About the Ford Everest

    Alan purchased this Ford Everest used for $55,000 (including all on-road costs) in 2020. Alan B would buy this car again because it’s been reliable.

    How reliable has your car been? Tell us about any issues.

    I have had only one issue. A sensor fault light came on however had good experience at the dealer. Something to do with a faulty oil life sensor and was replaced under warranty with an hour.

    What do you think of the ownership experience with your car?

    Was a demo from dealer principal. 18,000km on clock and was basically brand new for $18,000 less than retail. I have put about 30,000km on it, on beach, steep off roading and through mud and hasn’t missed a beat.

    Services are 12 monthly or 15,000km and capped price makes for some certainty and trumps Prado which requires six-monthly services which was a deal breaker for me.

    Purchased in May 2020 so COVID had kicked in and dealership experience was surprisingly good. Delivered to my door and all paperwork completed online.

    Are you happy with the price and features of your car?

    As a demo I didn’t pay recommended retail price however I feel it is competitively priced. However it should come with adjustable suspension and AT tires and then it would be a complete package.

    What do you think of the performance and economy of your car?

    I have been blown away by the small engine. Towed trailers and off roading on sand its performance is good. Responsive throttle and sounds like a petrol, very impressed with refinement. Fuel economy is more than the brochure at about 11L/100km but coming from a petrol SUV this is still less.

    What do you think of the technology in your car?

    Being a 2018 model it had market leading tech at that time which is mostly still leading except for some additional airbags and radars for cyclists etc in some of the latest offerings from other brands.

    The 4×4 selector is sophisticated and fool proof with instructions displaying to step you through selecting low range. Auto parking into a tight spot has been flawless the eight or so times I have used it. Makes me look like a pro outside packed coffee shops so that’s a thumbs up.

    What do you think of the ride comfort and handling of your car?

    It’s the most comfortable vehicle I’ve been in. Excellent highway tourer, I would put money on it being more comfortable than mid level Germans like the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, etc. I can’t think of an experience where I thought it was a bit under done.

    Do you have any additional comments about your car?

    Look for demos and if you’re keen to take off road then budget to change tires to at least All Terrain. Good family all rounded as capable as a land cruiser but without the “keeping up” status.

    Overall Rating

    Ride & Handling9.5
    Price & Features9
    Purchase & Aftercare5
    Performance & Economy8.8
    Ownership Experience9.4