2020 Ford Kuga Trim Levels and Specs Compared

2020 Ford Kuga Vignale exteriorThe Kuga is Ford’s mid-sized Crossover/SUV, the latest model has been completely redesigned, its former boxy looks are replaced with more elegant styling moving it closer to the Ford Focus with which it shares the same platform.

The latest Ford Kuga model offers higher levels of tech as standard and more interior space, Ford say rear passenger leg room is amongst best in class. The Kuga competes with other mid-sized SUVs like the Nissan Qashqai, KIA Sportage and Renault Kadjar in a very competitive segment.

The trim-level line-up has been simplified a tad and a new/revised engine range includes a plug-in hybrid option for the first time.

The Ford Kuga Trim Levels are:

  • Zetec - Includes 17-inch alloy wheels, air con, 8-inch touchscreen with navigation/SYNC3, wireless phone charging, lane keep assist & automatic emergency braking … read more >>>
     
  • Titanium - Additions to Zetec include 18-ich alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, part leather sports seats and B&O premium audio system … read more >>>
     
  • ST-Line - Adds unique interior/exterior sports styling including 18-inch ‘Rock Metal’ alloy wheels, body kit, large rear spoiler, red brake calipers, flat bottom steering wheel, aluminium sports pedals & 12.3-inch digital instrument display … read more  >>>
     
  • ST-Line X - Additions to ST-Line trim include 19-inch alloy wheels, power operated panoramic roof, hands free power operated tailgate, heated front seats and electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function … read more >>>
     
  • Vignale - Top of the range Vignale models get additions like full/premium leather interior, automatic park assist and head-up display … read more >>>

 

2020 Ford Kuga Zetec

Exterior Styling & Lights

Ford Kuga Zetec models include 17-inch 5-spoke ‘Shadow Silver’ alloy wheels, privacy glass, chrome trim on front bumper, rear spoiler, silver roof rails, twin exhausts and heated/electrically operated/folding door mirrors.

2020 ford kuga zetec exteriorLights include automatic (on/off dusk sensing) halogen headlights, halogen fog lights, LED daytime lights and LED rear lights.

Interior

Inside Zetec models get cloth Ebony ‘Zaha Etton’ sports seats, leather trimmed steering wheel and leather gear stick.

For comfort and convenience there’s manual air con, front/rear electric windows and Ford’s Quickclear heated windscreen.

2020 ford kuga zetec interiorThe centrepiece of the dashboard is the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system powered by Ford’s SYNC 3 platform, it includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support and native navigation. Also included is Ford’s e-Call (it can automatically call/notify emergency services in the unlikely event of an accident).

There’s also wireless mobile phone charging in the front (for supported phones) and a charging point in the rear for second row passengers.

Space is freed up with the use of an electric parking brake and there’s also keyless engine start.

Driver & Safety Tech

Driver tech is generous enough for an entry-level model, included are cruise control with speed limiter, front and rear parking sensors, pre-collision assist and automated emergency braking.  Additional safety/driver aids include a lane keeping assistant with lane departure warning, hill launch assist and intelligent speed assistant.

You also get four selectable drive modes; Normal, Eco, Sport and Slippery, the latter sets up the car for more demanding conditions like ice, snow or very wet/muddy conditions.

Other safety features include ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). All round airbags­ include front and side airbags for driver and front passenger (with a deactivation switch for front passenger), driver’s knee airbag and curtain airbags (front and rear).

Engines

The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) engine is NOT available with entry-level Zetec models, if it’s a deal breaker, skip the Zetec trim.

There is no all-wheel drive option with entry-level Zetec trim, start your search with Titanium trim combined with the most powerful 190PS EcoBlue engine if all-wheel drive is a must.

You get a choice of two 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engines; a 120PS unit and a more powerful 150PS option. The multi-award winning EcoBoost engines are refined and smooth.

While the 120PS is a good around town runner offering low running costs (combined fuel economy of up to 50mpg and emissions as low as 128g/km) it might feel a little bit underpowered if you are frequently travelling with a full load of passengers or do regular travel on motorways.

The 150PS petrol feels nippier (its about 2-seconds quicker from 0-62mph) and it offers more pulling power on motorways with heavy loads. It will cost about £1300-£1400 more than the lower-powered EcoBoost but pretty much matches its economy figures despite packing more of a punch.

