Ford Kuga 2021 review - the best Ford yet?

5 אפר 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!
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
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  • Is it because I am seeing this across the pond that I see none of these popup banners you speak of?

    AJAJיום לפני
  • 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 Carneיום לפני
  • budget dbx

    Songyuan HanSongyuan Han2 ימים לפני
  • Me when I saw that car: Ford Focus, but bigger

    Caio KumyoshiCaio Kumyoshi6 ימים לפני
  • I had the previous only 5 ft 8.seats are tiny and have been carried over to this new model.very poor leg support atall.still very cheap interior

    Michael poundMichael pound6 ימים לפני
  • Came here only to witness the cougar jokes 😂

    Oussama DjaalaliOussama Djaalali7 ימים לפני
  • Made in Valencia, Spain 🇪🇸

    Team TempestTeam Tempest9 ימים לפני
  • its kinda the same as the ford puma st line 2020

    Superchips GamesSuperchips Games12 ימים לפני
  • I got so confused of the vehicle but i just realized its the ford escape in the us lol

    GamingWithDanGamingWithDan14 ימים לפני
  • 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 Wilson14 ימים לפני
  • It's C segment but actually almost bigger than D segment Tiguan. Such a great car!

    BerkayBerkay14 ימים לפני
  • 0:41, if Ford having difficulty to aligning name tag, guess what?

    Michael StanleyMichael Stanley15 ימים לפני
  • Ford should bring this car in india

    king z Pradhanking z Pradhan16 ימים לפני
  • Gear selection is something you should be able to do without having to look at the gear selector. Modern isn't always better.

    MalfanMalfan18 ימים לפני
  • Why would they make the 190hp automatic only. Soooo fucking stupid

    Lau FerryLau Ferry18 ימים לפני
  • 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 Official18 ימים לפני
  • That roof doesn’t take long... that’s normal speed...

    TJTJ19 ימים לפני
  • Ford pls launch this in india! It will be a game changer for you

    Parth GuptaParth Gupta19 ימים לפני
  • 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 Larman20 ימים לפני
  • Why did you put an old Tiguan there?😂

    Marek STEMarek STE20 ימים לפני
  • What is the difference between Ford Kuga & Puma??

    Abhishek JainAbhishek Jain21 יום לפני
  • 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

    TheBmw1980TheBmw198021 יום לפני
  • 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 Paumen22 ימים לפני
  • Touch screen looks like it’s been added and stuck on as a last minute extra.......

    mike Buttmike Butt22 ימים לפני
  • Ford are anther Fiat

    Mr11ESSE111Mr11ESSE11122 ימים לפני
  • Had the st line x 2.l awd about a month now. Can't complain so far

    Mr RileyMr Riley22 ימים לפני
  • Hello What you recommend me kuga or tiguan (2021)

    Hi.benben benelHi.benben benel23 ימים לפני
  • 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 Courses23 ימים לפני
  • here in America we have optional 2.0t EcoBoost optional

    Sergey MATPOCSergey MATPOC23 ימים לפני
  • Kia? Peugeot? No Ford. Good job there is a badge as everything looks the same now. Very boring generic designs

    D MomcilovicD Momcilovic24 ימים לפני
  • In america this car I called the Escape

    Trevor NonisTrevor Nonis25 ימים לפני
  • We call its ford escape

    AzyxerlaAzyxerla25 ימים לפני
  • 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 T25 ימים לפני
  • 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 Ed26 ימים לפני
  • Very nice Ford Escape! :D

    Speed DemonSpeed Demon26 ימים לפני
  • I like Toyota 4runner

    Elham SarwariElham Sarwari26 ימים לפני
  • Isn’t Vignale getting dropped ?, Ford say they aren’t selling?

    Peter CavelliniPeter Cavellini26 ימים לפני
    • Only on the Focus I think

      daniel elliottdaniel elliott6 ימים לפני
  • 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 Pateet27 ימים לפני
  • IMO: It's Ford's useless car.

    Олександр БутенкоОлександр Бутенко27 ימים לפני
  • 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.

    myeviltwinbrothermyeviltwinbrother27 ימים לפני
  • I don't understand plug in hybrid when some cars use regen to charge

    Justin BussellJustin Bussell27 ימים לפני
  • In our language Kuga means the Plague

    Nala StoicevNala Stoicev27 ימים לפני
  • "I respect you for giving us real exhaust pipes" I bet all petrol and diesel cars have real exhausts. Otherwise they wouldn't work.

    thejjzzthejjzz28 ימים לפני
  • I think it looks much better than the Aston Martin DBX.

    Metallica Fan!Metallica Fan!28 ימים לפני
  • 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 Caswell28 ימים לפני
  • It’s Aston Martin DBX

    Winston WWinston W29 ימים לפני
  • Mat, what is it with you and Monica?

