The new Ford Everest got a slight refresh last year, but only two Titanium variants were released to the public. The Trend trim level was nowhere to be found in the Everest lineup back then, but now, a new Trend variant with the tried and tested 2.2-liter diesel engine is available. This is good news for prospective Everest buyers because the entry-level variant also has more features that make it worth the cost of admission.
Currently, the Everest Titanium’s price starts at just a hair under P2,000,000. With this new variant, the facelifted model now goes for P1,738,000. That’s a P257,000 less than the single-turbo Titanium model, and P561,000 more affordable than the top of the line 4x4 model. The new variant brings the range down several notches in terms of accessibility.
As Trend variants go, you get a 4x2 drive train with a 2.2-liter engine that produced 158 hp and 385 Nm of torque. What's surprising is that Ford has included a power tailgate, 18-inch alloys, LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED taillamps, a reverse camera, cruise control, and a leather interior. For tech, the Everest Trend still retains the 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For instrumentation, the Everest Trend still gets the twin-LCD display with a central analog gauge in the middle. For safety, Ford decided to outfit the model with 7 airbags, stability control, ABS with EBD, roll stability control, and hill start assist.
Availability for this model is nationwide, and inquiries can be made to any Ford dealership in the country. The Everest has undoubtedly impressed us this post facelift with all of its features. It's one of the most equipped midsize SUVs out in the market, but it's rare to see a mid-variant so well-adorned with tech and features, which makes this great deal all things considered.