Ford Kuga 2021 review - the best Ford yet?

5 Apr 2021
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This is the all-new Ford Kuga!
Ford has completely redesigned their mid-size SUV, and they've got competitors like the Peugeot 3008 & Volkswagen Tiguan in their sights! The question is, does it offer enough to stand out from the crowd?
Starting with the exterior design, it clearly looks very similar to a pumped-up Ford Focus - but that's no bad thing! Not only that, but it comes with a slightly-sloped roofline and real exhaust pipes as well!
When it comes to engine choices, there are more than enough options available. The petrol range is topped with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol to deliver 150hp, while the diesel range is led with a 2-litre turbo which can put down 190hp! However, the hybrid model trumps them all... With a 2.5-litre petrol engine coupled with an electric motor, it can deliver 225hp and travel up to 35 miles on just electric power alone!
So it looks good, has got a great range of engines, and with a starting price of just over £24,000, it's affordable as well! So surely it's the must-have family SUV of 2021, right? You'll have to keep watching to find out!
Chapters
00:00 Intro
00:41 Price
01:07 Exterior Design
01:47 Interior
04:08 Back Seats
05:42 Boot
06:53 Engines
08:21 Five Annoying Features
09:40 Five Good Features
10:52 Town Driving
12:42 Motorway Driving
13:49 Twisty Road Driving
14:27 Trim Options
15:50 Verdict
VW Tiguan review - bit.ly/Volkswagen-Tiguan-Review-2021
Peugeot 3008 review - bit.ly/Peugeot-3008-Review-2021
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KOMMENTARE
  • So the rear windows don't open fully. Get over it .( How often do you ride in the back anyway ?) .In our new Vauxhall Corsa the front windows don't fully retract either, but unless you want to drive with your arm flopping out of the door it really is no big deal.

    Ian CarneIan CarneVor Stunde
  • budget dbx

    Songyuan HanSongyuan HanVor Tag
  • Me when I saw that car: Ford Focus, but bigger

    Caio KumyoshiCaio KumyoshiVor 4 Tage
  • I had the previous model.im only 5 ft 8.seats are tiny and have been carried over to this new model.very poor seats.no leg support atall.still very cheap interior

    Michael poundMichael poundVor 5 Tage
  • Came here only to witness the cougar jokes 😂

    Oussama DjaalaliOussama DjaalaliVor 5 Tage
  • Made in Valencia, Spain 🇪🇸

    Team TempestTeam TempestVor 7 Tage
  • its kinda the same as the ford puma st line 2020

    Superchips GamesSuperchips GamesVor 10 Tage
  • I got so confused of the vehicle but i just realized its the ford escape in the us lol

    GamingWithDanGamingWithDanVor 12 Tage
  • Shocking car, I've owned one since last September, done just 1,700 miles in it, total battery failure twice, AA out twice, been in Ford garage twice. And today 'Safely Stop Now' warning came up on dashboard. I've got absolutely no faith in this car. Seriously regret buying it. And oh, don't bother with the FordPass App either....that's just as shocking as the car

    Mark WilsonMark WilsonVor 12 Tage
  • It's C segment but actually almost bigger than D segment Tiguan. Such a great car!

    BerkayBerkayVor 12 Tage
  • 0:41, if Ford having difficulty to aligning name tag, guess what?

    Michael StanleyMichael StanleyVor 13 Tage
  • Ford should bring this car in india

    king z Pradhanking z PradhanVor 14 Tage
  • Gear selection is something you should be able to do without having to look at the gear selector. Modern isn't always better.

    MalfanMalfanVor 16 Tage
  • Why would they make the 190hp automatic only. Soooo fucking stupid

    Lau FerryLau FerryVor 16 Tage
  • Great car, absolutely atrocious name... KUGA literally means Plague in most Slavic languages, thus I'd have to go for a FOCUS instead :D

    Spectral Shadow OfficialSpectral Shadow OfficialVor 16 Tage
  • That roof doesn’t take long... that’s normal speed...

    TJTJVor 17 Tage
  • Ford pls launch this in india! It will be a game changer for you

    Parth GuptaParth GuptaVor 17 Tage
  • I bought a 2021 Kuga. Love it..................But the tow bar electrics don't work!! Factory fitted but Fords won't fix it. Pin 9 not wired. Pin 9 activated my on board safety device for the caravan to prevent swaying and jack knifing, but fords have disabled it. cannot us caravan. Ford say its a design feature, WHAT are you having a laugh. I have a caravan sitting on my drive not able to be used because of you. Ive rejected the vehicle, see what happens now??

