2022 GAC GS4 vs Ford Territory Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Dec 17, 2021

Two affordable but well-equipped crossovers face-off.

In this article...

  1. Feature-rich crossover duel
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

GAC GS4 vs Ford Territory: Feature-rich crossover duel

As most will know by now, the crossover segment is a particularly hot market in the Philippines. In December 2021 GAC Philippines brought in the all-new GS4 and it looks to compete and even undercut many of its competing models in the market. 

A picture of the GAC GS4

The all-new 2022 GAC GS4

Last year, Ford Philippines introduced the Territory. It is abundant with features, and it promises to provide oodles of comfort and practicality in exchange for a reasonably affordable price. 

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So, which is better on paper? The all-new GAC GS4 or the Ford Territory? To find out, we’ll be comparing the GAC GS4 1.5T GDI AT against the Territory Trend 1.5 EcoBoost CVT. The latter is the entry-level trim for the Ford-branded crossover, and it’s closer in price to the GAC model. 

GAC GS4 vs Ford Territory: Exterior

Size-wise, the GAC GS4 measures 4,545mm long, 1,865mm wide, and 1,668mm in height. Its wheelbase then spans 2,680mm. 

A picture of the front of the GAC GS4

The GAC GS4 from the front

Compare that to the Territory Trend which is 4,580mm long, 1,936mm wide, and 1,674mm in height. The Ford model also has a wheelbase length of 2,716mm. 

GAC GS4 1.5T GDI AT 

Dimensions 

Ford Territory Trend 1.5 EcoBoost CVT 

4,545mm 

Length 

4,580mm 

1,865mm 

Width 

1,936mm 

1,668mm 

Height 

1,674mm 

2,680mm 

Wheelbase 

2,716mm 

Ground clearance 

180mm 

Size-wise, the Ford model is significantly longer and wider than the GAC model. It’s also a bit taller, and it has a longer wheelbase as well. 

A picture of the Ford Territory

The Ford Territory

As for exterior equipment, both the GS4 and the Territory come standard with LED headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, and LED taillights. The Ford model does have front fog lamps, which are absent on the GS4.  

Both crossovers also ride on a set of 17-Inch alloy wheels.

GAC GS4 1.5T GDI AT 

Exterior Equipment 

Ford Territory Trend 1.5 EcoBoost CVT 

LED 

Headlamps 

LED 

LED 

Daytime Running Lights 

LED 

LED 

Turn signal lamps 

LED 

LED 

Taillights 

LED 

None 

Front fog lights 

With 

None 

Rear spoiler 

With 

17-inch 

Wheel size 

17-inch 

Alloy 

Wheel type 

Alloy 

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GAC GS4 vs Ford Territory: Interior

Inside, both the GAC GS4 and the Ford Territory Trend can seat up to five occupants. Both are equipped with tilt-only steering columns, a push-to-start button, leather (leatherette for the GS4) seats, a manually adjustable driver’s seat, and automatic air-conditioning systems with rear vents. 

GAC GS4 1.5T GDI AT 

Interior Equipment 

Ford Territory Trend 1.5 EcoBoost CVT 

Leatherette 

Seat material 

Leather 

Manual 

Driver’s seat adjustment 

Manual 

Tilt 

Steering wheel adjustment 

Tilt 

Automatic 

Air-conditioning type 

Automatic 

Push button 

Ignition 

Push button 

Seating capacity 

With 

Sunroof 

With 

A thing to note about these two models is that both of them come with a sunroof. This makes them among the most affordable cars in the Philippines that are equipped with such a feature.  

GAC GS4 1.5T GDI AT 

On-board tech 

Ford Territory Trend 1.5 EcoBoost CVT 

8-inch touchscreen 

Infotainment system 

10-inch touchscreen 

Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, USB 

Connectivity options 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth USB 

# of Speakers 

None 

Offline Navigation 

With 

None 

Power-folding side mirror 

None 

None 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror 

With 

None 

Rain-sensing wipers 

None 

While both cars are on-par with each other when it comes to providing comfort, the Ford model provides a slightly better headunit. Specifically, its touchscreen measures 10-inches, which is of course larger than the 8-inch unit available to the GS4.  

