BUYER’S GUIDE: 2018 Ford Everest
In a country where sudden downpour leads to flooded roads, having a vehicle that comes with a high ground clearance and a capable engine is a must. With that in mind, you might consider buying a seven-seater SUV and the 2018 Ford Everest is one of the ideal choices available in the Philippine market today.
The 2018 Ford Everest is available in six variants with a starting price of PHP1.518 million while the top-of-the-line 3.2-liter Titanium 4×4 AT is priced at PHP2.288 million. Speaking of which, the top Everest variant is powered by a 3.2-liter diesel engine that delivers 197 hp and 470 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. In terms of dimensions, it is 4,893mm long, 1,862mm wide, and 1836mm tall along with a wheelbase of 2,850mm.
The exterior of the Everest is never short on testosterone–it’s bold and composed. It’s like a machine that’s ready to go further and capable of challenging almost any terrain. It is fitted with HID Projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, fog lamps, chrome grille, and a large bumper. The rear is equipped with LED tailligths, muscular bumper, and a spoiler. The Everest’s bold and composed stance is finished off with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels.
The interior of the Everest comes with a premium feel due to the integration of leather materials on the dashboard, seats, steering wheel, and gear lever. The Everest also comes with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s integrated with Ford’s SYNC 3.
This Everest can accommodate up to seven Filipino adults with enough room for cargo or luggage at the rear. It comes with the usual 2+3+2 seat configuration. Of note, individuals who are 5’8” and above would have a bit of a trouble sitting in the third row as the legroom is quite tight. However, in terms of overall interior space, the Everest is a car where you can relax while you’re on the road. Speaking of floods, the 2018 Everest features 225 mm of ground clearance and an 800 mm water-wading depth.
Safety-wise, the top variant Everest is equipped with a bunch of safety tech to give you peace of mind while you’re on the road. It has driver and passenger airbag along with side- and curtain-airbag. Moreover, it comes with an anti-lock braking system, electronic stability program, hill launch assist, hill descent control, among others.
Considering all the specs mentioned, the 2018 Ford Everest is indeed one of the top choices when you’re looking to buy a seven-seater SUV. It has a bold and composed exterior along with a premium-looking interior, bunch of safety tech, spacious cabin, and a notable water-wading depth.