Auto Express's running costs ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

My Kuga so far has proved reliable the real gripe so far is not getting the MPG (33) I would rather have key ignition to ensure every thing is switched off when stopped not the key less as fitted I have managed to flatten the battery twice once I did over night away from home it was all my fault Ford Assist was excellent I hope the MPG improves with mileage

Cost: 2/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I chose a Ford Kuga to replace a Landrover Freelander and unfortunately it's failed to come up to my expectations and proved to be a big mistake. The most irritating thing is the poor fuel consumption made worse by Auto Express regularly quoting the combined fuel consumption of 44mpg in their articles, no where near achievable.

Cost: 2/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It starts without fail every time, windows clear of ice and steam in quick time and I don't worry when I see icy, bumpy or wet roads. I find that diesel is much more efficient than petrol, even though it's a little more expensive, I don't feel like I'm never away from the garage.

Cost: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It has been superb but electrical faults are now starting to appear (ie loss of parking sensor function). Poor mpg compared to pre-purchase advertising by ford. same engine as in my previous car (mondeo) but considerably thirstier.

Cost: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent at what it does, dissapointing economy, Ford have conned a lot of people with their published figures.
Members of the Kuga owners forum who own diesels all complain about the actual economy as opposed to Fords claims.

Cost: 3/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Kuga is a great car, I think it's the best looking SUV on the market. It drives really well, often surprising how agile it is. My only slight disappointment is the Fual Economy not matching anywhere near what is claimed.

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great car. Looks good. Interior materials disappointing though. Seats supportive but too hard. Only a single reversing light - cost cutting??

Cost: 3/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Other than replacement rear camera under warranty, no other issues. Expected mpg just achieved with carefull driving style.

Cost: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Only owned for about 3 months but all well so far. Small tank and lower mpg means more frequent fill ups than last car.

Cost: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

economy not as good as claimed;
took dealer 5 months to get me the car with all the options I requested

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great for work and leisure. Tows well and AWD has been a revelation in the snow. Good drive too!

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Never thought I would ever buy a Ford and apart from the fuel economy I am really impressed.

Cost: 2/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Brilliant. Could be cheaper as with everything else considering what is I am very happy.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

1st time start every time. Car tax average mpg good insurance average.

Cost: 4/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

a good all rounder, lack of space inside is an issue, not a real 4wd

Cost: 3/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Versatile, economical, good to look at and fun to drive.

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent. Tyres expensive dont last long.

Cost: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had over 50 mpg on steady motorway trips.

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Alternator pack up after 37000miles

Cost: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

excellent vehicle

Cost: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Fantastic -

Cost: 3/5