Ford Puma interior
The Ford Puma’s cabin comes with an impressive amount of standard infotainment kit but it doesn’t look or feel as posh as some alternatives.
The Ford Puma’s interior looks very similar to what you get in the Ford Fiesta hatchback. The Puma’s dashboard has the same simple, intuitive layout with a single row of physical buttons underneath a free-standing infotainment display.
The latter looks like a bit of an afterthought compared with the neatly integrated displays you get in a Skoda Kamiq and VW T-Cross, but at least it’s mounted nice and high up so it’s easy to see. The Ford Puma’s rather drab, monochrome colour palette isn’t as eye-catching as the Nissan Juke’s colourful cabin, though.
There are a few hard plastic trims around the door handles, but higher-spec cars do get a decent number of soft plastics on the armrests and doors, and the air vents and door handles come with a neat chrome-effect metal trim, too.
Titanium models come with some fabric door trims and a set of classy dark-wood-effect dashboard trims while sportier ST-Line versions get extra chrome trims on the gear lever and some contrasting red stitching on the (rather chunky) steering wheel and the more supportive sports seats.
If you want your Ford Puma’s cabin to look even sportier, you should consider an ST-Line X car. These get a set of faux carbon fibre trims on the dashboard around the air vents alongside some partial leather trim for the front seats.
For more detailed information on the equipment take a look at the reviews below.
Ford Puma trim reviews
You can spec your Ford Puma in one of four equipment grades – Titanium, ST-Line, ST-Line X and ST-Line Vignale.
The entry-level Ford Puma trim is called Titanium. It comes with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with satnav, voice controls, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility and Bluetooth. Wireless mobile phone charging is also included.
The interior is covered in ‘Ebony’ cloth trim.
These models also have 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, rain-sensing wipers, cornering lights and rear parking sensors. They also get cruise control, lane-keeping and departure assistance, and auto emergency braking.
You can spot ST-Line cars over Titanium thanks to that flat-bottomed leather steering wheel. These cars also have an aluminium gear knob (manual cars, anyway) compared with the leather gear knob in Titanium. There are also alloy sports pedals and you also get a full digital 12-inch digital display. Like Titanium, the interior is decked out in Ebony cloth.
On the exterior, ST-Line cars also get 17-inch alloy wheels but with a slightly different design. It also comes with a ST-Line bodykit with a large rear spoiler. This also gets sports suspension.
Puma ST-Line X
This is our favourite grade. The interior looks smart with partial leather trim and rear privacy control. If you like your sounds, you’ll appreciate the upgraded B&O Premium stereo and climate control. They have 18-inch alloy wheels, too.
Puma ST-Line Vignale
The top-of-the-range ST-Line X Vignale gets ‘Premium Windsor’ leather seats – and the front seats are heated, too. You also get keyless entry and on the exterior you have slightly different styled grilles and chrome trim.
If you choose a Vignale-spec car, Frozen White comes as the standard, no-cost colour option.
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Every Ford Puma comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard. This screen is mounted way up on top of the dashboard – unlike the neat recessed displays you get in a VW T-Cross and Skoda Kamiq – but at least it’s easy to glance at while you’re driving.
Like in a Nissan Juke, you get a set of physical shortcut buttons under this screen that help make it much easier to switch from one of the system’s features to another while you’re driving. The screen’s graphics are brighter and clearer than in the Nissan, however, and the menus are more responsive than those in a Toyota C-HR or Renault Captur.
Sure, navigating through the Ford Puma’s menus takes a little longer than in a Skoda Kamiq or VW T-Cross, but you won’t have any trouble entering an address into the standard satellite navigation system.
The screen responds quickly when you swipe and pinch to preview your route ahead, but the Ford Puma’s maps feel a little old-fashioned compared with the VW’s slicker, more stylish graphics. This isn’t a huge issue, because all Pumas come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard so you can use your favourite smartphone navigation app through the car’s infotainment screen instead.
You can’t use your phone’s maps through the Ford Puma’s 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, however, but that’s not a huge issue. This screen – which replaces conventional analogue dials – comes as standard on ST-Line models and is one of the sharpest and most colourful displays you can get in any small SUV. You can customise it using buttons on the steering wheel too, but this is a bit more fiddly than in a Skoda Kamiq.
Like most small SUVs, you can upgrade the Ford’s standard stereo to a big-name unit – in the Puma’s case, high-spec ST-Line X models come with a beefier Bang & Olufsen unit that sounds considerably punchy.