Base price up by $1200, but the extra spend is offset by more equipment and the availability of Raptor power.
Ford Australia has detailed pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Everest line-up, with prices to start from $49,190 before on-road costs when the new model goes on sale in September.
Headlining the upgrades is the addition of autonomous emergency braking as standard equipment on Trend and Titanium grades, while the Sync 3 navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard across the range.
Also new for the 2019 model year is the availability of the 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel borrowed from the Ranger Raptor, mated exclusively to a 10-speed automatic transmission – it's standard on the rear-wheel drive Trend, optional on the all-wheel drive Trend, and standard on the flagship Titanium.
Kicking off the range is the Ambiente (from $49,190), which sees the addition of the Sync 3 navigation system with smartphone mirroring, along with keyless entry and push-button start as standard equipment.
Other new kit for 2019 includes a revised front grille, bumper and fascia design, halogen projector headlights with halogen daytime-running lights, power-folding exterior mirrors, a laminated acoustic windscreen, a 10-speaker audio system, and a new 'Ebony' interior colour scheme with revised trims and accents.
Carryover features include 17-inch alloys, LED tail-lights, automatic headlights, fabric seat trim, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, dual 4.2-inch displays in the driver's cluster, power windows with one-touch up/down function for all, a rear-view camera with rear parking sensors, and an active noise cancellation system.
The Ambiente comes as standard with five seats and rear-wheel drive, though there's also seven seats and all-wheel drive on offer – see bottom of article for pricing.
Next up is the Trend, which is priced from $56,190 plus on-roads in rear-wheel drive form.
Headlining the updates for the mid-spec grade include the 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel and 10-speed auto, auto-levelling HID headlights, a powered tailgate, leather-accented trim (excludes third row), eight-way electric driver's seat adjustment, a leather-trimmed gearshift, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, along with traffic sign recognition.
Carryover kit includes 18-inch alloys, auto high-beam, automatic wipers, silver roof rails, seven seats, rear privacy glass, electrochromatic rear-view mirror, adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.
Buyers of the Trend can revert to cloth seat trim as a no-cost option, which also removes the electric seat adjustment and leather gearshift knob.
As with the base Ambiente, the Trend is also available in rear- and all-wheel drive forms. See bottom of article for pricing.
Finally, there's the Titanium ($73,990 incl. LCT), which is solely available with all-wheel drive and the 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel.
New equipment includes revised 20-inch alloy wheels, a tow bar (rated 3100kg), a leather-trimmed handbrake, and a semi-automated parking assistant for parallel manoeuvres.
Specification carried over from the outgoing model includes chrome running boards, chrome door handles and exterior mirrors, a power sunroof, heated front seats, eight-way electric passenger seat adjustment, ambient interior lighting, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Those wanting to take their Everest Titanium off road can also fit 18-inch wheels and tyres with revised suspension as a no-cost option.
Across the range, prestige paint carries a $600 (Ambiente/Trend) or $780 (Titanium incl. LCT) impost, while a tow bar adds $1000 on Ambiente and Trend variants.
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2019 Ford Everest pricing
- 5 seat RWD – $49,190 (3.2TD, 6AT)
- 7 seat RWD – $50,190 (3.2TD, 6AT)
- 5 seat 4WD – $54,190 (3.2TD, 6AT)
- 7 seat 4WD – $55,190 (3.2TD, 6AT)
- 7 seat RWD – $56,190 (2.0TTD, 10AT)
- 7 seat 4WD – $59,990 (3.2TD, 6AT)
- 7 seat 4WD – $61,190 (2.0TTD, 10AT)
- 7 seat 4WD – $73,990 (2.0TTD, 10AT)
- 18-inch wheels & tyres (Titanium) – $NCO
- Fabric seat pack (Trend) – $NCO
- 7 seats (Ambiente) – $1000
- Tow bar (Ambiente, Trend) – $1000
- Prestige paint (Ambiente, Trend) – $600
- Prestige paint (Titanium, incl. LCT) – $780