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Ford Endeavour 2020 Review - Prices, Specs, Variants, Features and Mileage

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By Saurav Kumar - Senior Editor Feb 27 2020 Share this blog

There are very few SUVs that make their way to the top-selling charts in the Indian market. And when we say top SUV, you cannot stop thinking about the Ford Endeavour. Back in 2016, Ford launched the third-generation model of Endeavour, and by all means, it was one of the most important and best upgrades over the outgoing model.

Ford successfully managed to sell around 19,000 units of the third-generation Endeavour in India, which is a pretty good number, considering the segment. Now, the carmaker has decided to give the SUV a comprehensive facelift, after going through three years in this competitive market. Needless to say, the Endeavour gets a straight competition from some prominent SUVs like Toyota Fortuner and  Honda CR-V. 

With this facelift, Ford wants to make the Endeavour take control over the rivals. The new Endeavour SUV is a delight to drive. No matter what the terrain you get, the SUV is ready to tackle them with ease.


What Will Impress You?

  • Tough build quality and upmarket inside out

  • Spacious enough for 7 occupants

  • Good list of features like Panoramic Sunroof, Terrain Management System, Leather Upholstery, electric tail-gate release etc.


What Won't?

  • 6-speed Auto lacks prompt response

  • No manual transmission on the top-spec trim

  • Tip-spec 2.2L version misses on features like sunroof, electronic folding seats, etc. 


What's New? 

  • A new body paint called ‘Diffused Silver’

  • Freshly designed grille and headlamp inserts

  • Refreshed bumper with revised fog lamp housings

  • New diamond-cut alloy wheels

  • New keyless-entry function on the driver and passenger door handles


Also Read,

Will Toyota be able to retain its off-roading crown?


In how many variants is the 2020 Ford Endeavour offered in?

We have two variants on offer: Titanium and Titanium+ variants. The former comes with the 2.2-litre engine with 4x2, mated to a manual gearbox, while the Titanium+ is available with both, the 2.2-litre 4x2 and the 3.2-litre 4x4 engines, mated to the automatic transmission. Notably, the Titanium+ variant comes with an array of features, that said, the Titanium trim is a good choice considering most of the new and updated features as standard.

Trim (2WD)

Titanium (MT)

Titanium+ (AT)

Engine

2.2L Diesel 

2.2L Diesel/3.2L Diesel

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rs. 29,20,000

Rs. 32,33,000/ Rs. 34,70,000

Features

Hands-Free Power Liftgate with Anti-Pinch Sensor

Adding more features of Titanium trim:


Push Button Start Stop with Amart Passive Entry

Panoramic sunroof


8 Way Power Adjustable Driver Seat with Lumbar Support

8 Way Power Adjustable Front Passenger Seat with Lumbar Support


Rear Airconditioner Switch & Ceiling Vents for 2nd and 3rd row

Power Folding 3rd Row Seat


Acoustic Laminated Windscreen

Semi-Auto Parallel Park Assist


Tilt Adjusting Steering

One-Touch up/down with Anti Pinch- Global Open and Close Windows


Advanced Multi-Information Instrument Cluster

4X4 Terrain Management System


Cargo Load Management system

Ambient Lighting 


Automatic Headlamps and Rain Sensing Wipers

Soft dashboard


High-Speed Alert system

Front Parking Sensors


Premium 10 Speaker system with Sub-Woofer Power Amplifier

Electrochromic Inner Rear View Mirror

The top variant comes equipped with an automatic gearbox only and also comes with a more powerful 3.2 L engine option, making it a much more powerful and desirable option. Other than that, it also comes a host of added safety features and creature comfort features that includes power seats in all three rows and a panoramic sunroof.


Which trim should you go for?

Priced in the range of  Rs. 29.20 lakh to Rs. 34.70 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Titanium+ trim is now cheaper than the pre-facelift model by up to Rs. 40K, making it a strong value proposition. Also, with the revised price tags, it now sits perfectly between the new Mahindra Alturas G4 and Toyota Fortuner, making things difficult for these rivals. 

February 2020 Deals and Offers

Ford Endeavour Manual: Rs 2 Lakh Cash Discount 

Ford Endeavour Automatic: Rs 50K Cash Discount 

The outgoing BS-IV model is available in dealerships all-over India with a discount of maximum Rs. 2 Lakh. (Offer is subject to stock availability)

Note: This is not an official Scheme but are Best Dealer Level Offers available in Delhi NCR region.

What is the source of firepower in 2020 Ford Endeavour?

Powering the Endeavour are the same two engine options – a 2.2-litre diesel paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and with two-wheel drive, and the bigger 3.2-litre diesel with AWD, which is also mated to a 6-speed automatic. A new addition, however, will be the same re-introduced 2.2-litre engine with manual gearbox, which was discontinued in the outgoing model.

