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FORD Kuga 2012

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score32.69out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.69out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus pointsout of
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Ford Kuga was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in late 2011.

The Kuga scored 12.69 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver.
The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the pole test.

Important note: The diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with technical information which showed that all Australasian variants have comparable occupant protection


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.69 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 3 pts
Chest 3.38 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 2.31 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 85mm and upwards 24mm. The steering wheel hub moved 46mm forward, 12mm downward and 8mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 33mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver but it allowed the head to contact the steering wheel. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. There were no knee hazards.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The side impact test simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. It is based on a regulation test but the regulation does not apply to vehicles with a high seat height like the Kuga. Experience shows that such vehicles can be expected to perform well in this test and the Kuga scored full marks.

The vehicle was eligible for a pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The vehicle earned the maximum two points in this test.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Whiplash Protection Test

The 2011 Ford Kuga received a marginal whiplash protection rating.

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Acceptable

Pedestrian Summary

Child head impacts 7.84
Adult head impacts 4.5
Upper leg impacts 2
Lower leg impacts 6

The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was rated as predominantly poor, as was the protection offered to the head of a struck adult by the bonnet surface.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
10.6 L/100km 249 g/km 5 Greenhouse Rating 5 /10 6.5 Air Pollution Rating 6.5 /10 3.5-Star Overall Rating

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