Ford’s clever Kuga knows how to impress you on any terrain. The SUV has the power to pull through difficult conditions using its intelligent all-wheel drive system. The refined cabin is a premium environment in which to travel, and here you sit within a clean and carefully contoured body.
Ford has sculpted the Kuga’s confident body to be robust as well as visually appealing. A chrome rear diffuser and stylish alloy wheels demonstrate this approach, and they join a rear spoiler for added sportiness. During light or darkness the SUV stands out with its halogen daytime running lights and standard-fit front fog lamps. A choice of alloy wheel designs and paint finishes allow you to personalise your Kuga however you like.
Attention to detail is high inside a cabin that carries up to five. Sports-style front seats with a fabric trim provide day-long comfort, and leather upholstery is among the interior options. The seat’s dark trim is reflected on the dashboard which has been shaped for simple usability. The SUV’s multiple functions are easily operated while you drive, as the centre stack is intuitive and uncluttered. Behind the back seat is a 406-litre boot that you can expand in moments by tumbling the bench forward. This sees it grow to a plentiful 1,603 litres for those times when maximum cargo capacity is needed.
Small EcoBoost engines with big power carry the Kuga and you to your destination without any fuss. The 1.5-litre unit can be selected with an output of 118bhp, 148bhp or 180bhp, the largest of which drives all four wheels. Ford’s all-wheel drive system reacts to the terrain you travel for optimum power delivery at each individual wheel. It also only works when you need it, to save fuel during normal driving conditions. As much as 45.6mpg combined can be reached by the EcoBoost powertrain, which is bettered by the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi. The 148bhp two-wheel drive variant returns peak economy of 60.1mpg combined.
Ford technology makes driving in the Kuga even more convenient. The 12-volt accessory power socket tops up the battery of phones, laptops and more as you travel so you remain connected. These devices can then be linked up to the audio system via USB or auxiliary ports to play your choice of media. A Ford DAB radio with 4.2-inch TFT screen is the standard infotainment system which is loaded with Ford SYNC with AppLink and Emergency Assistance. Hands-free Bluetooth® is another function, as are voice controls and audible text messaging. All but the range-topping Titanium X Sport give the option for built-in satellite navigation, as it includes the kit as standard.
The Kuga’s all-wheel drive system is supported by numerous other active technologies which work together to maintain maximum grip and control. Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) detects a loss of grip, oversteer, and understeer before taking automatic action to correct them. In the event of an emergency stop, Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) keep the wheels turning so you can steer away from trouble. A series of airbags deploy to protect you from injury if an accident occurs, and child seats are held firmly in place by ISOFIX mountings.
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The Kuga is a worthwhile consideration for anyone in the hunt for a new SUV, and you can experience it with a test drive from Chippenham Ford. Talk to an adviser today for full details, to arrange a test drive, and to discuss a finance package.