Home

New Ford Everest 4×4 3.2L Titanium AT Review – A Nice Surprise!

January 11, 2016

Ford Released The New Everest 4×4 3.2L Titanium AT – Made in Thailand

For this new 2016 Ford Everest brand new edition, everything was created from a blank sheet. The new versions is definitely more mature with loads of driving assistance feature and it is much more comfortable than the previous version.

 

Our Philippine’s friends did a full review and I must say I’m impressed with this new Ford Ranger.

ford_everest_main_02.jpg

STYLING

The Everest is a handsome beast. Up front, the SUV bears the new Ford corporate grille proudly, as if it’s making sure you know exactly what brand this vehicle belongs to. It has a muscular yet agile look to it, when checked out from the side–from the angular pillars to the 20-inch alloy wheels. With the new Everest, the designers struck a balance between appearing outwardly aggressive and looking relatively compact despite its size.

ford_everest_main_03.jpg

INTERIOR

The cabin is genuinely impressive, and is head and shoulders above everything else in this class. The materials used are all soft to the touch, and this softness lends an air of sophistication to an already impressive interior. Speaking of air, a great view of the sky comes courtesy of the awesome panoramic sunroof extending to the second row.

Sit on the supple and supportive electrically adjustable leather seats, and the large screens in the gauge cluster and the center console bathe you in a warm glow. The steering wheel and the shifter both feel soft and grippy to the fingers. Save for the tacky “Everest” logo in front of the front passenger, the interior is scarily good for the price you pay.

And just how good is it? We had the chance to drive the all-new Expedition earlier this year, and we could not find any significant difference in the feel of both SUVs. The similarity in feel, fit and finish between this–one of the “cheaper” SUVs–and the top-of-the-line SUV in Ford’s Philippine-market lineup is the clearest embodiment yet of the “One Ford” philosophy.

ford_everest_main_04.jpg

ford_everest_main_05.jpg

ford_everest_main_06.jpg

ENGINE PERFORMANCE

Power never feels lacking, and the torque from the 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbodiesel is powerful for any situation. Well-mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the 197hp and 470Nm engine produces power on demand with no turbo lag or hesitation. The Everest actually feels nimble due to the torque, and it makes short work of any overtaking maneuvers you ask of it.

In our time with the SUV, we averaged 6.94km/L in mostly city driving with the occasional highway jaunt. It’s a respectable number, given the immense torque available to the driver and the terrible traffic during the holiday season.

ford_everest_main_07.jpg

RIDE AND HANDLING

The new Everest handles much smaller than the size would have you believe. As we were driving it, it constantly felt we were in a much more compact vehicle. It doesn’t hurt that the steering is overly assisted when crawling along parking lots. That, combined with the extremely tight (for its size) turning radius and the rearview camera, made parking absolutely breezy.

Upon gaining some speed, the steering clearly firms up, and despite the lack of road feel, the Everest handles well at a fast clip. Body roll and body dive are both controlled well during cornering and braking.

This midsize SUV handles the muddy and rocky terrain with aplomb. Ride height is good, and the suspension soaks up the bumps like a duck takes to water. Overall, the Everest is great both on and off the road.

ford_everest_main_08.jpg

EXTRA FEATURES

This Ford comes with so many toys you’d think it’s Christmas every day. From the eight-inch TFT touchscreen controlling your phone, audio system and air-conditioning, to the automatic headlamps and wipers, the Everest has more than what its competitors offer (and then some).

Certain features make the vehicle easier to handle while driving. A blind spot monitoring system alerts you of cars entering your, er, blind spots while driving, even catching the occasional motorcyclist weaving through traffic. The rear camera and the rear cross-traffic alert system both help make parking a safer affair, with the RCTA saving us more times than we would care to admit.

This midsize SUV also has the first radar-guided cruise control we’ve had the opportunity to try in the Philippines. Once you set your speed, it achieves the pace, but if any car cuts into your lane or if traffic builds up, the Everest will automatically slow down and match the speed of the vehicle in front. Once the car speeds up or traffic lightens, it will accelerate again to the set speed. During our test period, we drove from Ortigas to Makati along EDSA, and needed to hit the brakes only three times when we felt that the SUV wouldn’t stop in time. Is it perfect? No. Is it cool as heck? Oh yeah!

This is the only vehicle we have seen at this price point with Land Rover-esque terrain control system built-in. All you need to do is select the type of terrain–snow (as if), mud, rocks–and the car will do the rest. All you have to do is hang on for the ride.

Some features–like headlamps that automatically shut off the high beam when it senses an oncoming car–are lifted straight out of luxury cars. The only features we found missing were GPS and a smart key system. But these are tiny omissions in what has to be one of the best-equipped SUVs sold in our market today regardless of price point.

THE VERDICT

While the two lumbering giants slept and geared up for their respective arrivals, Ford launched a surprise attack that caught the two Japanese brands–and us–by surprise. It is one of the most loaded SUVs on the market, and is truly the first of the new generation of midsize diesel SUVs.

It’s so far ahead of the current crop that we are genuinely excited to see just how Toyota and Mitsubishi will respond. Until then, the Everest has won the first battle of this war.

FORD EVEREST 4×4 3.2L TITANIUM AT SPECS.

