Ford doesn’t sell the Everest SUV in the States, even though it has been spied Stateside a few times in testing. The Ford Everest is a rugged SUV that is available in other markets, including Australia. Aussies who are eyeing a new SUV should know that the 2019 Everest has been updated with some new safety tech that is standard on all trim levels built from May 2019 on.
The new tech adds Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. Buyers who choose the entry-level Ambiente grade will now also get standard Lane Keeping Aid with Driver Alert System, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Automatic High Beams as standard. Previously those features were only standard on the more expensive Trend and Titanium models.
Those new features slot in with the standard equipment that was previously available including Rear View Camera, Rear Parking Sensors, Cruise Control with adjustable speed limiter, Emergency Assistance, and Dynamic Stability Control. Aussies still have the same two diesel engine options with a standard 3.2L TDCi Duratorq five-cylinder making 192 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine is a 2.0-liter TDCi Bi-turbo four that makes 210 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The latter engine is the same used in the Ranger Raptor that we don’t get Stateside.
The standard engine has a 6-speed automatic while the optional engine gets the 10-speed automatic. The Ford Everest is based on the Ford Ranger truck, which is offered in the States. With the push towards SUVs and trucks, we are surprised the Everest isn’t destined for the States. In Australia the base, RWD Ford Everest starts at AU$49,490, or about $34,800. There have been rumors that an Everest Raptor might be in the works.
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