The 4WD-only BaseCamp is based on the mid-spec Trend variant, and is available with one of two diesel engines: a 143kW/470Nm 3.2-litre single-turbo five-cylinder ($63,090 plus on-road costs) or a 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder ($64,590, plus on-road costs).
Our test vehicle had the 3.2-litre and a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.
The Trend’s standard features list includes Ford’s SYNC 3 multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen and 10-speaker audio system, leather-accented seat trim, an eight-way power driver's seat and a leather-trimmed gear shifter, keyless entry and push-button start, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, and dual-zone climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, hands-free power tailgate and more.
The BaseCamp edition comes standard with adventure-ready extras beyond Trend spec, such as a 76mm black nudge bar, LED light bar, a snorkel, and a Rhino Rack roof-top storage platform and a Rhino Rack Sunseeker awning. It also has distinctive ‘BaseCamp’ decals.
It costs $2200 more than a Trend but, Ford reckons, the add-ons are worth $6000.
Colours for the Ford Everest Basecamp include Arctic White and True Red (no additional cost), or additional-cost colours such as Alabaster White, Aluminium, Deep Crystal Blue, Diffused Silver, Meteor Grey, Shadow Black, and Sunset.