2020 ford endeavour engine

The onslaught of BS6 emission norms saw a lot of commotion in the SUV segment as most of the vehicles are powered by torquey burners. Ford had earlier thought of discontinuing the smaller 2.2L engine but then again, anticipating the increased demand for their product, they decided to bounce back and retain it. The torque is unreal for a vehicle with such kerb weight and it becomes addictive at the earliest!

Models

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner 

Honda CR-V

Mahindra Alturas G4

Price
Rs. 29,20,000
Rs. 29,84,000
Rs. 32,77,000
Rs. 30,70,000

Engine (Diesel)

2.2L 4-cylinder

2.8L 4-cylinder

1.6L 4-cylinder

2.2L 4-cylinder

Power(PS)

160@ 3200 RPM

175@3400 RPM

118@4000 RPM 

178@4000 RPM

Torque(Nm)

385@1600-2500RPM

420@1400 RPM

300@2000 RPM

420@1600 RPM

Transmission

6-speed MT

6-speed MT

9-speed ZF AT

7-speed AT

Honda is late to the party, and with the pricing, they’ve left the CR-V to compete with the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Mahindra Alturas. The rivals are miles ahead to the CR-V, in terms of engine size and performance.


How quick is this mammoth of an SUV from 0-100?

As you exceed 2,500rpm, the engine sounds strange and pushed up and there is a good roar coming from the mighty 3.2-litre into the cabin. That said, the gearbox does get more responsive in Sport mode where it tends to hold gear for a long time and the downshifts are faster and smoother. Over the predecessor, we are glad to see the improved ride dynamics. Even the suspension takes on bumps and potholes marginally better than the outgoing model, offering a comfy, cushioning ride.

2020 ford endeavour 0-100

The turbo-lag is considerably minimum for a car of this size and that is impressive. When you munch up tarmac rather quickly, the notion tends to skip your mind that you are in a tank sized SUV that weighs well over two-tonnes. Ford has fine-tuned the engine to not make you feel its sheer size.

Models

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner

Honda CR-V

Mahindra Alturas G4

Diesel 

2.2L

2.8L

1.6L

2.2L

0-100 kmph (seconds)

~15 Secs

~15 Secs

N/A

12 Secs

Petrol 

N/A

2.7L

2.0L

N/A

0-100kmph (seconds)

N/A

13 Secs

10.72 secs

N/A

The competition has a wider edge against Endeavour due to its sheer kerb weight. When the competition restricts itself under 2-tonnes, this Ford flaunts its 2+ tonne stance with awe and still manages to put on a stellar show. Ford manages to cross the 100 kmph in an impressive 15 seconds, despite carrying extra load. Unlike the Toyota Fortuner, you won't feel the lag in this monster.


How well does the 2020 Ford Endeavour carry its bulk around Indian roads?

The Endeavour gets a much-appreciated Terrain Management System (TMS). The system offers different driving modes - Road, Sand, Snow/Mud, and Rock. The system works independently of the low-range gearbox and rear differential lock offering different stability control intervention, traction control severity, and throttle response to allow greater flexibility off-road.

2020 ford endeavour driving modes

The host of driving modes and aids help you prepare the car for varying terrain conditions, which is a boon in India as roads tend to get interesting at times! The steering input is precise and the suspension is well-modulated which helps you stay put, unlike certain other SUVs in its class. The general situation with many ladder-on-frame SUVs is the fidgety driving dynamics that make you puke if not on the driver's seat.


How sure-footed are the brakes on the 2020 Endeavour?

The Endeavour is blessed with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels. Comparatively, all the rivals have similar features. The main purpose of having disc brakes on both fronts is that it makes the SUV safer on long rides. 

2020 ford endeavour brakes

Electronic brake distribution helps the ABS unit remain sensitive and act accordingly. There is ample bite and braking is progressive which helps you with a linear braking experience. The ABS unit doesn't intervene unnaturally and doesn't take away the fun from driving this SUV.

Models

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner

Honda CR-V

Mahindra Alturas G4

Front Brakes

Disc

Disc

Disc

Disc

Rear Brakes

Disc

Disc

Disc

Disc

With the lightest kerb weight in the segment, the CR-V not only offers the best braking performance but also feels the most stable of all the other cars of the segment. the driver surely will feel safe while driving the CR-V.


How fuel-efficient is this tank of an SUV?

The Endeavour offers a mileage of 12.6 kmpl which simply reveals its thirsty side. Although, the carmaker has provided 80 litres of fuel tank capacity, which is much appreciated. So, that accounts to around 1000 km of driving range that is wholesome for a gas-guzzler like the Endeavour.

2020 ford endeavour cruise control

The 4*4 system helps conserve a bit of fuel with the leverage of swapping between two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive when needed. It might sound confusing, but the usage of cruise control helps in conserving fuel on the highways, due to its stagnant acceleration.

