Don’t want to read much? Here is our pictorial review of the 2010 Ford Endeavour 2010 2WD AT
The Ford Endeavour 4×2 AT comes with the same 3.0-litre, 154-bhp engine that does duty in the 4×4 which was launched last year, and mated to the same 5-speed automatic transmission. But what Ford has done is just strip away the Borg Warner four-wheel drive transfer case and limited slip differential, knock off two airbags and pull out the SatNav system from the 4×4 variant, to price the 4×2 about Rs. 1.2 lakhs cheaper. It’s now priced at Rs. 17.73 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. Read our Ford Endeavour 2WD AT road test.
The Ford Endeavour sports all the classic lines of an SUV. It is also the longest SUV in India with a length of 5.1 metres.
The 2010 Ford Endeavour 3.0 Automatic 2WD has a softened face, with swooped back headlamps, and revised bumper. The bonnet is quite long and high, hampering visibility in tight spots slightly.
The Ford Endeavour sports 210 mm of ground clearance, making it easy to take off road.
The Ford Endeavour Automatic is easy to drive in city traffic. Steering response is sharp and precise. One needs to give allowance for the momentum generated by the 2-ton kerb weight.
Ford has redesigned the Endeavour’s tail lamps (in the bumper) and given the indicators a slight curve. There are no rear fog lamps though there is a provision for aftermarket fitment in the pillar lights. The massive spare wheel cover is the focus area at the rear.
The Ford Endeavour has a very spacious boot with the third row folded. But even with the third row in place, there is enough space behind the seat for an average shopping trip.
The Endeavour’s 2953 cc, common-rail, DOHC 16-valve diesel engine has a variable geometry turbo and puts out 156 PS of power at 3200 rpm and 380 Nm of torque at 2500 rpm.
The Ford Endeavour has only manual HVAC. The 2WD variant gets a 6-CD in-dash changer with Aux-in, while the 4WD variant has a GPS navigation touch screen system.
The 5-speed automatic gearbox in the Ford Endeavour features an “overdrive-off” control and three manually selectable speeds. It lacks hill descent control though and tends to freewheel when one releases the throttle. Drivers will need to adjust to this behaviour of the automatic gearbox.
The Ford Endeavour has separate blower speed controls and map reading lights for rear seat passengers. There is also an optional roof-mounted DVD player.
Legroom is adequate for the third row, but the floor is very high forcing passengers to sit with their knees raised. All rows get retractable seatbelts.
Ford has used a red-backlit theme for the dashboard. There is an illumination control device to adjust the brightness of the lighting.
The instrument panel in the Ford Endeavour is standard. It has a dual trip meter but no multi-information display.
Ford has used theatre style lighting in the Endeavour, including footwell lights. Note the back-lit Endeavour logo in the scuff plates.
The Ford Endeavour features electrically folding and adjustable mirrors with puddle lamps.