The Subaru has 60 % more horsepower in comparison to Ford. The Subaru will be distinctly faster speed up thanks to bigger horsepower. Also overtaking other cars while driving should be much more easier for a vehicle equipped with more powerful motor.
The Subaru Forester IV 2.0 XT 240HP automatic 4x4 has 110 newton meters more torque in comparison to the Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual. Even though most of people do not take into consideration the maximum torque when buying a vehicle, it shows the best how fast a car acclerates. When it comes to compared vehicles the difference is substantial hence the Subaru Forester IV will provide you with better feeling of driving.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A small difference amounts to 23 percent indicates that the Ford is insignificantly beaten in this confrontation. In the „mini 4x4” segment, to which the Ford is assigned, the average acceleration is 10.9 s and is by 11 % slower than acceleration of Ford’s car.
If you are looking for a car for long travels, which could contain more luggage , pick the Subaru Forester IV. The Ford Kuga II is equiped with by 11 % smaller trunk in relation to the Ford Kuga II so probably in this case you would be able to take with you one small parcel less. Assessing the luggage compartment check its width length and height which have considerable impact on loading possibility .
The top speed possible to be reached by the Subaru is higher as compared to this of the Ford which allows to cover the same distance on the highway faster. The difference at the level of 26 kilometers/hour is small and is not realy noticable in daily use.
Ground clearance is defined as the space between the vehicle underbody and the ground. taking these two cars into consideration, it is the Subaru Forester IV which has 30 millimeters higher ride height in relation to the Ford Kuga II. This is why the Subaru Forester IV will deal better with rough terrain and obstacles in the city. However, the higher ground clearance means a higher center of gravity, which can adversely influence the handling of the car.
The Subaru Forester IV has 25 % larger engine capacity in comparison to the Ford Kuga II. The difference is substantia. For this reason the Subaru should accelerate faster and be able to achieve higher top speed. On the other hand larger engine capacity usually means worst fuel consumption.
Gross trailer weight
The Subaru Forester IV is 72 mm longer than the Ford Kuga II. Long cars more of passenger space and also provide plenty of trunk space. Although the Subaru Forester IV 2.0 XT 240HP automatic 4x4 occurs to be better for families or persons who value comfortable rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Ford Kuga II may appeal to the young because it will not cause troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
A Boxer put inside the
Subaru occurs to be noticeably
better because it is smaller and produces less vibrations in comparison to engine with cylinders arranged in a straight line.
What is more it is worth knowing
that its horizontally opposed
design results in that a
car has a lower center of
gravity what affects the better grip. The advantage of engine which cylinders are arranged in a line, like the one
inside the Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual, is that because of its simple construction it can be fuel efficient compared to
other types of engines.
Model release date
Because of the fact that the Ford Kuga II was introduced only 1 year before the Subaru Forester IV, the gap between technology used in both cars is not really big, however, the Subaru may have a bit more modern solutions applied in it.
Automatic gearbox which is installed in the Subaru Forester IV in spite of having a few disadvantages gives much more better comfort of driving. After a long time spent at the steering wheel you probably would be less exhausted. Moreover automatic puts less strain on the engine because of the factory settings of changing gears in specific revs range.