What to drive now: Ford Puma

Will the arrival of the new Ford Puma persuade more new car buyers to buy a Ford? This trendy little SUV is fun to drive, cleverly packaged and well-priced. Besides that, it showed to be extremely economical in real-world driving, thanks to its mild hybrid technology.

In size and pricing, it is a kind of halfway car between the Ford Fiesta and the Ford Focus. Its pricing is reasonably keen, about £20,000 for an entry level model and up to £30,000 for the sporty ST version. Ford offers the Puma in two versions: Titanium trim with plastic cladding around the wheel arches that makes the car look more like an SUV; and the Sport Line, which looks lower and meaner.

 

Ford Puma ST-Line 125hp MHEV: specification

Engine: 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol mild-hybrid

Transmission: Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive

Power: 125hp

0-62mph: 9.8 seconds

Top speed: 119mph

Fuel economy: 40.6mpg

CO2: 121g/km (WLTP)

Length/width/height: 4,208/1,930/1,552mm

Boot size: 401 litres

Neuro NCAP safety rating: 5 stars

 

2020 Ford Puma example prices

Titanium 125hp manual: £20,545

ST-Line 125hp MHEV manual: £21,795

ST-Line X 155hp MHEV manual: £23,645