Ford Puma ST-Line: A Compact Crossover with a Sporty Twist
In a constantly evolving auto industry that’s producing more compact crossovers than ever before, manufacturers are under increasing pressure to deliver cars that not only meet the practical needs of consumers but also offer a unique and enjoyable driving experience.
In 2022, Ford entered this competitive arena with the 1.0T EcoBoost ST-Line variant of their Puma model. And as we have this exact model of used Ford Puma available at Tangelo, we’ve delved into the compact crossover’s design, practicality, technology, and performance in our latest car review, to help you understand if it’s the car for you!
From the Outside
The 2022 Puma ST-Line boasts a dynamic and sporty exterior design that sets it apart in the compact crossover segment. At first glance, its front end grabs attention with a bold honeycomb-patterned grille, finished in glossy black, flanked by sleek LED headlights. The sculpted hood and sharp character lines give the Puma a sense of athleticism.
Moving along the side of the car, the Puma features distinctive 17-inch alloy wheels, further emphasizing its sporty character. The body is well-proportioned, with a slightly elevated ride height that offers a sense of capability without compromising on its urban-friendly size. The blacked-out roof adds a touch of contrast and sophistication.
Towards the rear, the 2022 Puma showcases a roof-mounted spoiler, integrated roof rails, and LED tail lights that wrap around the rear corners, adding to its sporty appearance. Overall, the ST-Line blends modern design elements with a hint of aggression, making it an attractive choice for those seeking a compact crossover with a sporty flair.
On the Inside
On getting inside the Ford Puma, you find a healthy balance of sportiness and practicality. The cabin welcomes you with well-bolstered sports seats that not only provide comfort during long drives but also firmly hold occupants in place during spirited driving. These seats, finished in quality materials with contrasting stitching, are a highlight of the ST-Line trim.
The sporty theme continues with details like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum pedals, and unique ST-Line badging throughout the cabin. When it comes to practicality, one of the Puma's standout features is its rear seat and cargo space that offers ample legroom for rear passengers, making it suitable for accommodating adults comfortably. The rear seats can be folded flat to expand cargo capacity, and the boot offers a spacious and well-shaped load area, adding to its practicality. Additionally, the Puma's higher driving position provides good visibility and ease of entry and exit.
Technology and Connectivity
The Puma EcoBoost impresses with a solid range of technology and connectivity features. At the heart of this is the SYNC 4 infotainment system, showcased on an 8-inch touchscreen display. This system is not only responsive but also intuitive, providing access to a host of functions, including navigation, entertainment, and smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Ford has also introduced FordPass Connect, which allows for remote vehicle monitoring and control via a smartphone app. This feature enables remote start, locking and unlocking, and even locating the vehicle, improving convenience and security.
Although not included on our used Ford Puma available at Tangelo, other Puma models include an optional Bang & Olufsen sound system that offers a premium audio experience. Other tech amenities include USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and voice recognition. Overall, the Puma boasts a tech-savvy driving experience with a focus on convenience, entertainment, and connectivity.
Performance and Handling
When it comes to the drive, the Ford is a testament to the fact that smaller engines can in fact deliver impressive performance. Under its hood lies a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine, producing 123 horsepower and 210 NM of torque. This powerplant provides brisk acceleration and a lively driving experience, especially when paired with the engaging six-speed manual transmission.
What truly sets the ST-Line apart is its sport-tuned suspension. It offers precise steering and minimal body roll, resulting in agile and responsive handling, it also excels in corners, offering a sense of confidence to the driver.
The suspension setup effectively absorbs bumps and road imperfections, delivering a comfortable ride quality without sacrificing sportiness. This makes the Puma ST-Line suitable for both spirited driving on winding roads, as well as comfortable daily commuting. Overall, the 2022 Ford Puma 1.0T EcoBoost ST-Line delivers an impressive performance and handling package that adds a dash of sportiness to the compact crossover segment.
Explore the Range
If the sporty design, impressive handling, and inviting price tag of the Puma have caught your eye, then head to our website to find out more about the used Ford Puma ST-Line available at Tangelo! With only 4,700 miles on the clock from just one previous owner, the car really is like new and is ready for its next lease of life.
To help, at Tangelo we make finding your next car very easy indeed. With used car finance and used car part exchange available, our expert team is on hand to find the car that works for you. We also offer home delivery across mainland UK, or collection from our Customer Hub in Exeter, whatever works best for you.