Joel Helmes road tests and reviews the 2014 Ford Falcon.
If you’re in the market for a 2014 Ford Falcon G6 now’s a great time to buy with a special limited edition model offering additional features at what is essentially the entry level price for the Falcon range.
For the record, the G6 is essentially the old Ford Fairmont model which sits one peg up from what, for decades, was the entry level GL Falcon (now the XT).
The limited edition Ecoboost model offers some nice additional features including a reversing camera, leather seats and a small boot spoiler and will set you back from just $37,490.
Normally the G6, without these extras, starts at $40,835 and when compared to the base model XT’s $37,235 price tag the limited edition is obviously tremendous value.
I had a week checking out the Ford Falcon G6 EcoBoost and again was more than happy with the experience.
I covered the new four cylinder Ecoboost engine in detail in my recent XT review (you can catch that review here), but again I’m of the firm belief that for most people, and most applications this engine is the pick over the big six.
The main differences between the XT and G6 are cosmetic with the more expensive offering getting additional chrome work on the grille, front bumper and boot.
It also features front driving lights and really attractive 17” alloy wheels as opposed to the (still attractive) 16” alloys on the XT.
Inside the cabin the differences are minimal as well – the G6 seats and door trims get a nice covering of suede and the steering wheel feel is improved thanks to a leather wrap.
You also get additional map lights in the cabin but essentially they are the only differences.
Despite the G6 being the more prestigious offering the arm rests are still a touch on the firm side, there’s no footrest for the drivers left foot and the steering wheel could do with some more upward adjustment.
The G6 also doesn’t come with a rear reversing camera or satellite navigation and neither feature is offered as an option.
Overall however the G6 again shows that the 2012 Falcon is a greatly improved vehicle and it seems a terrible shame that a model this good is facing such a bleak future.
And it’s a shame more Australian car buyers don’t give it a look in especially with this combination of the EcoBoost engine and smooth six-speed automatic transmission.
If you can get a hold of the limited edition which looks to be a great buy.
NUTS and BOLTS – 2014 Ford Falcon G6 EcoBoost
Engine: 2.0 litre turbo-petrol producing 176kW and 353Nm
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Safety: Five stars
Price: From $37,490