Comparison - Ford Kuga ST- Line 2018 - vs - Lada niva 4x4 2018

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Ford escape

Also called:

Lada 4x4,Lada Bushman,Lada Cossack,Lada Fora,Lada Hussar,Lada Job,Lada Neve,Lada Sport,Lada Taiga

Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
39,331
converted from British pound
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Updated: 
11 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
4
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
5-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
no
no
Doors: 
5
3
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.85gals
11.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Impact Blue Metallic
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Electric Spice Metallic
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Ingot Silver Metallic
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Magnetic Metallic
#858484
Oxford White
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Shadow Black
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Sunset Metallic
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Color: 
#005160
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Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car

Pros
Safer,
more affordable,
more spacious and more convenient than before

Cons
Not as fun as it used to be. It's grown up and got some proper trousers...

By: 
topgear.com

The Ford Kuga has recently been facelifted to keep it competitive, but its dashboard still lags behind some rivals.With attractive styling, decent practicality and an impressive safety record, the Kuga is a convincing family SUV. It can't quite match the extremely high all-round standards of some of its latest rivals – the SEAT Ateca in particular – but for the right deal it's worth considering.

PROS
Good value and well equipped
Economical diesel engines
Spacious interior

CONS
Too many buttons inside
Outshone by several rivals
Inferior automatic gearboxes

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Rough, tough, rugged and chunky to drive, the Lada Niva won’t appeal to sophisticated SUV drivers – it feels like a car from the past. Unsurprisingly, the UK importer is targeting the agricultural market, offering it as an alternative to a second-hand Land Rover Defender. With a two-year warranty and a whole load of old-school appeal, it has a certain charm – although its best days are long behind it.

This really is a Lada Niva, and you can buy it new for less than £10,000! Although you would be forgiven for thinking it died years ago, Russia’s favourite 4x4 is still in production, and it’s being imported to the UK again for the first time since 1997.

The interior is basic and not terribly comfortable, while there are three simple levers sprouting from the transmission tunnel to control low/high ratios, the diff lock and the five-speed box.
Space is in short supply in the rear, and the LPG tank takes up most of the luggage bay. Yet despite these drawbacks, the Niva appeals with its old-fashioned honesty, plus its off-road ability

But the car is accomplished in mud and gravel, and the short wheelbase, high ground clearance and torquey engine ensure only the roughest terrain will stop it.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Its compact size and a 4 wheel drive are the qualities of LADA 4х4 that are important in any city, both in old curving streets and on crowded avenues.

Other traits that cannot leave a city person indifferent are comfort and original style. We took into account these wishes and created LADA 4х4 Urban.

Number one in the list of options for the city is an air conditioner. An effective conditioning system quickly creates a comfortable temperature in a compact cabin of LADA 4х4 Urban, and a pleasant freshness stays longer thanks to sunscreen glasses

The observability is improved thanks to power heated exterior mirrors and a bigger cleaning zone of the back window

A more strict black covering replaced chrome on door knobs and window seals

By: 
lada.ru

The Niva has impressive off-road credentials thanks to steep attack and departure angles, as well as a low-ratio gearbox and locking centre differential. However, as soon as its wheels touch Tarmac, the problems start

Faster trips are more fraught affairs because the engine doesn't really have the power to make cruising pleasurable, and overtaking on the motorway requires a lot of forward planning.

The Niva is available only as a left-hand drive, three-door hatchback, so isn't the easiest car to live with. True, the dashboard is simple enough principally because there's almost nothing on it but fit and finish feel like they're from another century, and some of the plastics have an alarmingly flimsy feel.

Still, at least the weak performance perfectly compliments the Niva's poor ride and road holding. The ride is unsettled and there's severe body roll when cornering. The steering is reasonably light, but it's also slow and numb

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.70L
Torque: 
467ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
95ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
238hp
at 5 500rpm
83hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Cup Holders-Rear
Remote Fuel Lid Opener

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
147.20in
Width: 
72.40in
66.14in
Height: 
67.00in
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.00in
Front Track: 
61.50in
56.69in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
55.91in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
86.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
67.10cu.ft
17.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.30cu.ft
9.29cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3500.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
no
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Remote Trunk Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
no
More Power Features: 
Digital keypad power door locks
Power mirrors
LED headlights
Power Steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Cloth
Foldable Rear Seat
Adjustable Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear Seat Headrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Independent wheel suspension with four trailing arms and stabilizer
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Undivided axle with four longitudinal links and panhard rod
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
no
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Rear floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Air Conditioner

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Radio data system
355 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control
CD Player
Speakers Front

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
no
no
Wheel size: 
17
16
Wheels more: 
Steel wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Full wheel covers
Null tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
175.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R16

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Front Impact Beams
Side Impact Beams
Door Ajar Warning
Crash Sensor
Brake Assist
Seat Belt Warning
Rear Seat Belts

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards
Power Panorama Roof
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Wheel Locking Nuts
19" Bright Machined Alloy Luster Nickel Wheels
Trailer Tow Class II
Interior Options: 
Tonneau Cover
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Area Protector
Navigation System w/Sony Branded MyFord Touch

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
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