can expect sports seats with lumbar support, cabin ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control and a B&O Premium audio system. Ford thinks the most popular trim level will be 'ST-Line', which adds a body styling kit, 18-inch 'Rock Metallic' alloy wheels, sports suspension, black roof rails and a large rear spoiler. Inside with an 'ST-Line' variant, you get a flat-bottomed steering wheel, alloy pedals, 'Sensico' sports seats with red stitching and a full digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster. 'ST-Line X' trim adds 19 inch wheels, a panoramic roof, heated powered front seats and a powered tailgate. And the plush 'Vignale' variant gets full-leather upholstery and special 19-inch 'Liquid Aluminium' alloy wheels.
Ford has pulled out all the stops to make the latest Kuga more economical than before. Obviously, the ultimate option in this regard is the plug-in hybrid 2.5 Duratec PHEV version, which records an official WLTP fuel figure of 201.8mpg and an NEDC-rated CO2 reading of 26g/km. As you might expect, the 1.5 EcoBlue 150PS mild hybrid diesel is next up, managing up to 56.5mpg (WLTP) and up to 111g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. The conventional 1.5 EcoBlue 120PS diesel manages up to 55.4mpg (WLTP) and 109g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. Less impressive is the 1.5 EcoBoost petrol 120PS unit, which manages up to 42.2mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 128g/km of CO2. The 1.5 EcoBoost petrol 150PS unit manages up to 42.2mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 126g/km of CO2. As for other stuff you'll need to know, well these days, the three year/60,000 mile Ford warranty looks pretty unremarkable, but in the first year, you do get unlimited mileage UK and European roadside cover and unlimited paint cover. There's also a 12 year unlimited mileage perforation warranty. There's also the 'Ford Service App' that you can download to your phone for free. It lets you locate your nearest dealer to make maintenance bookings, plus as a bonus, the app can help you find petrol stations and even has a 'Park Me' feature that remembers where you left the car, to save hunting for it in busy multi-storeys.
Having in recent years at last got serious about SUVs, Ford has also got serious about this Kuga - as it needed to. The MK1 model was cramped inside. And the subsequent second generation version had fallen behind the best of its rivals in terms of ultimate diesel efficiency, media connectivity, safety spec and visual pizzazz. All that's been put right here. This Kuga certainly needed wider appeal if it was to expand its market share and push itself up-market and this third generation re-design looks to have provided just that. Other crossovers still make more of a style statement in this class, but correctly specified, this Ford now has considerably greater showroom appeal. In summary then, it's clear that the Blue Oval brand now means business when it comes to this class of car. And if you doubt that, then you need to try this one.
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