The Ford Everest is a midsize SUV that has reached a new level of rugged capability and refinement for its mid-cycle refresh. It's now offering a combination of stylish design, modern technology, balanced on-road and off-road capability, and the touted premium interior refinement. Because of this, the American SUV consistently retains its status as one of the Blue Oval's best-sellers.
Known to be one of the toughest SUVs in the segment, the Everest is built on a true body-on-frame chassis—matched with a 225mm ground clearance and 800mm water wading capacity, allowing it to tackle various terrains with ease. Exterior-wise, it offers a robust front end with signature LED Daytime Running Lights connected to a prominent inverted trapezoid grille that brings out a strong presence on the road. Meanwhile, the interior boasts more room for each passenger and cargo compared to its predecessor. It has more than 30 cleverly designed stowage spaces and multiple outlets for the modern family.
The very first Ford Everest was launched in 2003 with then Ford Group Philippines aiming to enter the market of AUVs with a true SUV. The second-generation Everest was launched back in the first quarter of 2007. With an all-new design and revamped underpinnings, Ford has improved a lot in the sport-ute to cater to the needs of the local market. It received a facelift in 2009.
In 2015, Ford Philippines launched the third-generation Everest that's now based on the in-house-designed Ranger. It left its roots of being built on top of a Mazda chassis, which gave the midsize SUV its own character. On August 9, 2019, however, Ford Philippines finally brings in the facelifted Ford Everest, powered by the same engine that the Ranger Raptor and Ranger Wildtrak carry.
In 2020, the Ford Everest lineup got another update once again, with a new Trend variant that served as the base or entry-level model that is equipped with the older yet still viable powertrain from the prior lineup of Everests. Ford Philippines then held an official online launch for its mid-level variant, the Ford Everest Sport.
The 2020 Ford Everest was launched with prices that range from P1,995,000 to P2,299,000 and was later expanded with new variants, bringing the starting price down to P1,738,000. The latest addition to its lineup is the Sport which features similar features to that of the Titanium 4x2 but with a price point of P1,868,000 acting as the bridge variant to the Trend and Titanium trim levels.
Platform, Chassis and Powertrain
In the Philippines, the new Everest boasts two engine options: a 2.0-liter Single Turbo with 180 hp and 420 Nm of torque and a 2.0L Biturbo with 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. Both engine options are connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Everest rides on the Ford T6 platform, which is shared with the Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck. For its current iteration, the Everest has a double-wishbone suspension with coil spring and anti-roll bar, while the rear axle has coil spring with Watt’s link, also with anti-roll bar. All wheels are equipped with disc brakes.
5-Door Body-On-Frame SUV
Front Engine, Rear-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive
Ford T6 Platform
2.0-liter Biturbo Diesel
2.0-liter Single Turbo Diesel
Now with the sequential Biturbo powertrain setup, the Ford Everest is more responsive and spritely than its predecessor. The early onset of turbo boost was beneficial for those need immediate grunt, while keeping the pull all throughout the 10-speed gear changes. As a result, the acceleration was smooth and by no means lacking, even with the 2.0-liters of displacement.
Handling remains dynamic for the midsize SUV as the new Everest retains its electronic power-assist steering system that the nameplate has been known for. Suspension remains pliant and flexible, as well.
The Ford Everest is one of the most technologically packed midsize SUVs in the Philippines today. The Titanium variants feature several convenience features that spoil both the driver and all of the six passengers. Both Titanium variants are similar in tech package offerings, starting with keyless entry, push-start ignition, one-touch power windows, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, dual-zone climate control, 12-Volt accessory sockets, AC 230-volt power sockets, reverse camera with parking sensors, and power-adjustable seats. The range-topping Everest Titanium 4x4 variant gets extras, however. It has adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping aid, which is a convenient feature to have when cruising on highways.
For entertainment, the Ford Everest Titanium variants feature an 8-inch Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Sound is produced through 9 speakers, including a subwoofer. Lower variants feature the same 8-inch Sync 3 system, however, the Trend features fewer speakers, while the Sport variant features up to 10 in its cabin. The Ford Everest also now comes with a high-mount USB port making it easier for users to attach a dashcam or any other USB-based device that might benefit from the added feature.
The new Ford Everest has a slightly different front fascia compared to its predecessor, which can be seen on the grille and 20-inch wheels. A new color has also been added for this version of the midsize SUV called Diffused Silver.
