- Posted 31 Aug
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Choosing from the hundreds of new cars each year is a personal decision based on your family needs, driving style, budget, and taste. If you are in the market for an SUV with four wheel drive, the new 2015 Ford Everest may be an attractive option. It is in a similar performance class with vehicles such as the Toyota Fortuner and the Isuzu M-UX and is designed to be an off road performance SUV.
But is it a family car? Let’s look at what it’s got going for it.
The Ford Everest comes in three models with an entry level starting at $54,990 without on road costs.
Each of the three models has four wheel drive and the same powertrain plus a standard safety package.
The Everest has a 3.2-litre turbo diesel engine and six-speed automatic transmission. It seats seven passengers in three rows and has a fuel consumption of 8.5 L / 100 km.
This entry model comes with standard ABS brakes, rear view camera, stability control and seven airbags to protect all passengers. It has cloth seats, auto headlights, and roof rails. The wheels are 17-inch alloy.
The next level up is the Trend, starting at $60,990. This model comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, an electric tailgate, privacy glass, projector headlights, and an enhanced display system with touchscreen.
The top-level Titanium costs $76,990 and has many additional features, including 20-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, electric leather seats, and an active park assist feature. The folding back row seats are also electric, and the display console includes satellite navigation.
Despite the Ford Everest’s large wheels and serious four-wheel drive capability, this vehicle seems primarily designed for family friendliness with luxury touches.
You’ll likely spend most of your driving time commuting, and smooth handling and good sound insulation make for a quiet, comfortable drive on city roads. But it’s nice to know you have the option to pack up for an outback trip if you want to.
While the Everest’s price tag is hefty, especially for the fully equipped Titanium, it provides a great mix of practicality and luxury, everyday driving and the potential for adventure. The National Roads and Motorists’ Association compares it favourably to prestige European SUVs.
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