Ford released the current Everest back in 2013 but the car only went on sale as a 2015 model. While it is a relatively new vehicle, it is actually based on the 2011 Ranger. Because of that, it looks like a new model might be on its way. So far Ford hasn’t confirmed the new car but photographers managed to spy both the Everest and its sibling, the Ranger, testing in Australia. It looks like both cars are going to receive a few changes. These will mostly allow the 2018 Ford Everest be safer and easier to drive. Some also suggested a new engine is possible but we wouldn’t be so sure about this. One of the biggest drawbacks of the current model has to be its interior. Because of that, this will most likely see a lot of upgrades in the near future but more on that later.
Review and Rumors
Unlike many other crossovers on the road, the Everest is not using a unibody design. Instead, the car is based on Ford’s medium-size truck chassis. This allows the Everest to be considerably better in off-road than most of its rivals. On top of that, the car is really great at towing and it is one of the more comfortable crossovers on the road.
There are drawbacks to this design though. For starters, it is one of the heaviest vehicles in its class. Because of that, the Everest is also one of the least efficient out there but this can be alleviated with one of its diesel engines.
As we said above, its cabin is one of its weakest links. In order to change that, the 2018 Ford Everest is likely going to boast a few upgrades here. For starters, a push-button start system with a keyless entry feature will likely be standard across the range.
On top of that, the car’s Sync3 infotainment system might receive a larger than 8-inch screen on the higher end Titanium trim levels. Some also suggested that Ford’s Sync Connect system could replace the Sync3 in some of the car’s versions.
Also, it looks like all versions of the car may now receive up to 5 USB charging ports, up from just 2. With that, the new Everest should become e more family oriented vehicle than ever before.
2018 Ford Everest Redesign
From the spy shots, we can clearly see that the 2018 Ford Everest will not look the same as before. For starters, it looks like in the front there is an entirely new grille and set of headlights.
Considering how large the new grille is, we can safely assume Ford is taking design cues straight from the US F-150. The large horizontal slats and the integrated headlights make the new Everest quite a bit more aggressive than before.
On top of that, the car will also feature a LIDAR/radar system in the lower part of the grille. This will be used by its all-new collision avoidance system and by the car’s future adaptive cruise control system.
Engine and Specs
Despite what most rumors said, it looks like not much will change under the hood of the 2018 Ford Everest. Ford hasn’t said a word about any new engines but the car would definitely need at least one new offering. For now, the Everest is available with two different engines.
|2017 Ford Everest SUV||Specs||Price|
|Ambiente||3.2L Diesel 6 SP||$55,000|
|Trend (RWD)||3.2L Diesel 6 SP||$56,000|
|Trend||3.2L Diesel 6 SP||$61,000|
|Titanium||3.2L Diesel 6 SP||$76,800|
There is the 2.2-liter turbo-four unit which is able to offer anything between 150 and north of 170 horsepower. Most markets get the larger 3.2-liter inline-five turbo-diesel. This is capable of more than 200 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque and it is one of the most capable engines in its class. Unfortunately, both of them come equipped with a 6-speed automatic which is not ideal.
It looks like in the near future Ford might add their brand new 10 speed automatic to the Everest. This would not only improve the fuel consumption but it would also allow it to tow more than before and become more civilized on the road. They might also add a manual for some markets but this remains to be seen.
2018 Ford Everest Release date and Price
Even though not official, it looks like the new version will hit the market by the end of 2018. Its price is likely not going to change much, especially since this is more of a revision than a full update.
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