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2023 Ford Everest

2023 Ford Everest

To look at, the 2023 Ford Everest is a bold beast, refined and highly capable as it effortlessly glides over off-road terrain.  Inside, the Everest’s cabin is comfortable and well-equipped.  Safety features abound, and the space and practicality is good for family excursions.  Add to that the refinement of the new 3.0-litre V6 Diesel, and all this sets the new Everest up for being a leading contender for best-in-class.

Funky looking, especially with that chunky nose at the front, bordered by those striking C-shaped DRLs, the Everest makes a strong statement.  You can have the 2023 Ford Everest in a range of breathtaking colours: Shadow Black, Aluminium, Arctic White, Meteor Grey, Sedona Orange, Equinox Bronze, and Blue Lightning (Sport only).  All the paint colours, except for Arctic White, are prestige paint colours.

The 2023 Ford Everest is made tough and comes well-equipped with all the right safety gear.  All the premium features are there, like 9 airbags, AEB – even reverse AEB, a post-impact braking system, lane-keeping assist and lane departure warning, a driver attention alert system to keep Grandad awake at the wheel, blind-spot monitoring about the vehicle, a reverse camera and front and rear parking sensors – handy!  Five stars has been awarded to the Everest during crash testing, so you can rest assured that this is a good vehicle to be driving about in.

The 2023 Ford Everest kicks off with the Ambiente model, in which you’ll find plenty of decent features.  The equipment includes DAB+ digital radio, a voice assistant, FordPass with remote start, wireless phone charging, dual-zone climate control, a 10.1-inch sync4 touchscreen infotainment system, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-speaker sound system, satellite navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.  The Ambiente model comes standard with five seats but as an option you can have it kitted out with seven.  The fabric upholstery is pleasant and the seats comfortable for long distance travel.  The driver’s seat is 8-way adjustable, while the front passenger seat is 4-way.  A conventional mechanical gear shifter for the 4×2 model is standard.  If you opt for the 4×4 Ambiente version, then this comes with a steel underbody for extra off-road protection, as well as an e-Shifter and a locking rear differential.  Push-button selectable drive modes come as standard, and keyless entry and push-button start is present as well.  That’s not the comprehensive list, but that’s enough to give you an idea that if you buy an Everest, then you buy a well-equipped, well thought out SUV.

Move up to the 2023 Ford Everest Trend, and you see features like 18-inch alloy wheels instead of 17, privacy glass, a powered tailgate, seven seats as standard, heated and power-folding side mirrors with puddle lamps, leather-accented upholstery, a 12-inch sync4 touchscreen infotainment screen, an 8-way powered driver’s seat, a dedicated off-road screen (4×4 models only), a rotary drive mode selector (4×4 models only), and extra drive modes for Mud and Ruts.

2023 Ford Everest

A really nice mix of sport and comfort is found in the classy Ford Everest Sport.  Sport versions have a set of snazzy 20-inch black alloy wheels, black exterior accents, black 3D bonnet lettering, a handsfree powered tailgate, unique leather-accented upholstery with ‘SPORT’ logos, a powerful 10-speaker sound system, a driver’s seat that is powered and heated and 10-way adjustable with a memory function, as well as heated and cooled front seats.

Top of the range models are known as the Platinum versions, and these add things like: 21-inch alloy wheels, a black-painted roof (exterior), satin chrome exterior accents, matrix LED headlights with auto-levelling, a dual-panel powered panoramic roof, silver roof rails, zoned interior lighting, a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12-speaker B&O premium sound system, a surround-view camera system, active park assist, tyre pressure monitoring, satin chrome interior accents, leather-accented quilted upholstery, heated seats in the second row, power-folding third row seats, a heated steering wheel, premium front and rear floor mats, and an interior ambient lighting system.

As the name suggests, the Everest is fit for a family and adventure.  With all 3 rows of seats in use (5 seats are standard for the Ambiente models, and 7 seats optional in Ambiente models and standard in Trend and Titanium models), Ford says that 259 litres of luggage space is available behind the last row.  This might not seem like much, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised what you can actually fit maybe a tent bag and bedding, or some golf bags stacked on top of one another.  When the 3rd row of seats is stowed away, there is 898 litres – a rather cavernous space wouldn’t you think?

