AUSTRIA - The Austrian automotive monthly Auto Revue compared the Kuga with the Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5 and the VW Tiguan in the categories of Exterior Impression, Drivability, Roominess/Comfort, Emotional Appeal, Driver Assistance Systems, and Efficiency. The Kuga won the test.
Ford’s SUV fared best of the four rivals in the categories: Exterior Impression, Roominess/Comfort, Driver Assistance Systems, and Emotional Appeal (tied with Kia and Mazda), while being placing third in the Drivability category (tied with Kia). VW’s Tiguan won the Drivability category. The four models were tied in the Efficiency category.
“The Kuga wins by a nose. What was decisive in the end was that the VW’s age is becoming more and more noticeable, for instance, in terms of its driver assistance systems,” said the publication. “With the Kuga, buyers also get the most car for the money. This applies to the roominess in the rear in particular, where the Ford is at a major advantage.”