Ford Territory 2006
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Ford Territory: Good luggage space, Tuned for Australian roads
The 2006 Ford Territory carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2300 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Territory 2006 Towing capacity
The Ford Territory has maximum towing capacity of 2300kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Ford Territory Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|TX (rwd)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|SR (rwd)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|TX (4X4)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|SR (4X4)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||2300kg|
Ford Territory 2006 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Territory here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Ford Territory 2006: Bowser keeps clicking off when I fill up with petrol
A lot of cars seem to suffer from this. The fuel seems to back-up in the filler neck, and that’s what causes the bowser to click off (as a safety measure, to prevent fuel being sprayed around the forecourt). There are three things that seem to help with this.
The first is to place the bowser nozzle half way into the car’s fuel neck. Pushing it all the way in will often make the problem worse, and only half poking it in seems to have the effect of allowing the car to swallow the fuel faster without it backing up. The second thing to try is to insert the nozzle and then rotate it 90-degrees to one side or the other. Again, this seems to re-align the nozzle in the filler neck and can help. The third trick is to pull the trigger on the nozzle only part way. That slows the fuel flow down a little, but if it prevents the bowser continually clicking off, it’s still faster.
Ford Territory TX RWD 2006: Pre-purchase inspection?
The early Territory was subject to a few issues that demand care when buying one now. The main one was the front suspension lower ball joints, which wear out relatively quickly and typically require replacement every 100,000 km or even less. Check the front suspension. The diff bushes are also a problem area; they also chop out quite quickly, so check those when you’re under the car. The automatic transmission can also be a source of trouble, and it’s an expensive item to replace, so pay close attention to the operation, gear changing etc., of the auto.
Why is my 2006 Ford Territory stalling?
The idle speed is possibly too low. Take it to a mechanic and have it checked.
Outback or Sportage?
Both are very good cars, they're well designed, well built and reliable. The Outback is the more fuel-efficient of the two, but it has a CVT auto where as the Sportage has a conventional automatic. You should drive the Outback to see if you like the CVT before making your final decision. Clearly the more frequent servicing of the Subaru means its running costs are slightly higher, and the shorter warranty could have an impact later on. It's a line-ball decision, but for mine I would probably go for the Kia.