Up for any challenge, the Everest can tow up to 3500 kg – that’s 400 kg more than the current Everest models and matching Isuzu’s MU-X SUV for pulling power.  Toyota’s Prado is good for 3000 kg.  All new Ford Everest models have a Tow/Haul drive mode that optimises gear shifts to maintain the best power delivery and engine braking.  This system also reduces any busyness within the gear shift when towing big loads.  You can happily provide seven seats for occupants (the 3rd row being more suited for smaller people), a boot space full of food, and then tow everything including the kitchen sink behind you – and that’s without making use of the roof-carrying potential of the Everest, which Ford states can take anything up to 100 kg.

The 2023 Ford Everest is available with two turbo-diesel powertrains.  The familiar 2.0-litre bi-turbo 4-cylinder motor works a treat and will be more than enough for most people’s requirements.  Where the brand new 3.0-litre V6 shines is in ultimate power and refinement.  Ambiente, Trend, and Sport models in 4×2 selection offer the 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo 4-cylinder engine producing 154 kW of power and 500 Nm of torque.  As I said, more than grunty enough!  Being mated to the solid and proven 10-speed automatic transmission makes this a very precise and efficient drive.  Being 4×2, you can drive it in RWD- or full-time 4WD configurations.

Standard on the 2023 Ford Everest Sport 4×4 and Platinum models is the new 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine which produces 184 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque.  This new engine is so smooth and refined, powerful and lovely to drive, and makes Toyota’s Prado and Isuzu’s MUX feel a bit yesteryear.  It is also mated to the slick 10-speed automatic transmission, with drive being sent through to a full-time 4WD system.

Comparing fuel consumption for both engine options sees the 2.0-litre averaging 7–8 litres/100 km.  The larger V6 should average between 8–9 litres/100 km.  Obviously, driving demands and conditions all improve or lower fuel efficiency rates.  All Everest models boast an 80-litre fuel tank as standard.

The Ford Everest has been a class act for some time, and with the 2023 model things just got even better.  The two awesome engines and 10-speed automatic gearboxes are what drives this machine, and with full-time 4WD, there are few places you can’t get to, given the right skillset and care.  You can easily tackle a tough bush track out the back of Australia, no problems at all.  There are also plenty of options for upgrading and upscaling your new Everest for being an off-road dominator!

Unlike the Ranger, the 4WD versions of the Everest feature a full-time 4WD system with a two-speed electromechanical transfer case featuring 2H, 4H and 4L modes.  On top of this you have a 4A mode for high-traction surfaces like paved roads, where the 4A mode continuously distributes power between the front and rear axles for optimum performance and efficiency.  You also get an electronic locking rear differential on 4WD models, and this can be activated through the infotainment touchscreen.  Standard on all 4×4 models (besides the entry-level Ambiente) is an Off-Road Screen (ORS) that can be set up to display driveline and electronic diff lock information, the current steering angle, vehicle pitch and roll angles, and an off-road features button.  A surround-view camera, which is standard on Platinum models and optional on the Trend 4×4 and Sport, can also be accessed and utilized via the ORS.

The new 2023 Ford Everest is awesome and comes with a 5-year/unlimited km warranty.  If you buy new, then the maintenance schedule is required every 12 months or 15,000 km, and the first 5 services are capped.  Solid, safe, practical, and made for the family, the Everest is a dream to drive on and off the road, comfortable for the long haul, and very refined.  What’s not to like about the impressive new Everest?

2023 Ford Everest

The current Ford Everest models include the:

  • Everest Ambiente 4×2 Bi-Turbo
  • Everest Ambiente 4×4 Bi-Turbo
  • Everest Trend 4×2 Bi-Turbo
  • Everest Sport 4×2 Bi-Turbo
  • Everest Trend 4×4 Bi-Turbo
  • Everest Sport 4×4 V6
  • Everest Platinum 4×4 V6

For any more information on the 2023 Ford Everest, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!) we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Ford dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!