Lisa N

Fuel consumption

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Hi

What are peoples experience of the kuga's fuel consumption.  I have had my Ford kuga for nearly twelve months.  I used to have a diesel 2. I kuga..... I now have a kuga 1.5 petrol car as the Ford sales man recommend a petrol due to the type of driving I was doing. 

 

Current MPG in my opinion is rubbish.... Currently 26.7mpg.....putting £160 of petrol in a month Compared to £60 when I had the diesel 😞

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9 hours ago, Lisa N said:

Hi

What are peoples experience of the kuga's fuel consumption.  I have had my Ford kuga for nearly twelve months.  I used to have a diesel 2. I kuga..... I now have a kuga 1.5 petrol car as the Ford sales man recommend a petrol due to the type of driving I was doing. 

 

Current MPG in my opinion is rubbish.... Currently 26.7mpg.....putting £160 of petrol in a month Compared to £60 when I had the diesel 😞

I recently had a 2018 Kuga Diesel on loan from Ford while my Focus was in for warranty work and it was recording 29.5mpg mainly local use.

Not sure what engine it was but I suspect it was a 2.0ltr based on the torque steer and its willingness to spin the front wheels when pulling away on anything but a completely dry surface.

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If you're only doing short drives, petrol is more suitable because it won't have the DPF issues that short journeys cause on diesels.  

Petrol MPG won't be as good as the diesel was though.

DPF repair bills can be huge (as well as inconvenient!) so there's more to think about than just the fuel costs.

I don't have any experience of the Kuga but ~30mpg sounds perfectly acceptable for a car of that size with the 1.5EB.

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1.5 Petrol AWD …..probably the worst MPG of all the Fords ive owned over the past 8 years....

I'm getting around 28 mpg (according to the onboard comp) and although I have rarely driven it the last few weeks I find everytime I take it out I have to fill up. coming from a 1.0L 2016 Focus EcoBoot I was easily getting 35-40mpg, not to mention it was nippier and more fun to drive..

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Lisa, going by the mpg you say and the difference in how much you pay for fuel it would equate to you getting 65-70 mpg in the diesel - which does seem a bit unlikely

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