AT A GLANCE

Mercury (Hobart) - Motoring - - ROAD TEST -

WHAT IT’S GOT

Sun­roof, leather, lane de­par­ture warn­ing, blind spot mon­i­tor­ing, park­ing as­sis­tance, sat­nav with traf­fic up­dates, front and rear park­ing sen­sors.

WHAT IT HASN’T

Stop-start en­gine tech­nol­ogy, push-but­ton start, stan­dard tow­bar.

OWN­ER­SHIP

The war­ranty is noth­ing out of the or­di­nary at three years/ 100,000km but ser­vic­ing costs are rea­son­able at $1470 over three years. If you ser­vice with Ford you can get road­side as­sis­tance and a loan car.

WHAT WE LIKED

Com­posed road man­ners, clever cabin lay­out, mod­ern, easy-to-nav­i­gate read­outs, gutsy en­gine.

WHAT WE DIDN’T

No stan­dard tow­bar at this price, hav­ing to pay for pres­tige paint, big ask­ing price.

ALSO CON­SIDER

Toy­ota Prado Kakadu $84,490 Bet­ter fin­ished, qui­eter and bul­let­proof but ex­pen­sive, a bit dated and lack­ing tech­nol­ogy. Toy­ota For­tuner Cru­sade $59,990 Con­sid­er­ably cheaper, car­ries HiLux DNA but not as pleas­ant to sit in and drive. Mit­subishi Pa­jero Sport $52,750 Cheaper, well equipped with de­cent road man­ners but a lit­tle down on power and torque.

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