UPDATE, 26/10/2022 – Ford Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its updated MY23.5 Everest SUV. Pricing has increased by up to $649, depending on the variant, and there’s a new Sport 4×2 Bi-Turbo variant.

    The flagship Platinum now receives steel underbody protection, like the rest of the 4×4 range, as well as a black painted roof.

    The optional Touring Pack available on the Trend 4×4 and Sport 4×4 variants now gets black stand-off roof rails and is $350 more expensive at $2300. Prestige paint across the range is $25 more expensive at $700.

    Production of MY23.5 Everest will start in March 2023. Existing MY22 Everest variants will continue to be offered at the pre-update pricing until production concludes in February next year.

    A Ford Australia spokesperson has confirmed if you order an in-demand Everest V6 today that some dealers may still have allocation with the MY22 specification, but for the most part it will be the MY23.5 spec with the price bump.

    Based on the new Ranger ute, the Ford Everest SUV now starts at $53,290 before on-road costs for the Ambiente 4×2 five-seater and extend to $77,530 before on-road costs and luxury car tax for the V6 turbo-diesel Platinum 4×4 seven-seater.

    Like the Ranger, the new-generation Everest is available with a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel producing 184kW of power and 600Nm of torque. The bigger engine is available in Sport and Platinum trim levels.

    The V6 turbo-diesel 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 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. A seven-seat interior is optional on the entry-level Ambiente and standard across the rest of the range.

    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 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.


    • 2023 Ford Everest Ambiente 4×2 Bi-Turbo five-seater: $53,290 (+$300)
    • 2023 Ford Everest Ambiente 4×4 Bi-Turbo five-seater: $58,290 (+$300)
    • 2023 Ford Everest Trend 4×2 Bi-Turbo: $60,590 (+$300)
    • 2023 Ford Everest Sport 4×2 Bi-Turbo: $62,790 (NEW)
    • 2023 Ford Everest Trend 4×4 Bi-Turbo: $65,590 (+$300)
    • 2023 Ford Everest Sport 4×4 V6: $69,590 (+$500)
    • 2023 Ford Everest Platinum 4×4 V6: $77,530 (+$649)

    All prices include luxury car tax, if applicable, but exclude on-road costs.


    The 2023 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, Trend and Sport 4×2 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 4×4 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 four-wheel drive versions of the Everest feature a full-time four-wheel drive system with a two-speed electromechanical transfer case featuring 2H, 4H and 4L modes, plus a 4A mode for 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 standard on the top-of-the range Platinum and optional on the Trend 4×4 and Sport, can also be interacted with in this ORS.

    Fuel Economy

    • Ambiente 4×2: 7.1 litres per 100km
    • Ambiente 4×4: 7.2 litres per 100km
    • Trend 4×2: 7.1 litres per 100km
    • Trend 4×4: 7.2 litres per 100km
    • Sport 4×2: 7.1 litres per 100km
    • Sport 4×4: 8.5 litres per 100km
    • Platinum 4×4: 8.5 litres per 100km

    The whole range features an 80L fuel tank, although aftermarket specialist ARB offers a long-range unit as well.

    AdBlue is required for both the bi-turbo four-cylinder and V6 turbo-diesel. Idle start-stop is also standard across the entire range too.


    The new Ford Everest is 4914mm long, 2207mm wide, and up to 1842mm tall, with a 2900mm wheelbase.

    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 trailers 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

    The Everest is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty like the wider Ford range.

    Maintenance is required every 12 months or 15,000 kilometres, and the first five services are priced at $329 under the Blue Oval’s capped-price service program.


    The Ford Everest earned a five-star rating on the back of an 86 per cent score for adult occupant protection, a 93 per cent score for child occupant protection, a 74 per cent score for vulnerable road user protection, and an 86 per cent safety assist score.

    The five-star rating applies to the whole Everest range, and is based on tests carried out on the closely related Ford Ranger ute. For owners of cars built before August 20, 2022, that rating only applies once a software update has been installed by a dealer.

    The 2023 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 monitoring
    • Reverse camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors

    Standard Equipment

    The 2023 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
    • Black-painted roof (NEW)
    • Satin chrome exterior accents
    • Matrix LED headlights with auto-levelling
    • Dual-panel power panoramic roof
    • Silver roof rails
    • Zone lighting
    • 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 costs $1100 and adds:

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

    The Trend 18-inch All-Terrain Tyre Pack for 4×4 models costs $500 and adds:

    • All-terrain tyres

    The Sport 18-inch Alloy Wheel Pack is a non-costs option and adds:

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

    The Platinum 18-inch Alloy Wheel Pack is a non-cost option and adds:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • All-terrain tyres

    The Touring Pack available on the Trend 4×4 and Sport costs $2300 and adds:

    • Black stand-off roof rails (NEW)
    • Surround-view camera
    • Zone lighting
    • Tow bar with integrated brake controller
    • Blind-spot monitoring with trailer coverage

    The Tow Pack available on all models costs $1700 and adds:

    • Tow bar with integrated brake controller
    • Blind-spot monitoring with trailer coverage

    The Third Row Seat Pack available on the Ambiente costs $950 and adds:

    • Seven seats

    The Premium Seat Pack available on the Trend costs $900 and 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 2023 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 and cost an additional $700.

    MORE: Everything Ford Everest

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

    Buy and Lease
    Uncover exclusive deals and discounts with a VIP referral to Australia's best dealers
    Uncover exclusive deals and discounts with a VIP referral to Australia's best dealers