The Sport 4x4 looks like it would be the metal head in the Everest family. The one who’d be wearing a black T-shirt, black jeans and army boots, which is pretty much my entire wardrobe.
So, when our Adventure Editor Marcus ‘Crafty’ Craft dropped it over to my place for a family review I was instantly taken by what looked like an Alice Cooper special edition Everest with its 20-inch wheels, black mesh grille, blacked-out Everest lettering across the bonnet, black wing mirrors, black inserts in the front and rear bumpers, black window surround, black roof rails, black Everest badging on the tailgate and dark tinted rear windows.
'Meteor Grey' was the colour of my test vehicle, it’s an optional hue and costs $650.
Inside, the Sport grade comes with door and dashboard trims in the super dark 'Raceway Blue', while the leather seats have stitching in Capital Blue and embossed 'SPORT' lettering for the front buckets.
Those are the Sport bits. The rest of this Everest looks much like the Trend, that it sits above in the range. An SUV based on the Ranger ute, the Everest’s dimensions are 4903mm long, 2180mm wide (with mirrors out) and 1837mm tall.
For the ground clearance, wading depth and braked towing capacity see the driving section below.