Ford Kuga (2008–2013)

Model History

September 2007

Kuga shown for first time

Two trims available - Zetec and Titanium. On-the-road prices from £20,495 for Zetec and £22,495 for Titanium. Best in class CO2 figure of 169g/km. 2.0-litre Ford/PSA Duratorq TDCi 136PS diesel engine.

The Ford Kuga is based on the Focus/C-Max platform. Has "intelligent" AWD system. Standard particulate filter and six-speed manual transmission, full-time Haldex intelligent AWD. Engine provides 320Nm of torque at 2,000rpm and 340Nm in transient overboost. With combined fuel consumption of 44.1mpg.

Length: 4,443 mm (14 9")
Width: 1,842 mm (6 1")
Height: 1,677 mm (5 6")
Height (with roof rails): 1,710 mm (5 8")
Luggage capacity (rear seats up): 360 litres
Luggage capacity (to roof, rear seats folded): 1,355 litres
Load length to front seat backs: 1,578mm
Load length to rear seat backs: 832mm
Load width between wheel arches: 1,050mm
Load height to roof: 827mm
Kerb weight: 1,613kg
Gross vehicle weight: 2,130kg
Maximum braked trailer weight: 2,100kg
Fuel tank capacity: 58 litres
Turning circle 11.6 metres. 2.7 turns lock to lock.

New features to the segment include a dual split-tailgate design - offering flexibility and convenience with separate access to either the glass upper tailgate section only or both sections simultaneously. Nine body colours including two brand new metallics - 'Chill' and 'Electric White.'

Interior incorporates cloth or fine leathers and gloss finishes with a choice of shades. Colour-matched details of the interior design and integrated trim colours highlight the instrument panel and door trims, creating a complete, unified look of design-led quality and premium sportiness.

Seating for up to five adults. Second row of seating has a 60/40 split and can fold completely flat to maximise the load space. Underseat storage beneath second row with further storage under the floor of the luggage compartment area offers maximum practicality. Luggage capacity of 1,355 litres when in two-seat mode,
while the enclosed luggage compartment has a volume of up to 410 litres.

December 2008

Announcement of expanded range

* 2.0-litre TDCi 2WD - 159g/km CO2

* 2.5-litre Duratec - 200PS and 320Nm (Volvo 5-cylinder engine)

* Five-speed automatic option on 2.5-litre Duratec

Ford has also added new performance flagships to the Kuga range, pairing intelligent AWD with the acclaimed 2.5-litre Duratec engine found in the Focus ST, Mondeo and S-MAX. With 200PS and linear torque of 320Nm (between 1,600 and 4,000rpm) the five-cylinder petrol-engined Kuga powers from standstill to 62mph in just 8.2sec and on to a top speed of 129mph when mated with the six-speed manual transmission. A five-speed automatic transmission is alternatively available with this engine.

Optional run-flat tyres add to the array of premium features, which also include rear- facing reversing camera, panorama glass roof and DAB radio.

ZETEC 2.0l Duratorq (136PS) TDCi, 2WD £18,595.64

ZETEC 2.0l Duratorq (136PS) TDCi, AWD £20,460.64

TITANIUM 2.0l Duratorq (136PS) TDCi, 2WD £20,553.09

TITANIUM 2.0l Duratorq (136PS) TDCi, AWD £22,418.09

TITANIUM 2.5 Duratec 6-spd manual (200PS) AWD £23,788.30

TITANIUM 2.5 Duratec 5-spd auto (200PS) AWD £24,962.77

July 2010

New powertrain options for Ford Kuga designed to boost performance, improve fuel economy and reduce CO2. These include a powerful new 163PS version of the 2.0-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, a new 140PS version of the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi engine (previously 136PS) and availability of the advanced Ford PowerShift six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox for the popular all-wheel-drive models.

Ford Kuga brought new levels of fuel economy and CO2emissions to the small 4x4 segment at launch and these new models continue that tradition. The two-wheel-drive (2WD) Kuga fitted with the new 140PS version of the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi engine achieves a CO2 output of just 156g/km, while the 140PS and 163PS all-wheel-drive (AWD) models with manual transmission deliver 159g/km, a six per cent reduction compared with the previous 136PS engine and usefully just under the company wrige-down limit..

