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The Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost [AWD] aut. and the Lunar Solaris with a laden weight of 1410 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

77%

1410 kg 1836 kg
80 kg


Score 7.1


29%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • No salient features

Verdict

The Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost [AWD] aut. and the Lunar Solaris of a laden weight of 1410 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is relatively small at normal speed, if the caravan is well loaded.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2000 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 5th gear, the engine runs in that case 2700 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed). For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 5th gear. The engine runs approximately 2700 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 67 mph. In the 3th gear the top speed is 73 mph (6268 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 31%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 25% not to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1850 kg
Weight ratio
77%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1410 kg / 1836 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.1
Infuence pay load
29%
Flat roads
Top speed
93 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
88 mph
Speed in practice
75 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
19.6 sec. - (max. 15.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13.7 sec. - (max. 10.8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 7.2 sec. (max. 4.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1990
2667
Percentage between accelerator
85% - 97%
63% - 73%
Power needed at 60 mph 1568 N
over: 399 N
over: 1017 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
67 mph - (73 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
4338 - (6268)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
13.2 sec. - (max. 8.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
3214
Percentage accelerator
82%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
27.1% - 32.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
27%
Maximum speed on 1:8
47 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost [AWD] aut.
Year
November 2016 - up to now
Power
kW (182 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 6 gears and torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Lunar Solaris
MIRO
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'7")
Overall width:
m. (7'2")
Overall body lenght:
m. (19'1")
Shipping length:
m. (23'2")
Actual gross train weight
3246 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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Reviews

The Ford towing a Lunar Solaris (1410) kg reviewed by Andrew Wilkinson :

Had a 2litre kuga before I got the 1.5 ecoboost and automatic went from Preston Lancashire to Shrewsbury over the last last new year got stopped by lights on very steep hill so was a test for the auto handbrake which held 3.2 tonne with no drop back then came the hill start no problem with this pulled up with no drop back so overall I am impressed with the car mag while towing was 24 not bad for petrol engine


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