The five-seat Endura range starts with the Trend, with a mid-range ST-line offers a more sporty option from $53,990, while the range topping Titanium rounds out the fresh-faced high rider with more comfort and driver assistance features from $63,990.
All versions are powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that sends 140kW and 400Nm of torque to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Customers can choose to upgrade to four-wheel drive on any variant for $4000 extra.
Acceleration figures have not yet been provided but Ford says the Endura will return fuel economy of 6.7L/100km regardless of the transmission while offering a maximum braked towing capacity of 2000kg.
The Endura has the same 2849mm wheelbase as the seven-seat Everest, which according to Ford makes it “one of the most spacious SUVs offered in the Ford line-up” with a generous 800-litre boot
The entry-level Endura Trend is $4000 cheaper than the equivalent Everest, but on the pricier side compared with strong rivals in the segment, including the $42,490 Mazda CX-8 and $43,000 Hyundai Santa Fe, both of which offer seven seats and comparable diesel/auto drive.
All Endura variants offer an 8.0-inch Command Centre touchscreen for accessing Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system with in-built navigation and voice control, 10-way electric driver’s seat adjustment, and keyless entry and start.
Standard safety features include eight airbags, autonomous emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, evasive steering assistance, reversing camera, adaptive cruise control, speed limit sign recognition, 18-inch alloy wheels and tyre pressure monitoring.
Stepping up to the ST-Line brings a selection of driver-focused features including sports-tuned suspension, 20-inch wheels, and fatter bodykit with black trim, while the interior gets Miko Suede perforated upholstery with leather garnishes, and heating and cooling for the front seats.
Opt for the Titanium and you’ll also score full-LED headlights, heaters for the rear seats, higher-quality leather interior, a panoramic sunroof, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, and parking assistant.
The Ford Endura range will arrive in showrooms in December.
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2019 Ford Endura pricing
- Trend FWD - $44,990
- Trend AWD - $48,990
- ST-Line FWD -$53,990
- ST-Line AWD -$57,990
- Titanium FWD - $63,990
- Titanium AWD -$67,990
- Prestige Paint (all models) - $600
- Tow bar (all models) -$1000
- 19-inch alloy wheels (Trend only) -$1000
- Dual-panel Panoramic Glass Roof (deletes roof rails – Trend and ST-Line) - $2500
- Twin head restraint DVD rear entertainment system (all models) -$1600
- Enhanced Active Park Assist (ST-Line only) -$1000
- Premium B&O 12-speaker stereo and front split-view camera (ST-Line and Titanium) - $1000