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Ford Everest Towing Tech Makes Pulling Heavy Loads Easy

Since its launch, the redesigned Ford Everest has been in high demand and short supply in places like Australia, where the Ford Ranger based SUV has proven to be a smash hit with consumers. The award-winning model has earned its fair share of awards as well, though the Ford Everest was just treated to a price increase in Australia ranging from $200 for the Ambiente trim and Sport 4×2 bi-turbo, while the Trend is $400 more expensive and the Sport and Platinum have been slapped with a $1,000 price increase. However, those that plan to tow heavy loads with the SUV are in luck, as the automaker recently outlined how its advanced technology makes that act far simpler.

The new Ford Everest touts a max towing capacity of 3,500 kilograms (7,716 pounds), which is best-in-class, but perhaps even more importantly, even novices can take advantage of that capability thanks to an array of useful features. That starts with the 360-degree camera present in the Everest, which gives owners a top-down view of the hitch, dynamic lines, and a distance guide to make hitching up a trailer rather easy.

Ford Everest Towing Tech - Interior 001

From there, the Ford Everest features a towing checklist via its Sync infotainment screen that walks owners through the process of hitching up safely before driving off, and it even runs a test pattern of the taillamps, brake lights, and indicator lights to make sure all are working properly. Once in motion, a dedicated Tow/Haul drive mode tightens up the steering, holds gears longer to help maintain power delivery when needed, and will help provide engine braking when driving in hilly areas, working in tandem with the trailer brake controller.

Finally, the Ford Everest features trailer sway control – which works in tandem with the electronic stability control system to monitor performance while towing, as well as blind spot information system (BLIS), which is now designed to work with trailers and monitor other lanes for traffic, warning the driver if a vehicle is in its path.

Ford Everest Towing Tech - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

“Ultimate towing performance is absolutely essential for thousands of adventure-craving owners,” said Rob Hugo, dynamic experience supervisor for Ranger and Everest, Ford Australia. ‘We’ve designed and engineered the Everest to enable them to do more of what they love – whether that means hitching up a boat trailer for a weekend on the water, or a camper or caravan to get away for a few days. We’ve really focused on features that help flatter the novice and assist the expert to conquer any towing challenge with ease. We’ve made the systems easy and intuitive to use so that owners can simply enjoy the drive.”

We’ll have more on the Ford Everest soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Everest news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Stephen Leasure

    Need more info on 24 ranger

  2. David

    What an awesome truck. I wish we got it in the states. $54,000 AUD starting price is only around $35,000 USD – that much tow capacity in a real, full-size SUV at that price in today’s market is unbeatable. Plus it actually looks good!

  3. jerome griep

    when can you get the 2.7 v6 in ranger


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