The Kuga also benefits now from the efficiency advantages delivered by the Ford PowerShift gearbox. CO2 emissions for the 140PS and 163PS AWD diesel PowerShift automatic models are 179g/km. These powertrain combinations have been tuned carefully to complement the Kuga’s highly effective intelligent AWD system, which provides outstanding handling and traction, while keeping fuel consumption to a minimum.

For drivers requiring even greater performance, the updated Kuga range continues to offer the 200PS 2.5-litre Duratec petrol engine with the choice of six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmissions.

The Ford Kuga is now available with a new 163PS 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi engine which delivers improved low-end response, increased power and superior refinement along with a significant reduction in fuel consumption and CO2emissions.

With 20 per cent more peak power, the new 163PS engine with manual transmission provides significantly improved performance in the Kuga, with top speed increased from 112 to 121 mph and acceleration time from 0-62 mph cut from 10.7 to 9.6 seconds.

For daily driving, however, there is a broader spread of torque (with the maximum of 340 Nm delivered between 2,000 and 3,250rpm) and much stronger responses below 2,000 rpm (with over 250Nm produced at just 1,250rpm). The improved pulling power is reflected in the fourth gear acceleration time between 31 and 62mph which has reduced from 9.4 to 8.1 secs.

The 163PS Duratorq TDCi Kuga achieves a combined fuel consumption of 47.1mpg*, a six per cent improvement despite the new model’s power and torque advantages. CO2emissions are reduced to 159g/km (from 169g/km), while the new engine also meets the latest European Stage V emissions standards. A diesel particulate filter – designed to require no maintenance for the life of the vehicle – is fitted as standard.

The updated Kuga range also features a 140PS derivative of the new 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, which benefits from the same enhancements to low-end responsiveness, fuel economy, emissions and refinement delivered by the larger 163PS version. The 140PS engine replaces the prior 136PS Duratorq TDCi diesel in the Kuga line-up.

Kuga AWD models with both the 140PS and 163PS versions of the new 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi engine can be specified with the advanced Ford PowerShift six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Ford PowerShift combines the efficiency, optimised gear ratios and driving enjoyment of a manual gearbox with the smoothness and ease-of-use of a conventional automatic. The transmission’s efficiency helps the two Kuga TDCi PowerShift models achieve leading fuel economy and CO2emissions for automatic vehicles, with combined fuel consumption of 41.5mpg* and a CO2output of 179g/km.

Technical Specifications

The 2010 Ford Kuga models
Version Kuga 140PS TDCi 2WD
6-speed man
Kuga 140PS TDCi AWD
6-speed man
Kuga 140PS TDCi AWD
6-speed auto
Kuga 163PS TDCi AWD
6-speed man
Kuga 163PS TDCi AWD
6-speed auto
Kuga 200PS 2.5T AWD
6-speed man
Kuga 200PS 2.5T AWD
Max power (PS/kW) 140 / 103 140 / 103 140 / 103 163 / 120 163 / 120 200 / 147 200 / 147
Max torque (Nm) 320 320 320 340 340 320 320
CO2 emission* (g/km) 156 159 179 159 179 234 244
Fuel consumption*
Urban 37.7 mpg 37.2 mpg 33.2 mpg 37.2 mpg 33.2 mpg 20.3 mpg 19.3 mpg
Extra urban 56.5 mpg 55.4 mpg 48.7 mpg 55.4 mpg 48.7 mpg 37.2 mpg 36.2 mpg
Combined 47.9 mpg 47.1 mpg 41.5 mpg 47.1 mpg 41.5 mpg 28.5 mpg 27.4 mpg
Top speed (mph) 116 114 114 121 119 130 127
0-62 mph (secs) 10.2 10.4 10.7 9.6 9.9 8.2 8.8
31-62 mph (secs) 8.5 8.9 n/a 8.1 n/a 7.9 n/a
* All CO2 emissions figures in g/km and fuel consumption figures are from officially approved tests in accordance with EC Directive 93/116/EC. Fuel economy figures quoted are based on the European Fuel Economy Directive EU 80/1268/EEC and will differ from fuel economy drive cycle results in other regions of the world.
Prices (Estimated 'On the Road' £) effective August 2nd, 2010*
Zetec £20,495 £21,995 £23,495
Titanium £22,495 £24,495 £25,995 £25,745 £26,995
* 'On the road' price includes one years road fund licence, DVLA first registration fee and an estimated £25 for number plates.

What does a Ford Kuga (2008 – 2013) cost?

List Price from £24,290
Buy new from £20,271
Contract hire from £193.44 per month