Ford Motor Company continues drop major new products out of its very full pipeline, and the latest addition is the third-generation Everest midsize utility vehicle. This new SUV is a three-row family hauler complete with the same novelties found on the new Ford Ranger. And as we’ve previously seen in a teaser for the new Ford Everest, the SUV emulates its pickup truck roots with a nearly identical front fascia.
2023 Ford Everest: Mechanical Specs
Like the Ranger, the 2023 Ford Everest is wider than its predecessor, which is vital to ensure that a turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine fits under the hood. And depending on the market, the revamped Everest will also offer a smaller 2.0-liter turbodiesel equipped with either one or two turbochargers. If diesel isn’t to your liking, there is also Ford’s ubiquitous 2.3-liter EcoBoost that runs on gasoline instead. Depending on the engine chosen, they work with either a six-speed manual (neat!) or a 10-speed automatic.
Interior And Cargo Capabilities
Inside the three-row “sanctuary” as referred to by Ford, the next-generation Everest gets SYNC 4 infotainment. The touchscreen is given a portrait orientation and measures 10.1 inches on the lesser trim levels and 12-inches diagonally on the more expensive models. This also translates to the digital instrument cluster, with 8- and 12.3-inch sizes depending on the trim.
Customers want to take themselves and their families out exploring, and that’s certainly possible with the Ford Everest coming out of the box with water wading capabilities up to 800 mm (2.6 feet). Meanwhile, the roof can hold a static load of 350 kg (772 lbs) or dynamic loads of 100 kg (220 lbs). It’s utility vehicle, after all.
The 2023 Ford Everest is brimming with technology, from a 360-degree camera and matric LED headlights to adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. Additionally, Ford has implemented an automatic evasive steer assist to avoid a collision if braking alone isn’t enough. Suppose an accident does occur, post-collision braking kicks in to prevent a secondary crash.
People used to European SUVs may consider the Everest to be quite large. However, future owners can have peace of mind to know that the SUV can park itself. It can even drive you out by relying on all the cameras and parking sensors on the vehicle. In addition, towing with the new Ford Everest is made easier with blind-spot monitoring that supports trailers up to 10 meters (32.8 feet) long and 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) wide.
Ford Everest: Global Appeal And Availability
The 2023 Ford Everest will go on sale later this year in markets like Australia, Philippines, South Africa, and others. Unfortunately, it likely won’t officially come to Europe, nor will it be found in the North American market. So for some of those countries that couldn’t get access to the Ford Bronco, this is the next best thing.