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Ford Territory

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 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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  • Why won't my Ford Territory go into reverse when cold?

    The most common cause of this type of problem is a worn oil pump in the transmission. An automatic works on hydraulic pressure and if the pump is worn, it often can’t muster the necessary pressure to effect a gearshift when it’s cold. Once it’s warmed up, everything moves a bit more freely and the car will select Reverse. The fact that there’s still a gear-selection delay even when warmed up is the giveaway that this is the case.

    If you continue to drive it like this, it will possibly go for some months. But you need to be aware that the faulty oil pump is not only making shifting difficult, it’s also potentially starving the bearings of the lubrication they need. The end is nigh, I’m afraid. You could take a punt and have the gearbox serviced with new fluid and a clean filter, but, on balance, the pump is likely to be the culprit and is also indicative of general transmission wear and tear

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  • How do I activate the alarm system in my 2012 Ford Territory?

    The security system in your Territory is automatically armed when you lock the doors, Martin. As well as the door locks, the system should also immobilise the vehicle electronically, preventing it from being started without the computer-coded key, even if a window is smashed to gain access.

    As for an actual alarm where the lights flash and sirens sound if there’s an attempt to steal it, I’m afraid that wasn’t included on the Territory. Perhaps your car has an aftermarket alarm system that offers those functions, but if it does, you’ll need to contact the alarm’s manufacturer/importer for the instructions on how to make it work.

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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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