Ford Territory 2008
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Ford Territory: Good luggage space, Tuned for Australian roads
The 2008 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 2008 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|
|SR2 (rwd)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|SR (rwd)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|SR2 (4X4)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||2300kg|
Ford Territory 2008 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Territory 2008 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
How much can my Territory tow?
750 kg with a trailer without brakes, or 2300 kg with a trailer that has brakes.
Best budget 7 seaters?
The used Captiva does appear to be great value, but their shaky reputation for reliability would lead me to consider other options. The Territory would be a better bet, but they are known to have electrical and front suspension issues in the long-term. If you're after an SUV, a seven-seat 2006-12 Mitsubishi Outlander is smart buying at the moment, but if you're just after the seven seats, I highly recommend taking a look at a 2008-13 Kia Rondo. These represent excellent value at the moment. Hope that helps, and keep us posted with your progress.
Territory ignition switch failure
This is not uncommon. Ford chose not to service the ignition switch separately, so when it fails the only option left to owners is to replace the whole assembly and considerable cost as you found out. I can only assume they did to save money on the stock of spare parts they carried.
Blown switch in steering assembly unit
Try an auto electrician, they might be able to repair the switch, or might even be able to source the switch from overseas if they can identify. The problem, of course, is that Ford Australia doesn't stock it as an individual part, only as part of an assembly. Unfortunately that's what the car business has become, and dealers are now mostly part swappers, not repairers.