The sports crossover on the Fiesta platform performed the maneuvers in a way that made significantly more expensive cars ashamed. However, the car’s behavior on the track was still not perfect.
In the first attempt with an entry speed of 79 km / h, which exceeds the minimum standard of the Spanish channel Km77, the Ford Puma ST sports crossover caught one cone, but performed better at high speed.
To pass the exam, the car does not need to hit a single cone while performing the “elk detour” at a speed of 77 km / h. Typically, test cars perform better, the slower the speed. But the sporty Ford Puma did the opposite.
The first attempt showed a good result at a speed of 79 km / h, but this was just a warm-up for a better ride. The crossover speed at the entrance to the maneuver was 81 km / h, the driving mode was normal. Not a single knocked down cone.
Sport mode made the crossover quite jumpy. What’s more, the rear inner tire tends to come off the asphalt, much like the Ford Fiesta ST.
Maneuvering at 81 km / h puts the Ford Puma ST ahead of models such as the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Toyota Supra and Mercedes-AMG A45 S, which performed best at 78, 77 and 75 km / h, respectively. … Kia Stinger (82 km / h), Tesla Model 3 (83 km / h) and 4th generation Ford Focus (83 km / h) have the best results.
In a slalom test, the Puma ST showed better handling in normal rather than sport mode.
Km77 experts noted that the subcompact sports crossover feels sharp and sharp, has very responsive steering and excellent grip, thanks to the good 225 / 40R19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
We also advise you to check out a detailed review of the Ford Puma from the FineAuto team: