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Ford Puma

(2020 - present)

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 82% (as of April 2021) is currently the best score for a small SUV or crossover that we have analysed to date. This scored has slipped slightly from a peak of 86% 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 £20,545 on-road

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

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Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2019









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 emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Ford Puma has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic. It is due to resume in the second half of the year.

Security Ratings

Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

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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 pass 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.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ford Puma has received


  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Small Crossover
  • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Car of the Year + Best Compact Crossover
  • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV


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

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The small SUV sector is one of the largest and most competitive in the new car market. As of January 2021, we have analysed almost 500 reviews for 23 vehicles in this class. The Ford Puma is currently the highest-rated car in this segment, with an Expert Rating of 83% based on 23 UK reviews.

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