Ford Kuga (2019-present): dimensions and boot space

All the dimensions you need to know for the Ford Kuga, including width, length, height and boot size figures

Sam Naylor
Feb 28, 2022

The Ford Kuga is a mid-sized SUV aimed at families looking for a car that’s roomy, easy to drive and with all the latest equipment. Here we’ll take a look at all the dimensions figures you need about the car, and you can read more about the Kuga in our full review and buying guide here.

When we call the Kuga a mid-size SUV, this means it sits in a class of car alongside other models that are of a similar size and price including the Peugeot 3008, Nissan Qashqai, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Karoq, Toyota RAV4 and many more.

As you can tell, there are plenty of models that rival the Ford Kuga - it’s a very popular type of car and car makers are keen to grab your attention. The Kuga does so by being a great all-rounder, offering an enjoyable driving experience, good comfort, enough space inside, plenty of tech and an affordable price.

It’s one of our favourite cars of its type, especially as there are loads of versions to choose from including both self-charging hybrid and plug-in hybrid models that bring low running costs and relaxing, quiet driving on electric power. Read on to find out more about the Ford Kuga models' dimensions, boot space and weight.

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Ford Kuga dimensions

The Ford Kuga is between 4,614mm and 4,629mm long depending on which trim level you go for, so it’s longer than some of its rivals including the Peugeot 3008 and Skoda Karoq. With the mirrors folded, it’s exactly 2,000mm wide, which is on the larger side and again makes it bigger than those two rivals - though it’s a matter of centimetres, so it’s not larger by a huge amount.

Since roof rails are standard on most models, it’s 1,681mm tall, a little taller than the 3008 and Karoq but not quite as tall as the Toyota RAV4.

Despite its exterior size, the Ford Kuga is actually a little less spacious inside than the Skoda Karoq. It’s about on par with the Peugeot 3008, but the Skoda feels roomier inside for rear-seat passengers. The sidling rear seat in the Kuga means you can adjust for more legroom, but that’s not much use if the boot is full of kit.

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
Ford Kuga4,614mm - 4,629mm2,000mm1,681mm

Ford Kuga boot space

Ford Kuga boot view

The Kuga has a variable amount of boot space because of the sliding rear seats, which can extend the available space from 412 litres to 526 litres. You’ll have to bear in mind that with the maximum amount of boot space, you’ll have much less legroom for rear seat passengers.

Even with the maximum amount of boot space, there’s more luggage capacity available in the Skoda Karoq, although again the Kuga is about the same as the Peugeot 3008, which offers 520 litres of room.

Fold down the rear seats and the total amount of space is between 1,423 litres and 1,534 litres. This difference is down to a couple of things - the version you choose (petrol/diesel or hybrid) and whether your car has a tyre repair kit (more space) or a spare wheel (less space).

Boot spaceSeats upSeats down
Ford Kuga412 - 526 litres1,423 - 1,534 litres

 

Ford Kuga towing capacity

The Ford Kuga can tow anywhere from 1,200kg to 2,100kg depending on which model you choose. This means that if you go for a model with one of the higher figures it can make a decent tow vehicle for people who don’t need a model that can pull near the maximum permitted level of 3,500kg.

The plug-in hybrid model is the least suitable for towing, as it can pull only 1,200kg, while the normal hybrid is able to tow 1,600kg. If you want to tow then a petrol or diesel model will be more appropriate, as you can pull 1,800kg with the petrol version and up to 2,100kg with the 2.0-litre 190hp model.

Do note that the lower-powered diesel versions with 120hp can only pull 1,500kg, while the mild hybrid diesel with 150hp can tow 1,900kg.

Ford Kuga weight

Ford Kuga rear view

Weight is important in a car because it affects many things including performance to efficiency. A heavier car will be slower and less efficient than one that’s lighter but otherwise the same. We can check a car’s official kerbweight to find out how much it weighs, and this figure includes all the fluids in the engine, a tank of fuel and, typically, an extra 75kg that’s representative of an average driver and a little luggage.

The Ford Kuga sits between 1,564kg and 1,844kg depending on which version you go for. The lightest model comes with the entry-level petrol engine, and this model is the most enjoyable to drive partly as a result of this. The heaviest version is the plug-in hybrid because its battery pack weighs a large amount.

The hybrid model isn’t actually the second-heaviest despite having a battery pack on board, as this is only very small. The four-wheel-drive 190hp diesel model’s added complexity (due to the added mechanical parts needed to drive all the wheels instead of just two) means it’s 1,735kg.

WeightKerbweight
Ford Kuga1,564kg - 1,844kg

 

 

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