Ford Everest Pricing and Specs
Conceived and designed in Australia but built in Thailand, Ford's Everest large SUV is a dedicated seven seater aimed at bigger families, and was powered exclusively by a diesel engine when it launched in 2015. That engine, combined with a capable four-wheel drive system on its more expensive models like the $73,190 Everest Titanium (4WD) - compared to the $50,090, rear-wheel drive Everest Ambiente (rwd) - led to Ford declaring the Everest its most capable SUV ever, with the original Everest benchmarked against the then market leaders in off-road performance before it launched. Perhaps as a result, early iterations of the Everest were praised more for their off-road ability and three tonne towing capacity than they were for their on-road manners.
This vehicle is also known as Ford Endeavour.
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Ford Everest FAQs
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Everest here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Ford Everest 2015: Turbo error
You were right on the limit of the Everest, close to both the towing limit and the GCM limit, so you needed to be mindful of that when towing and you shouldn't be towing in the overdrive ratios. It sounds as thought the transmission was overheating, which suggests the Everest is borderline for cooling when operating at its supposed limits. Anyone planning to tow in a similar loading situation should consult a towing specialist before they go to make sure they're fully prepared for the trip. Maybe the Everest needs extra transmission cooling. To be fair to the Ford dealers they can't diagnose a problem that isn't presenting itself at the time the car is in their workshop. As a consumer your best option if the carmaker isn't being helpful is to go to the consumer affairs department of your state government.Show more
Best family SUV that can tow?
All of the vehicles are worthy choices, but you need to be careful about the towing ratings of them. The Kia Sorento, which would be my choice, is rated at 2000kg, which is right on your towing requirement. Others, such as the 2WD Everest, are rated to tow much more. Others, like the Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Prado, are full-on 4WDs, and would seem beyond your needs.Show more
Ford Everest 2015: Can it be used as an off-roader?
The Everest is categorized as a non-offroad passenger car under Category MA. If it was an off-roader under the ADR system it would be categorized MC. By doing that Ford was able to keep all Everest variants, both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, under the same ADR compliance plate approval, whereas MC only allows for 4WD and Ford would have had to have separate compliance for its 2WD and 4WD models.
Ford stands by the off-road capabilities of the Everest, and says the 4WD Everest meets the requirements of the MC category, and that using it off-road won't void the warranty. While Ford is comfortable with the situation and says it has no plan to change the Everest category anyone buying one should be aware of potential issues with insurance if you use one inappropriately, or modify it as you want to do.
The warning is out that anyone wanting to buy a 4WD Everest for off-road use should invest the time and do the homework to make sure you can do what you want with it. At the end of the day it's a case of buyer beware.Show more