Two diesels are also available with Zetec trim, a 1.5 litre EcoBlue (120PS) with manual or auto transmission and a more powerful 150PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue mild hybrid (mHEV).

The 1.5-litre EcoBlue with manual transmission is the best for low running costs (up to 67mpg combined and CO2 emissions as low as 108g/km), it will cost around £2000 more than the lowest powered petrol model. If you cover a lot of miles each year or intend to keep the vehicle for several years it will be the sensible choice.

The mild hybrid diesel will cost around £1000 more than the 1.5 EcoBlue diesel, it offers similar economy figures but with better performance figures it feels noticeably nippier, especially off the mark.

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2020 Ford Kuga Titanium

Exterior Styling & Lights

Ford Kuga Titanium models include 18-inch 5x2-spoke ‘Magnetic’ machined alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts, privacy glass, front bumper with chrome trim, front scuff plates, rear spoiler, silver roof rails, twin exhausts and heated/electrically adustable/power folding door mirrors.

2020 ford kuga titanium exteriorLights include automatic LED headlights, headlight levelling, front LED fog lights, LED daytime lights and rear LED lights.

Interior

Inside Titanium models get part leather sports seats, leather trimmed steering wheel and leather gear knob.

For comfort and convenience there’s dual zone automatic temperature control, front/rear electric windows, Ford’s Quickclear heated windscreen and keyless engine start (push button start). Further enhancements include interior ambient lighting and auto-dimming rear view mirror.

2020 ford kuga titanium interiorTitanium models get premium B&O audio system with 10 speakers which compliments the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system powered by Ford’s SYNC 3 platform. The infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support, navigation and e-Call which can automatically call the emergency services and send your location in the event of an accident.

Also included as standard is wireless mobile phone charging in the front (for supported phones) and a charging point in the rear for second row passengers.

Space is freed up between the front seats for additional storage with the use of an electric parking brake.

Driver & Safety Tech

Titanium trim gets generous levels of driver tech includes automatic headlights, automatic windscreen wipers, cruise control with speed limiter, front and rear parking sensors, pre-collision assist and automatic emergency braking.  Additional driver aids include a lane keeping assistant with lane departure warning, hill launch assist and intelligent speed assistant.

Titanium models include selectable drive modes; Normal, Eco, Sport and Slippery, the latter sets up the car for more demanding enviroments, like ice, snow or very wet/muddy conditions (plug-in hybrid models get additional EV modes (full electric, PHEV or charging battery).

Other safety features include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Airbags­ include front/side airbags for driver and front passenger (deactivation switch for front passenger airbag), driver’s knee airbag and curtain airbags in the front and rear.

Optional Extra Packs

You can add more safety/driver tech to Titanium models by adding the driver assistance pack, it includes adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, driver alert, parking assist and front/rear view cameras, models with automatic transmission get the addition of stop and go.

The optional Technology Pack adds a head-up display and quad projector headlights.

The optional Winter Pack adds heated front and rear seats, plus a heated steering wheel.

A panoramic roof is also available as an optional extra.

Engines

The lower-powered 120PS EcoBoost petrol engine isn’t available with Titanium models, you just get the more powerful 150PS EcoBoost as the only petrol option. To be fair it is a very good engine and probably our favorite, it offers an excellent blend of performance vs running costs.

The 150PS EcoBoost petrol models feels nippy enough (0-62mph in under 10 seconds with manual transmission) whilst combined fuel economy is still up to 51mpg (combined).

Three diesels engines are available with Titanium trim, a 1.5 litre EcoBlue (120PS) with manual or auto transmission, a 150PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue with mild hybrid technology (mHEV) and a 2.0-litre 190PS EcoBlue with auto transmission and all-wheel drive.

The 1.5-litre EcoBlue is the best option for low running costs (up to 67mpg combined and CO2 emissions as low as 108g/km).

The 2.0-litre mild hybrid diesel will cost around £1000 more than the 1.5 EcoBlue, it returns similar economy figures, but it packs more of punch, feeling noticeably nippier, especially from a standing start.

The most powerful diesel, a 2.0-litre 190PS EcoBlue is equipped with an automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive. It’s still economical with a combined fuel economy of up to 57mpg whilst it feels punchy, capable of 0-62mph in under 9 seconds and packing 295 lbs/ft of torque.

