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Very pleased with my white 2010 Ford Kuga, bought second-hand a year and a half ago. Comfortable to drive and good road holding. Relatively good value for money with useful extras such as rear view parking screen, rear and front parking bleepers, cruise control and heated front seats. Drawbacks - are that the darkened rear windows make reversing in the dark very difficult. Also, the computer screen isn't easy to work, eg: the Bluetooth phone function and sat nav are complicated to set. The full length glass roof is good, though I miss not being able to open it, having always enjoyed having an open sunshine roof in all my previous cars. All in all I fully recommend the Kuga, and I definitely think it is one of the best looking cars on the road.
Not the largest of vehicles and poor leg room in the rear. Cannot open bonnet without a key. I find it virtually impossible to split the key to do this as did the salesman ? Filling the washer bottle is a real chore. The keyless ignition means the keys slop about in the vehicle ! No petrol filler cap is supposed to be a selling point ! You instead have to be careful when washing the car so you dont add water to the fuel tank. Parking sensors were not an option when i bought the vehicle? Interior carpet is very poor quality and the clutch pedal has made a hole in the carpet. Apparently quite common. A sound vehicle , if a little basic, but useless over- engineered touches do not add to the overall enjoyment of owning this vehicle.
Having purchased the Ford Kuga second hand (34,000 miles), I was disappointed with the fuel consumption not meeting the figures given. Then after 8 months and 3,500 miles I have had to replace the Diesel Particulate Filter. Not once in the sales pitch was I told that the car had to go through a regeneration procedure every 500 miles or so where you run the car hat high revs for 25 miles to burn off the soot in the filter. I would love to know if that is included in the mpg figures? Other than that i have found the Kuge to be a great car for comfort performance and handling, the boot space is not quite as large as i first thought. Given a bit of hindsight I would have gone for the petrol version.
This is our second Titanium Kuga and principally bought to tow a 1450 kg caravan as well as a general run around. Powerful and comfortable and currently averaging 37 mpg after 20,000 miles including towing to south of France and around Scotland. Good level of visibility from high seats, good level of sound proofing, good level of toys - cruise, dual climate control, auto headlights, DAB radio etc but dash a bit fiddly and quite a small boot although lowering/raising rear seats simple. Reasuring to know the 4x4 is 'on demand' when needed and is usually in 2 wd mode. Would I buy another - probably if I'm still caravanning otherwise may be time to downsize.
Very pleased with the Kuga. Very comfortable, easy to drive, and good equipment. Only two things which bug me. The first, is the fuel consumption is way more than the manufacturers fiqures. Why can't the government test these and publish them? Second, is the rear retractable shelf. This is something most, if not all owners complain about, and appears to be an after thought on Ford's behalf. It neither reaches the back of the rear seats, nor the tailgate, leaving gaps for passers-by to see what contents are in your boot. Looks as though Ford have taken it from other model, and dropped it in with looking to see whether it fits. Otherwise, I love it.
Very few moans but : Deisel engine means I must remember to 'give it some welly' from a standing start - has been known to stall. Gear stick surround is a bad design, skirt keeps coming off and now frame has snapped. Needs stronger support. Radio occasionally cuts out and back in when I go over a bump. Have never mastered 'split' boot door opening, just too stiff for me with arthritic hands. Fantastic over road humps and rough roads as 4 x 4 takes over. Feels safe and solid and is surprisingly economic for a car that size [32-35 mpg on long runs]
New Kuga rides,handles better and is quieter than the older model. The instrument panel is now state of the art, with a much more modern look and feel, with the full Ford sync system, which operates very well. Only down side is that there is nowhere to store a standard European first aid box, which now floats around in the boot (the old one had a specific underfloor storage for it). The 2 litre turbo diesel is torquey and pulls well, returning and average 42 mpg (according to the trip computer)with the 6 speed manual gearbox.
First gear is a bit sticky and I've stalled a few times more than I should've done! Otherwise the car is brilliant - very comfortable on long journeys, cruises at 75 mph effortlessly and with reverse parking camera is relatively easy to park. We have a small dog and the boot could be larger to fit his cage and luggage when there are four passengers. Fuel economy is good. I would and am buying another!
I have had this car for a year now and it has proved to be one of the best cars I have owned. I get about 50 mpg general motoring, and on long runs 70mpg. There is always power there when I need it and the comfort is second to none. The times I have needed space for luggage/ trips to the tip etc the "boot" is more than adequate. So far it hasn't needed any garage maintenance apart from servicing.
I love the extra height the car gives me, especially when driving on motorways. The car is responsive when it needs to be, holds the road well as it has all wheel drive, and generally is a pleasure to drive.down side of the four wheel drive is the fuel economy which is perhaps not as good as I might have expected from a diesel at around 35-40mpg
A comfortable, reliable and good looking vehicle. Great for carrying the odd bulky item; and a nice ride for 4 to 5 passengers! Powerful and responsive 2 litre diesel engine giving good acceleration and a smooth motorway drive, with cruise control and other clever accessories to make the driving of this vehicle a real pleasure.
I Purchased this car to replace a ageing Vauxhall Zafira. I tow a caravan and found the Kuga to be far superior to the Vauxhall for towing. It out performs the Zafira in ride comfort, fuel economy, and performance. The engine is smooth and brisk, and pulls the caravan with no problems. I would recommend this car to anyone.
Absolutely fab car fab condition its got all the extras i need for the job i do.One of fords finest family road cars.Thanks "Cars for People" for a great deal and "AA"for the upto date car advertising on the web. Thanks Dennis
This is a very comfortable and easy car to drive with good all round vision, ample leg room and loading space, it would be good if there were more gadgets which were not options such as heated seats, sat nav, folding mirrors good car
Lovely car, with ware and tare as you would expect from its age. Nice drive and postive steering. Can't rate running cost and reliability as only had it a few days. Hoping the dealer will help out on a few points.
My only complaints so far is boot is a little small considering size of car. Tyre pressure sensors have been intermittent and fitting tow bar meant boot could not be opened hands free as bar blocked sensor.
I enjoy driving the Kuga and feel comfrtable and safe.I had 1 major mechanical fault which should not have occured considering the cars age.Luckily it was repaired under warranty
The fuel costs are well in excess of the manufacturers advertised MPG. everyday costs are not reflected in their assessment of MPG which is a third lower than advertised.
Smallish boot, perky engine, duel clutch not clever to recognise deceleration followed by acceleration again without selecting correct gear
A comfortable well equipped car with plenty of internal space. Good annual costs which include servicing,road tax and insurance.