Everest Trend – Ford totally revised their popular Everest in mid-2022 and over the Christmas break we had the Everest Trend for a few weeks.
The Everest Trend comes with an impressive list of standard features such as leather steering wheel, leather seats with electronic adjustment for the driver, 12 inch central touchscreen.
The front two seat rows are comfortable and I managed to plonk my bear like frame in the back seat when we went to look at Christmas lights.
The third row seats are tiny and access is tight.
We drove the 2.0L version which is the only engine option for the Trend. This has 154kW and 500Nm which is about the same as the HiLux. It drives smoothly thanks to the 10 speed transmission and has enough get up and go when needed. Importantly the peak torque is at 1750 rpm which allows for relaxed cruising.
Everest will tow 3500kg and is relatively economical as well.
The Everest Trend is priced from $65,290 for the 4WD version, plus the usual costs.
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Everest Trend specific details
(incremental to Ambiente)
- Privacy glass on rear windows
- Power liftgate (no handsfree)
- Auto power fold mirrors with heater & puddle lamps
- Wheels 18-inch Alloy Wheels & matching spare
- Leather accented seats
- 7-seats standard
- 8-way power driver seat
- Leather wrapped steering wheel
- Floor mats (Driver + Passenger)
- 2nd upper glove box in lieu of open shelf
- 12-inch Colour Touchscreen
Engine and Transmission
- 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel (inc Stop Start)
- 10-speed automatic
- Auto Shifter
- 4×2 conventional mechanical
- 4×4 e-Shifter
- Off-road screen (4×4 model only)
- Selectable Drive Modes
- Push Button 4×2
- Rotary Dial 4×4 (Additional off-road modes – Sand, Mud / Ruts)
Some quick Everest thoughts
- The new Everest brings a completely fresh design that is appealing
- Ford is the latest manufacturer to move towards the vertical central screen that mirrors a smart phone and it works well.
- 18 inch tyres on nice looking alloys is practical if you are looking for genuine off road tyres.
- The balance between appointments and price seems spot on for the Trend.
- Off road the Everest is at home.
- On sand it simply almost floated.
- On road the ride and handling has improved, the suspension is a little harsh over some of what our governments call roads though.
- On the freeway it cruised quietly and effortlessly
- Off road its better
- The driver instrument layout is a little different and takes getting used to but when you do it flows.
- Front row seats are comfortable
- Middle row big enough for my bear like frame to fit comfortably, but the seat sqaub is a little flat.
- Third row seats are tight and access is painful.
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Everest Trend 4WD
|2.0L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel Euro 5
|10 Sp Sports AT Dual range 4WD
|154kW @ 3,750rpm
|500Nm @ 1,750 – 2,000rpm
|5 Star ANCAP (Aug 2022)
|0-100kmh / Top Speed
|7.2L/100km / 80L capacity
|Economy on test
|12Mth / 15,000km
|5yr/ Unlimited km
|Road side Assist
|5Yr. conditional roadside assist
*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)
|Behind the Wheel
|Ride and Handling
|Fit for Purpose
|10 (4WD 5/5 Towing 5/5 )
|Value for Money
*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.
|Max ground clearance
|Up to 226mm
|Turning Circle KTK
|Boot Capacity Min
|Boot capacity Max
|Tow Ball rating
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