    Ian LarmanIan LarmanVor 18 Tage
  • Why did you put an old Tiguan there?😂

    Marek STEMarek STEVor 18 Tage
  • What is the difference between Ford Kuga & Puma??

    Abhishek JainAbhishek JainVor 19 Tage
  • Hi mat. I notice you did not mention the kuga mild hybrid engines. As I have the new ford Kuga 2.0L diesel mild hybrid. Great video Dan

    TheBmw1980TheBmw1980Vor 20 Tage
  • Over in the USA we call that the Escape. I just feel nauseous every time I see one. Thankfully the MUCH better looking Bronco Sport (on the Escape platform) is putting a stop to that.

    Alex PaumenAlex PaumenVor 20 Tage
  • Touch screen looks like it’s been added and stuck on as a last minute extra.......

    mike Buttmike ButtVor 20 Tage
  • Ford are anther Fiat

    Mr11ESSE111Mr11ESSE111Vor 20 Tage
  • Had the st line x 2.l awd about a month now. Can't complain so far

    Mr RileyMr RileyVor 21 Tag
  • Hello What you recommend me kuga or tiguan (2021)

    Hi.benben benelHi.benben benelVor 21 Tag
  • My 1.5 petrol performed very economically on a mostly uphill 1500km run through Europe - 6.5 litres per 100km. Not as bad as I thought and a damn comfy car to drive.

    PELC English CoursesPELC English CoursesVor 22 Tage
  • here in America we have optional 2.0t EcoBoost optional

    Sergey MATPOCSergey MATPOCVor 22 Tage
  • Kia? Peugeot? No Ford. Good job there is a badge as everything looks the same now. Very boring generic designs

    D MomcilovicD MomcilovicVor 23 Tage
  • In america this car I called the Escape

    Trevor NonisTrevor NonisVor 23 Tage
  • We call its ford escape

    AzyxerlaAzyxerlaVor 23 Tage
  • No, just no. Go to a Ford dealership, get in a Fiesta, then a Puma ST LINE X, and finally, a Kuga ST LINE X. Same interior in almost every way on all 3.

    Razvan TRazvan TVor 23 Tage
  • Surprised they didn’t call it Probe inline with their recent efforts to rubbish all previous sports cars with the Puma and “Mustang” SUV’s 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Mr EdMr EdVor 24 Tage
  • Very nice Ford Escape! :D

    Speed DemonSpeed DemonVor 24 Tage
  • I like Toyota 4runner

    Elham SarwariElham SarwariVor 24 Tage
  • Isn’t Vignale getting dropped ?, Ford say they aren’t selling?

    Peter CavelliniPeter CavelliniVor 24 Tage
    • Only on the Focus I think

      daniel elliottdaniel elliottVor 4 Tage
  • I loved my old Kuga 2.0 diesel. Great to drive and nippy when you need it. Might get the new one at some point, as it does look that bit better!

    Reet PateetReet PateetVor 25 Tage
  • IMO: It's Ford's useless car.

    Олександр БутенкоОлександр БутенкоVor 25 Tage
  • I didn't realize it was summer in the UK already.... haha... Clearly an old recording. Perhaps to bring it up in context of the Mustang review.

    myeviltwinbrothermyeviltwinbrotherVor 25 Tage
  • I don't understand plug in hybrid when some cars use regen to charge

    Justin BussellJustin BussellVor 25 Tage
  • In our language Kuga means the Plague

    Nala StoicevNala StoicevVor 26 Tage
  • "I respect you for giving us real exhaust pipes" I bet all petrol and diesel cars have real exhausts. Otherwise they wouldn't work.

    thejjzzthejjzzVor 26 Tage
  • I think it looks much better than the Aston Martin DBX.

    Metallica Fan!Metallica Fan!Vor 27 Tage
  • So impressed with the Plug in hybrid I ordered one last August but it still has not been delivered - shockingly bad customer service from Ford Italy. Really looking forward to its arrival with fantastic panorama roof

    Chris CaswellChris CaswellVor 27 Tage
  • It’s Aston Martin DBX

    Winston WWinston WVor 27 Tage
  • Mat, what is it with you and Monica?

