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2022 Ford Everest specifications detailed

The 2022 Ford Everest is set to become Australia’s torquiest ute-based SUV on sale when it arrives locally in Australia in August 2022.

Based on the new-generation Ranger ute, the Blue Oval has confirmed the Everest will offer a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel producing 184kW of power and 600Nm of torque – in Sport and Platinum trim levels.

For context, the V6 turbo-diesel-equipped Everest produces 170Nm more torque than the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, 150Nm more than the Isuzu MU-X, and 100Nm more than the Toyota Fortuner and top-selling Prado.

The Australian-developed and Thai-sourced Everest, unlike the Ranger, is only available with a full-time on-demand four-wheel drive system with a two-speed electromechanical transfer case.

It also has selectable drive modes, an available integrated trailer braking controller, more interior technology, and a plug-in hybrid-ready architecture – though there’s no PHEV option as yet.

Ford has confirmed the new-generation Everest has a maximum braked towing capacity of 3500kg across the entire range. Payload is up to 741kg, gross vehicle mass (GVM) is up to 3150kg, and gross combination mass (GCM) is 6250kg across the entire range.

All variants of the Everest are available with seven seats. It’s optional on the entry-level Ambiente and standard across the rest of the range.

The new-generation Ford Everest is set to arrive locally a month after the hardcore Ranger Raptor which is powered by a 3.0-litre EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 petrol engine.

At this stage there isn’t an Everest Raptor due to customers knocking the idea on the head with a lack of interest preventing the project from every getting off the ground.

Speaking with CarExpert earlier in 2022, Ian Foston, Ford’s T6 chief platform engineer, said the lack of demand meant the company didn’t spend much time on the idea when asked whether an Everest Raptor had legs.

At this stage Ford still hasn’t confirmed pricing for the new-generation Everest SUV. We will update this story once they are published.


The 2022 Ford Everest is available with two turbo-diesel powertrains: a 2.0-litre bi-turbo four-cylinder and a 3.0-litre V6. These engines are both available on the Ranger ute.

Standard on the Ambiente and Trend trim levels is the familiar 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo four-cylinder engine producing 154kW of power and 500Nm of torque. This is 3kW less than the outgoing Everest, while torque is unchanged.

This is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and is available in rear- or full-time four-wheel drive configurations. The Ranger with this Bi-Turbo engine is only available with a part-time four-wheel drive system.

Standard on the Sport and Platinum is the new 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine which produces 184kW and 600Nm. This is also mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, with drive exclusively sent through a full-time four-wheel drive system.

4×4 features

Unlike the Ranger, the Everest is only available with a full-time four-wheel drive system with a two-speed electromechanical transfer case featuring 2H, 4H and 4L modes, plus a 4A automatic mode that can be used on high-traction surfaces like paved roads.

This 4A mode when selected can continuously distribute power between the front and rear axles for “optimum performance in all on-road conditions”. Essentially, it behaves like an all-wheel drive car in 4A.

There’s also an electronic locking rear differential on four-wheel drive models that can be activated through the infotainment touchscreen.

All 4×4 variants of the Everest also receive an ‘e-shifter’ gear selector instead of a traditional mechanical gear selector.

Depending on the Everest variant, there are a variety of drive modes that change the vehicle’s throttle response, gearshifts, traction control and ABS. These include the following:

  • Normal
  • Eco
  • Tow/Haul
  • Slippery
  • Mud/Ruts
  • Sand

Standard on all 4×4 models besides the entry-level Ambiente is an ‘Off-Road Screen’ (ORS) that’s able to display the following information:

  • Driveline and electronic diff lock indication
  • Steering angle
  • Vehicle pitch and roll angles
  • Off-road features button

A surround-view camera, which is only available on the top-of-the range Platinum, can also be interacted with in this ORS.

Fuel Economy

Ford is yet to detail official fuel economy figures for the new-generation Everest, but says all powertrains meet Euro 5 emissions standards.

Idle start-stop is also standard across the entire range too.


Ford has yet to detail exterior dimensions and boot capacity figures of the new-generation Everest, but the new Ranger is sitting on a 50mm longer wheelbase and a track that’s 50mm wider than the outgoing Ranger.

The Blue Oval has confirmed the maximum braked towing capacity for the entire Everest range, including 4×2 variants, is 3500kg.

Maximum payload is up to 741kg, gross vehicle mass (GVM) is up to 3150kg, and gross combined mass (GCM) is 6250kg across the entire range.

In vehicles fitted with Ford’s factory tow bar, there’s a trailer coverage system that allows you to set the length of the trailer you’re towing. It supports lengths varying from 2.4 metres to 10 metres long.

