Ford Kuga 2016
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Ford Kuga: Quiet cabin., Good handling., Relatively easy to work on or service.
The 2016 Ford Kuga carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Ford Kuga is also known as the Ford Escape in markets outside Australia.
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Ford Kuga 2016 Reviews
Used Ford Kuga review: 2012-2016
Ewan Kennedy reviews the 2012 - 2016 Ford Kuga as a used buy. Ford Kuga belongs to an increasingly large class of vehicles that are...
Ewan Kennedy reviews the 2012 - 2016 Ford Kuga as a used buy. Ford Kuga belongs to an increasingly large class of...
Ford Kuga 2016 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Kuga 2016 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Are my engine problems covered by warranty?
This model has a terrible record in terms of engine overheating. Even the petrol engine version has been recalled by Ford Australia after overheating and engine-bay fires were reported both here and in other markets.
The diesel doesn’t seem as likely to catch fire, but there’s definitely a trend for it to present with exactly the same problems and outcomes as your vehicle. Those symptoms include a lack of warning that anything is amiss, followed by a total engine melt-down with destructive consequences. As of right now, Ford hasn’t recalled the diesel-engined Kuga for this problem, but it’s definitely a thing around the world.
In your case, it’s critical to know whether the problem was pointed out to a Ford dealership within the three-year warranty period. If that’s the case, then you have what’s known as a pre-existing problem which means, if the dealer was made aware of the fault within the factory warranty period, then it’s a warranty case. No questions.
Back when your car was brand-new, it carried a three-year warranty, so, you need to work backwards from the date you first notified the dealer of a problem (when the vehicle was topped up with coolant but not diagnosed further) to see if that falls within the first three years of that car’s registered life. Even if it works out a little beyond the warranty period, you’d have a strong case for a pro-rata contribution from Ford for the cost of repairs, since Australian Consumer law can, in some case cases, over-ride factory warranty restrictions. Your case will be even stronger if you have proof of a Ford dealership service history.
Even then, there could be some wrangling on the part of the dealer, particularly in terms of what actually caused the engine failure. But I’d be talking to Ford Australia’s customer service division to try to work out a solution.Show more
Best SUV under $25k?
The Trax is good value for money and stacks up well against all comers in the class. The 1.4 turbo is the best engine, and it has a conventional auto instead of a CVT that most of its rivals have. Others to look at are the Suzuki S-Cross, Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai, Mazda CX-5 and Subaru XV.Show more
Best trade in for a Territory TX?
I am reluctant to recommend any European car, particularly those from VW, because of the problems that have soured the ownership experience for so many people. Rather than those you name I would be looking at the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V or Suzuki Vitara.Show more
Grand Vitara or another SUV for easy entry?
Ford Kuga 2016 Price and Specs
|Ford Kuga Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Ambiente (AWD)||SUV||1.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$11,900||$17,490|
|Ambiente (FWD)||SUV||1.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$11,000||$16,170|
|Ambiente (FWD)||SUV||1.5L PULP 6 SP MAN||$11,200||$16,390|
|Titanium (AWD)||SUV||2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$17,900||$24,860|