The Ford Everest is a large SUV based on the brand's popular Ranger ute, mixing the option of seven-seat practicality with dual-cab ute off-road ability.
The first Everest debuted in 2003 and is currently in its second generation in 2015. The Everest is also known as the Endeavour in India and used for military service in France, where it's renamed the Arquus Trapper VT4.
The most affordable version, the rear-wheel drive Ambiente, starts at just over $50,000, making it the second most expensive car in the Ford range after the Mustang sports car. It's rivals include the Isuzu MU-X and Toyota LandCruiser Sahara.
Driving the Everest is a 3.2-litre diesel engine and automatic transmission that can be upgraded to a more powerful 2.0-litre diesel and more economical 10-speed automatic transmission. Either engine can be had with four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive.
The premium Trend and Titanium grades offer front parking sensors to complement the Ambiente's sole rear parking sensors, otherwise all variants feature rear view cameras, active noise cancellation within the cabin and dual zone climate control.
Ambiente variants sport 17-inch wheels, and that upgrades to 18 inches for Trends and up to 20 inches on the Titanium.
The Everest varies in length slightly based on what variant you choose, but all come in around at just over 4.9m long. The Titanium is 63mm longer than other variants because it is equipped with a tow pack which is otherwise optional.
Where is the Ford Everest built?
Although Ford Australia was involved in designing the Everest, all models are built in Thailand like the Ranger on which it is based.
Does the Ford Everest use full-time four-wheel drive?
The Everest uses a full time four-wheel drive system with differential lock and dual range gearing for superior off-roading ability.
How many seats are in the Ford Everest?
The base Ambiente variant comes with five seats, while the optional seven seats are standard on all Trend and Titanium variants. Ford states the seven-seat Everest offers five anchor points for child seats with two ISOFIX latch points in the second row.