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.
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.