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Ford Kuga Zetec Powershift 2.0 Diesel Review
I am going to post a real world review on my Ford Kuga as regards my disability, you needs may be very different.
In May last year I received my Ford Kuga Zetec 2.0 Diesel Powershift. I user a mobility Pride GoGo mobility scooter, walkers and sometime 2 crutches, I am partially paralysed down my left side face, arm and leg following a head injury accident at work.
We chose the 2.0 diesel 150bhp because we tow a caravan, there is an 180 option but to be honest the 150 tows the caravan with ease, for those who do not tow I would imagine the 1.5 diesel more than adequate.
Due to my disability we chose the Ford 6 speed Powershift Automatic, I have to say it is brilliant, far better than the old fashion Automatics from years ago.
We normally get 45 -47mpg in the warmer weather, which drops down to 39-42mpg in the winter, this is normal for a diesel, towing the caravan in the summer around 32mpg.
The Kuga is very nice to drive with good visibility, I struggle to move my neck, the Kuga handles well.
Being the Zetec model my Kuga is the base model, unfortunately last year there was a cap on the mobility scheme, if I had the choice again I would go for a Titanium X due to the extra driving aids. For some reason the car came with Satnav which is very good, the electric handbrake which I like and dual air-conditioning. All Fords come with a heated windscreen brilliant should be made standard on all cars in my opinion.
The boot is a bit small only 450litres however my Pride GoGo does fit nicely but no room for anything else in particular my walker, it is either one or the other, my next car will have a bigger boot. Our previous car Honda CRV 2013 the rear doors opened really wide, the Kuga’s do not making it a little difficult to put the crutches in the rear seat footwells, plus there is very little leg room in the Kuga compared to the Honda CRV. In the Honda I could put my walker.
In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.