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Parkers overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 3.7
  • Decent all round space for five
  • Reasonably compact footprint
  • Rivals offer more bootspace

There’s enough room for five in the Kuga, with generous head and legroom both in the front and in the rear. Rear-seat passengers are able to recline their backrests, while an almost-flat floor means a middle-seat passenger won’t feel short-changed with their knees up around their ears.

Will it fit in my garage?

The Ford Kuga feels quite large thanks to its lofty driving position but in reality this md-sized SUV should give you no drama when it comes to parking in either a bay or your garage.

Will my luggage fit in it?

Boot space has increased by 82 litres when compared with the first-generation Kuga. With the seats in place the Kuga has a loadspace of 456 litres (with a space-saver wheel, 406 litres). Fold the rear bench (completely) flat and this expands to 1,653 litres (with a space-saver, 1,603 litres) rivals such as the SEAT Ateca and Kia Sportage – have much more space.

Ford Kuga 2016 boot

However, the Kuga's is accessed via a large tailgate that has a low loading lip, which is great for putting larger, heavier items in. The glovebox is of a decent size while the door pockets will easily swallow a 500ml bottle.

Ford Kuga safety

  • Plenty of standard kit
  • More available as optional extras
  • Sync system includes emergency calling feature

If you’re looking for a family car and safety is a concern, the Ford Kuga should be close to the top of your shortlist. It received a full five star rating from Euro NCAP, and features a wealth of standard kit with yet more available as optional extras.

Base-spec cars get loads of airbags and a pre-crash preparation system that tensions the seatbelts and primes the brakes for maximum effectiveness. The pedals are collapsible, stability and traction control are standard and all models have Sync, which features an emergency assistance feature that alerts the relevant authorities in the event of an accident.

Depending on the trim level or optional extras on your Kuga, a number of other safety features are available including self-parking, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, lane-keeping aid, traffic sign recognition and a fatigue detection system.

Post-facelift Kugas

Cars facelifted in 2016 benefit from a more advanced automatic braking system that works up to 31mph, while the automatic parking system features a cross-traffic alert set-up, perpendicular as well as parallel parking, along with Park-out Assist that gets you out of the space when you want to leave.

You can have the latest generation of Ford’s MyKey system too, which allows the owner of a vehicle to set their own parameters for top speed attainable, highest volume of stereo achievable, the safety and driver assistance features that can be disabled and even whether the car can receive incoming calls.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Kuga.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone

ST-Line equipment

ST-Line standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
ST-Line optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone

ST-Line Edition equipment

ST-Line Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Telephone
ST-Line Edition optional equipment
None available

ST-Line X equipment

ST-Line X standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
ST-Line X optional equipment
None available

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • Heated mirrors
Titanium optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

Titanium Edition equipment

Titanium Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Telephone
Titanium Edition optional equipment
None available

Titanium Sport equipment

Titanium Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
Titanium Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • Sat Nav

Titanium X equipment

Titanium X standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
Titanium X optional equipment
  • CD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Titanium X Edition equipment

Titanium X Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Telephone
Titanium X Edition optional equipment
None available

Titanium X Sport equipment

Titanium X Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Titanium X Sport optional equipment
None available

Vignale equipment

Vignale standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
Vignale optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
Zetec optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Telephone

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Ford Kuga was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2012
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 94%
Child Occupant: 86%
Pedestrian: 70%
Safety Assist: 100%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.