- The infamous Barra Turbo in an SUV, yes please.

Ford Territory Ghia Turbo Review

A capable family bus that's suitable for most lifestyles...

Barra Turbo, that's all I needed to hear, I was sold. I did however need to see what the fuss was all about. I kept hearing how rugged the Territory's were so I needed to find out for my self. You can see the full video below.


The main thing I ask myself when I review cars is would I have this as a daily. I'd certainly have this. It doesn't feel big compared to all the huge German SUV's of the same year (Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes ML350) As a daily it's cheap to maintain thanks to the same platform / engine being used in many other Ford models, plenty of parts available. The only downside is the fuel consumption, 14.2L/100km combined, no thanks to the car weighing over 2 tonnes.

This Territory is sitting on a set of ROH wheels, size is 20x10, a nice addition.

This Territory is sitting on a set of ROH wheels, size is 20x10, a nice addition.

The Territory can tow, it can carry a large family, you can take it on long road trips, take it camping, as well as some intermediate off roading. The Territory is more suited to an active owner who likes a no fuss approach to engaging in recreational activities.

All up it's a nice ride, now that I've spent time in the Ghia Turbo I wouldn't consider any other Territory model. I kept finding any chance to enjoy its straight line speed, using the Tiptronic gears to find its sweet spot under rolling acceleration, the ZF Sachs Gearbox is always a pleasure to use. It can keep up with a lot of sports sedans off the line and up to 110kph.

These Ghia Turbo's are getting rare, if you have one, hold onto it.

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Comments (31)

  • Hi Ag, they are great cars. Reliable and honest. The owner is building it's power for roll racing. I'm hoping to do a comparison video in the near future. And yes, those wheels are amazing in the flesh. ROH are a solid brand, made here in Adelaide. These wheels are the RO1's.

      18 days ago
  • Hey I immediately prefer this than a bmw idk why!!!

      18 days ago
  • Underrated vehicle. Better value for money and better packaged than a lot of its rivals. If Ford had allowed it to be sold in the USA it would have gone gangbusters.

      17 days ago
    • Totally agree Richard. Pound for pound it's one of the best SUV's out there. Appreciate the feedback.

        17 days ago
    • Yeah, I’ve never even heard of a ghia ford. Does that mean it was designed by ghia for ford. I like the hood scoop too. Might not even be functional but it looks cool. And what is a barra engine? I would have thought ford would use the same engines...

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        17 days ago
  • Yea real cool car. F6X is the go tho

      18 days ago
  • My Dad has a Territory (and apart of the owners club) and he loves it, highly reliable and good for city (as long as you go far enough) and in the regions, had two of them in the past 10 years and it served us well

      16 days ago