Ford Kuga: the pros and cons of the updated crossover

Having survived the restyling, the Ford Kuga was not only that, livelier and more solid in appearance, so still safer and smarter. Portal “Avtosklad” a few months felt refreshed crossover for Russian roads and is ready to share impressions.

Having survived the restyling, the Ford Kuga was not only that, livelier and more solid in appearance, so still safer and smarter. Portal “Avtosklad” a few months felt refreshed crossover for Russian roads and is ready to share impressions.

The appearance of the Kuga has become more aggressive thanks to its trapezoidal grille in the style of the Ford Edge crossover especially good when the grill is not chrome, and matte. “Plastic surgery” was subjected bumpers, definitely makes the silhouette machine is swift and lean. Visited the “beautician” and lights which become, at the same time acquired adaptive Bixenon. The apogee of steel striking 19-inch glossy disks of light alloy. It is a pity that they are variations of the ST-Line, involving among other things a cool sports kit. But the Russians, it is, alas, not allowed.

In the cabin immediately catches the eye covered with the skin of the new trespicio “bagel” with a perfect grip and warm is the “ice” to actively taxiing in the winter. And “Kuga” once and for all parted with the usual “handbrake”: he was replaced by an electronic Parking brake. But what are the chairs — they are drowning, as if plopped down on the sofa in the business class of the plane…

However, the picture would be incomplete without the 8-inch tchavolo display the latest SYNC3 multimedia system that allows you to give voice commands and sync with iPhones and other “Android”.

Not to mention a pretty good graphics monitor, but the navigation, even now, and showing the tube, no-no cranky. During our test drive route is repeatedly lost, and then had to restore manually. I hope that Ferdowsi will work on the bugs and will cause lost in the space Navigator in a sense.

Not without sorcery over curious system MyKey programmed “Kuga” on your own — and the wife more than the permitted speed will not exceed, their traces from Instagram on the touchscreen will not leave and the loudest tolerable hit of Stas Mikhailov is not included.

After metamorphosis in the electronics system Active City Stop is able to stop the car at speeds up to 50 km/h. Assistant when Parking now trained to put the car and perpendicular. However, this lotion will be demanded only a couple of times: first when buying a crossover you want to try it for fun and the second to show off to your friends. But don’t forget to control the car on the mirrors and on the safe side to keep your foot on the brake pedal.

Here’s what you can call not just a marketing trick, but really useful feature is the function of collision warning. For example, when maneuvering in reverse in the Parking lot there is a risk not to see the car coming or stumble upon an obstacle. Even experienced drivers know that the mirrors or a small column sticking out of the ground the stone is sometimes simply not seen — “Ford” will help to see them.

What to driving habits, they remained at the same level: neither the steering wheel nor to the settings of the chassis no complaints. There have been changes in the power the lineup: a 1.6-liter EcoBoost replaced a similar characteristics turbotweak, but with a volume of 1.5 L. the dynamics of Acceptable provide the same “horses” under the hood, as before, depending on modifications — 150 or 180 HP Not lost his car and “atmosfernika” volume of 2.5 liters and power of 150 HP six-speed “automatic” got rid of the inconvenient key manual shift, turning them into paddles.

In conclusion should be said about noise: under intensive start the engine as it was before his crash into a tube ears are not wraps, but the arches extraneous noise is heard.

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