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Ford Territory Review, For Sale, Specs, Models & News in Australia

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 $30,360 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.

  • Does the 2009 Ford Territory Ghia 4x4 have a timing belt or chain?

    All versions of the Ford Territory form this era used the inline six-cylinder 'Barra' engine from the Ford Falcon. This engine used a timing chain rather than a toothed rubber belt. The chain should be good for the life of the engine and should not need replacing.

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  • Can I still get my 2005 Ford Territory fixed under the brake recall?

    It shouldn't matter how old a safety recall is, it's a safety issue, so it needs to be fixed. That's why there's no actual time limit for these repairs to be made.

    Here's the official response from the Department of Infrastructure: “There are no time limits applied to vehicle recalls by the department. It is expected that if a vehicle is presented for an older recall, the manufacturer will repair it as per the original recall notice”.

    The potential spanner in the works there would be if the manufacturer is no longer represented in Australia or, if the parts required were no longer being made or otherwise available. In any case, this would definitely be worth chasing up with Ford as the recall was for potentially faulty brake lines which could cause a catastrophic failure with horrendous results.

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  • 2013 Ford Territory wheel bearings keep needing to be replaced

    Clearly something is wrong here because wheel bearings should have a much monger lifespan than 12 months. I'd start by checking that the wheel alignment (yes, rear wheels need to be aligned, too) is correct and not putting weird stresses and strains on suspension components which could include the bearings. While you're at it, check the condition of the suspension bushes, too, as these can also allow alignment to become a problem.

    Do you tow heavy loads with the car? This can also place huge stress on things like bearings and cause them to wear faster. Also, who replaced the previous set 12 months ago? Can you be sure they didn't over-tighten the new bearings, causing them to wear faster? Were the new bearings a good quality or a cheap replacement? Has the supplier of the bearings received the same complaint from other customers, suggesting a bad batch of bearings could be the cause? I've personally seen a brand new wheel bearing collapse in under 20km because the surfaces had not been hardened properly during the manufacturing process.

    Finally, given the wild weather this continent has been experiencing, have you driven through flood-waters at any stage. Unlike fresh water, flood-water is often full of tiny silt particles which get into the bearing and then act as griding paste, causing the bearing to fail super fast.

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  • Where is the transmission dip stick on a 2006 Ford Territory?

    If you can't find the dipstick for the automatic transmission, there might be a very simple explanation: It doesn't have one. Many Fords from this era were not fitted with dipsticks, so checking the level is done from underneath the car via the a threaded plug. Not so easy to do at home. The transmission is a sealed system, and any drop in level indicates a problem that needs to be fixed. So the level is worth keeping an eye on, even if that's not so easy to do in cars like this one.

    Theories for the dipstick deletion include preventing owners from over-filling the transmission (easier than you might think, since the transmission temperature when you check it is critical) as well as not giving owners the opportunity to top-up their transmission with the wrong type or grade of fluid.

    At some point though you have to imagine that cost-cutting also came into the decision.

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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 235x55 R18 18x8 inches 235x55 R18 18x8 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 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 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 $30,360 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, —, 6 SP AUTO $30,360 $54,890
2016 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $18,040 $31,460
2015 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $16,280 $28,600
2014 SUV 4.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $12,980 $26,290
2013 SUV 4.0L, —, 6 SP AUTO $11,660 $21,340
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