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Ford

Country of Origin:
USA
Germany
Thailand

Models:
Crown Victoria
Edge
Escape
Expedition
Explorer / Sport Trac
F-150
Fiesta
Five Hundred
Focus
Mondeo
Mustang
Ranger
Key:
* Top speed electronically limited
2.5SC 2.5-litre supercharged engine
2.5TC 2.5-litre turbocharged engine
2.5D 2.5-litre diesel engine
2.5TD 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine
I4 4-cylinder engine in inline configuration
V6 6-cylinder engine in V-shaped configuration
FWD   Front-wheel-drive platform
RWD   Rear-wheel-drive platform
4WD   Four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive platform
5M   5-speed manual
5A   5-speed automatic
5AM 5-speed automanual
CVT Continuously variable auto transmission
l/100km   Litres of fuel consumed every 100 kms

Ford Crown Victoria

A throwback to 50 years ago, the Ford Crown Victoria is a full-size sedan, cheap to buy, and as dull as a doormat in most cases. But Ford's largest sedan still has many virtues, including affordable V8 performance, rear-wheel-drive handling and tons of room. The Crown Victoria's passenger and cargo room is comparable to many 4WDs. The Crown Victoria is popular for its safety, roominess, pleasant ride quality, quiet interior, simple controls and massive road presence. Ford substantially updated the Crown Victoria back in 2003. A stiffer chassis provided front frame sections designed to better absorb crash energy. Handling precision was improved, thanks to more precise rack-and-pinion steering and an extensive redesign of the front and rear suspension. In 2004, Ford has made changes to the transmission for better acceleration. Powered by a 4.6-litre V8, the base Crown Victoria comes standard with ABS, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, and more. An optional sports package bumps up the horsepower and adds firmer suspension.


Large Sedan



Road Tests & Articles:
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Competitors:
Chevrolet Caprice
Dodge Charger
Toyota Avalon
Price Range
Dhs 77000 - 100000 (US$ 20980 - 27200)
Body Styles
4-door sedan
Weight (kg)
1867 - 1876
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
4.6 V8 RWD
4.6 V8 RWD
4A
4A
224
239
368
389
11.3
11.5
9.3
9.1
200
208*
Good
Interior volume, price, luggage space
Bad
Acceleration, soft handling, outer size




Ford Edge

The Edge is an all-new softroader from Ford that debuted for the 2007 model year and is aimed to compete in the hot crossover market. The Edge features a bold three-bar corporate grille, a raked windshield, a fast-sloping back window, a high-mounted rear spoiler, a high beltline and wheels that are pushed to the far corners to deliver an aggressive stance. The interior features seating for five and cargo space can be maximized when the rear seats are folded. The Edge is powered by a new 3.5-litre V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Available with front-wheel-drive or an intelligent all-wheel-drive system, the Edge is not equipped with low-range gearing. The interior features a centre console that can fit a laptop computer and a number of options including a panoramic Vista Roof, an MP3 audio jack and six-way power-adjustable front seats. Standard safety features include Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control, seat-mounted side airbags and Safety Canopy air curtain system with rollover detection and side-curtain airbags.


Midsize 4WD



Road Tests & Articles:
2007 Ford Edge road test

Competitors:
Honda MR-V
Kia Sorento
Nissan Murano
Price Range
Dhs 115000 - 135000 (US$ 31200 - 36700)
Body Styles
5-door wagon
Weight (kg)
1853 - 1949
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
3.5 V6 FWD/4WD 6A 265 339 11.7-12.7 8.0-8.4 200*
Good
Flexible interior, car-like ride, safety features
Bad
Off-road ability, style cuts utility, hard cabin plastics




Ford Escape

The Escape is Ford's smallest sport-utility 4WD and has been completely overhauled for 2008. It offers comfortable seating for four and plenty of space for stuff. Folding down the rear seats reveals a moderate cargo area with a flat floor. Its smooth ride and car-like handling make for easy driving, helped by its compact dimensions. For the GCC, a 3.0-litre V6 is standard, and it only gets an automatic. The Escape also comes standard with cloth seats, illuminated remote entry, power door locks, windows and mirrors, tilt steering column, speed controls on the steering wheel, electric power steering, 15-inch steel wheels and CD stereo with iPod jack. Upgrades include premium cloth upholstery or leather, power front seats, a power moonroof, cruise control, 16-inch aluminium wheels, various premium audio system choices and parking sensors. The Escape comes standard with front, side and curtain airbags, ABS brakes and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. It has all-wheel-drive and decent ground clearance, but it does not have the low range gearing to tackle serious turf.