Models

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner

Honda CR-V

Mahindra Alturas G4

Mileage (kmpl)

12.6

14.24

18.3

12.35

Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)

80

80

57

70

Range (km)

1008

1120

1043

864

Comparing it with its rivals, the CR-V delivers second-highest travel range in a single tank of fuel. The small engine and lighter kerb weight of the CR-V help the owner prevent heavy fuel expenses. The Mahindra Alturas G4 has the shortest range as it just comes with a 70-litre fuel tank.

How huge is the road presence of the 2020 Ford Endeavour in terms of looks?

The Ford Endeavour has been one of the good looking SUVs with a bold stance in its segment, which means any changes can take a toll on its overall aesthetics. Keeping most of the things intact, Ford has played safe by freshening up the soft parts only. The exterior updates on the front fascia include a revised chrome-plated grille, which now gets horizontal slat, and a lower intake frame. As you move towards the side, the Endeavour gets a set of dual-tone 18-inch machined alloy wheels that plays a fair role. The most prominent visual upgrade is the 'Diffused Silver Metallic' paint offering.

2020 ford endeavour muscular looks

The high ground clearance of 225 mm and a wide track, together with options like the faux skid plate and the liberal usage of chrome, endow the Endeavour with a bold road presence. All in all, the Endeavour has matured to become one of the most brawny looking SUV in the market right now.

Models

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner

Honda CR-V

Mahindra Alturas G4

Kerb Weight (kg)

2390

1855-2110

1545-1725

N/A

Length (mm)

4903

4795

4592

4850

Width (mm)

1869

1855

1855

1960

Height (mm)

1837

1835

1689

1845

Ground Clearance (mm)

225

220

198

N/A

Wheelbase (mm)

2850

2745

2660

2865

Dimension wise, the Fortuner lacks in length compared to its arch-rival - the Ford Endeavour. However, it is almost wide and tall in terms of the overall look. Notably, the Ford Endeavour offers a  longer wheelbase.


Exterior Features

  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps

  • LED Day Time Running Lamps

  • LED Tail Lamps

  • Chrome Side Mirrors with Turn Indicators and Puddle Lamp

  • Chrome Radiator & Fender Grille

  • Chrome Door Handles

  • Front and Rear Bumper Skid Plate

  • Front and Rear Mud Flaps

  • Bright Finish Roof Rails

  • Rear Spoiler with High Mount Stop Lamp

  • Premium Alloy Wheels

How spacious is the inside of 2020 Ford Endeavour?

On the inside, the Endeavour gets a cosmetic update on a large scale. While predecessor features a dual-tone beige and brown interior theme, this new Endeavour gets a black and beige dashboard covered in leather and double stitching. The touch screen functions and dashboard layout have been carried over. You’ll also notice a freshly designed gear knob with metal inserts and a push-button start switch replacing the old key-start. 

2020 ford endeavour seating

You also get puddle lamps on the front doors, which do come in handy when it's dark inside. You sit a bit higher on the third row but that is accounted for in an SUV that comes with locking differential at the rear. Even its arch-rival, the Fortuner suffers from this issue. But then again, the third-row seats are seldom used and cargo finds its way here.

Model

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner

Honda CR-V

Mahindra Alturas G4

Seating Capacity

7

7

5/7

7

The seats get superb cushioning and are now even more comfy to sit. Apart from that, there are no major changes to the second and third row, which still get the amazing panoramic sunroof, roof-mounted AC vents and manual adjust for the central row bench.

2020 ford endeavour panoramic sunroof

The third row can be easily electrically folded up and down, like before, but surprisingly, this time you get access to the boot, by just sliding your foot under the rear bumper. The competitors apart form Honda CR-V has a lavish and spacious interior which gives all three of these SUVs a clean chit for its value. Ford has gone all out here and has not cared the least of its size.


Interior Features:

  • Premium Leather Seat Upholstery

  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Gear Knob

  • Interior Release Chrome Door Handles

  • Front Door Steel Scuff Plate

  • Cargo Load Management System

  • 2nd Row LED Map Lamps & 3rd Row LED Dome Lamps

  • Soft IP Dashboard

  • Ambient Lighting


What are the infotainment features on offer?

The 8.0-inch touchscreen still features an SYNC3 system that comes powered with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is also no change to the instrument cluster and gets the familiar centre-placed odometer, with digital screens on both sides displaying an array of information.

2020 ford endeavour infotainment system

Ford has gone with a minimal and toned down look for the infotainment system and this helps the dashboard look clean without compromising on the feature list. The embedded navigation system gets frequent updates that keep up with the changing roads. The 10 speaker system makes sure to spread sound throughout the cabin.


