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Ford Everest is the most road-friendly off-roader, and Trend is the range sweet spot
30 Jun 2016
FROM the name alone, it is easy to tell Ford had lofty ambitions for the Everest SUV. Critical acclaim has placed it at the peak of ute-derived wagons – and the Blue Oval has attached a sky-high pricetag to suit.
Instead of pitching against utes-with-boots such as the Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, the Everest’s crosshairs are on premium off-road wagons – primarily the LandCruiser Prado but also the Land Rover Discovery and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
At the time of writing, more affordable rear-drive Everest variants had just been announced but the top-tier, Titanium 4X4 is still in the region of $80,000 once on-road costs are taken into account.
We spent a week with the mid-range Trend and came away with our hunch that this represented the Everest range sweet-spot confirmed.
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Model release date: 1 October 2015
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