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Ford Kuga (2013 to 2019)

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Ford Kuga (2013 to 2019)

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    Summary


    The Ford Kuga was a medium-sized SUV/crossover vehicle. This model was first launched in 2013 and had a major update in the second half of 2016. It ended production in 2019, with an all-new replacement arriving in the UK in Spring 2020.

    The Kuga scored average to good reviews from UK media sources throughout its production life, and was eventually outclassed by newer arrivals in the mid-sized crossover category. The updated models from late 2016 onwards were considered significantly better than the earlier versions, although the top-spec Vignale models did not score as well as the entry-level models.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Five-door SUV/crossover
    Engines: petrol, diesel
    Price: From £23,060 on-road

    Launched: Spring 2013
    Last updated: Autumn 2016
    Replaced: Spring 2020


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    Safety rating


    The Ford Kuga was crash tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a five-star rating.

    This rating expired in January 2019 and is no longer valid.

    Eco rating


    The Ford Kuga was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

    Reliability rating

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    Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

    All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

    The Ford Kuga is pretty much bang-on average when it comes to reliability, according to exclusive warranty data provided by our partrner, MotorEasy.

    By far the most common problems with used Ford Kugas relate to the car’s electrical system, which account for a third of all warranty claims. Fortunately, the average cost to repair these problems was quite low, at just over £450.

    Although it isn’t a common problem, gearbox issues are quite expensive at nearly £2,300 to correct. Luckily, most other problems have proved quite economical to repair.

    If you’re looking at a used Ford Kuga, make sure any extended warranty cover you purchase covers all of these potential problem areas.

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    The Ford Kuga (2013 - 2019) scored average to good reviews during its production life, but was eventually outclassed by newer rivals.Ford Kuga (2013 to 2019)