Ford Endeavour

The 2016 Ford Endeavour – A Modern-Day Mammoth

Ford Endeavour :  They said the mammoths are extinct. No. The mammoths are back, in fact. They are back in the shape and size of none other than the 2016 Ford Endeavour. Yes, the 2016 ford endeavour is huge and it’s powerful. It looks dashing and is there to beat the competition. The machine makes its presence felt on the road very dominantly. This full-size luxury SUV is there to compete Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero, Hyundai Santa Fe, etc. Let’s get to know more about the 2016 Ford Endeavour, including its specifications, features, price, and everything else.

Ford Endeavour

Overview

The 2016 Ford Endeavour comes with two engine options – a 2.2L and a 3.2L. While the 2.2L variants are available in both manual and automatic transmission, the 3.2L comes with automatic transmission only along with 4×4. The 2.2L engine produces 157.7 bhp and the latter produces 197.2 bhp at 3,000 rpm. The 2016 Endeavour is known for the humongous space it provides to all 7 passengers, its high build quality, and expansive feature list. Some of the standout features in Endeavour include the Ford’s Terrain Management System, giving the vehicle different modes to drive in terrains like snow, mud & grass, sand & rock, etc. Also, there is a first-in-class programmable key that helps you limit the audio volume and top speed. There is far more to Endeavour than this. Let’s check out more!

External and Internal Features

Ford Endeavour

The 2016 Endeavour looks muscular and solid. It runs 4,892 mm in length, has a width of 1,860 mm, and a wheelbase of 2,850 mm with height of 1,837 mm. It has a ground clearance of 225 mm. Ford has given a substantial facelift to this Endeavour as compared to the previous ones. With its introduction back in 2003, the machine has received nearly 3 facelifts. This one is entirely different and shows the SUV in a brand new avatar.

The front gets a huge chrome grille along with a matte-finish skidplate, projector lights and daytime running LEDs along with fog lights, altogether giving the Endeavour a rock-solid appearance. The side profile looks nice with a side-step footboard that aids moving in/out. Moving to the rear, you won’t see the tail-mounted spare wheel anymore, for it has now moved under the boot. Rear also gets a skidplate identical to front.

All in all, the 2016 Endeavour has a solid, authoritative stance.

Inside, there is ample room for seven. It looks plush and lavish. The big instrument cluster catches attention immediately. You get almost everything that you can think of when it comes to features. Coming to space, it offers 450 liters of boot space which can be increased to 750 liters with third row folded down. Fold the second row and the boot space increases to over 2,000 liters.

Some of the noticeable features include 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, remote keyless entry, electronically adjustable and foldable wing mirrors, rear parking sensors, AC vents for second and third row, rear defogger, steering-mounting audio controls with voice, dual-zone automatic climate control, reverse camera, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, front parking sensors, electric panoramic sunroof, Semi Auto Parallel Park Assist, etc.

Entertainment and Infotainment

The 2016 Endeavour features SYNC 2, enabling the user to control things using voice commands. It can call contacts, read messages, and play music with voice commands. The 8” TFT touchscreen lets you control a lot of things. You also get two USB ports along with a SD card slot. You also get a radio with AM/FM, CD player, auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth connectivity, 10 speakers, Active Noise Cancelling, tyre pressure monitoring system, and a burglar alarm.

Engine and Performance

As mentioned above, the 2016 Endeavour is available in two engine options – a 2.2L and a 3.2L. The smaller engine gets both manual and automatic transmission with combinations of 4×2 and 4×4; the larger gets only automatic transmission with all-wheel drive. The 2.2L engine produces 157.7 bhp and the latter produces 197.2 bhp at 3,000 rpm. The 2.2L engine has enough power if you are looking to surpass the competitors; in short, it should not be underestimated. As more power is always welcome, the 3.2L should be the engine of choice if budget is no bar. It just picks up like anything and keeps things rolling.

The estimated fuel economy for Endeavour comes out to anywhere from 8 kmpl to 14 kmpl, depending upon the wheel drive, engine, and driving conditions. The 3.2L has an estimated fuel economy of 7.7 kmpl in city and 10.91 kmpl on highways; remember this model is a 4×4 automatic.

Safety Features

The 2016 Endeavour is as safe as it can get. With its higher stance and high-end security features, you can’t feel safer. Some of the noticeable safety features include remote keyless entry, central locking, rear parking sensors, reversing camera, driver & passenger airbags, Hill Descent Control, ABS with EBD, ESP, Traction Control, Hill Launch Assist, and Ford MyKey.

In addition to these, you also get front parking sensors, curtain airbags, Semi Auto Parallel Park Assist, and driver knee bag. All in all, you get seven airbags, including front seat driver and passenger airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, side-curtain airbags and driver knee airbag.

Price and Availability

The 2016 Ford Endeavour has a base price of INR 24.4 lakhs. It goes up to INR 29.2 lakhs for 3.2 Titanium AT 4×4.

Please call your nearest Ford Dealership to confirm availability of particular variant and color.

Final Verdict

The 2016 Ford Endeavour is far more impressive than it looks. This feature-packed SUV is there to beat its top competitors and has the mettle to do it. Cars like Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero are going to feel the direct heat from Endeavour. It has been priced really nicely and outscores the competition on a lot of features. Moreover, it is one of the most awaited SUVs from Ford for the Indian roads. This never avatar of Endeavour has been far more than just a facelift.

Cutting things short, 2016 Ford Endeavour is highly recommended. If budget is not a constraint, go for the 3.2L Titanium. Do not forget to buy the extended warranty; you won’t regret it at all.

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