Ford Everest 2016 review: Torquing Heads
Ford's all-conquering Ranger has spawned a big new SUV called the Everest.
While underneath it's all business, on top is a handsome, if enormous, body to swallow seven people and tow up to three tons of boat, camper or trailer. Holden got there first with the tough-but-basic Colorado and Toyota has followed suit with its HiLux-based Fortuner which means other brands can't be too far behind.
Given the growing numbers of families using dual-cab utes like the Ranger as their getaway vehicle, Nikki Cousins and Peter Anderson got together to see if the Everest can cut it as a carrier for the family who likes to get a long, long way from it all.
At a glance
Price from: $54,990 to $77,490 plus on-road costs
Warranty: 3 years/100,000 km
Capped servicing: $1425 over 3 years if travelling no more than 15,000km per year
Service interval: 12 months/15,000km
Safety: Seven airbags, five star rating expected
Engine: 3.2-litre 5-cyl turbo diesel, 143kW/470Nm
Transmission: 6-speed auto; 4WD
Dimensions: 4892mm (L), 2180mm (W), 1837mm (H) , 2850mm (WB)
Spare: Full-size alloy