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Ford Puma - MPG, CO2 and running costs

The Ford Puma uses mild-hybrid technology across much of the range to help improve economy and emissions

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

MPG, CO2 and running costs Rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£25,620 to £33,050
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The 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine used in the Ford Puma has received much praise for its versatility and ability to blend decent power with good returns from a tank of fuel. So, it’s probably no great surprise that the engine is at the core of the Puma range.

The flexible 1.0-litre powerplant comes in two guises for Puma customers: the base 123bhp version returns a maximum 52.3mpg, with 122g/km of CO2, while the 153bhp variant manages up to 51.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 124g/km. On our long term test of an ST-Line Puma with the 153bhp engine, we were able to consistently average 41-44mpg in mixed driving. 

The mild-hybrid system captures kinetic energy naturally lost while driving, particularly during braking, before storing it as electricity in a small battery. This electrical energy is then used to assist the engine during acceleration, reducing the amount of petrol needed to make decent progress. 

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Drivers can view a display on the digital instrument panel to see exactly when the system is in action. Alongside it, cylinder deactivation means the engine can run on two cylinders where driving conditions allow, to save more fuel.

The performance ST model still achieves decent economy, with a WLTP-tested figure of 42.8mpg, although CO2 levels are a little higher at 148-151g/km. The 168bhp 1.0-litre  ST automatic version manages 44.8mpg, with 136g/km of CO2, while the 197bhp 1.5-litre version manages 42.8mpg and emissions of 148g/km.

Insurance groups

Insurance premiums for the Puma range should be competitive with those of rivals. The base 123bhp Titanium model comes in at group 13, moving up to group 15 for an ST-Line Vignale car with a more powerful 153bhp version of the same engine. Understandably, the hotter ST models cost more to insure, with the 168bhp 1.0-litre coming in at group 21, and the top-of-the-range 197bhp 1.5 in group 22.

Competitors such as the Renault Captur have less powerful models starting at group 8 for an entry-level 99bhp version and moving through to group 21 for a top-of-the-range model with 152bhp.

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Depreciation

Our experts predict the Ford Puma will retain between 49 to 56 per cent of its original value over three years and 36,000 miles. The 1.5 ST model performs the best, while the 1.0 mHEV 155 Vivid Ruby Edition is expected to lose the most value.

In comparison, the Renault Captur maintains between 46 to 55 per cent of its resale value over the same three-year period. The relatively expensive E-Tech plug-in hybrid model is the worst performer, with the regular E-Tech hybrid the strongest long-term bet.

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,415

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,415

Fastest

  • Name
    1.5 EcoBoost ST 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £31,435
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As our news reporter, Ellis is responsible for covering everything new and exciting in the motoring world, from quirky quadricycles to luxury MPVs. He was previously the content editor for DrivingElectric and won the Newspress Automotive Journalist Rising Star award in 2022.

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