The plug-in hybrid has a range of up to 34 miles in full electric mode, its equipped with an auto gearbox, emissions are as low as 26g/km and the official fuel economy figure running in full PHEV mode is up to 235mpg.

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2020 Ford Kuga ST-Line

Exterior Styling & Lights

Ford Kuga ST-Line models add sports suspension and sports styling, included are 18-inch 5x2 spoke ‘Rock Metallic’ alloy wheels, ST-Line body kit, privacy glass, red brake calipers, large rear spoiler, black roof rails, twin exhausts and heated/electric/power folding door mirrors.

2020 ford kuga st line exteriorLights include automatic LED headlights, headlight levelling, LED fog lights with front cornering, LED daytime lights and rear LED lights.

Interior

Inside ST-Line models get sporty interior styling/touches including Sensico sports seats with red detail stitching, the ST-Line sports steering wheel features red stitching too. Manual models a get unique leather gear stick with satin insert and red detail stitching.

To finish off the impressive sporty feel there’s a large 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and automatic models get steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.

2020 ford kuga st line interiorFor comfort and convenience there’s dual zone automatic temperature control, front and rear electric windows, Ford’s Quickclear heated windscreen and keyless engine start (push button start). Further cabin enhancements include interior ambient lighting and auto-dimming rear view mirror.

ST-Line models get a premium B&O sound system with 10 speakers including subwoofer, it complements the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system powered by Ford’s SYNC 3 platform. The infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, sat nav and e-Call (can automatically call the emergency services and send your location in the event of an accident).

There is also wireless mobile phone charging (for supported mobile phones) and a second charging point in the rear for second row passengers.

Space is freed up between the front seats with the use of an electric parking brake.

Driver & Safety Tech

ST-Line models get sports suspension (not available with the 2.0-litre 190PS EcoBlue diesel model).

ST-Line trim gets plenty of driver tech includes automatic headlights, automatic windscreen wipers, cruise control with speed limiter, front and rear parking sensors, pre-collision assist and automatic emergency braking.  Additional driver aids include lane keep assist with lane departure warning system, hill launch assist and intelligent speed assistant.

ST-Line models have four selectable drive modes; Normal, Eco, Sport and Slippery, the latter sets up the car for more demanding/slippy driving conditions like ice, snow or very wet/muddy conditions (plug-in hybrid models get additional EV modes (full electric, PHEV or charging battery).

Other safety features include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Airbags­ all round include front/side airbags for driver and front passenger (with deactivation switch for front passenger), driver’s knee airbag and curtain airbags in the front and rear.

Optional Extra Packs

You can add more safety/driver tech to ST-Line models by adding the driver assistance pack, it includes adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, driver alert, parking assist, front/rear view cameras and stop and go (automatic models only).

The Technology Pack adds a head-up display and quad projector headlights.

The Winter Pack adds heated front and rear seats, plus a heated steering wheel.

Engines

The lower-powered 120PS EcoBoost petrol engine isn’t available with ST-Line models, you just get the more powerful 150PS EcoBoost option, which to be fair is very good engine, offering an excellent blend of performance and running costs (0-62mph in under 10 seconds with manual transmission) whilst combined fuel economy is still up to 51mpg (combined).

Three diesels are available with ST-Line trim, a 1.5 litre EcoBlue (120PS) with manual or auto transmission, a 150PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue featuring mild hybrid technology (mHEV) and a 2.0-litre 190PS EcoBlue with automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

The 1.5-litre EcoBlue is the best option for low running costs (up to 67mpg combined and CO2 emissions as low as 108g/km). If you clock up a lot of miles each year you should look at this option.

The 2.0-litre mild hybrid diesel will cost around £1000 more than the 1.5 EcoBlue, it returns similar economy figures, but it packs more of punch and feels noticeably nippier, about two seconds faster from 0-62mph.

The most powerful diesel, a 2.0-litre 190PS EcoBlue unit is equipped with automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It’s economical enough with a combined fuel economy up to 57mpg whilst it feels punchy, capable of 0-62mph in under 9 seconds with 295 lbs/ft of torque.

The plug-in hybrid is equipped with automatic transmission and has a range of up to 34 miles in full EV mode, emissions are as low as 26g/km and the official fuel economy figure running in PHEV mode is up to 235mpg.

