An SUV based on the Ford Ranger pickup truck sounds promising. Well, the 2020 Ford Everest is exactly that. This SUV can accommodate up to seven passengers. Interior offers ample room and comfort is truly great. The exterior design looks modern, but far from unique. However, Everest looks handsome and stylish.
Current 2019 Everest gained significant refreshments so the 2020 model will get only minor improvements. On the other hand, the 2020 Everest could get its first Raptor variant. The all-new Everest Raptor will surely offer amazing performances and perhaps new powertrain options.
The forthcoming 2020 Ford Everest will introduce slight upgrades only. It makes sense as Ford already did some significant changes to the current model. Whatsoever, the third-gen Everest will remain an attractive SUV with a modern appearance. This SUV is based on the Ford Ranger pickup truck and some of the Ranger’s styling cues are visible.
The new model will gain slightly more aluminum materials that will additionally decrease the overall weight. Aerodynamics are good and the new model will gain slightly more chrome inserts, especially up front. 18-inch alloy wheels will remain a standard part of the equipment.
Interior Features and Safety Equipment
Ford Everest is one very modern SUV. The cabin is packed with the newest features and amenities. Besides the updated SYNC3 infotainment system, Everest will offer so much more. But first, SYNC3 system now supports integrations such as Applink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. It adds an 8-inch touchscreen and the newest version responds much quicker. However, the 2020 model will mostly focus on driver-assistance features and safety equipment. Knowing that new Everest SUV will offer plenty of standard and optional equipment.
For the start, pedestrian detection and pre-collision assist are available. Keyless entry and push-button start are standard, even on the base model. Rear cross-traffic alert and a rearview camera are joining the already existing systems such as rain-sensing wipers and lane keep assist. Also, a tire pressure monitoring system will be standard.
Three Engine Options
The upcoming 2020 Ford Everest comes with three engine choices. A 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is standard unit. This four-cylinder output is producing 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Optionally, the customers can opt for a 3.2-liter five-cylinder engine that generates 200 hp and 340 lb-ft of twists. The third variant is a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. This drivetrain returns 150 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, the diesel engine offers better fuel economy rating.
2020 Ford Everest Raptor
New Everest model won’t get any major change, at least everyone thought that. However, the 2020 Ford Everest Raptor could be a game changer. This high-performance variant was speculated for some time now and it will finally happen. Raptor will introduce a sportier and more aggressive exterior design.
Unfortunately, there won’t be room for seven persons from the inside. Everest Raptor will arrive as a five-seat model. According to latest rumors, 2020 Everest Raptor will offer new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 powertrain. This engine will deliver 330 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque.
2020 Ford Everest Price and Release Date
The price of the all-new 2020 Ford Everest starts slightly above $40,000. There will be numerous trim levels so the price may jump at over $55,000. Everest Raptor model will be priced at $60,000. The three-row SUV will hit the markets at the end of 2019. This model is extremely popular in Australia and it will firstly arrive in the “Land down under”. U.S. markets will have to wait for the first quarter of 2020.