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Ford Australia struck gold with the original Ford Territory.

Launched in 2004, the large Territory SUV was the perfect car for the time. In fact, it worked so well that it stole sales from Ford's traditional Falcon station wagon, forcing the model's decline and eventual demise in 2010. Based on the Falcon platform, the Territory is available with the choice of rear or all-wheel-drive, and in a range of trim levels starting with the $27,600 Territory TX (RWD). Higher-spec versions, like the $54,890 Territory Titanium (4x4) feature all-wheel-drive as standard.

In 2011, the Territory gained a 2.7-litre turbo-diesel engine, developed during Ford's partnership with Land Rover, providing the power and torque of the big Aussie inline six-cylinder without the fuel consumption. The Territory has reached the end of its journey, however, thanks to the closing of Ford's Australian operations.

Ford Territory Q&As

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

  • Why won't my 2005 Ford Territory transmission move forward or reverse?

    The transmission in this era of Ford Territories was notorious for suffering a failed transmission oil cooler. If that happened, the coolant would often mix with the transmission’s fluid, causing massive damage to both the electronics and the mechanical components of the transmission. In severe cases, the vehicle could lose drive altogether. A replacement transmission is the usual fix, so it’s an expensive failure.

    But the first check to make is of another part of the Territory that is also known for giving trouble. In this case, though, the end result is nothing like as dramatic as it’s caused by damaged or poorly adjusted (loose) selector linkages. A quick tighten or adjustment will have the transmission operating properly again, but you need to ascertain what’s causing your problem in the first place. Don’t forget to check that there’s actually sufficient fluid inside the transmission, too, as low fluid can cause a loss of drive. Most workshops will be able to diagnose either problem pretty quickly.

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  • Ford Territory Bluetooth: How to Use Bluetooth in a Ford Territory?

    To connect your phone to the Ford Territory Bluetooth system, start by making sure your phone has its Bluetooth switched on and is in discoverable mode. You also need the vehicle to be in Park with the engine running; having the ignition in accessory mode is not sufficient, the engine must be running for phone pairing to take place.

    On the stereo info-screen in the Territory, touch the Phone button, followed by the Add a Phone button. You should next receive a message that the pairing process has begun and a six-digit code will be displayed. Enter that code into your phone and the pairing process should complete. You’ll know it has when the phone’s name is displayed on the car’s screen as being added successfully.

    If more than one phone is paired with the car, the system will ask if you wish to make the current phone your favourite. If you do, this is the phone that will be automatically paired with if more than one paired phone is detected.

    The system will then ask you if you wish to automatically download your phone’s contact book to the car. If you touch Yes, this process will begin and could take a few minutes depending on how many contacts you have.

    For more instructions on how to play music through the system, more setup options, and troubleshooting problems, refer to the vehicle’s owner’s manual.

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  • Why is the transmission in my 2016 Ford Territory intermittently down-shifting?

    Some Territories of around this vintage experienced a problem with a dud output-speed sensor within the automatic transmission. The sensor could cause an intermittent fault where the transmission wasn’t telling the rest of the car how fast it was going and, in some cases, could cause the transmission to suddenly shift back to first gear. That sounds a lot like your symptoms. Ford reckons it had this problem fixed by early 2013, well before your car was built, but I reckon it’d still be worth a check of the sensor’s operation via an electronic scan.

    The other recurring problem with the Territory’s transmission was when the transmission cooler failed internally and the gearbox oil and the coolant became mixed. That destroyed the gearbox both mechanically and electronically in pretty quick time and if that’s your problem, a rebuilt or replacement transmission is the only fix.

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  • Does the 2008 Ford Territory RWD have electric steering?

    Ford did, in fact, upgrade the Territory’s power-steering system to an electric set-up in the name of improved fuel economy, but that didn’t happen until mid-2011. As such, Rodney, your 2008 Territory still uses conventional hydraulic power-steering.

    While the fuel consumption benefits of electric power-assistance are clear, keener drivers generally prefer a conventional hydraulic set-up for the extra feel and feedback it offers through the steering wheel. But it’s a dying technology and just about all new car designs feature electrical assistance.

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Ford Territory Towing Capacity

The Ford Territory has maximum towing capacity of 2700kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2017 SUV 2300kg 2700kg
2016 SUV 2300kg 2700kg
2015 SUV 2300kg 2700kg
2014 SUV 2300kg 2700kg
2013 SUV 2300kg 2700kg
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Ford Territory Wheel Size

The Ford Territory has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x60 R17 for SUV in 2017 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2017 SUV 235x60 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x60 R17 17x7.5 inches
2016 SUV 235x60 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x60 R17 17x7.5 inches
2015 SUV 235x60 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x60 R17 17x7.5 inches
2014 SUV 235x60 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x60 R17 17x7.5 inches
2013 SUV 235x60 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x60 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford Territory Wheel Sizes

Ford Territory Dimensions

The dimensions of the Ford Territory SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2017 SUV 1716x1898x4883 mm 175 mm
2016 SUV 1716x1898x4883 mm 175 mm
2015 SUV 1716x1898x4883 mm 175 mm
2014 SUV 1716x1898x4883 mm 175 mm
2013 SUV 1716x1898x4883 mm 175 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford Territory Dimensions

Ford Territory Fuel Consumption

The Ford Territory is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.2L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2017 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.7L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 10.2L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.7L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 10.2L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2015 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.7L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2015 SUV 10.2L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2014 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.7L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2014 SUV 10.2L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2013 SUV 8.2L/100km 2.7L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2013 SUV 10.6L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
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Ford Territory Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Ford Territory varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $27,600 and going to $54,890 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 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $27,600 $54,890
2016 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $15,800 $33,000
2015 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $13,500 $29,260
2014 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,600 $26,510
2013 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $9,300 $20,900
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