Is the Ford Everest Better Than the New Explorer?

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everest2-640While Ford continues to increase global distribution of all of its lines, there are still cars, trucks, and SUVs that we just don’t get. The 2015 Everest is one of them and man it’s everything the Ford Explorer used to be.

Body-on-frame, tons of off-road capability, and great engine choices; it’s everything that makes an American SUV the SUV and we, don’t, get, it. That’s so unfair, why does Ford continue to be so cruel?

Autodesk VRED Professional 2014Well, for one it would probably crush U.S. sales of the Ford Explorer. This package is what made the previous body-on-frame Explorers so great: high ground clearance, tons of off-road capability, and some really great looks. It even looks like a more modernized version of the previous generation SUV.

It comes in left-hand drive for markets that require it. What makes it even more great is the two Duratorq diesels with a 3.2-liter and 2.2-liter available along with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost gas option. You can even row your own gears thanks to a manual transmission option with 2- and 4-wheel-drive available.

everest3-640It would probably start hurting F-150 sales a bit, too. With 9″ of ground clearance, 29-degrees of approach, 25-degrees of departing, and 21-degrees breakover angle, it is a capable bugger. It can also two up to 6600-pounds with the 3.2-liter diesel, carry 1600-pounds inside, and 220-pounds on its lid.

It’s going to be available in Australia, China, New Zealand, India, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Africa. However, as if to continue to tease us, it was tested in the U.S. Seriously, Ford, no fair. No fair at all.

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Justin Banner is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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