Apart from its RWD drivetrain it's identical to the 4WD version. However, unlike the RWD Ranger ute from which it was derived, there's no big ‘Hi-Rider' decals or different badges alerting you to this fact.
The Ambiente can't hide its entry-level status inside, though, with 50 shades of grey and barely a lick of contrasting chrome to be seen anywhere. And there's still no reach adjustment for the steering wheel, but that applies no matter which grade of Everest you choose (or Ranger for that matter). However, sturdy grab handles on the A and B-pillars combined with the side steps make for easy entry front and back.
Driver and front passenger comfort is generally good. There's also seating for three on the 60/40 split-fold rear seat, but long journeys would be stretching friendships for the middle passenger, who has to sit with a leg on either side of the transmission tunnel, and endure less headroom due to the lower central roof lining.
It works much better as a four-seater with adequate leg and headroom even for tall passengers, but we did find the front portion of the base cushion a tad too firm under the thigh area. The split rear seat also folds down flat to extend the load area if required, adding to its versatility in work and play roles.