2022 Ford Everest Review
Sime Darby Auto Connexion, the authorized distributor of Ford vehicles in Malaysia, launched the third generation Ford Everest, on September 9, 2022. Just as in previous iterations, the SUV is based on Ford's stalwart pick-up truck, the Ford Ranger and is imported from Thailand.
Surprisingly, the new Ford Everest is offered in three variations, a 2WD Sport, 4WD Trend and top-of-the-line 4WD Titanium. Unlike in other markets such as Thailand, no new-gen Everest in Malaysia is equipped with the much coveted V6-Diesel engine.
Nonetheless, the top-spec Everest still manages to push out 500Nm from its 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine, and features all you could ever need in a luxury SUV, including advanced driving systems as well as the latest in safety technology.
2022 Ford Everest Specifications
The Trend and Titanium are powered by Ford's small yet powerful 2.0L Bi-Turbo engine that is mated to Ford’s 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, which delivers 210 PS @ 3,500 rpm and peak torque of 500Nm @ 1,750-2,000 rpm.
Both variants are also equipped with a part-time 4x4 electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) system, e-Locking Rear Differential and six selectable drive modes: Normal, Eco, Tow/Haul, Slippery, Mud/Ruts and Sand.
The 2WD Everest Sport features the simple 2.0L Single Turbo diesel with a six-speed automatic transmission. It pushes out 170 PS @ 3,500 rpm and max torque of 405Nm @ 1,750-2,000 rpm. It also offers four selectable drive modes: Normal, Eco, Tow/Haul and Slippery surfaces.
The next-gen Ford Everest has a water wading ability of up to 800mm and ground clearance of 200mm. Its increase in wheelbase and track combine to provide better on-road control and off-road articulation as well as improved approach and departure angles. Further tweaks to the damper settings allow for more fun and control in the Everest’s ride, both on- and off-road.
Exterior of the 2022 Ford Everest
Debuting globally in March this year, the third generation Everest features a similar front look to Ford's new pick-up truck, including the unmissable larger radiator grille with a horizontal bar that incorporates the Ford badge and the new "C-clamp" headlamps. The Sport and Trend get LED headlamps while the Titanium features Ford’s latest Matrix LED headlamps with glare-free high beam to provide maximum visibility without dazzling other road users.
Of course, since it's an SUV, the Everest gets its own rear end, which now features a more squared-off design compared to the roundish design of the outgoing model. To provide more interior room, Ford has also extended the wheelbase of the Everest by 50mm compared to the Ranger, and this should benefit third-row occupants who will be occupying the sixth and seventh seats. The track has also increased by 50mm.
The wider track and longer wheelbase enabled designers to create a more progressive and muscular appearance. The roof rails on the Everest are more than just a cosmetic piece of design as they’re engineered with the right mounts to carry bikes, canoes, cargo pod or roof-top tent.
In terms of wheels, the Sport and Titanium come equipped with 20-inch alloys, while the Trend rides on 18-inch alloys.
Available colours include Absolute Black, Aluminium Metallic, Arctic White, Equinox Bronze, Lightning Blue, Meteor Grey and Sedona Orange.
Interior of the 2022 Ford Everest
Just like the Ranger, the 2022 Everest now features more soft-touch materials within its new cabin, but the highlight of the interior just like its cousin, is, of course, the 12-inch portrait-orientated infotainment touchscreen system (10.1-inch for the Trend and Sport), with the latest version of Ford’s SYNC 4 infotainment software that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All models come with eight speakers.
The next-generation Everest Titanium is also fitted with a 360-degree camera with split-view display while the Trend and Sport are equipped with reverse cameras in addition to front and rear sensors.
All versions of the next-gen Ford Everest also come standard with 8-inch (Sport and Trend) or 12-inch (Titanium) digital instrument panels that replace the traditional analogue clusters, four USB charging ports (one of which is windscreen-mounted) and a wireless Qi charger.
2022 Ford Everest Safety Features
Much of the Ranger's safety and driving assistance systems are also adapted to the new Everest, including the Evasive Steer Assist, a system that helps drivers avoid potential forward collisions by helping the driver steer with less effort, especially when a collision cannot be avoided by braking alone.
Other useful safety and driving assistance equipment include:
- Post-Collision Braking System
- Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go (ACC)
- Cross Traffic Alert
- Reverse Brake Assist (Wildtrak only)
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with cyclist and pedestrian detection
There are also regular active safety features such as ABS, EBD, TCS, and ESC.
2022 Ford Everest Pros and Cons
One of the biggest problems the Ford Everest has is its price. Starting at RM264k, it is quite dear considering that its main rival, the Toyota Fortuner tops out at RM221k.
However, the Everest is a premium product and if you have the budget for it, it will surely not disappoint. One of the best features of the Everest is of course its image, which closely mimics many of the famous Ford SUVs from the United States.
The interior in particular its dashboard, where a vertical infotainment system lives, is quite a looker and no other body-on-frame SUV in Malaysia has this modern look.
2022 Ford Everest Price In Malaysia
- Sport 4x2 6AT - RM263,888
- Trend 4x4 10AT - RM281,888
- Titanium 4x4 10AT - RM308,888
The new Ford Everest comes with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty, or up to 100,000 km, whichever comes first.
Key Features of the 2022 Ford Everest
One of the best features of the Ford Everest is its small yet powerful 2.-litre engine. With road tax only costing RM440 annually, it is half the price of its main competitor.
The safety equipment list in the top-of-the-line Everest is also quite substantial, but it does come at a price. Since it is based on the Ford Ranger, it has good off-roading credentials, which pairs a part-time 4-wheel drive system with off-road drive modes.
The Everest can wade up to 800mm of water and has a ground clearance of 200mm, and we're pretty sure this will come in handy when the monsoon season descends upon Malaysia.
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