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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 27 - 47 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The Kuga is easy on fuel and cheaper to tax than most similar sized alternatives. List prices are competitive and residual values should be among the best in class so overall Ford Kuga running costs should be affordable.

Ford Kuga emissions are low making it one of the greenest cars of its type. The frugal four-wheel drive version of the 2.0-litre diesel returns 47.1mpg and emits just 159g/km CO2 while the 2WD is even better, emitting just 154g/km of CO2 and returning 47.9mpg.

Ford is up against tough competition, with Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen all highly regarded for durable manufacturing. But Kuga owners shouldn’t have any major problems as the Focus (on which it's based) is very dependable. The robust diesel engine should easily manage tens of thousands of miles without complaint so you can expect excellent Ford Kuga reliability.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £205 - £565
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 18 - 25
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