2020 Nissan Terra vs Ford Everest Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Oct 09, 2020
  • Table of contents
  • 1. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Midsize SUV top variant battle
  • 2. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Exterior
  • 3. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Interior
  • 4. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Engine and Performance
  • 5. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Safety
  • 6. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Variants
  • 7. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Conclusion
Nissan Terra vs Ford Everest - which SUV is better equipped? Find out in this heavyweight showdown.

1. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Midsize SUV top variant battle

The Ford Everest and the Nissan Terra are two of the most popular midsize SUVs currently available in the Philippines. The Ranger-based Ford SUV has been around since 2003, and its 2nd-gen version has since grown into a powerful and modern looking machine.

On the other hand, the macho-looking Navara-based Terra was introduced earlier in 2019. But despite entering the SUV game a little later, the Terra has managed to carve out a name for itself in the local SUV market.

At that top of the Nissan Terra’s variant lineup is the Nissan Terra VL 2.5 4x4 AT. For the Ford Everest, there’s the Ford Everest Titanium+ 2.0 Biturbo 4x4 AT.

Both of course are within striking range of each other as far as pricing goes. As such, a car buyer will naturally ask, Nissan Terra vs Ford Everest, which one has better specs? Let’s find out.

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Let's find out which top-of-the-line midsize SUV has the better specs

2. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Exterior

When comparing the Everest and the Terra’s dimensions, it appears that they aren’t that different from each other. The Ford made SUV measures 4,893 mm long, 1862 mm wide, 1,836 mm high.

The Nissan SUV, on the other hand, measures 4,885 mm long, 1,865 mm wide, and 1835 mm in height. Both come with the same wheelbase length at 2,850 mm, and the same ground clearance at 225 mm. To summarize, the Everest is 8mm longer and 1 mm taller, while Nissan Terra is 3 mm wider.

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Compare the exteriors of the Nissan Terra (left), and Ford Everest (right) using this slider.

As far as exterior equipment goes, both the Terra and the Everest are equipped with LED headlamps and taillights, side repeaters, roof-mounted spoilers, and roof rails. The Terra VL however does have a smaller set of 18-inch alloy wheels, while the Everest Titanium+ comes with a larger 20-inch alloy set.

Also note that the Everest Titanium+ comes with a very handy power-liftgate, while the Terra VL does not.

3. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Interior

Stepping inside, one can find that both top-of-the-line variants can comfortably fit in up to seven people. For the convenience of the driver, both are also equipped with cruise control, a push to start button, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear vents, electronically adjustable seats, and steering wheel mounted audio controls.

All seats of both these SUVs are also clad in leather, and both also come with 12V accessory outlets.

A picture of the interior of the Terra.

The Terra's interior looks a bit like the Navara's. It is after all, based on the said pickup truck model

For on-board entertainment systems, however, these two top variants are a bit different. The Terra VL comes with a seven-inch touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, as well as USB and Aux ports.

It also has offline navigation. The said system is then linked up to a seven-piece speaker system.

This Ford Everest, on the other hand, comes with a larger eight-inch touchscreen. It also has more speakers numbering at ten. But, it has the same connectivity options as the Terra VL and it also has offline navigation.

The interior of the Ford Everest.

The Everest's interior, in turn, bears some similarities with the Ford Ranger's

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4. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Engine and Performance

In terms of engine output, the Everest Titanium+ is the more powerful midsize SUV. This is because it comes with the same 2.0-liter Biturbo inline-4 diesel engine propelling the Ford Ranger Raptor.

Just like the aforementioned truck, the Everest Titanium+ can make up to 211 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. This makes the top variant of the Everest one of the most powerful midsize SUVs available in the Philippines today.

A picture of the Everest Biturbo's engine.

The Ford Everest Titanium+'s 2.0-liter EcoBlue Biturbo Inline-4 diesel

The 2.0-liter Biturbo aboard the Everest Titanium+ sends power using a permanent 4x4 drivetrain. It also uses the same ten-speed automatic transmission found on the Ranger Raptor.

Meanwhile, the Terra VL uses a 2.5-liter turbo diesel. It can put out up to 187 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. Power is sent to a part-time 4x4 drivetrain via a seven-speed automatic transmission.

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A picture of the Nissan Terra's engine.

The Nissan Terra's 2.4-liter YD25DDTi Inline-4 turbo diesel

Besides the vastly different engines, the Everest and Terra use the same suspension types. Their front ends make use of a double-wishbone type suspension, and their rears have a multi-link suspension.

The Nissan SUV however, uses ventilated front disc brakes and drum brakes for the rear, while the Ford SUV has disc brakes all around.

Specs
Nissan Terra VL 2.5 4x4 AT
Ford Everest Titanium+ 2.0 Biturbo 4x4 AT
Engine
YD25DDTi Inline-4 Turbo Diesel
EcoBlue TDCI Biturbo Inline-4 Diesel
Displacement
2.5-liters
2.0-liters
Horsepower
187
213
Torque
450 Nm
500 Nm
Drivetrain
4x4
4x4
Transmission
7-speed automatic w/ gear-lever manual mode
10-speed automatic w/ gear-lever manual mode

5. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Safety

For safety, both the Terra and the Everest are well equipped. For active driver assist, both come with front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, blind-spot detection, tire pressure monitoring, a reverse camera, and hill-start assist. The top-of-the-line Everest however is equipped with active park assist.

When it comes to passive safety, both SUVs have dual front airbags, side airbags, and curtain airbags. The Ford, however, does have one more in the form of a driver’s knee airbag.

Both also come with the standard fare expected from modern vehicles like anti-lock braking with electronic brakeforce distribution, stability control, an alarm and engine immobilizer, speed-sensing door locks, and ISOFIX.

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6. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Variants

Nissan Terra variants
Price
Nissan Terra EL 2.5 4x2 MT
₱1,524,000
Nissan Terra EL 2.5 4x2 AT
₱1,640,000
Nissan Terra VE 2.5 4x2 AT
₱1,737,000
Nissan Terra VL 2.5 4x2 AT
₱1,949,000
Nissan Terra VL 2.5 4x4 AT
₱2,176,000

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Ford Everest variants
Price
Everest Trend 2.2 4x2 AT
₱1,738,000
Ford Everest Sport 2.0 4x2 AT
₱1,868,000
Ford Everest Titanium 2.0 4x2 AT
₱1,995,000
Ford Everest Titanium+ 2.0 Biturbo 4x4 AT
₱2,299,000

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7. 2020 Nissan Terra VL vs Ford Everest Titanium+: Conclusion

We’ll say it plain and simple. The Terra and the Everest are good vehicles. Both come with a robust body-on-frame chassis, and all the space you could ever want from a thing on four wheels.

The Ford Everest has already proven itself as it has been in the market since 2003. The Terra, on the other hand, is built mechanically identical to the Nissan Navara.

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So which float your boat in terms of styling?

Do note however that the Everest Titanium+ comes with a premium. More specifically, it is Php 123,000 more expensive than the Terra VL. And obviously, that difference in price accounts for the oodles for the power it can make.

Apart from the engine, it also comes with a handy power tailgate, a parking assist, a slightly larger touchscreen, and a 10-speed transmission. 

For more comparison articles like this, keep reading here on Philkotse.com.

 

Author

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps. 

 

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