This system takes the length of the trailer intro account and adjusts the sensitivity of the blind-spot assist.

The optional Tow Pack also includes an integrated brake controller.

All Everest models have a Tow/Haul drive model that optimises gear shifts to maintain the best power delivery and engine braking, as well as reducing shift ‘busyness’ when towing.

Servicing and Warranty

For has yet to list servicing intervals and pricing for the new-generation Everest, but a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty is expected.


The 2022 Ford Everest is yet to be crash tested by ANCAP, so it remains unrated. The outgoing model received a five-star ANCAP rating, but it was based on testing conducted in 2015.

The 2022 Ford Everest comes with the following standard safety equipment:

  • Nine airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Reverse AEB
  • Post-impact braking
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Driver attention alert
  • Blind-spot assist with trailer coverage
  • Reverse camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Standard Equipment

The 2022 Ford Everest Ambiente comes with the following standard equipment:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • All-season tyres
  • 17-inch steel spare wheel
  • LED reflector headlights
  • C-Shaped LED daytime running lights
  • Front fog lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Black side steps
  • Auto power-folding side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Two front tow hooks
  • Steel underbody protection (4×4 model only)
  • 10.1-inch Sync4 touchscreen infotainment system
  • 8-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Embedded modem
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Embedded voice assistant
  • FordPass with remote start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Five seats (seven seats optional)
  • Fabric upholstery
  • Eight-way manual driver seat adjustment
  • Four-way manual front passenger seat adjustment
  • Driver floor mat
  • Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
  • Dash-mounted pull-out cupholders
  • Open storage shelf
  • Tilt and reach steering wheel adjustment
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Vinyl console lid
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Conventional mechanical gear shifter (4×2 only)
  • e-Shifter gear shifter (4×4 only)
  • Locking rear differential (4×4 only)
  • Push-button selectable drive modes

The Trend adds the following:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with matching spare
  • Privacy glass
  • Power tailgate
  • Heated, power-folding side mirrors with puddle lamps
  • 12-inch Sync4 touchscreen infotainment screen
  • Seven seats
  • Leather-accented upholstery
  • Eight-way power driver seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Driver and passenger floor mats
  • Upper glove box
  • Off-road screen (4×4 models only)
  • Rotary drive mode selector (4×4 models only)
  • Sand, Mud/Ruts drive modes

The Sport adds:

  • 20-inch black alloy wheels with matching spare
  • Black exterior accents
  • Handsfree power tailgate
  • Black 3D bonnet lettering
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • Unique leather-accented upholstery with ‘SPORT’ embossing
  • Unique interior colour accents
  • 10-way power driver seat with memory
  • Eight-way power passenger seat
  • Heated and cooled front seats

The Platinum adds:

  • 21-inch alloy wheels with matching spare
  • Satin chrome exterior accents
  • Matrix LED headlights with auto-levelling
  • Dual-panel power panoramic roof
  • Silver roof rails
  • Zone lighting
  • Plastic underbody protection
  • 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 12-speaker B&O premium sound system
  • Surround-view camera
  • Active park assist
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Satin chrome interior accents
  • Leather-accented quilted upholstery
  • Heated second row seats
  • Power-folding third row seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Premium front and rear floor mats
  • Interior ambient lighting

Optional Equipment

The Ambiente 18-inch Alloy Wheel Pack for 4×4 models adds:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • All-terrain tyres
  • Alloy spare wheel

The Trend 18-inch All-Terrain Tyre Pack for 4×4 models add:

The Sport 18-inch Alloy Wheel Pack adds:

  • 18-inch black alloy wheels
  • All-terrain tyres

The Platinum 18-inch Alloy Wheel Pack adds:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • All-terrain tyres
  • Steel underbody protection

The Touring Pack available on the Trend 4×4 and Sport adds:

  • Surround-view camera
  • Zone lighting
  • Tow bar with integrated brake controller

The Tow Pack available on all models adds:

  • Tow bar with integrated brake controller

The Third Row Seat Pack available on the Ambiente adds:

The Premium Seat Pack available on the Trend adds:

  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • 10-way power driver seat with memory
  • Eight-way front power passenger seat

Ford also has a partnership with ARB to sell off-road accessories as well.


The 2022 Ford Everest is available in the following exterior paint colours:

  • Shadow Black
  • Aluminium
  • Arctic White
  • Meteor Grey
  • Sedona Orange
  • Equinox Bronze
  • Blue Lightning (Sport only)

All paint colours except for Arctic White are prestige paint colours, available at an additional cost.

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