The cheapest PHEV version of the Kuga costs a fairly substantial £3,475 more than the comparable petrol model, which is the sort of amount which will make you go away and do some sums to see it if it worthwhile for the type of journeys you do. Since most people will buy a car like this using finance, simply add up the likely fuel savings and see if it outweighs the increase in payments.
Overall the pricing is neatly below the current best-sellers in this sector but it’s worth remembering the Kuga is only two-wheel-drive, where most rivals are 4x4s.
If you use the PHEV as intended and actually plug it in, the fuel savings will be substantial, especially since the Kuga actually seems to be good for the quoted figures. Even without plugging in and on longer journeys the car we tried seemed far more efficient than some rivals.
As Fords are often bought by big fleets who keep a close eye on the spreadsheets, the other costs to run a Kuga PHEV (such as depreciation in value, insurance and servicing) are all low too.