    Andrei DamianAndrei DamianVor 27 Tage
  • The capable cloudy conventionally compare because question concordingly trade up a demonic silica. valuable, humdrum pink

    Charlotte JordanCharlotte JordanVor 27 Tage
  • Have they fixed the battery charging problem. Cuz i can't see them on your carwow app...?

    Carl GibsonCarl GibsonVor 27 Tage
  • There will be also an E85 version with the same 2,5 liters engine and hybrid drivetrain by this fall. Very economical for sure !

    julosxjulosxVor 28 Tage
    • This 2,5 liters engine on it's own gives 33-40 mpg to this Kuga (real world testing). It will be even higher as a hybrid.

      DerivelyDerivelyVor 27 Tage
  • Where is the Rider Kick

    addicz2addicz2Vor 28 Tage
  • This Kuga looks abnormally small

    Hanan R.Hanan R.Vor 28 Tage
  • Like the Puma, it's just a raised up hatch back.

    PeterPeterVor 28 Tage
  • This product can do wonders for Ford in India

    Aditya Vikram NihlaniAditya Vikram NihlaniVor 28 Tage
  • Another small, boring and mediocre crossover. Boring.

    uvsmealldayeverydayuvsmealldayeverydayVor 28 Tage
  • It looks more like Porsche

    Draw BrightArtDraw BrightArtVor 28 Tage
  • Courtney Cox is a couga 😂

    RISHI SHETHRISHI SHETHVor 28 Tage
  • 3:26 old tiguan xD

    Zz ReyizzzZz ReyizzzVor 28 Tage
  • I will check this video again in 2025 when will be able to afford this cool car

    TheZen582TheZen582Vor 28 Tage
  • Mat went back to using the S10+...you should be ashamed 😂

    Leano KgafelaLeano KgafelaVor 28 Tage
  • I was surprised to see you choose a diesel engine. The word dinosaur comes to mind (no offence intended).

    first name last namefirst name last nameVor 28 Tage
  • These are sold as the ‘escape’ here in NZ with 177kw Petrol only , very punchy. A little thirsty though

    timj41timj41Vor 28 Tage
  • Plug In Hybrid with the 2.5 L Engine is the only way to get this car

    Britton WeinsteinBritton WeinsteinVor 29 Tage
  • ST-Line X Edition gives you the opening panoramic sunroof included in the price how many of its competitors gives you that,or will they charge you £1000+ as an option.

    KAZUYADOGKAZUYADOGVor 29 Tage
  • Interesting how they are still going with a 2017 Fucus dash, fully unchanged. And sad that MTs dont get Awd Otherwise, its a hella nice european town car

    ThreeLionsThreeLionsVor 29 Tage
  • Jaguar E pace design.

    rus84drus84dVor 29 Tage
  • Just because you can stick a stick in the exhaust doesn't mean it's real. You should check if the stick is black when you pull it out, because that means smoke was passing through that hole.

    cinegraphicscinegraphicsVor 29 Tage
  • Still crap build quality

    Tireless WessexTireless WessexVor 29 Tage
  • This Kuga is beautiful. I've seen some on the streets, and I even sat in one, and it's great.

    DerivelyDerivelyVor 29 Tage
    • @Drell Jones Don't believe this! This is a scam.

      DerivelyDerivelyVor 28 Tage
  • Get rid of that horrible CVT Ford

    MrBenoJackoMrBenoJackoVor 29 Tage
  • In Croatian Kuga mean plague so it's always funny when this car is mentioned 🤣🤣

    Aleksandar GospićAleksandar GospićVor 29 Tage
  • Mat actually missed out the rear heated seats

    Asid DanialAsid DanialVor 29 Tage
  • Planet rock!!!

    Mark RussellMark RussellVor Monat
  • Hey Matt how about a phone review of your samsung??

    Jeronimo SernaJeronimo SernaVor Monat
  • How old is this car...cause it looks like it from 2005? Interior is hideous.

    gregjuiceygregjuiceyVor Monat
  • In some languages, KUGA means PLAGUE. 😕

    Emina R.Emina R.Vor Monat
  • You do know that Alcantara is fake suede and cost pennies, idk why people think alcantara is so good.?

    Norse Viking ÆsirNorse Viking ÆsirVor Monat
    • Alcantara is a brand name of a suede-like, synthetic alternative (other versions of synthetic suede exist, namely microsuede or ultrasuede).

