Likes

  • The 3-cyl engine is surprisingly punchy to drive
  • Small engine is also reasonable fuel-efficient
  • Loaded with standard features
  • Showing good reliability

Dislikes

  • Rear seat space might not be enough for some
  • A few small, sporadic reliability concerns, but nothing too dramatic
  • Umm…

Stuff you should know

The Ford Puma badge was reintroduced to the Australian market in 2020 after a long hiatus. The Australian version came in three variants: Puma, ST-Line, and ST-Line V. The base Puma variant came with features such as an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a wireless phone charger, and a reversing camera. The ST-Line variant included sportier elements like a body kit, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a different steering wheel. The top-of-the-range ST-Line V variant added features like leather-accented seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a hands-free power tailgate.

In 2021, the lineup was expanded with the addition of the Ford Puma ST, a high-performance variant with a more powerful engine, larger brakes, stiffer suspension, a Quaife limited-slip differential, launch control, and selectable drive modes. Sadly, however, this variant was not available in Australia.

Throughout 2020-2022, the Puma received several updates, including the introduction of new color options and minor changes to the standard equipment list.

What goes wrong

So far it’s fairly good news with the Ford Puma. Through our research, there wasn’t anything that could be considered a ‘common’ issue. Granted, this iteration of the Ford Puma has only been around for a couple of years, and at the time of publish, many will have plenty of factory support left on it.

Check out our Used Car Buyer’s Guide to see what you should look out for when buying any used car, and be sure to get a pre-purchase inspection to be sure there’s nothing lurking.

So far it’s fairly good news with the Ford Puma. Through our research, there wasn’t anything that could be considered a ‘common’ issue. Granted, this iteration of the Ford Puma has only been around for a couple of years, and at the time of publish, many will have plenty of factory support left on it.

Check out our Used Car Buyer’s Guide to see what you should look out for when buying any used car, and be sure to get a pre-purchase inspection to be sure there’s nothing lurking.

So far it’s fairly good news with the Ford Puma. Through our research, there wasn’t anything that could be considered a ‘common’ issue. Granted, this iteration of the Ford Puma has only been around for a couple of years, and at the time of publish, many will have plenty of factory support left on it.

Check out our Used Car Buyer’s Guide to see what you should look out for when buying any used car, and be sure to get a pre-purchase inspection to be sure there’s nothing lurking.

Should you buy it?

If you’re shopping in the small crossover SUV market, you should absolutely look at the Ford Puma. It stands out thanks to its surprisingly punchy 3-cylinder engine, which is decently fuel-efficient if you don’t drive like a maniac, and through our research, there isn’t anything that stands out as a ‘common’ issue.

While the Puma is often overlooked by many buyers for the likes of the Hyundai Venue or Mazda CX-3 (both great options), the Puma is certainly worthy of more attention.

There’s plenty of tech and features on offer, good safety features as standard and, while granted it’s relatively new, is showing good reliability and is highly regarded among many owners groups.

Thankfully many stills have plenty of factory support left on them thanks to the five-year warranty, so any issues should be covered.

 

If you’re shopping in the small crossover SUV market, you should absolutely look at the Ford Puma. It stands out thanks to its surprisingly punchy 3-cylinder engine, which is decently fuel-efficient if you don’t drive like a maniac, and through our research, there isn’t anything that stands out as a ‘common’ issue.

While the Puma is often overlooked by many buyers for the likes of the Hyundai Venue or Mazda CX-3 (both great options), the Puma is certainly worthy of more attention.

There’s plenty of tech and features on offer, good safety features as standard and, while granted it’s relatively new, is showing good reliability and is highly regarded among many owners groups.

Thankfully many stills have plenty of factory support left on them thanks to the five-year warranty, so any issues should be covered.

 

Should you buy it?

If you’re shopping in the small crossover SUV market, you should absolutely look at the Ford Puma. It stands out thanks to its surprisingly punchy 3-cylinder engine, which is decently fuel-efficient if you don’t drive like a maniac, and through our research, there isn’t anything that stands out as a ‘common’ issue.

While the Puma is often overlooked by many buyers for the likes of the Hyundai Venue or Mazda CX-3 (both great options), the Puma is certainly worthy of more attention.

There’s plenty of tech and features on offer, good safety features as standard and, while granted it’s relatively new, is showing good reliability and is highly regarded among many owners groups.

Thankfully many stills have plenty of factory support left on them thanks to the five-year warranty, so any issues should be covered.

 

