It’s definitely a different drive and for the better in my experience.
Had a 2.0 diesel 163hp 4x4 Kuga with the power shift gearbox before buying our Ateca.
The DSG in the Ateca is much better. The road handling (admittedly is firmer) is much better. The fuel consumption is also better. The Kuga was a good car and a nice drive but the Ateca 190 ps 4Drive diesel, makes me want to go out and just drive it for the sake of it.
Hopefully, you’ll find the same too.