The passenger compartment remained stable in the impact. However, there was insufficient pressure in the driver's airbag to prevent the head from bottoming it out and contacting the steering wheel. The knees and femurs of the front seat passengers were well protected. Ford showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes or those sat in different positions.
The Kuga scored maximum points for its performance in the side impact and pole tests.
Based on dummy responses in the dynamic tests, the Kuga scored maximum points for its protection of the 1½ year dummy. A switch can be fitted by Ford dealers which allows the passenger airbag to be disabled. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. There was no clear warning of the dangers associated with using a rearward facing child restraint in the front passenger seat without first disabling the airbag. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.
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.
Test-Drive of Ford Kuga. Russian Internet newspaper Dni.Ru http://dni.ru/auto, where i work.
ford kuga test drive
Test Drive della Ford Kuga, con una paricolare attenzione per il sistema di trazione
Euro NCAP | Ford Focus | 2004 | Crash test
http://www.euroncap.com/tests/ford_focus_2004/204.aspx Frontal Impact takes place at 64 Km/h, 40% of the width of the car striking a deformable barrier. In the side impact, a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver's door at 50 km/h. In the pole test, the car tested is propelled sideways at 29km/h into a rigid pole.
Ford Kuga customer reviews - What Car?
Members of the What Car? Reader Test Team rate Ford's new 4x4, the Kuga
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The Ford Kuga looks great, has strong and economical diesel engines, and strikes a good balance between comfort and control.
It's not especially practical, there's too much wind noise and prices are high. The 2.5-litre petrol engine is thirsty.
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