The Ford Endura is a large SUV and the Trend is the entry grade into the range at $44,990 for the front-wheel drive while the all-wheel drive is $4000 more.

Standard features include proximity key, power folding mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, LED headlights, LED DRLs and fog lights, LED tail-lights, dark-tinted rear windows, roof rails, dual exhaust tips, push button start, power adjustable driver's (10-way) and front passenger seat (six-way), leather-clad steering wheel and paddle shifters, 10-inch screen in instrument cluster and dual-zone climate control.

The Endura has a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine making 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque. That torque peak comes in low at 2000rpm which is where it's most useful for towing and accelerating off the line.

All Enduras have an eight-speed automatic and you can choose between front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The Endura has scored the maximum five-star ANCAP rating. The level of advanced safety equipment in the Endura is mighty good. There's AEB with pedestrian detection, evasive steering assistance, lane keep assistance which will pull you back into the centre if you drift out, front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.