In late April, Ford Cambodia and its dealers started posting teasers for an all-new 2023 Ford Territory, a rebadged version of the Equator Sport. As a refresher, the Equator Sport is a compact five-seater version of the mid-size seven-seater Equator SUV. In China, the Equator Sport is positioned slightly higher than the Territory.
For this size comparison, we will be pitting the new Equator Sport Titanium, aka the 2023 Territory in Cambodia, and the current Territory Titanium. Let’s see how these two compact SUVs stack up in terms of dimensions.
Ford Equator Sport Titanium vs. Ford Territory Titanium
The new Equator Sport measures 4,630mm long, 1,935mm wide, and 1,706mm tall, this would make it 50mm longer, 1mm narrower, and 32mm taller than the Territory. The Equator Sport rides on a 2,726mm wheelbase, which is just 10mm increase over the Territory’s.
While the size difference between the two isn’t that big, the more angular and less tapered rear of the newer Ford may have been a factor in increasing its cargo volume. The Equator Sport has a 448-liter loading capacity with the rear seats in place, and 1,422 liters with the seats folded—this is 28 liters and 302 liters more than the respective figures for the Territory. The Equator Sport Titanium comes standard with 19-inch alloy wheels shod with 235/50R19 rubber. Compared with the current Territory Titanium, this is a one-inch increase in wheel size and tire diameter.
As a refresher, the front-wheel-drive Equator Sport is equipped with a 168hp 1.5-liter EcoBoost in-line-four gasoline engine mated to a wet dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. This new compact SUV is also one of the new-generation Ford models to sport the ‘Progressive Energy in Strength’ design language. The current Territory, on the other hand, uses a variation of the ‘Kinetic Design’ language found on past Ford models sold here like the Fiesta and the EcoSport.
Ford Equator Sport vs. Toyota Veloz
As a bonus, let’s see how the Equator Sport compares size-wise with the seven-seater Veloz (Toyota Motor Philippines calls it an SUV). The Ford is 155mm longer, 160mm, wider, and 64mm lower than the Toyota. Despite the Equator Sport’s longer overall length, its wheelbase is 24mm shorter than the Veloz’s. The tire diameter of the Ford SUV is 2.8 inches greater than the Toyota crossover’s.
We still don’t know when or if Ford Philippines will launch the Equator Sport-based 2023 Territory here, but if it ever does, would you consider it? Let us know in the comments.