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Ford Kuga 2016

The 2016 Ford Kuga range of configurations is currently priced from $14,800. Our most recent review of the 2016 Ford Kuga resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

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.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Grand Vitara or another SUV for easy entry?

    Suzuki is a classy brand and the Grand Vitara gets The Tick, even if I'm not a fan of the constantly variable transmission.

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Ford Kuga 2016 Price and Specs

The Ford Kuga 2016 is currently available from $14,800 for the Kuga Trend (AWD) up to $26,990 for the Kuga Titanium (AWD).

Pricing guides

$18,990
Based on 88 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$14,800
Highest Price
$26,990
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
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Ford Kuga 2016 Towing capacity

The Ford Kuga has maximum towing capacity of 1500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Ford Kuga Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
Ambiente (fwd) SUV 1.5L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1500kg
Ambiente (fwd) SUV 1.5L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 1500kg
Ambiente (awd) SUV 1.5L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 1500kg
Trend (awd) SUV 2.0L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 1500kg
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Ford Kuga 2016 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2016 Ford Kuga will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Ford Kuga vary from 17x7.5 inches to 19x8 inches.

Ford Kuga Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Ambiente (fwd) SUV 235x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
Ambiente (awd) SUV 235x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
Trend (awd) SUV 235x50 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x50 R18 18x7.5 inches
Titanium (awd) SUV 235x45 R19 19x8 inches 235x45 R19 19x8 inches
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Ford Kuga 2016 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2016 Ford Kuga are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1838mm x 1713mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Ford Kuga 2016 Dimensions  include 1713mm height, 1838mm width, 4524mm length.
Ford Kuga Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Ambiente (fwd) SUV 1713x1838x4524 mm 163 mm
Ambiente (awd) SUV 1713x1838x4524 mm 163 mm
Trend (awd) SUV 1713x1838x4524 mm 163 mm
Titanium (awd) SUV 1713x1838x4524 mm 163 mm
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Ford Kuga 2016 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2016 Ford Kuga is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Ford Kuga currently offers fuel consumption from 5.5 to 8.8L/100km. The Ford Kuga is available with the following fuel types: PULP and Diesel.

Ford Kuga Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Ambiente (awd) SUV 1.5L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 7.4L/100km
Ambiente (fwd) SUV 1.5L,PULP,6 SP MAN 6.3L/100km
Titanium (awd) SUV 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 5.6L/100km
Trend (awd) SUV 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 5.5L/100km
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