REVIEW: Ford Endeavour

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Ford Endeavour Featured Image

Originally launched in the year 2003, the Ford Endeavour has been updated, revised and re-imagined thrice. The last one was in 2015 which was also the most amazing one yet. Ford went for a complete overhaul and came out with a beastly looking car with some serious off road capabilities and a luxurious cabin.

The Pricelist

Variant



Price(EX SHOROOM DELHI)



Mileage



2.2L 4X2 AT Trend



25.65 Lakhs



12.62 kmpl



2.2L 4X2 AT Titanium



29.57 Lakhs



12.62 kmpl



3.2L 4X4 AT Titanium



32.09 Lakhs



10.91 kmpl



*The Ford Endeavour is available exclusively with a diesel engine and AT gearbox combination.

Colour Gallery

 

Exterior

Ford Endeavour Exterior Up FrontFashioning a fully muscular design, the Endeavour takes an upright and commanding stance. Up front, the car gets a fully chromed out four slat grille with the company’s iconic logo in the centre. The grille is flanked by an automatic HID headlight on each side which also incorporates the LED DRLs running along the side.

Ford Endeavour Exterior Water WadingThe Endeavour rides on 18 inch alloys which adds even more to the appeal and road presence of the car. With a ground clearance of 225 mm, the terrain management system(detailed later on in the review) and 800 mm water wading capability the SUV offers serious off roading potential.

Ford Endeavour Exterior Side ProfileComing on to the sides, the Endeavour looks macho here as well with its scooped out doors and flared wheel arches.

Ford Endeavour Exterior RearFrom its rear the SUV looks pretty standard with aesthetically designed tail lights and a dominant chrome Endeavour branded plate running between the two. The rear skid plate stands out in grey and also houses the rear reflectors.

Features & Interior

Ford Endeavour Interior Side FrontClimb into the Endeavour and one is welcomed with luxurious leather wrappings all around the dash and premium materials being used in the entire cabin while the chrome accents add to the ambiance a bit more.

Ford Endeavour Active Noise CancellationActive noise cancellation is another thing which is on offer inside the cabin. A set of microphones are used to detect engine noise which is then cancelled by opposing sound being played from the speakers. This cancels out the engine noise and provides a noise free environment for perfect conversations.

Ford Endeavour SYNC3 Tech InteriorCuddled in luxury, the Endeavour is smart as well, offering an 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Ford’s SYNC3 technology which is more than capable of handling each and every task complete with smartphone and GPS integration.

Ford Endeavour Terrain Management SystemFurthermore, the SUV has a Terrain Management System which basically allows the user to shift between different driving modes depending on the surface on which the car is being driven. There are four modes: sand, snow, rock and mud.

Ford Endeavour Hill DescentThe Endeavour also comes with Hill Descent Control and Launch Assist. The descent control uses the brakes to help maintain a gradual and safe gradient downhill while the launch assist keeps the brakes applied long enough for you to accelerate, eliminating the chance of roll back while going uphill.

Ford Endeavour Instrument ClusterThe instrument cluster is dominated by a speedometer in the centre with two digital screens at either side of it displaying various information about the car such as a RPM gauge.

Ford Endeavour Interior Pano SunroofThe cabin is huge and feels really airy. The panoramic sunroof which is offered on the top end spec adds more to this however it also compromises on headroom for the middle row passengers.

Ford Endeavour Interior CabinThe seats are wide and comfortably cushioned offering plenty of support which is always a bliss on a long journey. However the last row is cramped and is best suited for kids and the passageway leading to them is also very narrow while being hard to get through.

Speaking of the last row, it folds flat to the boot floor at the press of a button. This frees up a massive boot space of 2300 litres

Ford Endeavour Semi Auto Park AssistAdding more to an already loaded feature list, the Endeavour supports semi-auto parallel park assist which not only finds a suitable spot as you drive by but it also steers the car in.

Performance & Mileage

Ford Endeavour Engines 2.2 & 3.2The Endeavour is offered with a 2.2L and a 3.2L diesel engine. Both of these power houses come mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox with no manual being available throughout the range. The 2.2L engine has a 4X2 drivetrain while the 3.2L one is 4X4.

Engine



Mileage



Power



Torque



2.2L 4X2



12.62 kmpl



158 BHP@3200 RPM



385 Nm@1600 RPM



3.2L 4X4



10.91 kmpl



197 BHP@3000 RPM



470 Nm@1750 RPM



 

The King of SUVs….Or Is It?

Ford Endeavour King of SUVs?The Ford Endeavour is a feature rich full size SUV which is very capable off road and is equipped to work surprisingly well in the city too. However, the folks over at Toyota have a serious contender for that title, the Fortuner. These two will always be bitter rivals with one always edging ahead of the other. Which one is it? We will be answering that soon enough.

 

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Your automobile knowledge is excellent & It is explained very well for a layman like me. Most of my queries have been answered with just one glance. Very well written, keep up the great work.

    PS: Love the name

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