Which Ford is right for me? – Puma Edition.
The Ford Puma is a true all-rounder; a fun, dynamic compact SUV, built with practicality on its side and designed to be our leading mild hybrid option. As one of Ford’s new kids on the block, you may well have some questions about what makes it so special, or why it keeps winning awards from people like WhatCar?!
Why choose the Puma?
The Puma offers new forward-thinking, advanced EcoBoost hybrid petrol options, delivering outstanding performance with impressive fuel economy and noticeably lower CO2 emissions figures than other conventional, non-hybrid engines. It is also great fun to drive with exceptional handling, acceleration, and some excellent features as standard – oh and it looks fantastic too!
What is a ‘Mild Hybrid’? (MHEV)
Not all hybrids are the same. An MHEV battery does not actually power the engine, but rather collects wasted energy when you take your foot off the accelerator. This battery then integrates with electrical systems in the engine – such as the starter motor – and compressions systems to help the engine work more effectively and efficiently.
MHEVs cannot be charged up independently (like a plug-in option) but just work to collect energy during usual use. (Sort of like a watch powered by movement).
The two keynotes for a mild hybrid engine are that it massively improves the start-stop mechanic, with the ignition using less fuel and being able to start the engine within 0.2 seconds – that’s faster than you can blink. It also automatically restarts the engine after a stall, meaning no embarrassing breaks while you restart the car!
Finally, the mild hybrid battery offers additional power to the engine, offering an additional 50PS to acceleration which really helps when changing gears – smoothing the transition between high and low revs in places such as roundabouts to make sure when you need power, it is there.
Apart from the ST and ST Performance Pack version, all Puma’s have MHEV technology.
All models also come with:
- Projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights
- Front fog lamps and LED rear lamps.
- Power-foldable heated door mirrors with puddle lamps
- Quickclear heated windscreen.
The available specifications are:
- ST-Line X
- ST-Line Vignale
All these Pumas come with varied features and engine size options.
Some of The Titanium’s key features are, 17" 10-spoke black alloy wheels, auto headlights with rain sensing wipers and auto high beam, rear parking sensors, and the extremely useful quick clear heated windscreen and it wouldn’t be a Ford without a little extra beautification, so you will also get a body colour rear spoiler.
The Titanium has so many interior features that make your driving life that little bit easier, you get your SYNC 3 navigation with 8” touchscreen and ford pass connect, pre-collision assist with your emergency braking, cruise control, lane keeping system and auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
Like all Puma’s, the Titanium features the exclusive MegaBox, which extends the boot space and selectable drive modes! The drive modes can help ensure easier driving in difficult weather conditions or terrain, or if you want to improve driving efficiency. Modes include Eco, Sport, Slippery, and trail - all with a touch of a button!
Most of the Pumas (Including the Titanium) usually come with at least two engine options. You can get the 1.0L EcoBoost 125BHP or you can go for the faster 1.0L EcoBoost with 155BHP, both are mild hybrids and are extremely cost-effective and eco-friendly.
Available from: £22,958.80
The ST-line Puma comes with the ST-Line flat-bottomed leather steering wheel and black leather-trimmed handbrake handle with red stitching. As this car is an ST-Line you will also get the sports-style front seats with manual lumbar support, aluminum gearshift knob and the 12.3” full digital instrument cluster.
One of the main differences between the models is the body kit and alloys. You will get 17" 5x2-spoke alloy wheels with a black machined finish. The ST-Line also features a unique ST-Line front bumper and rear bumper with a diffuser, sports suspension, a large rear spoiler, and a ST-Line badge to add the sporty look you want from an ST, without the added price.
The ST-Line also comes with at least two engine options as well as being able to choose from an automatic or manual gearbox.
Available from: £26,033.80
There are only a few differences between the ST-Line and the ST-Line X. The ST-Line X comes with all the above as standard as well. However, there are a few upgrades.
The alloys on the ST-Line X are the larger - 18" 5-spoke alloy wheels with a beautiful matt black finish. You also get darkened rear privacy glass, as well as the upgraded B&O speakers that make the world of a difference. You also get partial premium Sensico® man-made leather seat trim, a wireless charging pad, and a carbon look interior.
Now let’s talk about the most luxurious Puma you can get.
Available from: £25,783.80
This model has some key features that are additional to the beloved ST-Line X. You get 18" 10-spoke black alloy wheels and a beautiful unique Vignale exterior body. You also get front parking sensors, fixed LED signature headlamps, dual power-foldable heated door mirror with floor logo lamp, and keyless entry all as standard and that’s just for the outside.
Inside the car you get your Premium Sensico seats with metal grey stitching trim, Sensico wrapped instrument panel with metal grey stitching for a unique finish. You will also be getting your heated driver and passenger seats along with heated steering wheel, and lumbar massage seats… not only for the driver but for the passenger as well!
Available from: £28,783.80
The ST is known for its sportier look, feel, and sound. Now, if you are into sporty yet functional cars this could be the one for you. It truly stands apart from the other ranges of Puma as it has a unique body kit, a stunning flat-bottom steering wheel, a more aggressive bumper, double exhaust, thick side sills and a stunning rear spoiler.
The car sits 21mm lower to the ground than the standard Puma, allowing the larger 19in alloys to fill in the arches beautifully. If you’re a fan of painted brake calipers, then get excited as the Puma ST has them as standard. The Puma ST is the only model of Puma that you can’t get in an automatic gearbox, this car only comes with a manual gearbox option as of right now.
The Puma ST has a 1.5L EcoBoost 200bhp engine which makes it top-of-the-line for the range. It also comes in a good range of colours from your normal blacks, greys, and whites to Fantastic Red, Mean Green, and Desert Island Blue. (Which are some fan favorites around here).
Available from: £31,198.80
Ford sometimes has additional models in the Puma range, right now we have the Vivid Ruby Edition. You can follow the link below to find out the full breakdown of what you can get on your amazing Vivid Ruby Edition.
Starting price - £29,933.80
Download the brochure.
If you want a full brochure on each model’s full spec follow this link to download -
Written by Isabelle Davey