The 2017 Ford Everest update has brought a host of upgrades to the range. The line-up is expanded to include a five-seat Everest Ambiente RWD, which brings a lower entry price to the Everest range.
Ford was widely criticised for the initial pricing structure of the Everest, and rightly so. It needed a price advantage to tackle Toyota.
The 2017 Ford Everest line-up has diversified with an increased range of options now available including five-seats, seven-seats, RWD and 4WD configurations. The Everest Ambiente RWD five-seater also has the option of adding a third row of seats.
All Everest Ambiente models will have running boards included as standard from 2017 but that’s not all they get. A five-star ANCAP safety rating is achieved through equipping the Everest Ambiente RWD with Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, Rollover Mitigation as well as driver, front passenger, side-front, driver’s knee and full-length curtain airbags. Two ISOFIX anchor points are also located in the second row.
Versatility is also a feature of the new Everest Ambiente with a 1050L cargo space and 60:40 split-fold second-row seats. The second row is also air-conditioned and heated with separate controls on the rear of the centre console for passenger comfort.
With an Active Noise Cancellation system and upgraded 10-speaker audio unit, the Everest Ambiente is ready to cruise. The 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen with SYNC 3 using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto should make this all the more enjoyable. It also features reversing camera and Follow-me Home lighting.
Speaking of cruising, the Everest Ambiente line-up has a high driving position allowing for a better view of the road. The six-way adjustable driver’s seat also helps set the optimal driving position.
Also available on the Everest Ambiente RWD is 3,000kg braked towing capability with Trailer Pre-wiring and Trailer Sway Control as standard.
Moving up to the Everest Trend owners will get as standard seven-seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, sat-nav with Traffic Management, 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen infotainment system and reversing camera.
Safety features include Driver Assist Technology that includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Forward Collision Alert (FCA), Lane Keeping System as standard, automatic high-beam control, dual-zone climate control and standard Power Tailgate.
If this isn’t enough though the Titanium takes it a step further with 4WD, powered panoramic sunroof and room for seven occupants, with electrically-folding third-row seating.
Eight-way power driver and front passenger seats are also included with leather accents which are carried through on the leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear lever.
The Titanium also includes Active Park Assist, Blind-Spot Information with Cross-Traffic Alert and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with the standard Driver Assist Technology.
To distinguish the Everest Titanium from its stable-mates polished 20-inch alloy wheels, chromed door handles and side mirrors and HID headlights have been included.
LED daytime running lights are also included.
2017 Ford Everest Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
2017 Ford Everest Ambiente
3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic five-seat $47,990 (new)
3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $48,990 (new)
3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic five-seat $52,990 (new)
3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $53,990 (previously $54,990)
Changes for Everest Ambiente:
  • New five-seat, RWD entry-level model
  • New RWD seven-seat model
  • SYNC® 3 with 8-inch colour touchscreen now standard
  • Dual-zone climate control now standard
  • Driver instrument cluster with dual 4.2” LCD display
  • 10-speaker audio now standard
  • Running boards fitted as standard
2017 Ford Everest Trend 

3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $53,990 (previously $55,990)
3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven- seat $58,990 (previously $60,990)

Changes for Everest Trend:
  • Embedded SYNC 3 Sat-nav is now standard
2017 Ford Everest Titanium
3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $74,990 (previously $76,705)
Let’s start a Car Conversation, does the new Everest range offer enough versatility? Is the Everest Titanium distinguished enough for its price?