The Everest Titanium is equipped with LED headlamps with auto-leveling and LED daytime running lights. It also has rain-sensing wipers, auto high beam control, and a panoramic moonroof for the 4x4 variant. Those who need to load things into the back of the vehicle will be happy to know that it comes with a hands-free power liftgate. Aside from the new Diffused Silver, the Everest is available in the following colors: Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Arctic White, Meteor Gray, and Sunset Red.
Ford Philippines then introduced an Everest Sport variant which features a new grille, LED headlights with DRLs and fog lamps, black 20-inch alloy wheels, blacked-out side mirrors, roof rails and badging, black skid plates for both the front and rear, as well as a slew of other gloss black embellishments found all over the SUV. The Everest Sport only features four colors, which include core inclusions such as Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, and Arctic White. The variant-exclusive color is Crystal Blue.
The fourth-generation Ford Everest has an upscale cabin. Filled with high-grade materials, leather, and soft-touch plastics, this midsize SUV has one of the nicest cabin build quality in its segment. For the facelifted version, the changes are minuscule, which can be mainly found on the gear-shifter that's inherited from the new Ranger and Ranger Raptor. Aside from that, everything's pretty much the same. With the inclusion of the Everest Sport variant the interior of this mid-range model features a leather interior with blue stitching and accents.
As with other midsize SUVs, the Everest has spacious second row but a third row that's better for kids and small adults. What the Everest touts, however, is the ample cargo space when all of the seats folded down to the floor. The range-topping 4x4 Everest variant has a panoramic sunroof as well, which is a nice touch.
The refreshed Everest is packed with safety features. Both the 4x2 and 4x4 Titanium variants have seven airbags, blind-spot detection, rear-cross traffic alert, electronic stability control, brake assist, traction control, ABS, rollover mitigation, hill launch assist, front and rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX child seat anchors. Lower models of the Everest feature a good range of standard safety equipment such as 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, ABS with EBD, and also roll stability control.
However, the range-topping Everest 4x4 Titanium gets the upper hand in terms of safety. It gets adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping aid, forward collision alert, driver alert system, and active park assist.
The previous version of the Ford Everest got 5 stars for adult occupancy protection from the ASEAN NCAP. On the other hand, the variant tested got 4 stars for child occupancy protection.
Tested Variant: Ford Everest 2.2 Trend 4x2 AT
Child Occupant Safety
Front Impact Score
Side Impact Score
Adult Occupant Safety
Front Impact Score
Side Impact Score
Head Protection Score
Front Passenger Airbag
Seat Belt Retractor Driver
Seat Belt Retractor Front Passenger
Safety Assist Technology
Effective Breaking & Avoidance
Seat Belt Reminders
SBR for Driver
SBR for Front Passenger
SBR for Rear Passenger
Blind Spot Technology
Advanced Safety Assist Technologies
Intelligent Rear View Mirror
Lane Departure Warning System
Forward Collision Warning System
Lane Keep Assist
Pros & Cons
Based on ourinitial testing of the facelifted Ford Everest, you'll definitely love the improved performance that the biturbo setup and 10-speed tranny bring. Of course, the beefy exterior and plush interior will remain as the SUV's main selling point to its patrons in the Philippines.
This version of the Everest isn't without quirks, however. The main caveat of the new Ford Everest is the heightened engine noise that crept into the cabin more than what its predecessor would have allowed.
Ford Philippines gave Caco enough time to test the 2020 Ford Everest on its pace across 600+ kilometers of combined city, highway, and provincial drive. Here's what he has to say about his experience Behind the Wheel.
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Does the Ford Everest have a sunroof?
Only the Titanium variants with Premium package come with a dual-panel moonroof.
What is the towing capacity of a Ford Everest?
Ford isn't specific with the Everest's towing capacity. However, Ford's website says that it should be able to tow up to 3,000 kilograms, while payload and roof load capacities are at 750 kilograms and 100 kilograms, respectively.
How much does a Ford Everest weigh?
The weight of the Ford Everest depends on its powertrain and engine type. Rear-wheel-drive variants with the 2.2-liter TDCi engine weighs 2,239 kilograms (4,936 pounds), while four-wheel-drive versions with the 3.2-liter engine weigh 2,949 kilograms (6,501 pounds).
How many seats does a Ford Everest have?
All variants of the Ford Everest comes with three rows and seating capacity for seven people.
What's the most affordable Ford Everest in the Philippines?
The Everest 2.2 4x2 MT variant has a price tag of P1,521,000. It's the most affordable variant right now. However, Ford Philippines has a promo for this variant – a P190,000 cash discount, which brings this Everest's price down to P1,331,000. The promo is up until the end of June 2019 only.
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