Our 2022 Ford Puma Review

By Libby Foster
Our 2022 Ford Puma Review

Fancy leasing a Ford Puma?

There's a good reason why the Ford Puma name may sound rather familiar to you. Back in the late 1990s, it was a compact coupé, and it was a very good one at that movement in time. The issue was that the first Puma didn't sell all that well, which is possibly why when it was brought back into the Ford lineup some 20 years later, it had changed into a tiny SUV. However, it still has a sleeker appearance than the majority of the other vehicles in this class and is more enjoyable in other aspects, as we'll explain later.

Its top competitors in terms of size and cost are the popular Nissan Juke, Skoda Kamiq, Volkswagen T-Roc, and Volkswagen Taigo. The Ford Puma, in contrast to those models, has the type of mild-hybrid engine technology you'd typically expect to see in a much more expensive car, enabling it to combine quick acceleration with remarkably good fuel efficiency.

Ford Puma Drive 

The 1.0-litre petrol Ford Puma engines all feature 48-volt mild-hybrid (mHEV) technology. When you're approaching a stop, this can turn the engine off to save fuel while still supplying power to the steering and air conditioning. The engine restarts as soon as a gear is engaged, and a tiny electric motor adds a little extra zip to help you move along.

The Ecoboost mHEV 125, which is the base model, can reach 60 mph in 9.6 seconds, which is much faster than any Nissan Juke or the Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI. It cruises at a comfortable speed and pulls reasonably well at low revs. The Ecoboost mHEV 155 is much faster if you want more speed, reaching 60 mph from a stop in just 8.5 seconds. As a result, it is as quick as much more expensive small SUVs, such as the Audi Q2 35 TFSI. All Pumas come standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, with a seven-speed automatic available as an option.

The Puma will win your heart if you enjoy driving. You'll notice this agility whether you're simply hopping around a roundabout or speeding down your preferred country lane because it is extremely agile by small SUV standards.

Ford Puma Interior 

The standard Puma seats found on Titanium models are comfortable overall but could use a little more side support. All ST-Line models have adjustable lumbar support to lessen back pain on lengthy trips and thicker side bolsters that slightly better cradle you in the corners. No matter your size or shape, all Pumas have seat height adjustment and plenty of movement to put the steering wheel exactly where you need it. However, some individuals might feel that the gear lever is positioned a little too low.

Every Puma has an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a DAB radio, Bluetooth, a built-in sat-nav, and smartphone mirroring for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (so you can use your phone apps on the screen). Wireless phone charging is an option on the less expensive trims of the ST-Line X and ST-Line Vignale models.

The Puma's interior is a little more opulently decorated than those of the Bayon and Yaris Cross, which have interiors made of more harsh, unforgiving plastics. The dashboard and the tops of the Puma's doors have pleasingly squishy surfaces. The range-topping ST-Line Vignale has full leather seats, while ST-Line X models even have some faux carbon-fibre accents and part-leather seats. Certain dashboard plastics still have a somewhat cheap feel to them. Overall, the interiors of the Juke, Peugeot 2008, and Kamiq are more upscale, with the Mini Countryman reigning supreme among small SUVs in terms of quality.

Ford Puma Space 

You won't have any trouble fitting in the front of the Ford Puma unless you're exceptionally tall. It's not as roomy as the Volkswagen T-Roc, though; that vehicle has a few more centimetres of headroom and a slightly wider interior, which gives the driver and front passenger more shoulder room.

Small rear side windows in the Puma don't help give the impression of space, and in reality, two people six feet tall will have less room for their knees than in the limo-like Skoda Kamiq or either the Volkswagen Taigo or T-Roc. Even though all of this may sound rather damning, you can still transport three tall passengers without too many complaints. Headroom is also worse than it is in both of those rival vehicles.

The main boot compartment of the Puma can accommodate six carry-on-sized suitcases, which is one fewer than you can fit in a Kamiq or T-Roc. However, Puma has a secret weapon. Its boot floor can be lifted to reveal a sizable well that can fit two more cases. Two sets of golf clubs or a few large potted plants can be stood upright in the well by clipping the boot floor to the backs of the rear seats. Even better, the bottom has a removable plug that allows you to rinse any remaining mud away.


The Ford Puma will make you happier than any other small SUV thanks to its quick acceleration and agile handling. Because of its low CO2 emissions, excellent real-world fuel economy, cleverly designed boot, and appealing monthly personal lease contract prices.

At MWVC, we provide a range of Ford Puma and fiesta leasing deals to meet every driver's requirements for finding the ideal vehicle for themselves. Our knowledgeable sales team can assist you in finding the greatest price. Are you still unsure if an electric car lease is the best option for you? One of our representatives will be happy to assist you if you call 0116 490 4113.


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