Ford Podium Rating
Driffield
four-half-star Star Rating
4.8
Bridlington
four-half-star Star Rating
4.7
Ford Podium Rating
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5 STAR SAFETY RATINGS FOR FORD KUGA

The Ford Kuga achieved a 5 Start Rating in the 2019 Euro NCAP Safety Test Ratings.

Class: Small Off-Road

  • Adult Occupant 92%
  • Child Occupant 86%
  • Vulnerable Road Users 82%
  • Safety Assist 73%

Adult Occupant

The passenger compartment of the Kuga remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Ford showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions. Protection of the driver's chest and lower leg was rated as marginal. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection the driver's chest was again marginal but that of all other critical body areas was good or adequate for both the driver and rear passenger. In both the side barrier and the more severe side pole tests, protection of all critical body areas was good and the car scored full points in both of these tests. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection. The standard-fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system performed well in tests of its functionality at the low speeds at which many whiplash injuries occur.

Child Occupant

In both the frontal and side barrier tests, protection of all critical body areas was good for both dummies with the exception of the head of the 10 year dummy, protection of which was rated as adequate. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. One universal child restraint could not be properly installed in the rear centre seat owing to the centre tunnel preventing correct placement of the support leg of the base. Otherwise, all restraints types for which the Kuga is designed could be properly installed and accommodated.

Vulnerable Road Users

In both the frontal and side barrier tests, protection of all critical body areas was good for both dummies with the exception of the head of the 10 year dummy, protection of which was rated as adequate. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. One universal child restraint could not be properly installed in the rear centre seat owing to the centre tunnel preventing correct placement of the support leg of the base. Otherwise, all restraints types for which the Kuga is designed could be properly installed and accommodated.

Safety Assist

The Kuga has a seatbelt reminder system for the front and rear seats. The AEB system performed adequately in tests of its response to other vehicles at highway speeds. A lane support system helps prevent inadvertent drifting out of lane and also intervenes in some more critical situations. A driver-set speed limiter helps the driver to avoid over-speeding.

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