The 34,100-euro Ford Puma ST 1.5 EcoBoost comes up for a consumption check.
The Ford Puma ST 1.5 EcoBoost costs a minimum of 30,900 euros and as X like the test car with keyless go, full LED headlights, alarm system and more 32,900 euros. Much more than these things, including the respectable standard equipment, the performance package shows that the Puma ST's claim goes far beyond that of its two competitors: for 1,200 euros there is not only a launch control function, but also a mechanical one Quaife differential lock. The ST already has a 25 percent more direct steering and a 50 percent stiffer torsion beam construction on the rear axle as standard. Result: It reacts sensitively, perhaps even too aggressively for some, to the smallest steering movements and corners as seamlessly as if it were about a podium finish in a racing series.
The ESP can be dosed in stages and allows the rear to take lunges that can unsettle beginners, but give more experienced drivers completely new freedom in terms of the curve line. This is great fun, which the three-cylinder announces as soon as you start with a happy sizzling sound and supports it on the way with fine reactions to the gas and greedy revving up to the shift light. Summary: The Puma ST is also a consistent executor because of its almost digitally snapping clutch. And what about the fuel and maintenance costs?
Our test consumption
Ford specifies a WLTP standard consumption of 6.8 liters Super for the Puma ST 1.5 EcoBoost . He moves away from this value in everyday life. We have determined an average consumption of 7.8 liters, which causes fuel costs of 13.10 euros per 100 kilometers. On the Eco lap, the Ford consumed 6.4 liters while consuming 7.6 liters on the Commuter route. If the Ford was moved in a sporty manner, consumption rose to 9.9 liters. The fuel costs are calculated using the daily updated fuel price on our partner portal mehr-tanken.de (03.11.2021 /Super: 1.68 euros/litre).
Monthly maintenance costs
If you drive as resource-efficiently as we do on our eco-lap, the fuel costs for 100 kilometers are reduced to 10.75 euros. The rather violent gait resulted in a total of 16.63 euros. According to Allianz Direct , the vehicle tax costs 164 euros per year for the Ford, the liability insurance is 455 euros. Partial and fully comprehensive insurance cost an additional 179 and 543 euros respectively. Monthly maintenance costs of 303 euros are paid by those who drive the Ford 15,000 kilometers a year. If the mileage is double, the sum increases to 545 euros. We leave out the loss in value in this calculation.
How to test
The auto motor und sport test consumption consists of three differently weighted consumption drives.So-called “commuter consumption” accounts for 70 percent. This is a journey from home to work, which averages 21 kilometers. A particularly economical, approx. 275-kilometre-long eco-lap is included in the rating with 15 percent. The remaining 15 percent is accounted for by the sports driver lap. The length is roughly the same as the eco lap, but the route includes a larger proportion of motorway and thus higher speeds on average. The calculation basis for the fuel costs is always the price of the portal " more refueling " from the day the article was created.
The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes assuming an annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without loss of value. The calculation is based on the test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and fully comprehensive insurance with Allianz Direct * including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (accident-free/annually 15,000 km/resident in the postcode area 70174/not under 21 /partner driver older than 25 years).
In the auto motor and sport test consumption, the 34,100 euro Ford Puma ST 1.5 EcoBoost with 200 hp ended up with an average value of 7.8 liters Super per 100 kilometers. This means that the fuel costs for this distance are 13.10 euros. The monthly maintenance costs are 303 euros (15,000 km annual mileage) or 545 euros (30,000 km annual mileage).