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hi all im really interested in a kuga and wanted to know if it is a good tow car as we have a caravan,also what is the tax on these 4x4 thanks.
 

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Tax is £175 this year. Think it goes up £10-£15 next year. Assume your talking diesel.


Not towed with mine but a friend towed a large ish caravan and was really pleased.
 

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Hi alan
I bought my Kuga specifically to tow my caravan. That and of course they are gorgeous to look at, drive well and are just brill, but I digress


The kerbweight according to Ford is 1613Keg for the AWD model. Noseweight 100Kg.

85% of the kerbweight is 1371 kg Max tow of Kuga2100kg. Details of the 2wd will be different.

I took my Kuga and caravan to Scotland this summer total 2600miles not all towing admittadly but we did tow from Durham up to Luss then to Fort William then onto Ullapool then Pitlochry and finall home total 22 days. The van was solid throughout.. Total average 34mpg.

Recently the What Car did a Tow car rview and the 2WD Kuga did very well.



""Ford cars are yet again at the top of the list of towcars, in the third annual Towcar Awards, as judged by experts from What Car?, Practical Caravan and The Camping and Caravanning Club.




The Ford S-MAX 2.2-litre TDCi Titanium has been judged best in its weight class, while the Ford Kuga 2.0-litre TDCi Zetec 2WD has taken top honours in its category.


Head judge of the awards, David Motton, said: "Everything we liked so much about S-MAX two years ago is still true today, but now it's even better. Stability is excellent, even at high speeds, with a supple, well-controlled ride. The new 2.2 TDCi engine makes a huge difference [for towing]: good response from low revs and a hushed engine, which makes long journeys relaxing. It's a great family MPV and now a top towcar too."


The judges had similar praise for the Ford Kuga's on road performance and stability, saying: "We're big fans of the 2.0-litre TDCi. It's a smooth and responsive engine, so overtaking isn't a problem. If you need to stop in a hurry, the Kuga also delivers, stopping from 30mph in just 10.8 metres."


With kerbweight a significant factor for any towcar buyer, the Towcar Awards are judged in strict kerbweight classes The Ford S-MAX won the 1725-1899kg category, while the Ford Kuga took the title in the 1425-1574kg class.


This year, 39 cars were put through their paces by experts from What Car?, Practical Caravan and The Camping and Caravanning Club, in a series of demanding tests at the MIRA test track in Warwickshire, with each scored on towing ability, solo driving performance and interior space and practicality.


This is the second year running that Ford cars have taken Towcar Awards class honours. Last year's winners were the Ford Mondeo estate and Ford Focus, with Mondeo estate also named overall Best Towcar""


Hope this helps

KugaKen
 
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