Compact 4WD



Road Tests & Articles:
2008 Ford Escape first look

Competitors:
Honda CR-V
Kia Sportage
Toyota RAV-4
Price Range
Dhs 79000 - 89000 (US$ 21500 - 24300)
Body Styles
5-door wagon
Weight (kg)
1612
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
3.0 V6 4WD 4A 200 261 11.2 10.5 180*
Good
Safety features, price, car-like ride, decent space
Bad
Limited off-roader, old engine, cheap cabin finish




Ford Expedition

The Expedition is a full-size 4WD that has yet to blaze a trail in the Middle East. It's smooth, stable and refined for the most part, and this new version goes head-to-head with Chevrolet's non-descript Tahoe for top honours among American 4WDs. Its four-wheel-independent suspension is unusually sophisticated in this class, providing better ride and handling, on-road and off. The Expedition comes with a 5.4-litre V8 engine mated to an automatic gearbox. Expedition is loaded with safety features, and offers an available Roll Stability Control system, which is designed to sense an approaching rollover situation then take action to help prevent it. What the Expedition does best is move large quantities of people and gear, with its perfectly flat cargo area and available PowerFold third-row seat that folds perfectly flat with the press of a button. Able to carry up to eight passengers, the second row features a small center seat that slides forward to give parents in the front seat access to a small child. Options include a rear-seat DVD system and the reverse sensors, among the many standard power features. The longer Expedition EL model has a stretched wheelbase to offer more space.


Large 4WD



Road Tests & Articles:
none

Competitors:
Chevrolet Tahoe
Nissan Armada
Toyota Land Cruiser
Price Range
Dhs 125000 - 195000 (US$ 34000 - 53100)
Body Styles
5-door wagon, 5-door long wagon
Weight (kg)
2543 - 2700
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
5.4 V8 4WD 6A 300 495 16.8-17.0 9.5-9.7 160*
Good
Tough looks, large interior, luggage space
Bad
Fuel economy, hard cabin plastics, too big




Ford Explorer / Sport Trac

Ford has been overly careful not to mess with a winner, so when Ford redesigned the Explorer in 2006, America's favorite midsize sport utility for the last 15 years in a row, they barely changed anything. The latest Explorer is available with a big 4.0-litre V6, with a five-speed automatic. The wagon can seat seven, while the Sport Trac pickup can seat five. The wagon is a traditional midsize 4WD with a body-on-frame construction, and features new steering, new suspension and new brakes. Standard equipment include Roll Stability Control, independent rear suspension, keyless entry, cruise control, compass and thermometer, power windows, locks and mirrors, air conditioning, a floor console, rear vent windows and added 12-volt power point, AM/FM stereo with single CD or MP3 player, driver manual lumbar adjuster, a tyre-pressure monitoring system and alloy wheels. Options include running boards, roof rails, bigger wheels, more wood and leather, 10-way power seat and a six-disc changer. The Sport Trac has a composite cargo box with two-tier storage ability, available hard tonneau cover and three integrated tool bins.


Midsize 4WD



Road Tests & Articles:
2007 Ford Explorer V6 road test

Competitors:
Chevrolet Trailblazer
Nissan Pathfinder
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Price Range
Dhs 105000 - 129000 (US$ 28500 - 35100)
Body Styles
5-door wagon, 4-door pickup
Weight (kg)
2093 - 2179
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
4.0 V6 4WD 5A 210 344 13.8 10.5 160*
Good
Overall space, extensive safety features, value for money
Bad
Fuel economy, hard cabin plastics, not very quick




Ford F-150

The F-150 delivers all the manly attributes of toughness, strength, and imposing size, but does anyone who isn't involved in a job with physical labour need one? The fully-loaded models of the F-150 is sold here as more of a lifestyle vehicle, offering interior design and comfort that would rival some luxury cars. Properly equipped, it can haul more than a tonne in its bed. The F-150 is comfortable as well, with a quiet and refined ride. It comes with dual frontal airbags, cloth seats, a CD player, and air conditioning as standard. A host of power and luxury options are available too. For all these reasons, the F-150 has sadly been America's best-selling full-size pickup for 28 consecutive years. It is the most most profitable vehicle Ford makes. It is available in various trim levels, variations, and specialty models, including quad cab, single cab and dual cab model, with various bed sizes. At the bottom of the lineup is a V6 work truck, though the only options apparently offered here are the 4.6-litre V8 and the 5.4-litre V8 engines, with automatic trannies.