    Andrei DamianAndrei Damian29 ימים לפני
  • The capable cloudy conventionally compare because question concordingly trade up a demonic silica. valuable, humdrum pink

    Charlotte JordanCharlotte Jordan29 ימים לפני
  • Have they fixed the battery charging problem. Cuz i can't see them on your carwow app...?

    Carl GibsonCarl Gibson29 ימים לפני
  • There will be also an E85 version with the same 2,5 liters engine and hybrid drivetrain by this fall. Very economical for sure !

    julosxjulosx29 ימים לפני
    • 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.

      DerivelyDerively29 ימים לפני
  • Where is the Rider Kick

    addicz2addicz229 ימים לפני
  • This Kuga looks abnormally small

    Hanan R.Hanan R.חודש לפני
  • Like the Puma, it's just a raised up hatch back.

    PeterPeterחודש לפני
  • This product can do wonders for Ford in India

    Aditya Vikram NihlaniAditya Vikram Nihlaniחודש לפני
  • Another small, boring and mediocre crossover. Boring.

    uvsmealldayeverydayuvsmealldayeverydayחודש לפני
  • It looks more like Porsche

    Draw BrightArtDraw BrightArtחודש לפני
  • Courtney Cox is a couga 😂

  • 3:26 old tiguan xD

    Zz ReyizzzZz Reyizzzחודש לפני
  • I will check this video again in 2025 when will be able to afford this cool car

    TheZen582TheZen582חודש לפני
  • Mat went back to using the should be ashamed 😂

    Leano KgafelaLeano Kgafelaחודש לפני
  • 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 nameחודש לפני
  • These are sold as the ‘escape’ here in NZ with 177kw Petrol only , very punchy. A little thirsty though

    timj41timj41חודש לפני
  • Plug In Hybrid with the 2.5 L Engine is the only way to get this car

    Britton WeinsteinBritton Weinsteinחודש לפני
  • 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.

  • 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

    ThreeLionsThreeLionsחודש לפני
  • Jaguar E pace design.

    rus84drus84dחודש לפני
  • 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.

    cinegraphicscinegraphicsחודש לפני
  • Still crap build quality

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

    DerivelyDerivelyחודש לפני
    • @Drell Jones Don't believe this! This is a scam.

      DerivelyDerivelyחודש לפני
  • Get rid of that horrible CVT Ford

    MrBenoJackoMrBenoJackoחודש לפני
  • In Croatian Kuga mean plague so it's always funny when this car is mentioned 🤣🤣

    Aleksandar GospićAleksandar Gospićחודש לפני
  • Mat actually missed out the rear heated seats

    Asid DanialAsid Danialחודש לפני
  • Planet rock!!!

    Mark RussellMark Russellחודש לפני
  • Hey Matt how about a phone review of your samsung??

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

    gregjuiceygregjuiceyחודש לפני
  • In some languages, KUGA means PLAGUE. 😕

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

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

    SvenSvenחודש לפני
  • Do review of Peugeot 308 (2021) !

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

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

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

    yorkbahyorkbahחודש לפני
  • 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 Dayחודש לפני
    • 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 Filipחודש לפני
  • 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 Fanחודש לפני
  • Aka escape

    52 Auto52 Autoחודש לפני
  • Nice one Carwow.

    Letsie Sylvester SephofaneLetsie Sylvester Sephofaneחודש לפני
  • 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

    fennie56fennie56חודש לפני
  • man Ford needs to hire a new designer

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

    Metehan DeveciMetehan Deveciחודש לפני
  • Please review the Hyundai Venue Sir.

    Mikhil PandayMikhil Pandayחודש לפני
  • 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 Ovaisחודש לפני
  • 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-Bradleyחודש לפני
    • This is the Escape in North America

      Daniel LeRouxDaniel LeRoux29 ימים לפני
  • 595 abarth review 🥺

    Lenny HuybrechtsLenny Huybrechtsחודש לפני
  • 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 ntombelaחודש לפני
  • 1.5T with 120hp how is tht even possible. cant believe people choose this over focus.

    Tahsin FaiyazTahsin Faiyazחודש לפני
    • This is nicer than a Focus. Engine sucks though.

      Metallica Fan!Metallica Fan!27 ימים לפני
  • The advertising for Carwow is annoying but the unwillingness to complete the review without having to follow the advertising makes it unwatchable.

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

    Steve LiuSteve Liuחודש לפני
  • 1shity car

    MofayasalesMofayasalesחודש לפני
  • In My Country(USA🇺🇸) Is Ford Escape!!!

    Kason KKKason KKחודש לפני
  • You should do the BMW X125e

    Simen JenssenSimen Jenssenחודש לפני