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Ford Puma SUV - Reliability & safety

Euro NCAP has already awarded the Ford Puma a five-star safety rating

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4.2 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The latest Ford Puma hasn't been around long enough to have a proven reliability record, but it has already shown its safety credentials in crash testing.

Ford Puma reliability

Neither the Puma or the Fiesta it shares so much technology with have been in the hands of owners for very long, but Ford failed to impress in our latest Driver Power survey, coming 24th out of 30 brands. Its models scored well for infotainment, but fell down on build quality, styling and comfort - areas in which Ford will be hoping the Puma can improve its reputation. Just 15.6% of Ford owners told us their cars had experienced one or more faults in the first year.


Before arriving in showrooms, the Ford Puma already received five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests, with an impressive 94% score for adult occupant protection. It also scored the maximum points in lateral impact tests and for its child restraint system.

Top versions of the Puma are fitted with 12 ultrasonic sensors, three radars and two cameras to help assist with driving, improve safety and aid parking. It features safety technology including autonomous emergency braking, Ford's Intelligent Speed Limiter and lane keeping assist.

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