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Ford Everest 2020 pricing and spec confirmed: AEB now standard across SUV range

Ford’s entire Everest line-up now sports advanced driver assistance systems such as autonomous emergency braking as standard.

Ford Australia has added a suite of advanced driver assist safety systems, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, to its entry-level Everest Ambiente for no added cost.

Kicking off at $49,490 before on-road costs in rear-wheel-drive (RWD) form, the Ambiente now sports the aforementioned AEB, as well as lane-keep assist with driver alert, traffic sign recognition and automatic high beams that was previously reserved for higher grades.

The new safety gear is added on top of the already standard reversing camera, rear parking sensors, cruise control with speed limiter, roll over mitigation, traction control and trailer sway control.

Buyers who opt for the four-wheel-drive (4WD) Ambiente ($54,490) also gain hill decent control, hill launch assist and an electronically locking rear differential, while third-row seating can also be added for an additional $1000.

Both Ambiente grades are powered by a 143kW/470Nm 3.2-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder engine, which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The same powertrain combination can also be had in the mid-tier Trend 4WD variant for $59,990, while the Ranger Raptor’s 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel and 10-speed automatic transmission is available at $56,190 and $61,490 for the rear- and four-wheel-drive versions respectively.

A tow bar can be added to either Ambiente or Trend grades for an additional $1000, while Trend buyers can also opt for non-powered fabric seats at no cost.

The Everest Ambiente now sports AEB, as well as lane-keep assist with driver alert, traffic sign recognition. The Everest Ambiente now sports AEB, as well as lane-keep assist with driver alert, traffic sign recognition.

Meanwhile, Ford’s bi-turbo Everest Titanium 4WD again tops the large SUV line-up, but drops $1700 from $73,990 to $72,290 to dip below the fuel-efficient luxury car tax (LCT) threshold.

As before, 18-inch alloy wheels with off-road tyres can replace the standard 20-inch hoops of the Titanium for no extra cost.

Standard equipment carries over as before, including push-button start, keyless entry, 4.2-inch driver display, dual-zone climate control and 8.0-inch Sync3 colour touchscreen multimedia system with sat nav, digital radio and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality.

Stepping up to the Trend nets buyers LED daytime running lights, a powered tailgate, chrome front grille, head-up display and leather-trimmed steering wheel.

Finally, the Titanium grade adds extra exterior chrome detailing, sunroof, heated front seats and a power-folding third row.

Prestige paint is available across the range for $650.

The added drive assist equipment means the Everest now matches its mechanically related Ranger pick-up in safety specification, which was updated in May.

2019 Ford Everest pricing before on-road costs

ModelPrice
Ambiente RWD 3.2L – automatic$49,490
Ambiente 4WD 3.2L – automatic$54,490
Trend RWD 2.0L – automatic$56,190
Trend 4WD 3.2L – automatic$59,990
Trend 4WD 2.0L – automatic$61,490
Titanium 4WD 2.0L – automatic$72,290

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