After hiking prices of its Everest range from January 1, Ford Australia has made some specification changes and announced additional, smaller price increases.

    UPDATE, 02/05/2024 – Ford Australia has confirmed price increases for all vehicles invoiced from June 1, 2024.

    “The price adjustments are consistent with the evaluation of market conditions we regularly undertake across our product portfolio, which take into consideration a number of different external factors such as currency and material cost considerations,” said a Ford Australia spokesperson.

    UPDATE, 20/01/2024 – Ford Australia has announced changes to its Everest range as part of what it’s calling a model year 2024.5 update. We’ve updated this article with information on these changes.

    UPDATE, 16/09/2023 – Ford Australia is hiking Everest pricing by up to $2490, citing market conditions. The increases will come into effect for all MY24 vehicles produced from January 1, 2024. All orders contracted from September 15 that have production allocated will be price protected.

    The 2024 Ford Everest range opens at $54,240 before on-roads for the Ambiente 4×2 bi-turbo and extends to $81,115 before on-roads for the Platinum 4WD V6.

    Prices are up by between $250 and $1625 for vehicles invoiced after June 1, 2024.

    Updated vehicles, referred to by Ford as MY24.5 models, entered production in March, and arrive in local showrooms around mid-year.

    The limited edition Wildtrak, which arrived in the third quarter of 2023, has finished its run and won’t be available as part of the MY24.5 range. The rear-wheel drive Trend has also been axed.

    Ford Australia has confirmed Everest models with a power tailgate will lose the hands-free functionality, while Ford has also removed automatic high-beam from all bar the Platinum and removed MyKey functionality.

    But, as announced earlier this year, there have been some feature additions as well.

    The range-topping Platinum gains the option of Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which allows the driver to ‘steer’ the trailer via the outer ring of the drive mode controller while the car moves the steering wheel.

    It’s part of a new Pro Towing Pack on the Platinum, priced at $2900.

    Other changes for MY24.5 include zone lighting and black stand-off roof rails as standard on the Everest Trend and Sport. These features were previously in the optional Touring Pack, which now costs $2500 and includes Pro Trailer Backup Assist.

    All the option packages besides the no-cost all-terrain tyre packages on the 4WD Sport and Platinum are up by between $200 and $250, while Sedona Orange has been removed from the colour palette.


    ModelPrice before on-roads
    2024 Ford Everest Ambiente RWD$54,240 (+$250)
    2024 Ford Everest Ambiente 4WD$59,240 (+$250)
    2024 Ford Everest Sport RWD$63,740 (+$250)
    2024 Ford Everest Trend 4WD$67,040 (+$250)
    2024 Ford Everest Sport 4WD$73,740 (+$1250)
    2024 Ford Everest Platinum 4WD$81,115 (+$1625)

    All prices include Luxury Car Tax (LCT) if applicable, but exclude on-road costs.


    The 2024 Ford Everest shares its engines with the Ford Ranger, and is available with two turbo-diesel powertrains: a 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo four-cylinder, and a 3.0-litre V6.

    Standard on Ambiente, Trend, and Sport 4×2 trims is a 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo four-cylinder producing 154kW of power and 500Nm of torque. This is 3kW less than the previous-generation Everest, while torque is unchanged.

    It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and is available in rear- or full-time four-wheel drive configurations. The related Ranger ute with the Bi-Turbo engine is only available with a part-time four-wheel drive system.

    Standard on the Sport 4×4 and Platinum is a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine producing 184kW and 600Nm. This is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, with drive exclusively sent through a full-time four-wheel drive system.

    4×4 features

    The Everest features 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.


    ModelFuel economy
    Ambiente 4×27.1L/100km
    Ambiente 4×47.2L/100km
    Trend 4×47.2L/100km
    Sport 4×27.1L/100km
    Sport 4×48.5L/100km
    Platinum 4×48.5L/100km

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


    The 2024 Ford Everest is 4914mm long, 2207mm wide, and up to 1842mm tall, with a 2900mm wheelbase. 

    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.

    Boot capacity with the second-row seats upright is 898L and with the third-row upright there’s 259L.

    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 into 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 each priced at $379 under the Blue Oval’s capped-price service program – $50 higher per service than in pre-MY24 vehicles.


    The Ford Everest earned a five-star ANCAP safety 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.

    The 2024 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

    There are four trim levels available.

    The base 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
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Two front tow hooks
    • Steel underbody protection (4×4 model only)
    • 10.1-inch Sync4 touchscreen infotainment system
    • 8.0-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
    • Black stand-off roof rails (NEW)
    • Zone lighting (NEW)

    The Sport adds:

    • 20-inch black alloy wheels with matching spare
    • Black exterior accents
    • 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 ventilated front seats

    The Platinum adds:

    • 21-inch alloy wheels with matching spare
    • Black-painted roof
    • Satin chrome exterior accents
    • Matrix LED headlights with auto-levelling
    • 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
    • Quilted leather-accented 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 $1350 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 $700 and adds:

    • All-terrain tyres

    The Sport 18-inch Alloy Wheel Pack is a no-cost option and adds:

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

    The Platinum 18-inch Alloy Wheel Pack is a no-cost option and adds:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • All-terrain tyres

    The Touring Pack available on the Trend and Sport 4×4 costs $2500 and adds:

    • Surround-view camera
    • Tow bar with integrated brake controller
    • Blind-spot monitoring with trailer coverage
    • Pro Trailer Backup Assist

    The Towing Pack available on all models costs $1900 and adds:

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

    The Third Row Seat Pack available on the Ambiente costs $1200 and adds:

    • Seven seats

    The Premium Seat Pack available on the Trend costs $1100 and adds:

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

    The Pro Towing Pack available on the Platinum costs $2900 and includes:

    • Pro Trailer Backup Assist
    • Tow bar with integrated trailer brake controller

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


    The 2024 Ford Everest is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Shadow Black
    • Aluminium
    • Arctic White
    • Meteor Grey
    • Equinox Bronze (Trend, Sport, Platinum)
    • Blue Lightning (Sport only)

    All paint colours except for Arctic White are prestige paint colours and cost an additional $700.

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    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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