Likes

  • Muscle car dynamics, especially if you get a V8
  • Good examples may become collectable in years to comes
  • Decent features
  • Great family car

Dislikes

  • Not the best fuel economy
  • Unfortunately, some may have been driven beyond the car’s and driver’s abilities
  • Not as practical as an SUV

Stuff you should know

The Australian-delivered Ford Falcon FG X, introduced in late 2014, was the final chapter in the storied Falcon line, a series of vehicles that had been in production since 1960. Built and designed primarily for the Australian market, the FG X featured a sleek and aerodynamic design that appealed to the local tastes.

Under the hood, the Falcon FG X offered various engine options including a 4.0-litre inline six-cylinder, producing 195 kW and 391 Nm of torque, and a turbocharged version of the same engine with 270 kW and 533 Nm. There was also a 5.0-litre V8 engine option delivering an impressive 335 kW and 570 Nm.

Transmission options were a six-speed automatic or manual, and fuel consumption ranged from 8.0 to 13.7 litres per 100 kilometres, depending on the engine and configuration. Inside, the FG X featured contemporary technology and a comfortable cabin, while maintaining traditional rear-wheel drive dynamics.

Though admired by many enthusiasts, the Falcon FG X marked the end of an era as Ford ceased manufacturing in Australia in 2016, making this model a significant piece of Australian automotive history.

What goes wrong

Exterior:

The FG Falcon has been known to suffer from premature tyre wear, especially on the front tyres. This is often due to the car’s weight and the way it distributes weight over the tyres.

Interior:

The air conditioning system on the FG Falcon can be problematic and is often the cause of complaints from owners. Common problems include the air conditioning not working at all, the air conditioning blowing warm air, and the air conditioning compressor making noise.

There have been reports of the glove box on the FG Falcon warping and not fitting properly. This can make it difficult to open and close the glovebox, and can also cause the glovebox to come open while driving.

There are multiple reports of the interiors developing rattly interiors.

Mechanically:

The alternator is a common failure point on the FG Falcon, and can often lead to a dead battery. The alternator is located underneath the power steering pump, and is subject to fluid leaking from failed hoses which causes internal damage.

The rear differential bushings are designed to hold the differential within the subframe and also absorb any driveline vibrations so they are not transferred into the cabin. Unfortunately, the rubber components they are made from are not durable enough and failure occurs. This can cause vibrations, noise, and even loss of power.

The brake discs on the FG Falcon can warp, which can cause vibration and noise when braking. This is usually due to excessive heat build-up, which can be caused by hard braking or driving on long downhill stretches.

Exterior:

The FG Falcon has been known to suffer from premature tyre wear, especially on the front tyres. This is often due to the car’s weight and the way it distributes weight over the tyres.

Interior:

The air conditioning system on the FG Falcon can be problematic and is often the cause of complaints from owners. Common problems include the air conditioning not working at all, the air conditioning blowing warm air, and the air conditioning compressor making noise.

There have been reports of the glove box on the FG Falcon warping and not fitting properly. This can make it difficult to open and close the glovebox, and can also cause the glovebox to come open while driving.

There are multiple reports of the interiors developing rattly interiors.

Mechanically:

The alternator is a common failure point on the FG Falcon, and can often lead to a dead battery. The alternator is located underneath the power steering pump, and is subject to fluid leaking from failed hoses which causes internal damage.

The rear differential bushings are designed to hold the differential within the subframe and also absorb any driveline vibrations so they are not transferred into the cabin. Unfortunately, the rubber components they are made from are not durable enough and failure occurs. This can cause vibrations, noise, and even loss of power.

The brake discs on the FG Falcon can warp, which can cause vibration and noise when braking. This is usually due to excessive heat build-up, which can be caused by hard braking or driving on long downhill stretches.

Exterior:

The FG Falcon has been known to suffer from premature tyre wear, especially on the front tyres. This is often due to the car’s weight and the way it distributes weight over the tyres.

Interior:

The air conditioning system on the FG Falcon can be problematic and is often the cause of complaints from owners. Common problems include the air conditioning not working at all, the air conditioning blowing warm air, and the air conditioning compressor making noise.

There have been reports of the glove box on the FG Falcon warping and not fitting properly. This can make it difficult to open and close the glovebox, and can also cause the glovebox to come open while driving.

There are multiple reports of the interiors developing rattly interiors.

Mechanically:

The alternator is a common failure point on the FG Falcon, and can often lead to a dead battery. The alternator is located underneath the power steering pump, and is subject to fluid leaking from failed hoses which causes internal damage.