Engine: 3.2-liter in-line-five turbodiesel

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Power: 197hp @ 3,000rpm

Torque: 470Nm @ 2,500rpm

Drive layout: 4WD

Seating: 7

Photos by Carlo Chungunco

All in all this new Ford Everest is pretty impressive.

via Review: Ford Everest 4×4 3.2L Titanium AT

For Ford Ranger Everest Car Steering Wheel Frame Cover Trim Carbon Fiber Style

$59.29
End Date: Sunday Nov-10-2019 19:54:16 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.29
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Ford Ranger Everest 2015-2019 Side Vent Air Flow Fender Bi-Turbo GLOSS BLACK 2PC
$113.45
End Date: Friday Oct-25-2019 2:44:32 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $113.45
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Kaungka Cargo Cover Retractable For 2015 2016 2017 2018 Ford Everest Black
$49.99
End Date: Friday Nov-15-2019 13:08:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

For 2015-2016 Ford Everest Suv Duratorq Diesel Doors Guards Body Molding Trim
$282.82
End Date: Thursday Oct-24-2019 2:09:33 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $282.82
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Fit 2015 2016 Ford Everest Suv Duratorq Diesel Back Guards Molding Trim Chrome
$149.55
End Date: Thursday Oct-17-2019 19:52:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $149.55
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Fit 2015-2018 Ford Everest SUV Wheel Arch Fender Flare Matte Black Cover 1 Set
$241.93
End Date: Friday Oct-18-2019 2:23:19 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $241.93
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2015 2016 2017 FIT Ford Everest Facelift SUV Back Guards Rear Cover Trim Chrome
$99.96
End Date: Saturday Oct-19-2019 20:08:03 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $99.96
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

For 2015+ Ford Everest SUV Matte Black Fender Flares Wheel Set 8 PCS
$324.97
End Date: Sunday Nov-3-2019 20:41:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $324.97
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

LED DRL Front Headlight Cover Ford Ranger / Everest 2015-2018 Grey Wildtrak Edge
$145.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-9-2019 0:20:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Fit Ford Everest Suv Duratorq Diesel Side Doors Guards Body Molding Trim 15 16
$225.59
End Date: Thursday Oct-24-2019 2:09:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $225.59
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

BLACK OEM VISOR WEATHER GUARDS WINSHIELD Fit FORD EVEREST 4DR SUV 2.2 3.2 2016
$99.81
End Date: Tuesday Nov-12-2019 0:13:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $99.81
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Genuine Mirror Cover Left+Right Matte Black For Ford Ranger Everest 2012 2018
$89.99
End Date: Friday Oct-18-2019 7:22:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $89.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Fit 2015+ Ford Everest Suv Duratorq Diesel Fender Flare Black Premium With Bolt
$296.96
End Date: Sunday Nov-10-2019 0:44:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $296.96
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

REAR TRUNK LID COVER FOR ALL NEW FORD EVEREST ENDEAVOUR 2018 - 2019
$100.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 1:56:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Chrome Line Strip Tailgate Trim Genuine For Ford Everest Suv 2WD 4WD 2016
$125.99
End Date: Friday Oct-18-2019 0:45:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $125.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

F-150 Scoop Hood Vent Cover Matt Black For Ford Ranger Raptor Everest 2015 2019
$215.84
End Date: Monday Oct-21-2019 3:36:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $215.84
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Black Rear Cargo Trunk Shade Security Cover for Ford Everest 4Dr SUV 2015-2018
$100.92
End Date: Wednesday Oct-23-2019 0:29:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $100.92
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Hood Scoop Bonnet Matte Black Cover For Ford Ranger T6 T7 XLT 2015-2018 Everest
$285.00
End Date: Monday Nov-4-2019 5:23:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $285.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

15 16 17 FIT FORD EVEREST FACELIFT SUV BACK GUARDS REAR COVER TRIM CHROME
$148.96
End Date: Friday Nov-15-2019 0:33:57 PST
Buy It Now for only: $148.96
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Front Side Glossy Side Cover For Ford Ranger T6 Everest Wildtrak 2015+ 2 Pcs
$53.90
End Date: Wednesday Oct-30-2019 23:37:28 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $53.90
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Fit 2015-16 Ford Everest Door Sun Visor Wind Shiled Weather 4 Doors Suv Autralia
$66.55
End Date: Thursday Oct-24-2019 2:09:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $66.55
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

For Ford Everest 2009-2015 Window Visor Vent Sun Shade Rain Guard Door Visor
$59.99
End Date: Friday Nov-8-2019 23:37:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

STAINLESS REAR BUMPER STEP GUARD FIT FOR FORD EVEREST 2015
$120.00
End Date: Tuesday Nov-5-2019 6:32:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $120.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

for Ford Everest 2015 2016 2017 2018 Black Trunk Shade Rear Security Cargo Cover
$95.80
End Date: Friday Nov-1-2019 2:14:30 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $95.80
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

BLACK OEM VISOR WEATHER GUARDS WINSHIELD FOR FORD EVEREST 4DR SUV 2.2 3.2 2016
$99.89
End Date: Monday Nov-11-2019 23:18:53 PST
Buy It Now for only: $99.89
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Door Guard Side Body Moulding Trim For 2015 2016 Ford Everest Duratorq Diesel
$462.24
End Date: Wednesday Oct-23-2019 1:35:24 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $462.24
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Category: Test & Reviews

Comments are closed.