Ford Kuga Hybrid practicality & boot space
With plenty of interior space and lots of room in the boot, the Kuga is as practical as ever, even with the hybrid powertrain under the bonnet
|Boot volume (seats up/down)
|526 / 1,534 litres
The full-hybrid variant of the Kuga SUV doesn’t demand the same level of practicality sacrifices as the plug-in model. There’s enough space inside and up to 526 litres of boot capacity when all seats are in place, although that does also depend on where the sliding rear bench is set.
Ford Kuga Hybrid interior space, storage & comfort
The Kuga isn't available as a seven-seater like the larger and more expensive Kia Sorento is, but it remains an extremely practical SUV with enough space for three adults to stretch out in the rear. The high roofline also means headroom is also generous.
The door bins are a decent size and there’s a handy cubby ahead of the gearlever with a wireless phone charging pad (which comes as standard on all Kuga models). The central cubby has a neat shelf built into it, which is useful for keeping your keys or wallet, but we’d prefer if it was a little wider or deeper – there’s no room for a large water bottle, which is a shame.
With 526 litres of boot space on offer with all seats in place (depending on how far forward the sliding rear bench is), there's a generous amount of room for all your family’s stuff. Plus, there’s up to 1,534 litres of space with all the seats folded down; that's more load capacity than a Kia Niro, but slightly less than a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.
In This Review
- 1Ford Kuga Hybrid reviewThe full-hybrid version of the Ford Kuga SUV is as practical and good to drive as the rest of the range, but like them, its interior lacks personality and its transmission is a weak point
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsWhile it isn’t capable of the same pure-electric range or fuel economy as the plug-in hybrid Kuga, the full hybrid still offers better fuel economy and lower emissions than a diesel
- 3Running costsThe latest Kuga comes with an extensive warranty and is also available with a selection of servicing packages from Ford; company-car tax rates are almost as high as a diesel's, though
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Kuga is still one of the best family SUVs to drive, with precise steering and good grip, however this full-hybrid version is slightly let down by its CVT transmission
- 5Interior & comfortWhile standard equipment in the Kuga is good, its interior continues to lack the flair or personality it needs to liven it up and keep up with rivals
- 6Practicality & boot space - currently readingWith plenty of interior space and lots of room in the boot, the Kuga is as practical as ever, even with the hybrid powertrain under the bonnet
- 7Reliability & safetyThe Kuga had strong crash-test results, but owner-reported reliability hasn't been perfect