The rear differential bushings are designed to hold the differential within the subframe and also absorb any driveline vibrations so they are not transferred into the cabin. Unfortunately, the rubber components they are made from are not durable enough and failure occurs. This can cause vibrations, noise, and even loss of power.

The brake discs on the FG Falcon can warp, which can cause vibration and noise when braking. This is usually due to excessive heat build-up, which can be caused by hard braking or driving on long downhill stretches.

Should you buy it?

It really depends on why you’re buying one.

For many, sedans like the Falcon have simply fallen out of favour with Australian buyers. This, along with many other reasons, is why the Falcon nameplate no longer exists in Australia. People simply weren’t buying them (sedans, that is).

But, if you’re still a die-hard Falcon fan, or you think sedans still offer a great solution to the need for hauling a family and some stuff around, then the Ford Falcon FG X would be a great car. Plus, you have the added benefit of owing a piece of Australian motoring history, being the final iteration of one of the longest-running nameplates in Australia.

Though not without it’s faults, the FG X Falcon still has some reliability issues, make sure the one you’re buying hasn’t been flogged, has a full service history, and has had a pre-purchase inspection.

What’s more, if you can get your hands on something more special with a V8, like an XR8, there’s a good chance those will appreciate in value, much like other bygone V8 Australian sedans, like the Holden Commode SS. So please, do us all a favour and don’t crash it.

It really depends on why you’re buying one.

For many, sedans like the Falcon have simply fallen out of favour with Australian buyers. This, along with many other reasons, is why the Falcon nameplate no longer exists in Australia. People simply weren’t buying them (sedans, that is).

But, if you’re still a die-hard Falcon fan, or you think sedans still offer a great solution to the need for hauling a family and some stuff around, then the Ford Falcon FG X would be a great car. Plus, you have the added benefit of owing a piece of Australian motoring history, being the final iteration of one of the longest-running nameplates in Australia.

Though not without it’s faults, the FG X Falcon still has some reliability issues, make sure the one you’re buying hasn’t been flogged, has a full service history, and has had a pre-purchase inspection.

What’s more, if you can get your hands on something more special with a V8, like an XR8, there’s a good chance those will appreciate in value, much like other bygone V8 Australian sedans, like the Holden Commode SS. So please, do us all a favour and don’t crash it.

Should you buy it?

It really depends on why you’re buying one.

For many, sedans like the Falcon have simply fallen out of favour with Australian buyers. This, along with many other reasons, is why the Falcon nameplate no longer exists in Australia. People simply weren’t buying them (sedans, that is).

But, if you’re still a die-hard Falcon fan, or you think sedans still offer a great solution to the need for hauling a family and some stuff around, then the Ford Falcon FG X would be a great car. Plus, you have the added benefit of owing a piece of Australian motoring history, being the final iteration of one of the longest-running nameplates in Australia.

Though not without it’s faults, the FG X Falcon still has some reliability issues, make sure the one you’re buying hasn’t been flogged, has a full service history, and has had a pre-purchase inspection.

What’s more, if you can get your hands on something more special with a V8, like an XR8, there’s a good chance those will appreciate in value, much like other bygone V8 Australian sedans, like the Holden Commode SS. So please, do us all a favour and don’t crash it.

Need help with finance?

What is the car's build year?

