Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Ford Puma SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

Mild-hybrid technology ensures the Ford Puma has low running costs

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

Owners Rating
Be the first to review
MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

4.5 out of 5

The only powertrain available is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol engine, with 124 or 153bhp. The mild-hybrid doesn't require plugging in, instead harvesting energy as the Puma decelerates and storing electricity in a compact lithium-ion battery pack. This powers a small generator that can give the petrol engine a boost as you accelerate, helping make its job easier, and saving fuel in the process. The engine has another trick too; it can shut down one of its three cylinders when full power isn’t required.

Ford Puma MPG & CO2

Both the 153bhp and the 123bhp versions of the mild-hybrid 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine are capable of around 50mpg in official tests, which is around 6mpg more than the 1.0-litre Nissan Juke can manage, and on a par with diesel efficiency. During our road test of the ST-Line model, we easily achieved around 48mpg. The 123bhp Ecoboost petrol engine equipped with Ford’s seven-speed automatic returns up to 49.6mpg, but has since been dropped from the lineup and has yet to return as of August 2022.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Impressively, CO2 emissions range from 122g/km to 125g/km for the 123bhp and 153bhp engines respectively, making all versions of the Puma affordable options for company-car drivers looking to minimise Benefit-in-Kind bills.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement - Article continues below

More reviews

Until recently, if you wanted to specify the seven-speed automatic gearbox your choice was restricted to the 123bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine without mild-hybrid assistance. However don’t worry if you’re looking at a used Puma, as this combination is still officially capable of up to 46.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 138-140g/km. When we tested the Puma ST-Line Vignale, we were able to achieve fuel economy of around 45mpg overall.

Every standard petrol version of the Puma costs the standard rate in annual VED (road tax), or £10 less for the mild-hybrid model.

Insurance groups

The Ford Puma 1.0-litre EcoBoost Titanium starts in insurance group 14, but upgrading to the 153bhp version increases this to group 17 out of 50. Meanwhile, the range-topping ST-Line Vignale version elevates its rating to group 19. The SEAT Arona starts in lower single-digit groups, but higher trims will cost a similar amount to cover.

Warranty

Ford has stuck with the three/60,000-mile warranty it has offered on most new cars for quite some time, which lags behind key rivals. Toyota now offers up to 10 years warranty cover, with the condition that you service the car at a dealer, and Hyundai offer a 5-year warranty/unlimited mileage warranty (taxis and reward for hire limited to 100,000 miles). Renault recently increased its warranty offering, so the Captur now gets five years/100,000 miles of cover.

Servicing

Ford still sells more cars in the UK than any other manufacturer and has a dealer network to match. Servicing locations should be convenient and Ford offers a servicing package that covers the first few years of maintenance, paid for either upfront or monthly.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV Titanium 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £25,800

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV Titanium 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £25,800

Fastest

  • Name
    1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV ST 5dr DCT
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £33,050

Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Top 10 best used small SUVs to buy
Best used small SUVs
Best cars
12 Jul 2024

Top 10 best used small SUVs to buy

Ford Puma SUV review
Ford Puma SUV driving
In-depth reviews
13 Sep 2023

Ford Puma SUV review

Most Popular

Porsche Macan Electric now £2,600 cheaper thanks to new entry-level model
Porsche Macan 4S Electric front quarter
News
16 Jul 2024

Porsche Macan Electric now £2,600 cheaper thanks to new entry-level model

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s best PCP finance offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
19 Jul 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s best PCP finance offers

Kia Sorento review – a great SUV now made even better
2024 Kia Sorento UK drive
In-depth reviews
19 Jul 2024

Kia Sorento review – a great SUV now made even better

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
Best electric cars
Best cars
16 May 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024