Compact SUV from Ford: the evil D-word is consistently omitted

the 202 km/h on the speedometer on the highway in a logical way. The Ford Kuga drives stoically continued, not too loud, the speed you notice it. A short test i

Compact SUV from Ford: the evil D-word is consistently omitted

the 202 km/h on the speedometer on the highway in a logical way. The Ford Kuga drives stoically continued, not too loud, the speed you notice it. A short test in everyday life with the Compact SUV from Ford, the Focus, the most important model in the ranks of the Americans and on 25. To roll April in the third-Generation dealers.

body and interior

to 4.61 and 4.63 metres in length (depending on the equipment line), 1.88 meters wide and 1.68 meters in height Kuga number 3 has compared to the predecessor noticeably down. Really compact, this is no longer. The space is accordingly good. Also people beyond the 1.90 meters will have no difficulties to find their place. Worth noting that there is plenty of headroom, although an airy panoramic roof extends the list of tools. Ford

a cause for criticism there are still. The seats could offer a bit more lateral support, the material appearance in the interior in comparison to the seats is the top dog VW Tiguan weaker. The plastic is of more robust nature, to say it diplomatically – especially in the back. Da was saved at prices beyond the 40,000 Euro in this test, the car at the wrong end. Audi-SUV im Test: What is the new Plug is no good-in Hybrid from Ingolstadt? PCP Audi-SUV im Test: What is the new Plug is no good-in Hybrid from Ingolstadt?

Practically, however, the sliding rear bench, which offers the passengers comfortable legroom. Accordingly, the load space varies between 475 to 645 liters. Since the tailgate opens wide and the load space is wide enough, gets the Kuga here plus points. There is forgive him also, that the tray is use in the sub-floor can hardly. Because here, the battery of the mild has kept hybrids, Diesel feed. Ford

in Short (extra charge,) digital dashboard: It fulfills its purpose, but the material look not a Highlight.

operation and in-car Infotainment

The Kuga interior is modern and uncluttered; the operation is simple, even if one or the other switch in the dashboard is likely to be in the area of the air conditioning a little bigger. A matter of taste, and is useful Head-Up Display, which projects key information, however, to a retractable plastic screen that rises out of the dashboard. The information is not read with the Background of the hood and the adjustable font size, however, is not always easy. The other can be better. This does not apply to the equipment, because in the rear there are USB ports and a comfortable heated seats. Ford

engine, drive and fuel consumption

On the name Diesel Ford is currently of no great value, who can blame them. If the test car with the name of EcoBlue Hybrid that is also why the D-word hiding? He can see: The two-liter mild-hybrid Diesel impresses with its noise, which is more reminiscent of a diesel. 150 HP pre-accelerate the Kuga to almost 200 km/h. The consumption is according to the WLTP in the case of 5.1 litres/100 km.

the acceleration can Convince: Within 8.7 seconds, the handset runs on a speed of 100. The maximum torque of 370 Newton metres is supported by an electric motor, making 16 HP. This Motor is not connected to an external power source, the battery recharges automatically through the brake system – the technical term for this is recuperation.

in addition to this Mild-Hybrid Version of Ford offers a Full-Hybrid (as of the end of 2020) and a Plug-in-Hybrid-technology. In the latter case, the 2.5-litre four-cylinder is driven with a total power output of 165 kW / 225 PS. While the 2.5-litre suction diesel 112 kW / makes 152 HP, with controls, the electrical module further 97 kW / 131 HP. Here is a stepless CVT transmission is standard on Board. And not to forget: A conventional petrol or two classic Diesel round off the facilities on offer.

pricing and features

The price list at the third edition of the Kuga starts at 26.300 euros. The basic price of the test car Kuga ST-Line-X starts at € 38,400; the driven variant costs even 44.450 Euro. This is not little.

conclusion

The color to Lucid Red metallic is not a matter of taste, my daughter finds them beautiful. Anyway, I'm not a fan of red cars, Ferrari, except once. However, the Kuga can Shine in some aspects. It rides quiet, and rather cozy, in the ST-X as standard sporty suspension isn't as tight, but more comfortable. Overall, it is a little softer than its predecessor.

Visually, the Kuga makes her a lot, but he polarises opinion. He is not as timeless as most of the VWs – the the find one good, the other less. Criticism worthy of the material impression in the interior. Overall, the Kuga is a round thing and with the variety of drives offers something for every buyer, an Alternative – also for those who want to continue to keep the Diesel Loyalty. To Laschet according to Reporter question Söder suddenly skittish, FOCUS Online/Wochit According to the Reporter to Laschet question Söder is suddenly stubborn.

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Updated Date: 21 May 2020, 20:26

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