April 2019


Ford bring two strong establishes family car contenders to the table. Having had a strong position in the UK history since the origins of motoring has allowed Ford to remain a strong market leader.

These two models may differ greatly in size, with the Kuga being the bigger brother of the Focus, they are both strong contenders for family cars. With the Focus being named the second-best family hatchback in 2016 by AutoCar and the Kuga being rated 4.1/5 by its owners and is a recommended family car by 4x4 reviews.

The Focus and Kuga are two varying types of family car both available in either Zetec or Titanium trim, the Titanium is the preferred style of Ford buyers within the UK. Whereas, the Zetec has a sportier look which is well suited on its Focus Ecoboost, with standard specification the Zetec is well-equipped and great value. Here at Thame Cars we offer both the Kuga and Focus in Titanium and Zetec specifications.

What's Inside

The Kuga and Focus alike have generous space for both driver and passengers allowing you to easily manoeuvre car seats with the option of expanding boot space by folding rear seats, combined with a low load lip which accommodates anything from the weekly shop to the family’s holiday luggage. Rear visibility can be enhanced with optional front and rear parking sensors, giving the driver added ease when navigating tight spaces.

Ford Kuga Review

The Kuga SUV has an often favoured elevated driving position offering greater driving visibility and added height, with its 2.0 litre engine and 19” alloys on its Titanium trim, it allows it to glide over bumps and pot holes, preventing any motion sickness or discomfort for the children. As with all Ford’s the handling rivals its competitors keeping comfort and control a priority. When it comes to entertainment, DAB, Bluetooth and voice control are standard on most model. The titanium model includes additional luxuries such as cruise and climate control for added in car comfort.

ford focus review

The Focus is a spacious hatchback, with a 1.0 litre engine this may not seem like a lot, however the engine combines turbocharging and direct fuel injection giving better efficiency and performance. The Focus is perfect for long journeys; the driver’s seat has adjustable lumbar support with cloth upholstery to ensure support and comfort as well as dual electronic automatic air conditioning in the Titanium model so there’ll be no bickering over temperature. Safety is at the fore front with a 5-star NCAP safety rating and Isofix mounting points on the outer rear seats, which is essential for parents when securing children’s car seats.

The Ford for me

Ford offer a diverse range of models to suit all family’s needs, many of which we stock here at Thame Cars. The Focus is one of the best-selling models in the country, this efficient family hatchback is available with a 1L or 1.5L engine, whereas the Kuga is available in a larger 2 L diesel engine.

Zetec Specification;

  • In-car Bluetooth - Keeps your interior tidy, without the annoying wires and allowing you to take calls safely on hands-free.
  • Power/Keyless Start - This modern feature means there’s no more rooting around for the key, you simply need it in the car with you.
  • Spacious Interior - Allowing 5 people to sit comfortably.
  • Reassuring safety system - With an excellent NCAP 5-star rating.
  • Quickclear’ heated windscreen
  • Electrically heated door mirrors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Ford focus and kuga review

Titanium Specification;

  • In-car Bluetooth
  • Power/Keyless Start
  • Spacious Interior
  • Reassuring safety system
  • ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen
  • Electrically heated door mirrors
  • Tyre Pressure monitoring system
  • Part Leather Interior
  • Central Arm rest
  • Interior embellishments
  • Automatic headlights
  • Soft suspension - For Improved ride quality
  • Appearance pack - Extra embellishments like LED daytime lights, privacy glass and alloy wheels larger than standard to add style.

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Optional Extras;

  • Privacy Glass - Known for filtering out harsh sunlight and keeping the car cooler for the children’s. - Also comes as part of the Appearance Pack.
  • Roof rack - Perfect for a roof top box for added storage.
  • Rear park assist - Detecting the presence of children and low walls for added piece of mind.

These features make the Kuga the perfect car for an adventurous family, with the features included you don’t have to compromise on style or cosiness. Alternatively, the Focus offers a sleeker style performing with an impressive 60 mpg and falls into the A / B tax band so you’ll be paying £0 or £20! The features Ford offers ensure there’s no negotiation when it comes to safety and comfort for your family.

To see more you can take a look at What Car’s video reviews! Or if you’d like to find out more about any of our Ford’s and are looking for a simple, convenient, safe and happy experience then pop into our showroom and test out a Ford of your choice