Everest Still The Off-road Powerhouse
When off-road cars are mentioned, the Ford Everest takes a front seat. The 5 to 7-seater high-powered vehicle is built to withstand the extremes when it comes to terrain and weather. The large SUV boasts powerful engines, elegant interior and exterior designs, high towing and hauling capacities, competitive pricing, and more. It is simply a complete car made to give the utmost pleasure to the owner and leave competitions in the dust.
Everest comes in different models, including the Trend, Ambiente, Sport and Titanium. Having undergone several facelifts over the past 18 years of its existence, the Ford Everest continues to appeal in both functionality and looks. The latest models of the car boast of the following specifications:
Engine – 3.2-liter Duratorq TDCi diesel engine
Horsepower – 143kW/157kW
Torque – 470Nm/500Nm
Transmission – Manual and Automatic transmissions
Driver Type – Two-wheel drive and Four-wheel drive
Tow capacity – 3,100kg
These specifications differ based on the model and version of the Everest you are about to buy.
Apart from standard Ford features such as FordPass Connect and Voice Activated techs, Ford Everest is fitted with advanced features that make it easy to use the car in varying situations. Additional features of the Everest include:
Advanced technology, including smartphone integration;
Foldable third-row seats that can be converted to cargo space;
20-inch alloy wheels that makes its capable of withstanding any impact without damage;
Traction and stability controls;
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB);
Roll-over mitigation and hill launch assist;
Rear traffic alert;
Lane departure warning and lane-keeping assistance;
800mm water wading;
8-inch capacitive Touch screen;
Dual-zone climate control;
Kick-activated power liftgate;
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay;
Different colour schemes to suit diverse personalities.
The price of Ford Everest has stayed competitive over the years, making it difficult for competitors to match its similar pricing features. The 2021 models range between $50,090 to $73,190.
Spacious and comfortable
Great for off-road drives
Equipped with great safety measures
Drivability is not so great
Everest’s ratings range between 7.6 to 8.0 out of 10 stars. This rating takes into consideration various factors such as the critics’ reviews, performance, safety, interior and exterior designs, and so on.
More About The Everest
After it stopped the sales of Territory in Australia, the automaker wanted to replace the high-beloved car with Endura and Everest, but the loyal fan base of the Territory was not appeased. The Everest is still preferred mostly for its off-road capacity and not for the Territory’s drivability.
The Everest is all about off-road trips, which is why the makers added an optional roof rack feature to the Trend, Ambiente and Sport, in addition to all the driver-assist features the car was initially fitted with.
The Everest is one of the most sought-after SUVs. Its major buyers are growing families and lovers of adventure who use it for off-road trips.