Infotainment Features:

  • 20.32.cm (8) Touchscreen Advanced SYNC-3 Infotainment System

  • FM/AM Radio +2 USBs + CD/MP3 Player with Bluetooth

  • Android Auto & Apple Car Play Connectivity with Embedded Navigation

  • Premium 10 Speaker System with Subwoofer Power Amplifier

  • Multifunction Steering Wheel with Audio & Voice Control and Microphone

  • Active Noise Cancellation


How much luggage can this hefty Ford carry?

Endeavour comes with a hefty boot space of 400 litres. The best thing about the Endeavour boot is that it is easy to access from the third-row seats as well. You can also open the boot by just sliding your foot under the rear bumper.

2020 ford endeavour cargo space

Both the second and third-row seats can be folded flat, which gives them leverage to transport large packages, and by large, we mean large! There is also a neat under storage area that stores the emergency toolkit and hazard kit.

Models

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner

Honda CR-V

Mahindra Alturas G4

Boot Capacity (litres)

450

296

150(7-seater)/

473(5-Seater)

240

The sheer size of Ford Endeavour comes into play here in providing with the largest cargo space. The competition is far from a long shot and the closest competitor is the Fortuner. Honda CR-V pays up for its compact structure as it comes with the least cargo space of the lot.

What are the safety features available in 2020 Endeavour?

Ford is known for offering the best safety features in the industry. With the available number of airbags, the Endeavour gets knee airbags as well. The advanced sensors used in the SUV ensure maximum response in case of any impact. The alloy wheels are conductive enough to prevent any electric spark.

2020 ford endeavour airbags

The A, B and C- pillars have been reinforced to give it a rigid structure which strengthens the overall chassis and helps it stay put in case of a rollover. A host of off-road specific safety features help you stay tension-free during those trail rides.


Safety Features:

The 2020 Ford Endeavour comes standard with the following safety features:

  • Dual Front, side and curtain airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Electronic Stability Control with Rollover Stability and Traction Control

  • Hill Launch Assist

  • Volumetric Burglar Alarm System

  • Cruise Control with Adjustable Speed Limiter

  • Ford MyKey

  • Emergency Assistance

  • Automatic Headlamps and Rain Sensing Wipers

  • Front & Rear Fog Lamps

  • Rear Wash Wipe with Electric Window Defogger

  • Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Reminder with Pretentioner

  • Power Door Locks with Remote Keyless entry

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

  • High Speed Alert System

  • Driver Knee Airbag

  • Front Parking Sensors

  • Electrochromic Inner Rear View Mirror

  • Hill Descent Control

Ford Endeavour Head-to-Head Competition Check

Ford Endeavour VS Toyota Fortuner 

The Toyota Fortuner has been the segment leader since years now and with its recent update in 2016, it is now a fully finished product which caters to everyone's demands. Powered by powerful and reliable engine options, it comes with both Manual and Automatic transmissions, along with an option for all-wheel drive. While the high-speed dynamics can still be improved, this ladder-on-frame SUV is one of the best when it comes to off-road driving and this is one of those vehicles which can take you to places no other SUV can take.

The Toyota Fortuner gives it a tough competition when it comes to high-speed stability and driving dynamics, ride quality, interiors and features but what it surely misses out on is the lack of bigger engines, a body-on-frame chassis which adds to the overall practicality and robustness of the vehicle and a massive road presence. While the build quality of both of the cars is at par with each other, the Toyota Fortuner is best suited for those who drive more within the city limits or on well laid out expressways.


Ford Endeavour Vs Honda CR-V

The Ford Endeavour faces a tough time when we compare it with the CR-V as the later is not only powerful and feature-rich, it also has similar ride quality levels and even more plush interiors. The smaller dimensions of the CR-V and the lack of space when compared to the Endeavour also serves as positive points for the mighty Ford. The build quality of the Endeavour is better than that of the CR-V and the interiors feel more luxurious and spacious. On the other hand, the CR-V's smaller dimensions help to drive it in crowded areas and on narrow roads.


Ford Endeavour vs Mahindra Alturas G4

Against the newest kid on the block, the Endeavour fares extremely well, save for the off-roadability. While the Alturas’ cabin is full of soft-touch materials, the Endeavour cabin somehow feels plusher and screwed. When it comes to engine options though, the Alturas G4 is miles ahead of the Endeavour. For those looking for an in-city car, the Endeavour is the better of the two.

Final Verdict

In terms of pricing, the facelifted Endeavour is priced from Rs. 29.20 to Rs. 34.70 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi); the base Trend variant has been discontinued, which is why the starting price is now around Rs 1.36 lakh higher. However, the mid- and top-spec variants are now priced slightly lower than the outgoing model.

With this facelift, Ford might not have brought in major changes, but they have further strengthened what was an already strong and hugely desirable SUV. it delivers excellent value for its combination of road presence, gizmos, safety, off-road capability and driveability. Simply put, it’s an SUV we’d gladly recommend buying.

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