Remember the Territory
IT’S easy to forget about the Ford Territory. The homegrown Falcon-cloned SUV just does its stuff, which means it can be overlooked among all the flashy newcomers such as the Nissan Murano and Lexus RX, the excellent Volvo XC60, Audi’s Q5, the Renault Koleos and Volkswagen’s Tiguan.
There’s nothing to complain about when you drive the Territory. It does its stuff well and is great value.
OK, so we’ve pointed out problems with rust, brakes and balljoints. But none of that really matters when you have a new Territory in the driveway and jobs to be done. It handles any task well.
Little things such as the excellent headlamps, radio reception, sportsshift automatic and handling grip and balance reflect Australian-made engineering in the Territory.
It’s not sexy, but it’s an SUV most Australians are happy to own. Fuel economy could be better, and Ford went the wrong way developing the turbo instead of a diesel or LPG model, but it’s getting there.
So this week I’m celebrating the Territory and thought it was important to share my thoughts.
Homegrown: the Ford territory just does its stuff and is great value.