Used Ford Kuga cars for sale

We've got a fantastic selection of used Ford Kuga cars for sale. Every second hand Ford Kuga has a full history check and has been through a thorough mechanical inspection. All our Ford Kuga cars are available only from trusted dealers, are all less than nine years old and come with a 14-day returns guarantee*

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Used Ford Kuga pros and cons

+ Fun to drive for an SUV

+ Great value

+ Plug-in hybrid has decent range

- Interior could be more plush

- Not the biggest boot

- Alternatives are more reliable

Is a used Ford Kuga a good car?

The Ford Kuga is a mid-sized family SUV that puts its fun driving experience at the forefront. It won’t rival a sports car in the corners but it should be more enjoyable on a country road than most other competitors at this price point.

While most SUVs hint at their off-roader lineage with chunky styling influences, the Kuga looks like it’s made for the road thanks to its sleek curves. The curviness continues inside, but it’s rather dated with its 8.0-inch infotainment display – upgrade to Titanium and above for the 12.3-inch screen – while cabin space is decent if not class-leading. The boot is on the smaller side, too, but you can move the rear seats forward to increase space.

Entry-level Zetec models are fairly well-equipped, but higher trims feel a bit more plush with more up-to-date technology. As a result, mid-spec Titanium trims tend to offer the best value for money.

There’s a good choice of engines with low running costs. There are diesels for those who do long distances, petrol and petrol-electric hybrid for mixed driving and a plug-in hybrid if you regularly do short journeys and can keep the batteries charged.

What to look for when buying a second hand Ford Kuga

The Kuga has never been known for being as reliable as alternatives from Japanese brands, such as the Lexus UX and Mazda CX-5, but it has always scored fairly well in owner surveys, largely down to its affordable repairs. The latest model has fared better than most Fords, but if reliability is key, it might be a good one to avoid.

As a family car, it’s a good idea to give the interior a thorough look for any damage to trim pieces or stained upholstery, particularly in the rear seats where kids sit. On the outside, larger alloy wheels are more prone to kerb damage, so check for this as well as chunks out of the tyre.

Ford Kuga FAQs

If you regularly take shorter trips, the plug-in hybrid model is your best bet, but it only gets good economy if you’re able to regularly charge it as this lets you take advantage of its impressive electric battery range of up to 41 miles. These models are more expensive to buy, though.

Go for diesel if you travel longer distances, while the regular hybrid should see about 50mpg in mixed driving so offers a good compromise between the two.

While the Ford Kuga has the shape of a 4x4, not all models have four-wheel drive. This tends to be reserved for the higher-powered diesel, with lower-powered models having front-wheel drive.

The first generation Kuga was built in Ford’s plant in Saarlouis, Germany, while the second generation version is built in Valencia, Spain.

Although Ford as a whole doesn’t have the best reputation for reliability, the Kuga is actually considered pretty reliable. If something does go wrong, repairs generally cost less than you’ll find with other brands.

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