Ford Everest Sport

When it comes to cars or any other product for that matter, not everyone can afford the top-of-the-line models. This is why manufacturers have variants for their vehicles so that they can cater to more buyers who want to buy their vehicles but can’t splurge on the top-end models. These middle variants may not come with all the features available but have a feature set that addresses the needs of the buyer and not necessarily the wants.

Enter the Ford Everest Sport, which is Ford Philippines’ latest rendition of the 7-seater SUV which acts as the middle variant in the model lineup. With that said, we will quickly review this model to determine if it's worth getting it or if you should spend a little more for the Titanium variant or save a little more with the Limited trim.

4.2 / 5
2023 Ford Everest Sport Review
Performance
Engine Output (HP), Acceleration, Transmission, Handling
4.0/5
Design
Exterior & Interior Design, Quality, Fit and Finish, Ergonomics
4.5/5
Ride Comfort
Cabin Comfort, Suspension, NVH Insulation
4.5/5
Safety and Technology
Convenience Technologies, Active and Passive Safety Features
4.0/5
Value for Money
Amount of the vehicle you get for the price, Fuel Efficiency
4.0/5
What You Will Like
  • Great improvement in terms of tech over the old version
  • Controls are easy to get used to
  • Great amount of technology inside
What You Won't Like
  • The transmission can get confused sometimes
  • The steering isn't as communicative as we would like
  • A front radar system could help with parking in tight spaces
How We Do Our Reviews

The Next-gen Ford Everest features the brand’s latest design language, which means that it comes with more of an F-150-like front end, especially with its new headlights that come with C-shaped daytime running lights. Aside from this it also comes with a blacked-out grille with a black accent that runs into the middle of both headlights. It's a complete LED affair at the front even down to the fog lights.

Moving over to the side and you get a set of blacked-out 20-inch wheels wrapped in highway terrain tires. This means that this variant of the Everest has been kitted out to be more of a road warrior than an SUV that can go off-road. It is also after all 4x2 so taking off-road is very much possible but not advisable. You also get a backed-out step board which is great for getting in and out of the SUV.

At the back, you get again get blacked-out accents with a chiseled and squarish rear end. The Everest sport does come with black badging and LED taillights as well. It also comes with rear foglights which will come in handy if you take it somewhere like Baguio. Overall it's a great improvement over the old design that was a little more rounded and with its blacked-out elements it certainly lives up to its Sport variant.

On the inside, you are greeted by a flat and squared-off dashboard that contains its digital instrument cluster and its portrait-style 10-inch infotainment system. For those wondering, the Everest Sport does come with power seats for the front driver and front passenger which makes getting into your desired driving position a breeze. Another thing that the Blue Oval brand has done to upgrade this version of the Everest over its predecessor is to give it more storage space options. In front of the front passenger, there is a cubby hole right above the glove box which is great for storing loose items. The door cars are also good for storage as well but can’t quite fit bigger water bottles.

In the second and third rows space is ample with the second row being able to slide forwards and backward to give more space to those at the back. It can fit three average-sized adults with ease but it's a bit of a squeeze. At the back, it's better suited for smaller passengers as space can be a bit of an issue.

Comfort

Speaking of space we now move on to the comfort aspect of the Ford Everest Sport. It is great as it can easily fulfill the role of a 7-seater SUV with no questions asked. Its suspension is firm to accommodate a fully loaded ride, but when it is just one person in the car it rides fine as well. It takes bumps on with ease but won't be as rough about it unlike a Ford Ranger Raptor as the 20-inch wheels make for a thinner side wall which can compromise them if you suddenly hit a pothole at speed. 

Overall the comfort of the Ford Everest Sport is great. Whether you are the driver or passenger you will find it comfortable just be wary of the 3rd row and give them a little space as room in the back can be a bit tight, especially with the 2nd row pushed back.

Ford Everest Sport 10-inch infotainment system

The Ford Everest Sport packs quite a punch when it comes to the tech that it has. For starters, it comes with a 10-inch portrait display which gives you access to features such as wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto. It also has games that you can play while the car is parked which is great for kids to enjoy. It has games such as tic-tac-toe and a drawing app. It also comes with a calculator for some reason which is great nonetheless. Aside from this, it comes with a great 8-speaker sound system which isn’t as rounded off as we quite like but is great nonetheless. It also comes with a wireless charger and an abundance of USB charging ports for all occupants.

Ford Everest Sport safety features

For safety the Ford Everest Sport comes with seven airbags available which are standard across its entire model range, aside from this it also comes with cruise control, an adjustable speed limiter, a hill launch assist, and front and rear parking sensors. It also comes with a rearview camera and a security alarm system. ISOFIX anchor points are also available for the SUV. All in all, it's a great feature set especially with the seven airbags as standard.

Ford Everest Sport interior steering wheel

The Ford Everest Sport is powered by a 2.0-liter single turbo diesel engine that produces 167hp and 405 Nm of torque that sends power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Power delivery is linear, however, there are times when the transmission can get confused as to what gear it is supposed to be in luckily there is a manual mode to remedy that. It also comes with several drive modes that include Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Tow/haul. Slippery came in handy when we took the SUV to Baguio as it prioritized traction over acceleration which is what you want when navigating mountain roads.

As for its handling, you do feel the heft of the vehicle when driving it which isn’t a bad thing. The size of the SUV is also something that you quickly get used to thanks to its commanding driving position. Aside from this shifts are quick and smooth especially when you want to overtake. The Everest does enter corners at speed well and is tuned to be a little more oversteer biased compared to the old version which had understeer. Overall the new Everest is great and a little bit more nippy compared to its predecessor. One thing to note, however, is that if you go up to high places such as Baguio, the oil temperature of the Everest will go above half which is normal. It also means that you might have to take a quick pit stop on the way up to give the engine the chance to cool down.

Ford Everest Sport fuel economy

In the City, we were able to do 10km/L in heavy traffic, while on the highway we were able to get 16.1km/L at an average speed of 90km/h. Overall decent fuel consumption figures as the front of the vehicle are much broader compared to its older version. In case you were wondering, the Ford Everest Sport can do about 11km/L if you take it up to Baguio which overall is great considering the traffic and the changes in elevation.

Ford Everest Verdict

The Ford Everest Sport goes up against the likes of the Toyota Fortuner Q, Mitsubishi Montero Sport GLS, and the Nissan Terra VE. It's a tad bit more expensive as it comes in at P2,089,000, it's a tall order for some to spend over two million on a car but with the features that it carries it's more than worth the price. To add to this, the SUV is still fairly new to the market so you will stand out in a sea of traffic as the Everest has a unique design. If you do want an Everest but can’t afford the Sport variant, the Limited model is also available. It may not come with the blacked-out elements and the rear power tailgate but it does tick all the right boxes for those looking for a new, stylish, and feature-packed SUV.


Specifications

Engine

2.0 L

Fuel Type

Diesel

Performance

167 hp @ 3,500 rpm

Transmission

Automatic

Summary

Name Ford Everest 2.0 Turbo Sport 4x2 AT
Body Type SUV
Price ₱2,089,000
Transmission Type Automatic

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