Large Pickup



Road Tests & Articles:
none

Competitors:
Chevrolet Silverado
Dodge Ram
Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup
Price Range
Dhs 100000 - 140000 (US$ 27200 - 38000)
Body Styles
2-door pickup, 4-door pickup
Weight (kg)
2100 - 2653
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
4.6 V8 RWD/4WD
5.4 V8 RWD/4WD
4A
4A
231
300
397
494
13.7
14.1
10.5
9.5
160*
160*
Good
Value for money, utility, cabin space, tough looks
Bad
Big, slow, fuel economy, truck as fashion statement?




Ford Fiesta

The Fiesta is a pint-sized runabout, and looks funny next to the Crown Victoria, but it is a product of Ford's European effort. The Fiesta is built in Germany and few in this region know about this. Even fewer have even heard of this car. The Fiesta is a bestseller in Europe but failed to make an impact here, mostly because of impossibly snobby dealership prices for servicing this cheap car. Otherwise it is a very good sub-compact. Handling and ride is even better than the highly acclaimed late-90's version thanks to the ultra-stiff bodyshell. Power comes from a Duratec 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine that offers fuel economy expected from cars of this size. There is also a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes for this front-wheel-drive hatchback. Safety equipment includes ABS brakes, airbags and other items. Small on the outside, decent packaging allows the Fiesta to offer decent space for people and cargo in its small body. It doesn't look too bad either.


Sub-Compact Hatchback



Road Tests & Articles:
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Competitors:
Chevrolet Aveo
Hyundai Accent
Toyota Yaris
Price Range
Dhs 36000 - 40000 (US$ 9800 - 10900)
Body Styles
5-door hatchback
Weight (kg)
1036 - 1073
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
1.4 I4 FWD 5M/4A 80 128 5.3-5.8 14.8-15.4 166
Good
Front cabin room, well-built, fuel economy
Bad
Luggage space, very slow




Ford Five Hundred

The unimaginatively-named Five Hundred full-size sedan is a capable new family performer that does what it's supposed to, and nothing extra. Based on a Volvo platform, this American model features the three-bar Ford grille, a massive well-appointed cabin and a standard 3.5-litre V6 engine with a 6-speed automatic. The standard model is front-wheel-drive, but all-wheel-drive is optional. Features include ABS brakes, traction control, keypad autolock, power mirrors, power windows, remote keyless entry, eight cupholders, CD stereo with MP3 audio jack, anti-theft system, and optional tyre pressure monitoring system. Higher models include dual-zone a/c, memory power seats, leather, fake wood trim and more. Available options include heated front seats, 18-inch chrome wheels, adjustable pedals, stability control, sunroof, reverse sensors, in-dash six-disc CD audio system and other items. Standard safety equipment includes dual-stage driver and passenger front air bags, seat-deployed side airbags for driver and front passenger, and side curtain airbags for both rows.


Large Sedan



Road Tests & Articles:
2008 Ford Five Hundred road test

Competitors:
Chevrolet Caprice
Chrysler 300C
Toyota Avalon
Price Range
Dhs 90000 - 120000 (US$ 24500 - 32600)
Body Styles
4-door sedan
Weight (kg)
1656 - 1734
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
3.5 V6 FWD/4WD 6A 263 337 10.2-11.5 7.5-8.0 200*
Good
Huge cabin space, premium interior materials, ride
Bad
Dull styling, uninspiring drive, big on the outside




Ford Focus

Continuing to be based on a joint platform with Mazda, the Focus remains one of the best handling cars in its class, getting a massive makeover for the 2008 model year. It comes in two different body styles, namely a sedan and a five-door hatchback. The Focus is a popular car in Europe where it is built, and is fairly well-built at that. Both the versions cost the same, but all are available in various trim levels. The standard motor is an anaemic 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine, while the top engine is a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder. Features include electro-hydraulic power steering, and choice of a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic. Standard conveniences include power windows, basic stereo, cloth seating and not much else. Options include LED tail-lights, CD changer, USB audio connector, keyless starter button, Xenon adaptive headlights, tyre pressure monitor, sunroof, fog lights and a 230-volt inverter. Safety features include optional side thorax airbags and inflatable side curtains alongside the standard dual front airbags.


Compact Sedan / Hatchback / Wagon



Road Tests & Articles:
2007 Ford Focus Hatchback road test

Competitors:
Chevrolet Optra
Nissan Tiida
Toyota Corolla
Price Range
Dhs 51000 - 70000 (US$ 13800 - 19000)
Body Styles
4-door sedan, 5-door hatchback, 5-door wagon
Weight (kg)
1249 - 1308
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
1.6 I4 FWD
2.0 I4 FWD
5M/4A
5M/4A
101
146
150
185
6.7-7.7
7.1-8.0
11.9-13.9
9.2-10.8
172-180
198-206
Good
Excellent handling, fuel economy, good headroom
Bad
Slow with auto, average rear legroom, pricey options




