The face-lifted Ford Endeavour was launched 2009. Ford Endeavour is one of the best sports utility vehicles in the 20 lakh price bracket. It looks fantastic in its new design and brings some new decals which look sporty and stylish on its doors and indicators mounted on the rear view mirrors on either side. It has the FORD logo on its chromed front grill. It has a commanding road presence owing to its large and long body and large wheels with fat grippy tyres on its multi-spoke alloy wheels. Ford Endeavour has a spare tyre on its tail gate. Ford Endeavour brings plenty of space in its roomy interiors and feels airy and fresh thanks to the large windows. It has ample leg and head room inside and brings plenty of modern features.
The center console has a display which shows the audio head unit options, GPS and reverse guide camera. The audio head unit is a 6 CD changers stereo system and Aux-in, USB/iPod connectivity and large air conditioning vents. It is however missing auto climate control. There are plenty of cubby holes inside for storing your small items. The instrument console displays the 4 wheel drive options along with the tacho, speedometer and fuel level gauges, all of which are easy to read. It also brings a vast storage area of 430 liters which can be expanded by removing or folding the seats. Ford Endeavours packs a good punch and in both its engine variants.The 2.5 liter engine produces 140 BHP of maximum power and delivers a maximum torque of 330 NM at 1800 RPM. It has plenty of torque and brings top performance in the city and on highway hauls.
It comes with a manual gearbox as well. The 3.0 liter variant on the Endeavour produces 152 BHP at 3200 RPM and 380 NM of maximum torque. This engine is available in a 4×2 automatic transmission and a 4×4 automatic transmission option. ARAI has rated the 2.5 liter engine variant of the Ford Endeavour to deliver a maximum fuel efficiency of 13.1 kmpl while the 3.0 liter Ford Endeavour has been rated by ARAI to deliver a maximum fuel efficiency of 11.4 kmpl. This SUV has a well tuned suspension with the front performing better than the rear to provide comfort and high level of stability at all times. The body roll is well controlled on the Ford Endeavour. It is not build for spirited cornering but will take you places.
It has hill descent control which allows you to safely descent a steep decline in full control at a safe rate of descent. It has good brakes and brings ABS + EBD for improved stopping power. It also brings airbags which offers safety for the passengers inside. Ford Endeavour is available at an ex-showroom Delhi price of 18.2 lakhs for the Ford Endeavour 4×2 MT base variant to 19.6 for the top model automatic 3 litre diesel. It has excellent road presence and is a wonderful machine on road and on off-road trails. For a detailed analysis read below.