The 2016 Ford Everest is a 7-passenger SUV, inspired by the Ford Ranger model. According to the manufacturer, it’s the most capable, fuel efficient and safest SUV.
The 2016 Ford Everest has a boxy design, however it is said to have the best drag coefficient of 0,389, which is due to the underbody shield which directs and helps air pass under the vehicle.
The well-known inverted trapezoidal grille is retained, and the integrated LED headlights with LED daytime running lights have been added to it. Fog lights have been installed into the front bumper, positively influencing the look and attitude of the entire vehicle. The rear is square-shaped with angular LED tail lamps.
The torsional strength is said to resist the most demanding terrains. The vehicle comes with the advanced Terrain Management System which offers 4 different settings – normal, snow/gravel/grass, sand and rock.
The TM System is accompanied by a 4-wheel drive system, an active transfer case with Torque on Demand and water-wading capability of 31”.
The 2016 Ford Everest interior design sticks to the traditional horizontal lines, influencing the dashboard and instrument panel.
The new interior offers much more comfort and space, but also some handy and convenient stuff. It comes with an 8-way adjustable powered and heated front seats, 8” touchscreen, multi-functional 4-spoke steering wheel, SYNC 2 infotainment system with voice command system, climate control functions, satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot technology.
As for the safety part, it offers some Driver-Assist features such as Curve Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Aid, and Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert.
Some other advanced functions are also available: Forward Alert with Collision Mitigation, Roll Stability Control as well as the Active Park Assist.
Engine and performance
The customers will be offered a choice of three engines – two diesel and one petrol.
The base engine is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder petrol engine paired up with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It should produce 250 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque (183kw/366Nm). 2016 Ford Everest with this engine accelerates from 0 – 60 mph in 8.4 sec and a top speed of 155 mph.
One of the two diesel engines is a 2.2-liter Duratorq 4-cylinder TDCi engine offering the best fuel economy. It’s expected to produce 150 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque (110 kW/375 Nm). Average consumption should not exceed 33.6 mpg (7 l / 100 km), although the factory’s measurements somewhat less.
Another diesel engine is a 3.2-liter Duratorq 5-cylinder TDCi engine, which will produce 200 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque (147 kW/470 Nm).
Those who pick a diesel engine will choose between 2 gearboxes: 6-speed manual and 6R80 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift manual mode.
Price and release date
The Ford company has unveiled the 2016 Ford Everest that will be launched some time this year. The official price remains unknown, but it is speculated that it will cost no less than $45,000.