Ford began its SUV journey with the Ecosport but it was the Endeavour that really made Ford a success in the SUV segment. The Ford Endeavour was a successful car in its first two generations, however the sales have been low recently and with this new Endeavour, Ford is looking to regain its footprint in a segment dominated by the Toyota Fortuner.
Further into the Ford Endeavour review, the latest version does look similar to the older one but there are some minimal changes, some of the design changes include a new trapezoidal chrome grille with three horizontal slats, a new design for the 18 inch alloy wheels, push button start and semi auto parking assist. The Endeavour still retains the massive street stance and on-road presence.
Under the bonnet, the new Ford Endeavour remains mechanically unchanged. It comes with two engine options – a 3.2 litre and a 2.2 litre diesel – and two transmission options, the 3.2 comes with only the six speed automatic and four wheel drive whereas the 2.2 comes with both manual and automatic options with only two wheel drive.
The equipment has also been revised with the base variant offering six airbags and the top end Titanium + offering seven airbags. The tailgate now gets hands-free operation and one unique feature here is the active noise cancellation where a combination of mics, speakers and processors are used to reduce noise inside the cabin, and it works very well. The cabin feels nice and the seats offer plenty of comfort, the ride height is high so you need some effort getting in and out of the vehicle. The SYNC3 touchscreen also impresses with its easy to use nature and all the essential features.
Out on the road, the Endeavour might be a ladder frame SUV but Ford has worked brilliantly in reducing the issues of the ladder frame build. The Endeavour has commendable ride quality and excellent high speed stability, the big Ford feels like a driver’s car and the steering despite of its heft weighs up to ensure high speed confidence. The one thing we miss are the paddle shifters, the automatic works flawlessly but sometimes we did feel the need for a manual control. For the full Ford Endeavour review visit us at autoX where our experts test all the new cars and new scooters in India.