2020

Loan Amount

$5,000

Finance estimate ~

$30

Per week*

8.49%

Comparison rate p.a#

Models, pricing & features

Ford Falcon FG X-6

XR6

Price when new: $35,590 - $40,790

Price used: $17,300 - $30,200

Equipment

12V Socket(s) – Auxiliary
18″ Alloy Wheels
6 Speaker Stereo
ABS (Antilock Brakes)
Adjustable Steering Col. – Tilt & Reach
Air Cond. – Climate Control
Air Conditioning – Rear
Airbag – Driver
Airbag – Passenger
Airbags – Head for 1st Row Seats (Front)
Airbags – Head for 2nd Row Seats
Airbags – Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
Armrest – Front Centre (Shared)
Armrest – Rear Centre (Shared)
Audio – Aux Input Socket (MP3/CD/Cassette)
Audio – Aux Input USB Socket
Audio – MP3 Decoder
Audio Decoder – WMA
Bluetooth System
Body Colour – Bumpers
Body Colour – Door Handles
Body Colour – Exterior Mirrors Partial
Body Kit – F&R Spoilers, Skirts, Rear Apron
Brake Assist
CD Player
Camera – Rear Vision
Central Locking – Remote/Keyless
Chrome Exhaust Tip(s)
Chrome Rear Garnish
Clock – Digital
Control – Electronic Stability
Control – Park Distance Front
Control – Park Distance Rear
Control – Traction
Cruise Control
Cup Holders – 1st Row
Daytime Running Lamps – LED
Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
Disc Brakes Rear Solid
Door Pockets – 1st row (Front)
Drive By Wire (Electronic Throttle Control)
EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
Electric Seat – Drivers
Engine Immobiliser
Flip/Fold Out Key
Fog Lamps – Front
Headlamps Automatic (light sensitive)
Independent Rear Suspension
Intermittent Wipers – Variable
Leather Steering Wheel
Memory Card Reader
Metallic Finish Door Handles – Interior
Metallic Finish Interior Inserts
Multi-function Control Screen – Colour
Multi-function Steering Wheel
Parking Assist – Graphical Display
Pedals – Sports
Power Door Mirrors
Power Steering – Variable Ratio (more lock faster)
Power Windows – Front & Rear
Radio – Digital (DAB+)
Rain Sensor (Auto wipers)
Remote Boot/Hatch Release
Remote Fuel Lid Release
Scuff Plates (on door sills)
Seat – Drivers Lumbar Adjustment Manual
Seat – Passenger Lumbar Adjustment Manual
Seatbelt – Pretensioners 1st Row (Front)
Seatbelts – Lap/Sash for 5 seats
Seats – 2nd Row Split Fold
Spare Wheel – Space Saver/Temporary
Spoiler – Rear
Sports Instruments
Sports Seats – 1st Row (Front)
Steering Wheel – Sports
Storage Compartment – Centre Console 1st Row
Suspension – Sports
Tacho
Tail Lamps – LED
Trim – Cloth
Trip Computer
Voice Recognition
Warning – Driver Fatigue
Wireless Hotspot

Update

GPS (Satellite Navigation)

Falcon

Price when new: $35,900 - $38,900

Price used: $10,500 - $22,100

Adds:

16″ Alloy Wheels
4 Speaker Stereo

G6E

Price when new: $40,110

Price used: $17,600 - $29,100

Adds:

9 Speaker Stereo
Air Cond. – Climate Control 2 Zone
Alarm
Electric Seat – Drivers with Memory
Leather Seats – Partial
Power Door Mirrors – Auto Dipping (Reversing)
Power Door Mirrors – with Memory
Premium Sound System
Rear View Mirror – Electric Anti Glare

Update

Sunglass Holder

XR6 Turbo

Price when new: $42,990 - $45,690

Price used: $29,000 - $46,300

Adds:

19″ Alloy Wheels
Coloured Door Mirrors
Limited Slip Diff
Performance Brakes

G6E Turbo

Price when new: $46,550 - $47,050

Price used: $27,800 - $43,300

Same features as the G6E

XR8

Price when new: $52,490 - $55,690

Price used: $39,200 - $62,000

Adds:

Calipers – Front 4 Spot
Disc Brakes Front Vented Drilled/Grooved
Disc Brakes Rear Vented Drilled/Grooved
Spare Wheel – Full Size Alloy Wheel

XR6 Sprint

Price when new: $54,990

Price used: $47,300 - $59,800

Adds:

Audio – Input for iPod
Body Colour – Rear Garnish
Calipers – Front 6 Spot
Calipers – Painted Front
Calipers – Painted Rear
Calipers – Rear 4 Spot
Decals
Disc Brakes Rear Ventilated
Headlamps – Blacked Out Surrounds
Launch Control
Painted – Wheels
Seats – Embossed

XR8 Sprint

Price when new: $59,990 - $62,190

Price used: $52,500 - $68,100

Adds:

Exhaust System – Dual
Painted Roof

Tech specs

Body Styles

4 door Sedan

Engines

4.0 litre 6-cylinder petrol (Falcon, XR6, G6E)

2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (Falcon, G6E)

4.0 litre 6-cylinder lpg (Falcon, XR6)

4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Turbo, G6E Turbo, XR6 Sprint)

5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged petrol (XR8, XR8 Sprint)

Power

195kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder petrol (Falcon, XR6, G6E)

176kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (Falcon, G6E)

198kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder lpg (Falcon, XR6)

270kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Turbo, G6E Turbo)

335kW – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8, XR8 Sprint)

325kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Sprint)

345kW – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8 Sprint)

Torque

391Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder petrol (Falcon, XR6, G6E)

353Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (Falcon, G6E)

409Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder lpg (Falcon, XR6)

533Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Turbo, G6E Turbo)

570Nm – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8, XR8 Sprint)

576Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Sprint)

575Nm – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8 Sprint)

Transmissions

6-speed Sports Automatic

6-speed Manual (XR6, XR6 Turbo, XR8, XR8 Sprint)

Fuel Consumption

8 – 14L / 100km

Length

4,949 – 4,950mm (4 door Sedan)

Width

1,868mm (4 door Sedan)

Height

1,493 – 1,494mm (4 door Sedan)

Wheelbase

2,838mm (4 door Sedan)

Tare Mass

1,613 – 1,829kg (4 door Sedan)

Kerb Weight

1,656 – 1,872kg (4 door Sedan)

Towing

750kg (unbraked), 1,200kg – 2,300kg (braked) (Falcon, XR6, XR6 Turbo, G6E, G6E Turbo)

ANCAP Rating

5  stars

 

Body Styles

4 door Sedan

Engines

4.0 litre 6-cylinder petrol (Falcon, XR6, G6E)

2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (Falcon, G6E)

4.0 litre 6-cylinder lpg (Falcon, XR6)

4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Turbo, G6E Turbo, XR6 Sprint)

5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged petrol (XR8, XR8 Sprint)

Power

195kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder petrol (Falcon, XR6, G6E)

176kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (Falcon, G6E)

198kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder lpg (Falcon, XR6)

270kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Turbo, G6E Turbo)

335kW – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8, XR8 Sprint)

325kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Sprint)

345kW – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8 Sprint)

Torque

391Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder petrol (Falcon, XR6, G6E)

353Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (Falcon, G6E)

409Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder lpg (Falcon, XR6)

533Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Turbo, G6E Turbo)

570Nm – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8, XR8 Sprint)

576Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Sprint)

575Nm – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8 Sprint)

Transmissions

6-speed Sports Automatic

6-speed Manual (XR6, XR6 Turbo, XR8, XR8 Sprint)

Fuel Consumption

8 – 14L / 100km

Length

4,949 – 4,950mm (4 door Sedan)

Width

1,868mm (4 door Sedan)

Height

1,493 – 1,494mm (4 door Sedan)

Wheelbase

2,838mm (4 door Sedan)

Tare Mass

1,613 – 1,829kg (4 door Sedan)

Kerb Weight

1,656 – 1,872kg (4 door Sedan)

Towing

750kg (unbraked), 1,200kg – 2,300kg (braked) (Falcon, XR6, XR6 Turbo, G6E, G6E Turbo)

ANCAP Rating

5  stars

 

Body Styles

4 door Sedan

Engines

4.0 litre 6-cylinder petrol (Falcon, XR6, G6E)

2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (Falcon, G6E)

4.0 litre 6-cylinder lpg (Falcon, XR6)

4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Turbo, G6E Turbo, XR6 Sprint)

5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged petrol (XR8, XR8 Sprint)

Power

195kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder petrol (Falcon, XR6, G6E)

176kW – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (Falcon, G6E)

198kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder lpg (Falcon, XR6)

270kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Turbo, G6E Turbo)

335kW – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8, XR8 Sprint)

325kW – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Sprint)

345kW – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8 Sprint)

Torque

391Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder petrol (Falcon, XR6, G6E)

353Nm – 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol (Falcon, G6E)

409Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder lpg (Falcon, XR6)

533Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Turbo, G6E Turbo)

570Nm – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8, XR8 Sprint)

576Nm – 4.0 litre 6-cylinder turbo-petrol (XR6 Sprint)

575Nm – 5.0 litre 8-cylinder supercharged-petrol (XR8 Sprint)

Transmissions

6-speed Sports Automatic

6-speed Manual (XR6, XR6 Turbo, XR8, XR8 Sprint)

Fuel Consumption

8 – 14L / 100km

Length

4,949 – 4,950mm (4 door Sedan)

Width

1,868mm (4 door Sedan)

Height

1,493 – 1,494mm (4 door Sedan)

Wheelbase

2,838mm (4 door Sedan)

Tare Mass

1,613 – 1,829kg (4 door Sedan)

Kerb Weight

1,656 – 1,872kg (4 door Sedan)

Towing

750kg (unbraked), 1,200kg – 2,300kg (braked) (Falcon, XR6, XR6 Turbo, G6E, G6E Turbo)

ANCAP Rating

5  stars

 

Warranty & servicing

Warranty

3 years / 100000 km

Service Intervals

15,000 km / 12 months

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