GAC GS4 interiorFord Territory Interior

Compare the GS4's interior (left) with the Territory's interior (right) using the slider.

Both headunits do come with Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity, but only the one on the Territory Trend gets Android Auto. Both the GS4’s and the Territory Trend’s headunits are then linked to a six-piece speaker system. 

And lastly, the Territory Trend comes with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, which is unavailable on the GS4. 

GAC GS4 vs Ford Territory: Engine and Performance

Powering the GAC GS4 is a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine. At maximum, it can produce up to 166 horsepower and 265 Nm of torque. It then uses a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which sends power to its front wheels. 

A picture of the GS4's engine

A peek into the GS4's engine bay

Meanwhile, the Ford Territory Trend uses a 1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-4 gasoline mill capable of making up to 141 horsepower and 225 Nm of torque. It is also a front-wheel-drive (FWD) model, but it uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT). 

To sum it up, the GS4’s engine is significantly more powerful than the Territory’s engine. Other than that, both vehicles use a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension. 

A picture of the Ford Territory's engine bay

Like many modern cars, the Territory's engine is all covered up

Both models also have front and rear disc brakes, as well as an electronic parking brake with an auto-brake hold function. 

Specs 

GAC GS4 1.5T GDI AT 

Ford Territory Trend 1.5 EcoBoost CVT 

Engine 

Inline-4 gasoline 

Inline-4 gasoline 

Displacement 

1.5-liters 

1.5-liters 

Transmission 

Six-speed dual-clutch automatic 

CVT 

Horsepower 

166 

141 

Torque 

265 Nm 

225 Nm 

Drivetrain 

FWD 

FWD 

GAC GS4 vs Ford Territory: Safety

Safety-wise, the Ford model gets more airbags than the GAC GS4. The latter has 6, whereas the GAC model has 4.  

Beyond airbags however, both vehicles are largely comparable to each other when it comes to safety kits. Both come standard with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, stability control, tire pressure monitoring, ISOFIX child seat anchors, an engine immobilizer, a security alarm, hill-start assist, and a reverse camera. 

The GS4 and the Territory Trend also have standard cruise control. 

GAC GS4 1.5T GDI AT 

Safety equipment 

Ford Territory Trend 1.5 EcoBoost CVT 

Airbags 

With 

Antilock braking with EBD 

With 

With 

Reverse Camera 

With 

Standard 

Cruise control 

Standard 

With 

Hill-start assist 

With 

With 

Stability control 

With 

With 

ISOFIX child seat tethers 

With 

None 

Lane departure warning 

None 

None 

Blind-spot detection 

None 

With 

Tire pressure monitoring 

With 

With 

Engine immobilizer 

With 

With 

Security alarm 

With 

None 

Emergency braking 

None 

GAC GS4 vs Ford Territory: Price

GAC GS4 Variants 

Price 

GS4 1.5T GDI AT 

Php 1,098,000 

 

Ford Territory Variants 

Price 

Territory Trend 1.5 EcoBoost CVT 

Php 1,277,000 

Territory Titanium+ EcoBoost CVT 

Php 1,310,000 

GAC GS4 vs Ford Territory: Conclusion

As one can see, GAC Philippines is positioning the GS4 to be a market shaker. With the features and power it provides for its price, it is set to undercut the competition.  

A picture of the rear of the GAC GS4

Do you like how the GS4's looks from the rear?

The Territory in turn is priced slightly higher but it does get more in the way of airbags. It also has a better infotainment system than the more affordable GS4, plus it might be more spacious due to its slightly larger overall size. 

So, do you think that the GAC GS4 is a match against the Ford Territory?  

A picture of the rear of the Ford Territory.

Or do you prefer the Territory's rear end?

For more comparison articles like this, keep reading here on the Philippines’ largest automotive portal
 

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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