The interior of the Ford Kuga ST-Line is focused upon the eight-inch touchscreen, using Ford’s ‘SYNC3’ infotainment system. It’s certainly step-up in quality over the outgoing SYNC2 system, but it doesn’t always respond that well to fingers, and you sometimes have to press something on the screen more than once. It can be frustrating when you’re on the move, but otherwise, it’s a very nicely displayed and efficient infotainment system. Satellite navigation is usefully included as standard.
Away from the screen, the standard Kuga ST-Line can also be equipped with climate control, traffic sign recognition, automatic lights and wipers, and lane keeping assist. There’s also blind-spot monitoring systems, a cross-traffic alert system and a rear-view reversing camera.
Practically speaking, the Kuga isn’t bad when it comes to loading capacity. The boot in our test car contains 406-litres with the seats up, but with them folded down capacity increases to over 1,600-litres, so there’s plenty of space to be used if you need it.