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Models, pricing & features

2020-2022 Ford Puma-3

Puma

Price when new: $29,990 - $30,340

Price used: $23,400 - $27,600

Equipment

  • 17″ Alloy Wheels
  • 7 Speaker Stereo
  • ABS (Antilock Brakes)
  • Air Cond. – Climate Control
  • Airbag – Driver
  • Airbag – Passenger
  • Airbags – Head for 1st Row Seats (Front)
  • Airbags – Head for 2nd Row Seats
  • Airbags – Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
  • Alarm
  • Ambient Lighting – Interior
  • Audio – Aux Input USB Socket
  • Bluetooth System
  • Body Colour – Exterior Mirrors Partial
  • Brake Assist
  • Brake Emergency Display – Hazard/Stoplights
  • Camera – Rear Vision
  • Cargo Tie Down Hooks/Rings
  • Central Locking – Remote/Keyless
  • Chrome Grille
  • Collision Mitigation – Forward (High speed)
  • Collision Mitigation – Forward (Low speed)
  • Collision Warning – Forward
  • Control – Electronic Stability
  • Control – Park Distance Rear
  • Control – Pedestrian Avoidance with Braking
  • Control – Traction
  • Cruise Control
  • Daytime Running Lamps – LED
  • Driver Attention Detection
  • Driving Mode – Selectable
  • EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
  • Engine – Stop Start System (When at idle)
  • Floor Mats
  • Fog Lamps – Active (Cornering/steering)
  • Fog Lamps – Front
  • GPS (Satellite Navigation)
  • Handbrake – Fold Down
  • Headlamp – High Beam Auto Dipping
  • Headlamps – LED
  • Headlamps – See me home
  • Headlamps Automatic (light sensitive)
  • Headrests – Adjustable 1st Row (Front)
  • Headrests – Adjustable 2nd Row x3
  • Hill Holder
  • Illuminated (puddle lamps) Door Mirrors
  • Internet Connectivity via Sim Preparation
  • Keyless Start:- Key/FOB Proximity related
  • Lane Departure – with Passive Steer Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Gear Knob
  • Leather Hand Brake Lever
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Lock Nuts
  • Multi-function Control Screen – Colour
  • Power Door Mirrors
  • Power Door Mirrors – Folding
  • Power Door Mirrors – Heated
  • Power Windows – Front & Rear
  • Radio – Digital (DAB+)
  • Rain Sensor (Auto wipers)
  • Rear View Mirror – Manual Anti-Glare
  • Scuff Plates – Embossed or personalised
  • Seat – Drivers Lumbar Adjustment Manual
  • Seat – Passenger Lumbar Adjustment Manual
  • Seatbelt – Pretensioners 1st Row (Front)
  • Seatbelt – Pretensioners 2nd Row(Rear Outer seats)
  • Seatbelts – Lap/Sash for 5 seats
  • Seats – 2nd Row Split Fold
  • Smart Device App Display/Control
  • Smart Device Integration – Android Auto
  • Smart Device Integration – Apple CarPlay
  • Spare Wheel – Space Saver/Temporary
  • Speed Limiter
  • Speed Zone Reminder – Road Sign Recognition
  • Spoiler – Rear
  • Starter Button
  • Sunvisor – Illuminated Vanity Mirrors Dual
  • Tail Lamps – LED
  • Towing – Latch/Hook Front
  • Towing – Latch/Hook Rear
  • Trim – Cloth
  • Tyre Pressure Sensor
  • Voice Recognition
  • Warning – Driver Fatigue
  • Warning – Road Sign Display
  • Wireless Charging – Compatible Devices

MY21.25 update

  • 6 Speaker Stereo

MY21.75 update

  • Leather Look – Steering Wheel

MY22.5 update

  • USB Socket(s) – Charging

ST-Line

Price when new: $32,340 - $32,690

Price used: $25,400 - $30,000

Adds

  • 12V Socket(s) – Auxiliary
  • Air Conditioning
  • Chrome Exhaust Tip(s)
  • Digital Instrument Display – Full
  • Gear Shift Paddles behind Steering Wheel
  • Grille – Black
  • Pedals – Sports
  • Rear View Mirror – Electric Anti Glare
  • Sports Seats – 1st Row (Front)
  • Suspension – Sports

ST-Line V

Price when new: $35,540 - $35,890

Price used: $28,100 - $32,600

Adds

  • 10 Speaker Stereo
  • 18″ Alloy Wheels
  • Central Locking – Key Proximity
  • Headlamps – Active (Cornering/steering)
  • Leather Seats – Partial
  • Power – Boot/Tailgate
  • Premium Sound System
  • Rear Windows – Extra Dark/Privacy
  • Subwoofer

MY21.75 update

  • Leather Look – Seats Partial

Tech specs

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol, 92kW / 170Nm (All Models)

Transmission

  • 7-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (All Models)

Fuel Consumption

  • 4.7 – 6.3 / 100km (All Models)

Length

  • 4186mm – 4207mm (All Models)

Width

  • 1805mm (All Models)

Height

  • 1548mm – 1550mm (All Models)

Wheelbase

  • 2588mm (All Models)

Kerb Weight

  • 1287kg – 1291kg (All Models)

Towing

  • Unlisted kg (unbraked) – 750kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap Ratings

  • 5 stars, tested 2019 (All Models)

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol, 92kW / 170Nm (All Models)

Transmission

  • 7-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (All Models)

Fuel Consumption

  • 4.7 – 6.3 / 100km (All Models)

Length

  • 4186mm – 4207mm (All Models)

Width

  • 1805mm (All Models)

Height

  • 1548mm – 1550mm (All Models)

Wheelbase

  • 2588mm (All Models)

Kerb Weight

  • 1287kg – 1291kg (All Models)

Towing

  • Unlisted kg (unbraked) – 750kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap Ratings

  • 5 stars, tested 2019 (All Models)

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol, 92kW / 170Nm (All Models)

Transmission

  • 7-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (All Models)

Fuel Consumption

  • 4.7 – 6.3 / 100km (All Models)

Length

  • 4186mm – 4207mm (All Models)

Width

  • 1805mm (All Models)

Height

  • 1548mm – 1550mm (All Models)

Wheelbase

  • 2588mm (All Models)

Kerb Weight

  • 1287kg – 1291kg (All Models)

Towing

  • Unlisted kg (unbraked) – 750kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap Ratings

  • 5 stars, tested 2019 (All Models)

Warranty & servicing

Warranty

  • 5 years / unlimited km (All Models)

Servicing

  • 15,000 km / 12 months (All Models)

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