Ford kuga SUV/Crossover
WHAT: Ford Kuga SUV/Crossover (136 bhp, 6spd manual gearbox), 6.3l/100km, CO2 of 159/169g/km; VRT is 24pc. €447 annual road tax.
COST: From €27,810. Tested model from €34,245. Delivery and related charges extra.
TARGET MARKET: Families, especially younger ones.
PLUS: Price, looks, engine, space.
MINUS: Rear-window visibility, playing catch-up with front-runner.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT: Air con, front/rear curtain airbags, six-speaker audio/steering wheel controls, split rear tailgate, roof rails, rear parking sensors.
OTHERS TO CONSIDER: Nissan Qashqai, BMW X1, Skoda Yeti, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage, VW Tiguan.
STAR RATING: 8.2