Ford Kuga vs Subaru Forester

Ford Kuga

Subaru Forester

The all-new Ford Kuga is Ford of Europe's first entry into the highly competitive crossover sphere and promises a blend of rewarding on-road driving class and surprising off-road capability.

The genesis for Ford Kuga was first seen in the exciting iosis X Concept car which made its debut at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. John Fleming, the company's President and CEO confirmed that Ford of Europe would be developing a production car inspired by the iosis X Concept for release within two years.

At the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford demonstrated that this commitment was soon to become reality with a preview of the production model. Signalling its significance as a new direction for Ford of Europe, the new model was given its own name; the Ford Kuga was born and destined to join the Ford of Europe model portfolio during the first half of 2008.

With the new Ford Kuga we are keeping the promise we made at Paris in 2006, and delivering a highly capable, expressive and charismatic car which will extend the Ford model range further, explained John Fleming. I firmly believe Ford Kuga will appeal to many loyal Ford buyers looking for something a bit various, but will also be capable of repeating the success of S- MAX in bringing new buyers to the Ford make. A distinctive 'kinetic design' look, Ford's acclaimed on-road car dynamics and premium-like offering class are just some of the highlights Ford Kuga will bring to this fast-growing sphere segment.
The 2011 Subaru Forester is Subaru's third generation of crossover SUV. Based on the Impreza platform, the Subaru Forester features a multi-link back suspension, fuel-saving electric performance steering and Subaru Car Dynamics Control.

All Subaru Forester cars option Subaru's Symmetrical All-wheel Drive system, and buyers can select the new-for-summer-2011 2. 0-litre Boxer petrol motor - returning 37. 7mpg (combined) and a low CO2 emission figure of 173g/km - or the new, even more frugal Boxer diesel motor (47. 9mpg, combined) which also provides an cool between-fills range of 625 miles (1000km),.

Boasting exceptional agility, enhanced fuel efficiency, cool load room and car-like characteristics, the Subaru Forester SUV is great value, priced from just £21370, (OTR).

The Subaru Forester boasts a clean, chiselled look with multi-grooved wheel-arches, hawk-eye headlamps and muscular bumpers. Thought has even been given to the chunky look door handles, which have deep recesses to enable winter glove-wearers an easier grip.