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Ford Everest 2023: everything you need to know about the new-generation 4WD


Learn every feature of the new Ford Everest large SUV in one convenient place

Ford has today unveiled the third-generation Everest four-wheel-drive wagon that is bound for the Australian market in the second half of the year.

Based on the same platform as the new-generation Ranger, the Everest has seen several significant improvements including the introduction of a turbo-diesel V6 engine, a full-time four-wheel-drive system as well as safety and technology upgrades.

To cover the new-generation Everest in detail we have written three articles focusing on Ford’s 4WD wagon and provided a walkaround video where editor Tom Baker offered his first impressions.

Learn more about the 2023 Ford Everest here:

Ford Everest 2022 Platinum front
A 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 will be offered in the new Everest

New-gen 2023 Ford Everest revealed!

Ford unveiled the new-generation Everest this week that will go into production in May 2022, meaning it will likely arrive on our shores between late July and early August.

The 2022 Everest has replaced the Titanium grade with a new Platinum grade that pitches the 4WD upmarket at rivals such as the Toyota Prado Kakadu.

Designers have also modernised the interior with a 12.3-inch digital display in front of the driver and a huge 12.0-inch portrait touchscreen on the higher grades. 

Safety has also seen a boost with nine airbags found throughout the cabin including a front-centre airbag as well as active safety equipment such as rear AEB and adaptive cruise control.

Everest scores a V6 turbo-diesel engine option

However, the biggest change can be found under the bonnet where Ford has crammed a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine that will likely produce 190kW of power and 600Nm of torque.

It will be offered alongside the existing 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine which has been strengthened for the new generation.

Both engines will be matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system.

Ford Everest 2022 Trend rear
The ability to pull 3.5 tonnes is sure to catch the eyes of Aussie buyers

Haul more with Everest’s new 3500kg towing capacity

A significant redesign of the suspension system and the addition of newer and upgraded engines have seen the Everest’s towing capacity increase to 3500kg.

That headline figures matches newer rivals like the Isuzu MU-X and even the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series, and surpass key rivals such as the Toyota Prado (3000kg) and Toyota Fortuner (3100kg).

The headline figure only applies if buyers opt for the optional tow pack that also adds an integrated trailer brake controller and trailer light-check function.