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Ford Everest on sale in Australia in October from $54,990

June 16, 2015

This is it, folks. It’s almost here. It is perhaps one of the most anticipated new seven-seat SUVs of this year. The Ford Everest.

Ford Everest

As we already know, the Everest is a heavy-duty SUV based on the Ranger ute which will eventually replace the Territory. And Ford is promising some pretty impressive features and on and off road capability with the all-new model.

Some of the highlights include a 3000kg towing capacity, active noise cancellation technology, and SYNC connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot service. There’s also tyre pressure monitoring, auto high-beam, and a power tailgate in the mix.

Under the bonnet, the Everest will come with a 3.2-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder engine producing 143kW and 470Nm. All variants come with a six-speed automatic, with a combined fuel consumption of 8.5L/100km.

Power is sent through a four-wheel drive system which offers the driver four different driving modes to suit various terrain types. The ‘Terrain Management System’ is paired with the traction and stability control programs, and the roll stability system.

In terms of off-road preparation, the Everest offers a water wading depth of 800mm, while presenting 225mm of ground clearance. It should be able to tackle some pretty tough conditions with a 25-degree departure angle, although its 21-degree approach angle is not as impressive. An electronic locking rear differential is also standard for the really sticky situations

As for the interior, the Everest is boasting 30 storage areas with a total volume of 48 litres. In the cargo areas there is up to 2010 litres of space on offer, with 50:50 split-fold third-row seats.

Ford Everest-dash

Three variant grades will be available when the model arrives in Australia in October. These range from the Everest, the Everest Trend, to the flagship Titanium. Prices will start from the following (excluding on-road costs), with standard features listed below.

Ford Everest – $54,990
Ford Everest Trend – $60,990
Ford Everest Titanium – $76,990

Everest – standard features include:

Engine & Drivetrain

  • 3.2-litre turbo diesel engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential sports shift
  • Full time 4WD
  • Terrain Management System
  • Electronic locking rear differential
  • Independent front suspension and solid rear axle suspension with Watt’s Linkage
  • Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Trailer Sway Control


  • 17- x 8-inch alloy road wheels with matching full size spare alloy wheel and tyre
  • Manual rear lift-gate
  • Body coloured bumpers, black door handles and exterior mirrors
  • Reflector headlamps with manual headlamp levelling
  • Power side mirrors with turn indicators
  • Automatic on/off headlamp
  • Follow-me-home lighting
  • Front fog lamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Black roof rails
  • Front and rear mudflaps


  • 7 seats with fabric trim
  • 3rd row seat with 50:50 split-fold seat back
  • Single zone air conditioning with rear auxiliary controls behind the centre console
  • Overhead console with map lights and sunglass holder
  • Cruise control with adjustable speed limiter
  • Power windows with one touch up/down and global open/close
  • Active noise control system
  • 30 stowage areas

Infotainment & Connectivity

  • SYNC1 with Voice Control and Emergency Assistance
  • 8-speaker single CD, AM/FM audio system
  • Interior Command Centre with 4.2-inch colour TFT screen
  • Bluetooth5 mobile phone integration
  • AUX/iPod/ USB input ports
  • Audio controls on steering wheel
  • 4 x 12V and 1 x 230V power sockets

Safety & Driver Assist

  • Rear view camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Roll Stability Control
  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Traction Control
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Driver and front passenger airbags
  • Side front airbags
  • Side curtain airbags (to 3rd row)
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Beltminder system (for 1st and 2nd row occupants)
  • Perimeter and volumetric alarm with battery backup system
  • Remote keyless entry with two-stage unlocking and flip key

Everest Trend – adds the following additional features over Everest:


  • 18- x 8-inch alloy wheels
  • Power rear lift-gate
  • Chrome front radiator grille
  • Running boards
  • Body coloured door handles and exterior mirrors
  • Halogen projector headlamps
  • Auto high beam control
  • Bulb daytime running lights
  • Power side mirrors with powerfold, heater and puddle lamps
  • Painted roof rails


  • Dual zone climate control
  • High level instrumentation cluster with dual 4.0-inch display screens
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Front sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirror
  • Front and rear floor mats

Infotainment & Connectivity

  • SYNC 2
  • 10-speaker audio system with DAB+ and subwoofer
  • Interior Command Centre with high resolution 8-inch colour touch screen
  • 2 x USB ports and SD card slot
  • MyKey (allows programming of restricted driving modes)

Safety & Driver Assist

  • Adaptive cruise control with forward alert collision mitigation and heads-up display
  • Lane Keeping System and lane departure warning
  • Front parking sensors
  • Driver alert system

Everest Titanium – adds the following additional features over Everest Trend:


  • 20- x 8.5-inch alloy wheels
  • Running boards with metallic finish
  • Chrome door handles and exterior mirrors
  • HID headlamps with washer and auto headlamp levelling
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Exterior scuff plates with ‘Everest’ graphic


  • Semi-auto parallel Active Park Assist
  • Panoramic power sunroof
  • 8-way power front seats with manual lumbar support and heater function
  • Leather trimmed seats
  • Powerfold 3rd row seat with 50:50 split-fold seat back
  • Leather gear shifter
  • Ambient lighting
  • Illuminated front scuff plates

Infotainment & Connectivity

  • Satellite navigation with traffic management channel

Safety & Security

  • Blind Spot Monitoring System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Factory Options

The following options are available on Ford Everest range:

  • Towbar (3000kg capacity) – all models#
  • Prestige paint –  all models
  • Satellite navigation –  Trend only

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.