A fairly beefy large SUV – but not one that stands out in a crowd
When you stand face-on with the Ford Kuga, you’re looking at a chunky SUV that’s got hints of the rough and tough Ford Ranger pick-up truck. The Kuga isn’t a bad looking car all told; it just doesn’t really have anything that makes it stand out from the crowd.
Aside from the entry-point Zetec model, all Kugas come with purposeful looking roof bars – but that and its elevated ride-height is as far as its SUV prowess goes. At entry-level, you’ll get 17-inch alloys – and they become 18 or 19-inch depending on the spec you choose, but that’s about it. The Kuga is bland, which is a shame - because it’s in a sea of competitors that are anything but; especially the Skoda Kodiaq and Citroen’s C5 Aircross.
If your mind is made-up and you’d like a nice-looking Kuga, the best you can hope for is the ST-Line or ST-Line Edition vehicles. Both have black roof bars, smoked lights, and black alloys that give the Kuga a slightly more aggressive look – but it’s a look you’ll be paying close to £30,000 for, so you’re going to have to be bowled over by the Kuga’s looks to part with that kind of money.