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Ford Kuga (2013 – 2019)

(2013 - 2019)

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.

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

Launched: Spring 2013
Last updated: Autumn 2016
Replacement due: 2019


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Safety rating

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

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This rating expired in January 2019 and is no longer valid.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

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Ford Kuga has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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