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Ford Puma

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Ford Puma

(2020 - present)

    Summary


    The Ford Puma is a small SUV/crossover, which was unveiled in 2019 and arrived in the UK in early 2020. It is a similar size to the existing Ford EcoSport but does not directly replace it.

    The Puma has received consistently good reviews from the UK motoring media, and its Expert Rating of 78% from 27 different reviews (as of June 2022) is currently the best score for a supermini-sized SUV or crossover that we have analysed to date.

    This scored has slipped slightly from its peak last year as more UK-spec reviews on local roads have been published, as opposed to reviews made at the car’s international launch. We will continue updating this page as more reviews are added.

    The Ford Puma has been praised for an outstanding driving experience and surprising practicality, especially in its boot capacity and layout. However, its styling hasn’t been universally well-received, and the interior quality isn’t as good as some of its rivals.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Small SUV/crossover
    Engines: petrol mild hybrid
    Price: From £23,645 on-road

    Launched: Winter 2019/20
    Last updated: N/A
    Replacement due: TBA


    Media reviews


    Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: December 2019
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 94%
    Child protection: 84%
    Vulnerable road users: 77%
    Safety assist: 74%

    The Ford Puma has a very competitive set of safety scores, particularly for adult (front seat) and child (rear seat) protection. Scores for vulnerable road user (pedestrian and cyclist) protection and safety assistance systems (to help you avoid an accident in the first place) are also above average for the small SUV sector.

    Eco rating


    Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

    Model tested: 1.0-litre petrol manual

    Overall score: 3 stars
    Date tested: September 2021
    Read the full Green NCAP review

    Clean Air Index: 4.8 / 10
    Energy Efficiency Index: 6.1 / 10
    Greenhouse Gas Index: 5.1 / 10

    Please note that Green NCAP ratings are very specific to the engine/gearbox combination tested. This rating only applies to the 1.0-litre petrol manual version of the Puma. Any other engine, or models with automatic gearboxes, are not covered by this rating.

    Security rating

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    Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

    Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
    Relay Attack: Pass

    Date: 2019

    The Ford Puma performed well in Thatcham’s testing programme to measure anti-theft protection.

    A Superior rating is the highest score, and the Puma also passed the new relay attack test, which measures the security of a car’s keyless entry and/or keyless start system. This means that the Puma is resistant to thieves intercepting the car’s keyless signal and using it to steal the car.

    Reliability rating

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    As of June 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Ford Puma to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusive from extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as we have sufficient data on the Puma, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ford Puma has received

    2022

    • Auto Trader New Car Awards – Best Car for New Drivers
    • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Best Compact Crossover
    • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV

    2021

    • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Small Crossover
    • Auto Trader New Car Awards – Most Loved Car
    • Business Car Awards – Best Comapct SUV
    • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Car of the Year + Best Compact Crossover
    • Fleet News Awards – Best Company SUV
    • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Small Family Car
    • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV

    2020

    • Autocar Awards – Game Changer Award
    • Business Car Awards – New Company Car of the Year + Best Compact SUV
    • The News UK Motor Awards – Best Small SUV/crossover
    • Parkers New Car Awards – New Car of the Year + Best Small Family Car
    • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Car of the Year
    • What Car? AwardsCar of the Year + Best Small SUV

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