The all-new 2023 Ford Everest has been teased on multiple occasions in recent months, leading up to the SUV’s reveal today. After numerous teasers and spy shots of the redesigned Everest, we already knew what it was going to look like, for the most part, particularly since it shares quite a bit in common with the all-new international market 2023 Ford Ranger, which was revealed back in November. As expected, the 2023 Ford Everest does in fact look a lot with the next-gen Ranger, both inside and out.
As is the case with its predecessor, the 2023 Ford Everest is designed to provide off-road capability combined with room for up to seven passengers and plenty of cargo. The new SUV will be available in Sport, Titanium+, and the new range-topping Platinum trim, as well as other variants, depending on the market. In terms of size, the new Everest has grown thanks to a wider track and longer wheelbase, which also gives it more of a muscular design.
That modern exterior design carries over to the cabin, which took inspiration from newer homes and features plush materials, premium finishes, and ambient lighting. Higher trim level models tout wireless charging, a leather-trimmed e-shifter, a 10-way heated and ventilated driver seat (8-way for the passenger), and heated second-row seats. Access to the third row has reportedly improved, and both the second and third rows can fold flat to maximize cargo space. Depending on trim, the new Everest gets either an 8- or 12.4-inch digital instrument panel, as well as a 10.1- or 12-inch touchscreen running SYNC 4A.
Under the hood, the 2023 Everest can be paired with one of three turbodiesel engines – Ford’s 2.0L I-4 single- and double-turbo powerplants and 3.0L Power Stroke V6 – or the gas-powered 2.3L EcoBoost I-4. Depending on the model, those engines are paired to either a six- or ten-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of off-road capability, the next-gen Everest has been fortified with specially-tuned dampers, a 50mm wider track, a choice of two four-wheel drive systems – part-time or full-time, underbody protection, selectable off-road driving modes, a locking rear differential, two front tow hooks, and upfitter switches. Two-wheel drive models will be available in select markets, though the four-wheel drive models can ford water up to 800mm deep and tow up to 3,500 kilograms (7,716 pounds).
The 2023 Ford Everest will be produced for international markets at the wholly-owned Ford Thailand Manufacturing and the joint-venture AutoAlliance Thailand following a $900 million dollar investment, as Ford Authority reported back in December. Ford hasn’t yet released any information related to pricing or when/where the next-gen Everest might launch, however.