Ford launched the facelifted Everest in Thailand alongside the 2021 Ranger. As we’ve said in a previous report, this is the blue-oval brand’s one-two punch, and the new Everest is the second part of the combo.
That said, this new Everest previews that future Philippine-spec version we’ll be getting soon. So, how different is the old Everest vs the new Everest? Let’s find out.
2021 Ford Everest Old vs New: Exterior
Just like the new Ranger, the new 2021 Everest mainly comes with cosmetic changes. Its new look is mainly inspired by the Everest Sport, which has proved to be one of the more popular Everest variants in Thailand.
Ford Everest, old (left) vs (new). Note the shark-fin antenna on the new one
Unlike the Ford Everest Sport, the 2021 Everest features chrome door handles, as well as chrome side mirrors. This is similar to the currently available Philippine-spec Everest Trend, and Titanium variants. From the side, the new Everest also comes with a new set of alloy wheels.
Compare the old (left) vs the new (right) Everest's front ends
The largest change to the new Everest comes on its front fascia. The Titanium Thai-spec variants now feature chrome “Everest” lettering just above its grille. And speaking of the grille, it now comes with a new pattern, and the trio of chrome horizontal slats found on the old one are nowhere in sight.
2021 Ford Everest Old vs New: Interior
As we’ve said, the new 2021 Ford Everest is mostly a facelift. It still comes with all the familiar features that are currently available in the Philippine-spec model.
It can still seat up to seven passengers, and it still has amenities like dual-zone automatic temperature control, an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Navigation, Sync 3 with voice control, electronic stability control, etc.
Inside, not much has changed
2021 Ford Everest Old vs New: Powertrains
Moreover, the new Ford Everest still uses the same engine options. For the Thai-spec variants, it uses a 2.0-liter turbo diesel capable of making 178 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. This is the same engine found on the current Philippine-spec Titanium 4x2 and Sport 4x2 variants.
The other engine is of course the 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine for the Titanium+ 4x4, which can churn out 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. Both engines are paired to a ten-speed automatic.
Ford's 2.0-liter inline-4 turbodiesel and the ten-speed automatic transmission
Once the new Everest gets to the Philippines though, we’re expecting the good ol’ 2.2-liter mill to also make its return. For those who are unaware, this is our entry-level Everest powerplant and it can make 157 horsepower and 385 Nm of torque. It is then mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
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Know more about Ford Everest
The Ford Everest is the leading SUV within the market because of its matchless outstanding comfort, performance, and bold and rugged style. It is a midsize SUV that acquired a new level of refinement and rugged capability for its mid-cycle alteration. At present, it offers modern technology, stylish design combinations, touted premium interior refinement, and balanced on-road and off-road capability. Thus, the American SUV maintains its place as one of the best sellers for Blue Oval. The Ford Everest is assembled on a true body-on-frame chassis paired with a wading capacity of 800 mm. It allows the vehicle to take on different terrains without difficulty and a ground clearance of 225 mm; hence, it is known as one of the toughest SUVs in the segment. The SUV has a robust front region; the exterior design that gives a strong presence on the road is the signature LED Daytime Running Lights attached to an inverted trapezoid grille. On the other hand, the SUV's interior comes with multiple outlets, more than 30 smartly designed stowage spaces, and ample room for occupants and cargo intended for the modern family, unlike its predecessors. In the Philippines, the second-generation Ford Everest model competes with the sorts of Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Montero, and Hyundai Santa Fe. It is suitable for uneven or rough mountainous region driving like the Cavite and Quezon province areas.
Cesar G.B. Miguel