Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Ford Kuga by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
4.7 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
5.8 10 Energy Efficiency Index
1.8 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
5.910Cold test
7.710Warm test
0.010Cold Ambient test
7.210Highway
Road test
3.410On-Road Drive
0.08On-Road Heavy Load
2.25On-Road Light Load
3.55On-Road Short Trip
0.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Kuga 2.0 diesel mild hybrid generally controls pollutant emissions well: CO remains low, particulate emissions are never excessive and values of ammonia are barely detectable. However, oxides of Nitrogen, NOx, are elevated in the cold ambient air laboratory test and the high-load road-test, and the car scores no points in these tests.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
6.810Cold test
7.210Warm test
5.210Cold Ambient test
4.310Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 5.5l100 km 1,063km
Worst-case 6.6l100 km 899km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

With 48 V mild hybrid technology to boost efficiency, the Kuga manages an average fuel consumption of 5.5 l/100 km, impressive for a vehicle of this size and weight.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
1.67Cold test
1.67Warm test
0.67Cold Ambient test
1.57Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Methane, CH4, is not a problem, and CO2 is not excessive. However, laughing gas, N2O, a potent greenhouse gas which is not regulated by legislation is high in all tests and this reduces the scores and leads to an index of 1.8 in this part of the assessment.

Our verdict

The Ford Kuga, first introduced in 2008 and now in its third generation, is tested here with a 2.0 litre diesel engine equipped with 48 V mild hybrid technology. In general, the car performs well, and energy efficiency is impressive for a vehicle in this size category. However, despite being equipped with a lean NOx trap, designed to reduce emissions of the oxides of Nitrogen, these remain a weak-point, reducing the indexes for both Clean Air and Greenhouse Gases and limiting the rating to 2½ stars.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 02 2021
  • Tested Car WF0FXXWPMFLA1XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Tyres 225/60 R18
  • Mass 1,617 kg
  • Engine Size 1,995 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 110.3 kW/370 Nm
  • Published CO2 135 g/km