Ford Kuga

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With the advent of the first Ford Kuga in 2008, finally the company had a sales success in the mid-sized 4x4 market, competing directly against the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4.

  • Ford Kuga (08-12)

With the advent of the first Ford Kuga in 2008, finally the company had a sales success in the mid-sized 4x4 market, competing directly against the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4.

In the 1990s and early 2000s Ford had tried its hand with two generations of Maverick SUV; the first a joint-venture with Nissan (its version was the Terrano II), the second a rebadged version of the North American Ford Escape. Kuga was different though, largely because for a car of this type it was remarkably good to drive.

Underneath the Kuga’s rugged bodywork were the underpinnings and mechanical components of the popular Ford Focus, albeit available with four-wheel drive and a range of larger petrol and diesel engines. Inside, the Kuga’s dashboard was almost identical to that of the C-Max people carrier.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Ford Kuga Estate 2012 on

4 out of 5
Ford Kuga Estate 2012 on

New price range:
£20,245 - £37,540

Used price range:
£5,557 - £24,696

  • Agile
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of interior space
  • Lacks the chunky looks of its predecessor
  • Gutless 161bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine

Ford Kuga Estate 2008 - 2012

4 out of 5
Ford Kuga Estate 2008 - 2012

New price range:
£21,503 - £30,520

Used price range:
£2,446 - £7,792

Stylish looks, car-like handling, premium interior, refined and economical diesel
Restricted choice of engines, limited off-road ability, no clever rear seat folding system

Ford Kuga Competitors

Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan