which one to choose ? (finish, engine, options)

The Puma, which appeared in early 2020, has evolved its mechanical range over time. Which finish to choose, which engine to choose? Auto Moto guides you.

An aesthetic and commercial success, the Puma is the best-selling Ford in France since its launch. Rival potential of Peugeot 2008 et Renault Capturthis small versatile SUV has a nice size/livability ratio, and benefits from one of the largest trunks in its category.

Made in Romania, on a technical basis taken from Fiestathe elegant Puma is still content with front-wheel drive, but enjoys a very pleasant and dynamic road behavior, without neglecting comfort.

Despite a very classic presentation and charmless, we do not get bored at the wheel.

Ergonomics is well thought out and the standard equipment is complete, both for well-being and safety; the Ford crossover gleaned the maximum rating of five stars in the EuroNCAP crash test.

The mechanical range, rich ina diesel engine for less than two yearsis now content with 3-cylinder petrol simply equipped with a micro-hybridization system.

But one of them can run either on unleaded or on Superethanol E85 ; a big plus for the cost of use. The Puma is also available in an ST version, with 200 hp.

Ford Puma: equipment

The access version, called Titanium (from €24,900), has:

  • six airbags
  • autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • active lane keeping assist
  • tire pressure check
  • traffic sign recognition
  • 2 Isofix fixings at the back
  • cruise control/speed limiter
  • rear parking sensors
  • automatic switching on of the headlights
  • code passages/automatic headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • fog lights
  • electrically foldable heated door mirrors
  • hill start assist
  • driving programs
  • manual air conditioning
  • 60/40 split-folding bench seat
  • front center armrest
  • adjustable boot floor
  • height and lumbar adjustable driver’s seat
  • Sync3 multimedia with 8” touchscreen and voice control
  • 2 ports USB, compatibilité Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • 6 speakers
  • GPS Europe
  • second programmable key
  • front and rear electric windows
  • 17” alloy wheels
  • kit anticrevaison

The Titanium X finish (from €26,900) adds:

  • automatic air conditioning
  • automatic wiper switch on
  • smartphone charging by induction
  • anti-dazzle interior mirror
  • 10-speaker B&O audio system
  • mixed upholstery
  • tinted rear windows
  • 18” alloy wheels

Ford Puma dashboard

The ST-Line version (from €26,900) adds to the Titanium finish:

  • start button
  • digital instrumentation on 12”3 panel
  • steering wheel paddles (if robotized transmission)
  • 3 spoke flat steering wheel
  • kit carrosserie ST-Line et badges
  • chrome exhaust
  • suspension sport
  • specific 17” alloy wheels

The ST-Line X version (from €28,900) adds to the ST-Line finish:

  • automatic air conditioning
  • automatic wiper switch on
  • smartphone charging by induction
  • anti-dazzle interior mirror
  • 10-speaker B&O audio system
  • mixed upholstery
  • tinted rear windows
  • specific 18” alloy wheels

The ST-Line X Gold Edition version (from €31,800) adds to the ST-Line X finish:

  • adaptive cruise control
  • semi-autonomous parking
  • blind spot monitoring
  • reversing camera
  • illuminated front door sill plates
  • Agate Black metallic paint
  • specific 18” alloy wheels

The ST-Line Vignale version (from €31,300) adds to the ST-Line X finish:

  • front and rear parking sensors
  • leather finish dashboard
  • heated front seats with massage function
  • heated windscreen
  • heated steering wheel
  • sports spoiler
  • specific body kit
  • approach lighting from the mirrors
  • specific 18” alloy wheels

The ST version (from €35,450), with its 200 hp engine, comes with:

  • 4 disc brakes
  • red brake calipers
  • kit carrosserie ST
  • heated windscreen
  • reinforced suspensions
  • anti-theft wheel nuts
  • front bucket seats
  • alarm
  • 19” alloy wheels

The ST Gold Edition version (from €37,950) adds to the ST finish:

  • launch control
  • limited slip differential
  • illuminated door sill plates
  • Agate Black metallic paint
  • ST Gold Aurora gear knob and lever
  • motorized tailgate
  • specific 19” alloy wheels

A Titanium Business version (€26,850) is offered to professional customers.

