If the 150PS Diesel and its corresponding price away you from your idea Kuga 4x2, you have now a new version 2.0 TDCi 120 hp. At that point, the Nissan Qashqai and Hyundai ix35 become interesting rivals.
The latter mechanical version Kuga It adapting to after all the role of sedan to which the vast majority of users intended to SUV. For those users, without the "unnecessary" high burden by weight and the friction four-wheel drive, he Kuga with 120 hp It equilibrated, somewhat mechanically. And if it will not be a version that sit idly fast, either underpowered and yes very nice by how much and pushes his motor and maintaining high perceived quality mechanical and dynamic transmitting all Kuga.
In any case, it is interesting to note the technical proposal taken. In revolution "downsizing" and with Ford as one of the stalwarts of this technical strategy, it has not had the modern block 1.5 TDCi 120 hp they mounted Focus Y Mondeo. By this time, they have decided "castrate" to the big block 2.0 TDCI 150 hp, sure as additional "good arguments". In any case, there seems nothing bad choice. Weight and consumption will supposedly new arguments 1.5 TDCI, but that's something we have to see and quantify in this great Kuga.
Meanwhile, this 2.0 TDCi It ensures a very good delivery pair very low speed, marking his good character against the 1.7 CRDi 115 hp and especially 1.6 dCi 130 hp of the most compact and lightweight and Qashqai ix35 respectively. The largest and heaviest Kuga initially has the same good shooting rivals and even feels more carefree urban use at very low engine speeds, where the powerful 1.6 dCi of the qashqai It has a very poor first few laps. Then the Kuga Similarly solvency progresses, but as we gear loses steam by inserting the obligation to move developments from change clearly longer rivals and more weight. In fact, I suspect that moves same developments that version 150 hp. This leads you to feel a 6th little participatory to overtake, dense roll with little traffic on winding routes amortizable. Hence, both ix35, based short developments, Y qashqai, by motor Y developments, They feel more agile accelerator and better able to improvise any maneuver.
These perceptions engine also you perceive its dynamics. He Kuga is a compact XL, if not a direct SUV means the category of exquisite products as a Honda CRV or Mazda CX5. The touch of his foot will be transmitted more car, against the Qashqai compact and ix35. They feel light Y little bulky, They are conducted in a very simple and you by the hand in any situation. He qashqai presents even a dynamic chassis control with a threshold of action earlier than ESP and by selective braking on each wheel, try to correct the drawn, just like him swinging and the pitching body. Mostly I felt like to download the rear axle curve to decelerate, the qashqai it slows down and sinks back to counter possible inertia and sways. This way you also get to drive very fast on mountain paths without aparatosidades. Pisa motorway and is seated very comfortable.
He ix35 not so refined that made point qashqai and his electric steering, like its rivals, it feels more artificial, but with similar insouciance wheel of light car, reagent Y all right seated. If you can get to see that insinuates before understeer if step by forces much slow curve, but do not disfigures any bad reaction with high and heavier car than a compact to use. are just criticisable the distances from braking and possibly because tires Hankook Optima the unit tested are not optimal at all.
He Kuga It has a tread that is larger car (length and wheelbase), which takes you to feel more car and more SUV. In this sense, you feel working with a suspension plus flexible. Together, notes treading better filtering, but no less leaden. surely his address is the most direct, also tends to mark the swinging of the bodywork anything else. But supports and turns very well and only occasionally feel that the actions of their ESP arise or are more severe than in compact and light rivals. On clear roads wheel upshift quality. Also because the engine turns lower speed ... so that sometimes 5th do not feel the need to insert the 6Th. The mechanical touch Kuga also it appears to be more careful: change direction, bottom bracket, materials, finished... in general, Kuga more points high.
apart mechanical version, the three models vying to offer a similar size, a image SUV, with Interior practicality a family vehicle. In this regard, Kuga better watch some aspects. his rear floor is flat to better accommodate a third passenger behind and also offers better access to that row lowering the bottom frame of the door at the same floor level.
the ix35 He contrives to offer better space for the legs, but it seems more amortizable the 500 liters Ford trunk (Kuga 14 is longer than the Qashqai and 11 centimeters IX-35). In between is always the Nissan, a benchmark in this segment model and also by the equipment may have. finishing Tekna Premium This unit combined with the powerful engine 1.6 dCi make a flawless version, with values very high in all fields. He ix35 denotes its veteranía in the available equipment and in lower overall refinement (insulation materials, mechanical touch), logical moreover CUNADO the New Hyundai Tucson takes his relief before the summer. Minor features of this Kuga do not deteriorate good model which generally is.