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Ford Falcon Australia

The Ford Falcon is synonymous with the Australian motoring landscape.

Born of an American-designed Ford product in 1960, the $21,900-$62,480 Falcon competed with Holden products like the Kingswood and Commodore for sales supremacy for more than 50 years.

Ford's failure to heed the incoming trend of SUVs, plus the changing taste of the Australian public, meant that the locally built Falcon, trimmed from the base Falcon (base) to the top of the range Falcon XR8 Sprint was no longer sustainable, and the last Falcon was built in Melbourne in October 2016, after a production run that exceeded three million vehicles.

Ford Falcon Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Falcon here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why does my 2002 Ford Falcon idle irregularly and have a delayed throttle response?

    An engine that runs well when cold but misfires when It’s warmed up is often a victim of poor air-fuel mixture. That can be caused by an air-leak (such as the intake manifold gasket you’ve already changed) a crack in any of the intake plumbing, faulty fuel injectors, a worn fuel pump, a corrupted ECU (computer), blocked fuel line or about a thousand other things.

    But in this case, knowing the Ford AU Falcon’s engine, I’d be taking a close look at the ignition system, specifically the coil pack. These have been known to fail regularly, often displaying their problems including a rough idle, once the engine has warmed up; precisely the symptoms you’ve noted. That said, rather than rush out and buy a new coil pack, have the vehicle scanned electronically to rule out any other potential source for the problem.

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  • What oil can I use instead of Ford Engine Oil?

    You need to keep using an oil that is compatible with LPG as this fuel places different stresses on the lubricating oil compared with an engine burning petrol or diesel. Provided you stick with the correct grade and API rating and choose a known brand (not the Brand-X supermarket stuff) you should be fine. Don’t forget to change the filter every time you change the oil.

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  • What is causing my 2001 Ford AU Falcon ute to miss?

    A miss is fairly common on these engines and is usually tracked back to either a dud spark-plug or a crook ignition lead. If you’ve already changed the plugs, I’d suggest checking the ignition leads for excessive resistance. The other major source of misses in these engines is usually a fault with the coil-packs. Swapping these for another set is a pretty easy way to check whether they’re the culprits. Don’t forget, however, that a miss can also be fuel or mechanical-related, but experience with these engines shows that the ignition system is often the cause.

    According to government websites, the 2001 Falcon six-cylinder can, indeed, use E10 fuel. You may find, however, that you use a little more E10 over 100km than normal unleaded, so the savings at the pump might not be as marked as they seem on paper.

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  • Ford Falcon 2003: Leaking coolant and replacing remote locking

    If you can’t see coolant on the ground where the car has been parked, you need to start a more thorough investigation. Your car is now 17 years old, so every hose, clip, clamp and junction that carries coolant is a prime suspect to be the cause.

    The lack of any evidence could mean that the coolant is only disappearing when the engine is running and/or the engine is hot and the coolant is under pressure. So a close check of things with the car up to temperature and idling is a good start. Don’t forget, though, that a running engine has all sorts of belts and fans to get tangled in, and that the coolant – if it is spraying out anywhere – will be scalding hot.

    The other possibility is something to which Falcons of this era are a bit prone. And that’s a faulty transmission cooler which can fail internally and allow the coolant to escape into the automatic gearbox. At that point, the transmission is usually damaged to the point of needing replacement, so it’s a big deal, but it could explain the mystery disappearance of your coolant.

    As for the central locking, these functions are handled by the car’s body computer. Again, it’s common with this model Falcon for the computer to start playing up and require replacement. But before you do that, check that the battery in the remote unit hasn’t gone flat. If it’s not that, a trip to an auto electrician is the wise move. But if both the body computer and the transmission need replacing, you might just find that the repairs will cost more than the value of the car itself.

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Ford Falcon Wheel Size

The Ford Falcon has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x60 R16 for Ute in 2017 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2017 Ute 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2017 Sedan 245x40 R18 18x8 inches 245x40 R18 18x8 inches
2016 Ute 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2016 Sedan 245x40 R18 18x8 inches 245x40 R18 18x8 inches
2015 Ute 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2015 Sedan 245x40 R18 18x8 inches 245x40 R18 18x8 inches
2014 Ute 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2014 Sedan 245x40 R18 18x8 inches 245x40 R18 18x8 inches
2013 Sedan 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2013 Ute 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford Falcon Wheel Sizes

Ford Falcon Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Ford Falcon varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $21,900 and going to $62,480 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2017 Ute 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $21,900 $43,230
2017 Sedan 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $23,300 $62,480
2016 Sedan 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $10,500 $55,880
2016 Ute 4.0L, LPG, 6 SP AUTO $14,100 $29,920
2015 Sedan 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $9,100 $45,100
2015 Ute 4.0L, LPG, 6 SP AUTO $13,000 $28,050
2014 Sedan 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $6,800 $42,130
2014 Ute 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $8,800 $26,180
2013 Sedan 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $6,000 $21,230
2013 Ute 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $7,800 $21,010
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Ford Falcon Dimensions

The dimensions of the Ford Falcon Ute and Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2017 Ute 1499x1897x5382 mm 160 mm
2017 Sedan 1433x1868x4970 mm 121 mm
2016 Ute 1499x1897x5382 mm 160 mm
2016 Sedan 1433x1868x4970 mm 121 mm
2015 Ute 1499x1897x5382 mm 160 mm
2015 Sedan 1433x1868x4970 mm 121 mm
2014 Ute 1499x1897x5382 mm 160 mm
2014 Sedan 1433x1868x4970 mm 121 mm
2013 Ute 1499x1897x5382 mm 160 mm
2013 Sedan 1453x1869x4955 mm 150 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford Falcon Dimensions

Ford Falcon Towing Capacity

The Ford Falcon has maximum towing capacity of 2300kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2017 Sedan 1200kg 2300kg
2017 Ute 1200kg 2300kg
2016 Sedan 1200kg 2300kg
2016 Ute 1200kg 2300kg
2015 Sedan 1200kg 2300kg
2015 Ute 1200kg 2300kg
2014 Sedan 1200kg 2300kg
2014 Ute 1200kg 2300kg
2013 Ute 1200kg 2300kg
2013 Sedan 2300kg 2300kg
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Ford Falcon Fuel Consumption

The Ford Falcon is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP, LPG and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 11.1L/100km for Sedan /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2017 Sedan 11.1L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 12.3L/100km 4.0L LPG 6 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 12.85L/100km 4.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Ute 10.7L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Ute 13.9L/100km 4.0L LPG 6 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 11.1L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Sedan 12.3L/100km 4.0L LPG 6 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 12.85L/100km 4.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 Ute 10.7L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 Ute 13.9L/100km 4.0L LPG 6 SP AUTO
2015 Sedan 11.1L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2015 Sedan 12.3L/100km 4.0L LPG 6 SP AUTO
2015 Ute 10.7L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2015 Ute 13.9L/100km 4.0L LPG 6 SP AUTO
2014 Sedan 11.1L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2014 Sedan 12.3L/100km 4.0L LPG 6 SP AUTO
2014 Ute 11.7L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2014 Ute 13.9L/100km 4.0L LPG 6 SP AUTO
2013 Sedan 8.1L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2013 Sedan 12.3L/100km 4.0L LPG 6 SP AUTO
2013 Ute 11.7L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2013 Ute 13.9L/100km 4.0L LPG 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Ford Falcon Pricing and Specs for 2017