Our advice: as often with Ford, the basic version already includes all the necessary equipment. Our choice, however, would be the ST-Line X, to have the start button and automatic air conditioning.

Ford Puma ST Line

Ford Puma: in gasoline

With the exception of the 1.5 EcoBoost which tops the range with its 200 hp, all Puma engines havea 48 V micro-hybridization. It does not allow driving in 100% electric mode, but contributes to certain operating phases to significantly reduce consumption.

Note also that the declination 1.0 “flexifuel” of 125 hp (6 CV, from €24,900)only with a manual gearbox, can indifferently drink unleaded (E5 or E10) or Superethanol E85.

The latter, made up of 60 to 85% bioethanol of vegetable origin, half the price at the pump, leads to an increase in consumption (by about 20%) but remains economically very attractive to use.

It’s obvious preferred engine, for individuals and businesses; they then benefit from an exemption from TVS over twelve quarters (emissions of CO2 less than 120 g/km). It has modest performance (0 to 100 km/h in 9.8 seconds, 191 km/h top speed) but benefits from great flexibility.

That same 125 hp engine also exists in robotized transmission dual-clutch (+ €2,000), with a 7-speed Powershift gearbox which improves acceleration very slightly. But this version is not compatible with bioethanol and must deal with a penalty ranging from €50 to €280.

This 3-cylinder EcoBoost is available in the 155 hp version (8 CV, from €32,150) : it then benefits from the Powershift transmission and the micro-hybridization system but must also make do with “classic” fuel (SP95-E10 or SP98-E5). Its penalty varies between 0 and 260€.

Acting as a sports car from the Puma range, the 200 hp ST version (11 CV, from €35,450) comes out honorably against the penalty, with emissions of 148 g/km of CO2, and therefore a penalty of 818 €. And it works hard: 220 km/h peak, 0 to 100 km/h shot down in 6.7 seconds.

Our advice: For its base price and its cost of use, the “base” 125 hp engine, called Flexifuel, is to be preferred. It is the only engine compatible with superethanol. The other versions remain pleasant but, with their “classic” lead-free, they remain more expensive to use.

Ford Puma: an option to choose?

Count 200 € for the 16” spare wheel, and 700 € for the removable towing hook. On the Pumas which do not benefit from it in series, the winter pack (front seats, steering wheel and heated windshield) increases the bill by €450. The panoramic sunroof is charged at €1,000.

Ford Puma

The Ford Puma in numbers

  • 63: this is the percentage of orders made in the last quarter of 2021 by the E85 version of the Puma.
  • 15: the Puma ranks fifteenth among the best-selling cars in France over the first six months of 2022, with 11,745 units sold.
  • 3: since the disappearance of the 1.5 EcoBlue 120 hp 4-cylinder diesel engine in the spring of 2022, the Puma has only been fitted with petrol (or flexifuel) engines with three cylinders. This does not prevent it from claiming up to 200 hp.
  • 2,588: in millimetres, this is the wheelbase of the Ford Puma, that is to say the gap between the axles of the wheels of the front and rear axles. The Renault Zoe and Dacia Sandero have the same wheelbase.
  • 10.4: in meters, this is the turning circle of the Puma.
  • 24.01: that’s a date, that of January 24, 2022. On that day, Sébastien Loeb and Isabelle Galmiche won the Monte-Carlo Rally, at the controls of the Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1… which however no longer has much in common with a standard Puma!

TECHNICAL SHEET (Ford Puma)

  • Lxlxh (m) : 4,19×1,81×1,54
  • Wheelbase (m): 2.59
  • Tank (l): 42
  • Chest at 5 (l): 456

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