Ford Mondeo

The redesigned-for-2008 Mondeo is an attractive midsize car built in Europe that shares a Mazda platform. It looks excellent inside and out, but loses out to the Japanese with a weak combination of carryover engines, along with the stigma of expensive dealer maintenance charges. The Mondeo actually a good family sedan, but it is also available in sporty liftback and practical wagon form. The Mondeo is a tremendous success in Europe though, simply because its handling is outstanding, rivalling more expensive cars like Alfa Romeo, all for an affordable price. The interior is especially attractive and put together well. The base Mondeo is powered by the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine, available with a 5-speed manual. A 2.3-litre 4-cylinder engine is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission in the higher model. Various trim levels are available, all with power windows, trip computer, ABS brakes, front airbags, CD stereo with MP3 connector and more. Options include stability control, CD changer, keyless starter button, Xenon adaptive headlights, tyre pressure monitor, sunroof, fog lights, variable suspension settings, hill launch assist and adaptive cruise control.


Midsize Sedan / Wagon / Liftback



Road Tests & Articles:
none

Competitors:
Chevrolet Epica
Hyundai Sonata
Kia Optima
Price Range
Dhs 57000 - 85000 (US$ 15500 - 23100)
Body Styles
4-door sedan, 5-door wagon, 5-door liftback
Weight (kg)
1477 - 1496
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
2.0 I4 FWD
2.3 I4 FWD
5M
6A
146
161
185
209
7.9
9.3
9.9-10.3
10.5
205-210
202
Good
Handling, good looks, interior quality, fuel economy
Bad
No powerful V6 option, pricey with options




Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang an icon of American something-or-the-other since its 1964 introduction, popular for its bold style and affordable price. The Mustang started the "pony car" genre, and now it has gone back to its old styling. The new Mustang rides on rear-wheel-drive platform, but it still doesn't have independent rear suspension to the detriment of handling compared to other sports cars. However, it rides smoother and handles fairly well. The interior looks good, but is full of cheap plastics. But this car is one of the best performance bargains in town. The Mustang GT boasts a powerful 4.6-litre V8, available with a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. The new Mustang, sold only in GT form here, is being offered in coupe and convertible versions. Standard equipment includes four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel anti-lock braking and all-speed traction control, dual exhausts, front fog lamps, a rear spoiler, tilt steering wheel, 17-inch painted cast aluminium wheels with Z-rated performance tyres, power mirrors AM/FM stereo with a single-CD player, air bags, power door locks with remote keyless entry, and power windows. Options include the Shaker 500-watt audio system with 6-disc CD player and MP3 capability, among other things.


Sports Coupe / Convertible



Road Tests & Articles:
none

Competitors:
Chevrolet Lumina
Dodge Charger
Nissan 350Z
Price Range
Dhs 115000 - 145000 (US$ 31250 - 39400)
Body Styles
2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Weight (kg)
1582 - 1662
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
4.6 V8 RWD 5M/5A 300 433 11.4 5.5-5.8 229
Good
Power, showy looks, value for money
Bad
Too retro, cheap interior quality




Ford Ranger

The class-leading Ranger pickup range will appeal to customers who are looking for a work truck which provides versatile usage, but are slightly concerned about basic comforts. The Ranger is designed to meet the needs of this customer group while offering exceptional value for money. It is a midsize 4WD based on the Asian Mazda-based truck platform and built in Thailand. It can be had in either rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive form. The extensive engine range includes a 2.2-litre petrol engine, a 2.6-litre petrol engine and a 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine, all with a five-speed manual gearbox. Features include air-conditioning, basic radio cassette player, numerous storage spaces inside the cabin, ABS brakes, dual front airbags, 16-inch wheels, available power locks and windows, and decent off-road capability due to low-range gearing in 4WD models. The Ranger can be had in either two-door single cab or four-door double cab body styles.


Midsize Pickup



Road Tests & Articles:
none

Competitors:
Mitsubishi L200
Nissan Pickup
Toyota Hilux
Price Range
Dhs 40000 - 70000 (US$ 10900 - 19000)
Body Styles
2-door pickup, 4-door pickup
Weight (kg)
1600 - 1880
Version
Performance
Engine
Gearbox
Power (hp)
Torque (Nm)
Fuel Econ (l/100km)
0-100 kph (sec)
Top Speed (kph)
2.2 I4 RWD/4WD
2.6 I4 RWD/4WD
3.0TD I4 RWD/4WD
5M
5M
5M
103
121
154
174
206
380
8.0
9.0
9.7-10.1
14.0
12.0
10.5
150
160
180
Good
Price, front interior space, utility, power features
Bad
Very slow, jarring ride on rough surfaces






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