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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Kuga has a sophisticated and well built cabin that exudes a real air of quality. The driving position is car-like but the higher ground clearance means a good view of the road ahead, although the thick rear pillars can make parallel parking tricky. The layout itself is simple but stylish with the silver-effect centre console adding to the upmarket feel.

Interior splashes of vibrant blue or orange on Zetec models may not be to everyone’s taste, but the Titanium trim offers a more sophisticated look with silver detailing.

Ford Kuga comfort levels are good because it feels refined from the inside with the soundproofed cabin muffling tyre roar and engine noise effectively. Long journeys should be comfortable, as the driver’s sports seat is supportive without being too firm while three kids will be more than happy in the back, although rear legroom is a little tight for adults.

Every Kuga comes with air-conditioning as standard while a large sunroof is optional.