Although it shares the same name, the all-new Puma 2019 has little in common with its namesake model that Ford sold from 1997 to 2001.
The new Ford Puma is a subcompact crossover SUV, with a choice of hybrid tech and 1.0-litre petrol engines, putting it in the same league as cars such as the Nissan Juke, BMW X1, Audi Q2, Skoda Kamiq, and VW T-Cross.
Is the Ford Puma a hybrid?
The Ford Puma is a ‘mild hybrid’ which combines a petrol engine with a small electric motor.
The Ford Puma uses EcoBoost Hybrid technology to improve efficiency via the use of a small electric motor with a 48v battery. The powertrain can’t be driven solely on electricity, so a petrol engine receives additional support from the electric motor whenever it is needed.
The battery is recharged using regenerative braking technology, helping emissions to be reduced and fuel economy to be increased.
The Puma does not need to be plugged in to an external power source as the battery pack recharges as you drive.
Ford Puma models
The Ford Puma comes in just five varieties at the moment:
- ST-Line X
- ST-Line X Vignale
How much does it cost to run a Ford Puma?
The Ford Puma is relatively cheap to run. Coming with a 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine (in two different forms), the Puma gives you surprising power when accelerating, whilst only sipping petrol as it runs.
Road tax, fuel costs, and insurance are all reasonable considering the size and power of the Puma, and CO2 emissions are low too.
Ford Puma insurance group
The Ford Puma 1.0-litre EcoBoost Titanium falls into insurance group 14 in its most basic form but can be classified as group 17 if you upgrade to the 153bhp version.
The more expensive ST-Line X First Edition Plus version, however, falls into group 19, making it slightly more expensive to insure.
For comparison, the SEAT Arona falls into single-digit groups, but costs around the same to insure if higher trims are opted for.
How much does it cost to insure a Ford Puma?
Premium prices vary depending on the particular model you buy, as well as on details about your age and driving history, among other things. Here is an example of what you could pay to insure your Ford Puma
|Driver type||Potential annual insurance cost|
|Aged 25+; 5+ year NCB*||From £142**|
*Controlled for the following criteria: full UK license, employed, no convictions, no health issues, voluntary excess £250, mileage 10k.
**Please note that the estimated premium prices provided above are not guaranteed prices and are based on November 2020 data received from our insurance partner Quotezone.co.uk. There are various other factors/risks that will impact the cost of your insurance policy including (but not limited to): engine size/type, Postcode and the type/level of cover you require. Your actual premium will be dependent on your individual circumstances.
How safe is the Ford Puma?
The Ford Puma comes with front, side, and curtain airbags, as well as rear Isofix for two children. There are a variety of safety features that the Puma comes with depending on the specific model. These can include:
- Emergency brake assist
- Pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection
- Ford’s SYNC infotainment system with emergency call function
- Tyre-pressure monitoring
Other safety features come as standard on all models, such as cruise control and rear parking sensors.
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