Ford Australia has confirmed a slightly updated 2023 price range for the still-fairly-new Ford Everest, as well as introducing a new mid-range variant.
The 2023 Ford Everest Sport RWD will join a very slightly revised range of variants from the start of 2023, which sees some additions to each variant as well as a slight price increase across the range.
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The Sport RWD joins the Sport 4WD in badge name but not in mechanical specification – and not just because it has two fewer drive wheels.
As with most Ford Everest variants, the Sport RWD is powered by Ford’s 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder engine producing 154kW and 500Nm, mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
The Sport 4WD has the same 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 as the top-of-the-line Platinum, developing 184kW and 600Nm, and the same 10-speed automatic gearbox.
The Sport RWD takes on the mania of the top-spec rear-wheel-drive version of the Everest, with a price of $62,790 before on-road costs, slightly undercutting the Trend 4WD by a couple of thousand more at $65,590.
The Sport has a number of features for the price, including a set of 20-inch black alloy wheels, an Everest badge on the hood and a range-exclusive color, Blue Lightning, although it carries a $700 extra cost.
The Sport also features 10-way and 8-way adjustable driver and front passenger seats, respectively, and heated and cooled leather seats. The rear doors are also electrically operated and can be opened hands-free.
Prices for both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the base Ambiente and mid-spec Trend have increased by $300, bringing the entry point into the Everest range to $53,290 for the Ambiente RWD.
Meanwhile, prices at the higher end of the range have risen slightly, with the Sport 4WD up $500 to $69,590, while the range-topping Platinum now costs $77,530, up $649.
However, higher price growth is not in vain. Everest Platinum will receive additional steel protection of the bottom and a painted black roof.
The rest of the Ford Everest range remains largely unchanged, apart from a slightly increased price, although customers can still access the price jump as the changes will not take effect until February 2023.
All Ford Everests remain rated to tow 3,500kg with brakes.
The Everest is Ford’s second most popular product in Australia after the brand’s top-selling model, the Ranger ute, with which the Everest shares its underpinnings.
2023 Ford Everest price excluding on-road costs
|Version||Method of transmission||Cost|
|Ambiente 4×2||Automatic||$53,290 (+$300)|
|Ambiente 4×4||Automatic||$58,290 (+$300)|
|Trend 4×2||Automatic||$60,590 (+$300)|
|Sport 4×2||Automatic||$60,590 (new)|
|4×4 trend||Automatic||$65,590 (+$300)|
|Sport 4×4||Automatic||$69,590 (+$500)|
|Platinum 4×4||Automatic||$77,530 (+$649)|