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2020 Ford Kuga ST-Line X

2020 ford kuga st line x panoramic roofST-Line X models build on the ST-Line model (see above) with additional standard features that include 19-inch 15-spoke machined finished alloy wheels, a power operated panoramic roof and handsfree tailgate operated via sensor under the rear bumper (just wave your foot under the bumper).

Inside the ST-Line X adds heated front seats and the driver’s seat is 10-way electrically adjustable.

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2020 Ford Kuga Vignale

Exterior Styling & Lights

Ford Kuga Vignale models add a touch of luxury and unique Vignale styling including 19-inch 10-spoke ‘Luster Nickel’ alloy wheels, unique Vignale body styling kit, front and rear Vignale fascia and Vignale diffuser.

2020 ford kuga vignale exteriorMetallic paint is standard on Vignale models.

The Vignale has a handsfree tailgate that can be operated by waving your foot under the rear bumper to trigger the sensor placed on the underside of the bumper.

Other Vignale features include privacy glass, rear spoiler, black roof rails, twin exhausts and heated/electric/power folding door mirrors with puddle lights.

Lights include glare-free automatic LED quad projector headlights, headlight levelling, LED fog lights with front cornering, LED daytime lights and rear LED lights.

Interior

Inside Vignale models get some touches of luxury and unique Vignale styling including premium leather upholstery, steering wheel and gear stick.

2020 ford kuga vignale interiorFront seats and steering wheel are heated, and drivers seat has a 10-way electrically adjustable function.

To finish off the impressive interior there’s a large 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, head-up display and leather wrapped instrument panel.

For comfort and convenience there’s dual zone automatic temperature control, front/rear electric windows, Ford’s Quickclear heated windscreen and push button engine start. Further enhancements include interior ambient lighting, auto-dimming rear view mirror and active noise cancellation which reduces undesirable noise (engine noise for example) in the cabin.

Vignale models get a premium B&O sound system with 10 speakers including subwoofer, it combines with the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system powered by Ford’s SYNC 3 platform. The infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, navigation and e-Call which can automatically alert the emergency services and send your location in the event of an accident.

There is also wireless mobile phone charging in the front (requires a supported mobile phone) and a charging point in the rear for second row passengers.

Extra space is available between the front seats with the use of an electric parking brake.

Driver & Safety Tech

Vignale trim gets a long list of driver tech includes automatic headlights, automatic windscreen wipers, cruise control with speed limiter, front/rear parking sensors, pre-collision assist and automatic emergency braking.  Additional driver tech includes a lane keeping assistant, lane departure warning, hill launch assist and intelligent speed assistant.

Vignale trim gets a head-up display and automatic park assist which can make parallel parking a snip.

You also get four selectable drive modes; Normal, Eco, Sport and Slippery, the latter sets up the car for trickier driving conditions like ice, snow or very wet/muddy conditions (plug-in hybrid models get additional EV modes (full electric, PHEV or charging battery).

Other safety features include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Airbags­ include front/side airbags for driver and front passenger (deactivation switch included for front passenger), driver’s knee airbag and curtain airbags in the front and rear.

Optional Extra Packs

The Vignale Driver Assistance Pack adds additional driver tech including adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, blind spot monitoring, front/rear view camera and automatic models get the addition of stop and go.

Engines

The lower-powered 120PS EcoBoost petrol engine isn’t available with Vignale models, you just get the more powerful 150PS EcoBoost option, it’s offers an excellent blend of performance and running costs.

The 150PS petrol models is nippy enough (0-62mph in under 10 seconds with manual transmission), fuel economy is up to 51mpg (combined).

The lowest powered 120P diesel engine isn’t available with Vignale trim.

The two diesel options are a 150PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue with mild hybrid technology (mHEV) and a 2.0-litre 190PS EcoBlue with auto transmission and all-wheel drive.

The 2.0-litre mild hybrid diesel returns similar economy figures to the entry-level diesel engine, but it packs more of punch and feels noticeably nippier, especially from a standing start.

The most powerful diesel, a 2.0-litre 190PS EcoBlue is equipped with an automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive. It’s still economical with a combined fuel economy up to 57mpg whilst it feels punchy capable of 0-62mph in under 9 seconds with 295 lbs/ft of torque.

The plug-in hybrid is equipped with automatic transmission and has a range of up to 34 miles in full electric mode, emissions are as low as 26g/km and the official fuel economy figure running in full PHEV mode is up to 235mpg.

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