When we take the new Ford Ranger truck and close its box, we get the Everest crossover. Of course, there are a lot of modifications. But, the idea is simple – turning the pickup into the 2018 Ford Everest. The vehicle is developed by the company’s department in Australia. So, Everest is mainly produced for this market. In India, we will find very similar crossover named Endeavour.
The SUV is in its third generation. It came in 2015 and we can find this model still fresh. However, minor updates will slightly refresh the appearance and interior comfort. Buyers in Australia just love the four-wheel drive. The 2018 Ford Everest is there o deliver excellent performance for a good price.
2018 Ford Everest Specs
Under the hood of the 2018 Ford Everest will be a 3.2-liter 5-cylinder diesel drivetrain. The engine is paired with a 6-speed transmission. An automatic gearbox is standard, while AWD will be optional. The off-road SUV can produce 190 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
Also, the turbo-diesel mill returns 8.5 l/100 km (27 mpg) on a highway when loaded. However, off the road, test show that Everest consumes 13 l/100 km (18 mpg). That is pretty damaged. With the fuel tank of 80 liters (21 gallons), we see its range is around 600 km (370 miles). In normal conditions, it would be enough. However, the last thing you need in Australian outskirts is to run out of fuel.
2018 Ford Everest Update and Facelift
When designers made choices about the 2018 Ford Everest, they have in mind it is a family vehicle. Since the SUV takes platform from Ranger, fans usually call it a trickster. However, Everest will come with a plenty of space inside the cabin. There is also the third row, but it is more suitable for kids.
Visibility on the predecessor of the 2018 Ford Everest was praised. Now, the new model improves it further. The slight move of the B-pillar will increase sight for drivers. Overall safety is getting a boost from other equipment. There is a new electrically-assisted steering. Buyers loved this feature before, and we are sure to revisit and additions will make a ride more comfortable, especially on narrow tracks.
Ford Everest Titanium
Titanium trim will top the 2018 Ford Everest lineup. If some fans don’t like the offer of other trim levels, this one will meet requirements of the most demanding users. Huge, 20-inch wheels with all-weather tires are standard here. Although the base crossover is spacious, Titanium model will offer even more room, especially in the third row. The trim level will have a unique dashboard with special clusters.
2018 Ford Everest Possible US Release
Although the 2018 Ford Everest is reserved for markets on the Far East, at first place Australia and Philippines, the crossover could get the edition for North America. The company already offers Expedition, Explorer, and Flex with three rows. However, Everest could bring something different with its diesel engine.
Base models in Australia will cost around 43,000 AUD, or $34,000. Top of the class is 2018 Ford Everest Titanium, whose price won’t exceed 80,000 AUD, or in US dollars, 65k.