      Norse Viking ÆsirNorse Viking ÆsirVor Monat
  • 11:35 isn't that what jags did before?

    SvenSvenVor Monat
  • Do review of Peugeot 308 (2021) !

    Igor JovanoskiIgor JovanoskiVor Monat
  • South Africans in the comments hoping this model comes with a fire hose when it arrives in S.A.

    Mpumelelo ShongweMpumelelo ShongweVor Monat
  • I see some BMW 5 series interior lines, am I the only one?😎

    TRXN DesignTRXN DesignVor Monat
  • Nice car but they destroy it by not having even option to take automatic in all engines

    yorkbahyorkbahVor Monat
  • Matt said that the soda Qodiak has a boot space of over 700 liters But that’s wrong because that’s a 7 seater and that’s when the back seats are folded down but when they are up it’s much smaller the the kuga’s boot

    What a DayWhat a DayVor Monat
    • Idk why he is talking about the Kodiaq as if it where Kuga's competition. The direct segment competitor is in fact the Karoq. Perhaps British people are not able to buy that model, but you can't compare the almost 5 m long Kodiaq to a 4.6 m Kuga and expect them to be evenly matched in cargo volume. Also, the Kodiaq is a much more expensive car, starting from 40k Euros with a decent package of car specs, while the Kuga is available with every spec available for this class, with 35-36k Euros. The same specs would push the Kodiaq to nearly 50k.

      Iuliu Antonio FilipIuliu Antonio FilipVor 29 Tage
  • Do like the gear selector. Enjoyed the same in a Ford Fusion (Mondeo), three years ago in the States.

    Scottish Norfolk Southern FanScottish Norfolk Southern FanVor Monat
  • Aka escape

    52 Auto52 AutoVor Monat
  • Nice one Carwow.

    Letsie Sylvester SephofaneLetsie Sylvester SephofaneVor Monat
  • Why have you posted this now?? It’s at least 2 years old.. and the Kuga PHEV scandal would have made Ford hide under the duvet! Weird

    fennie56fennie56Vor Monat
  • man Ford needs to hire a new designer

    Justin SeahJustin SeahVor Monat
  • I'm usually dislike ford designs but this time it's look really nice

    Metehan DeveciMetehan DeveciVor Monat
  • Please review the Hyundai Venue Sir.

    Mikhil PandayMikhil PandayVor Monat
  • Oh good, yet another hideous crossover that they are calling a SUV. I just hope that in a few years when people realise these cars are neither here nor there, will stop buying them forcing the manufacturers to go back to Saloons and Estates. What exactly do crossovers offer that estates don't? You get a better ride, more space and often better economy. You definitely will have a better looking car. If you want even better looking cars that give great handling the saloon is still top of the pile. Of course if you want a city car - then the hatchback will be the way to go.

    Game OvaisGame OvaisVor Monat
  • I think thing is the Escape in 🇨🇦 and 🇺🇸, but I also thought the Puma was the Escape’s counterpart. How different in size are these things?

    Martin Charles Pitt-BradleyMartin Charles Pitt-BradleyVor Monat
    • This is the Escape in North America

      Daniel LeRouxDaniel LeRouxVor 27 Tage
  • 595 abarth review 🥺

    Lenny HuybrechtsLenny HuybrechtsVor Monat
  • i bought 2014 kuga tdci awd titanium and i still love it. there is a lot to love in that car, i love the curve control function. the car came with lots of tech that only became popular now!

    hloniphani ntombelahloniphani ntombelaVor Monat
  • 1.5T with 120hp how is tht even possible. cant believe people choose this over focus.

    Tahsin FaiyazTahsin FaiyazVor Monat
    • This is nicer than a Focus. Engine sucks though.

      Metallica Fan!Metallica Fan!Vor 25 Tage
  • The advertising for Carwow is annoying but the unwillingness to complete the review without having to follow the advertising makes it unwatchable.

    Christopher SmithChristopher SmithVor Monat
  • No thanks. Only good selling Ford vehicle in my country is the 4x4....the rest just crap.

    Steve LiuSteve LiuVor Monat
  • 1shity car

    MofayasalesMofayasalesVor Monat
  • In My Country(USA🇺🇸) Is Ford Escape!!!

    Kason KKKason KKVor Monat
  • You should do the BMW X125e

    Simen JenssenSimen JenssenVor Monat
  • Looks like an x5 at the back

    rory croninrory croninVor Monat
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