New 2017 Ford Everest Release Date and Review

2017 Ford Everest review

For the new model year, Ford has lined up a number of upgrades for the 2017 Ford Everest. One notable upgrade is the new Sync 3 infotainment system that will be available for both the Everest Titanium and Everest Trend trim models for the first time. What such an upgrade means is that both models will now come with a pinch-and-swipe enabled eight-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Some of the embedded apps include Google Maps, Pandora, and Spotify. Keep reading for more news on its release date and price, and interior/exterior redesign nitty-gritties.

2017 Ford Everest auto show, side angle, red color, alloy wheels

The new Everest just like its predecessors is a rugged 7-passenger off-roader we want but can’t get. It is available for folks living in New Zealand, Philippines, Australia, China, or basically anywhere else that’s not Europe or the USA. Off-road nerds will undoubtedly find the new Ford Everest to be a tantalizing option that is hard to ignore. The new model compares similarly to Jeep’s features that bona fide its off-roading capability such as a real locking transfer case, and a solid rear axle. Other features include an electronic-locking rear differential and digital displays, and the high-tech Terrain Management System. The latter system offers snow, sand, street, and off-road settings, managing hill control, torque vectoring, and throttle response.

2017 Ford Everest rear view, tailpipe and badges

Another change that buyers of the new 2017 Everest should look forward to is the ISOFIX child seat attachments in the second row bench. And according to Ford, all these changes will be offered without any price increment. In fact, sources in the know say the price will reduce by $5K to $55, 990.

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2017 Ford Everest auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

Launched in 2015, the Everest has continued to offer technologically-advanced features to markets in Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, and markets across the ASEAN regions. According to president, Ford Asia Pacific, Dave Schoch, “The new Ford Everest 2017 is equally prepared for everyday versatility as it is for extreme off-roading. In addition to its exceptional versatility, it also offers a distinct blend of exceptional comfort and tough capability that resonates well with drivers across the globe.”

2017 Ford Everest spy shots

Indeed, just like the 2016 Everest it is replacing, the newest of the breed combines style, smart features, and strength with unshakable technological prowess and toughness to bring consumers a versatile and tough SUV with unmatched off-road capability. What’s even more, it still retains Ford’s on-road handling and rewarding DNA without compromising on comfort and refinement. “From the EcoSport to the Everest, our SUV portfolio in Asia Pacific offers something for everyone. Drivers, their families, colleagues, and friends will appreciate the toughness and refinement the new 2017 Everest offers. It offers a comfortable and smooth drive quality regardless of whether it is cruising on urban roads or far off the beaten path.”

Once available, the new model will probably face a stiff competition from its arch-rival – the Mitsubishi Pajero. Those in the U.S will find comparable capability in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

2017 Ford Everest Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Everest release date

Although pricing for the new model hasn’t been offered, rumors allege the new model will likely come with an asking price of around $55,990. The release date has been set for mid-2017.

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2017 Ford Everest Exterior

2017 Ford Everest rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

There’s no doubt that the appearance of the new model is ruggedly handsome. The front fascia gets its own skidplate-type design while helping set the ground work is the tall ground clearance matched with meaty tires. The entire body gets additional chrome accents matched by the large chrome grille. All these features matched with 30-inches of fording depth, 9-inches of ground clearance, and 25-degree departure angle and 29-degree approach angle gives the Everest an actual off-road capability.

2017 Ford Everest Interior

2017 Ford Everest interior, steering wheel and gear shift knob

With the kind of off-road bruiser the Everest is, things inside are rather luxurious. Up-to-the-minute accessories are available for convenience, infotainment, and connectivity features. As already mentioned, the new model will come with an upgraded 8-inch Sync3 infotainment system that features pinch-and-swipe capability. Also available is the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The new infotainment system isn’t however available for the base Ford Everest Ambiente. More details will be known on its release date.

2017 Ford Everest interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

Three trims are available for the 2017 Ford Everest: Titanium, Trend, and Ambiente.

Specifications

2017 Ford Everest exterior, overhead view

Wheelbase: 2850mm
Length: 4892mm
Width: 1860mm
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 1060 litres
Curb weight: 2348kg
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
Fuel Consumption (Combined): 8.5L / 100km
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: 3000kg

Engine Specs

2017 Ford Everest engine

The full engine specs aren’t known yet. What is however known is that the new model will still come with the familiar 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder petrol engine that provides 183kW (250 horsepower) and 366Nm (270 lbs. ft. of torque).

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Safety

2017 Ford Everest exterior, side view, alloy wheels and headlights

In addition to the slew of driver-assistance systems available for the new model, passive features, including seven airbags, help keep all the occupants safe. A strong passenger cage built from strong materials like boron steel are also available. All these features and materials will help reduce the crash impact and therefore help keep the occupants safe from harm.

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2017 Ford Everest exterior, red color, headlights and grille

2017 Ford Everest auto show, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Ford Everest exterior, front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Ford Everest exterior, red color, rear view, taillights

2017 Ford Everest front view, red color, headlights, badges and alloy wheels

2017 Ford Everest interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

2017 Ford Everest interior, leather back seats

2017 Ford Everest interior, sunroof

2017 Ford Everest trunk, cargo space

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