In the segment of SUV or price range of 1 billion 5, Ford Everest may be worthy of the leading model, it is difficult to have any model to face directly, including models filled with options from Kimchi land. And only Ford Everest is the opponent considered to be heavy and difficult to “Fort up” Fortunner.
Remember, the new generation Ford Everest launched in 2016 with technological flooding changes with 3 versions of Trend AT, Titanium AT 2.2L and especially the high-end 3.2L version. Not happy for a long time, the decrees on taxes and fees of imported cars have made it difficult and seem like this is the end of this car because the price for users to completely own is too expensive.
After a prolonged crisis of the imported car market, at the end of 2018, Vietnamese users were excited when the pictures and information were vague about the new facelift with more versions. And not to cool, the US car company officially opened the curtain with 5 options with prices from 999 to 1,399 billion. With the introduction of multiple versions with different prices, it creates a pressure compared to rival Toyota Fortuner. And according to Vama’s announcement, sales between these two SUVs are increasingly shrinking.
Ford Everest is divided into 3 versions with 5 configurations including Ambiente 2.0L 4×2 AT / MT with a pleasant price from VND 999 – 1,052 billion targeting groups of customers who run services or drive for self-drive, this version uses 2.0L i4 turbo engine with 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic gearbox provides power of about 180 horsepower and 420Nm traction along options only at the basic level. Or spend an additional 60 million VND for the Trend version with a more polished appearance, the amenities are more suitable than when added to the fleet of shuttle staff for travel or province, relative works or The family wants a good model but can still be rented out for leisure.
But for businesses, medium-sized companies, or families who want to buy a good car with enough safety technology, more modern options but less bad roads or offroads, Titanium 2.0L AT 4×2 is an extremely reasonable choice because the price of VND 1,177 billion is considered quite a bargain. And those who want to inherit all the crystallization, superiority, or simply explore new lands and challenging alien roads, the Titanium 2.0L AT 4WD version was born to do so.
Even in the lowest version, Ford Everest still shows full bold design features, masculine with ribbed lines, block lines bring American breath. In the highest version, the front end features a refreshed grille cluster with a 3D trapezoid combination with chrome-plated horizontal ladders for a more harmonious visual view of the modern and muscular neck. Dictionary. However, if the individual has a unique personality, stands out from the crowd or the muscular violence can replace the steering wheel of the Raptor line.
As for the lighting, I personally do not appreciate the performance of this headlight system. Although equipped with HID headlight system, the light output is only moderate and the disassembly is partly thanks to the modern LED array of lights with stable performance that can be detected from afar under strong sunlight.
Because it is an upgraded version, the two sides of the car are not much different from the 2016 version. And to distinguish it from other versions, Ford has Bi-Turbo logo along with 20-inch wheels to make a difference. And moreover, the Ford Everest Bi-Turbo is the rareest model with the largest wheel size in the segment and equipped with the standard footrest on the side of the car which is an expensive additional accessory if required to be installed in The company has captured the hearts of users. Because customer psychology is often more expensive but available rather than cheap, you have to buy more.
Similarly, Ford also brings the function of “boot” for Everest which is only available on high-end cars like Explorer. The rear of the car is quite gentle, not angled but also prominent enough thanks to the metal splint that imprints the words “Everest” immediately damaging LED taillights.
It can be said that the exterior of Ford Everest is harmoniously balanced to suit the majority of ages and users whether they are modern or classic. Especially with the design direction typical of the US so from the car is very easy to personalize and can be customized according to any personal preference such as offroad or ornamental.
If anyone ever sat in the Ford Ranger pickup, it certainly did not take too long to get used to the Everest interior. Even for novices, 30-60 minutes of hard work can be under the key positions, as well as how to activate the car’s functions by arranging the function keys relatively intuitive or human User can manipulate most basic functions on the central touch screen. And it also has a Sync 3 entertainment system that supports voice commands and can connect Apple Carplay and Android Auto phones quite conveniently. In addition, the 10 subwoofer sound system shows very good EDM electronic music.
Typically SUVs usually have a huge size, but the interior space is often minimalist. Everest is no exception, focusing quite a lot of black so the interior is somewhat mysterious, so Ford equipped with panoramic sunroof panoramic on the high-end version and only one button, the person sitting inside feels more airy. , fresher thanks to the sun. And this option is extremely ideal when walking on the sea or highland mountains.
With 2,850m of wheelbase, Everest provides ample space for 7 people to sit. But the third row will not be ideal for those taller than m7 and large body. It is okay to reserve the last row for children, young people or young people about 65-70 kg m65 weight. All 3 rows of seats use high quality leather, cool and comfortable even on hot days. In addition, the driver’s seat and the auxiliary seats are electrically adjustable, and the last row of seats can be folded / opened at the push of a button compared to traditional cord pulling. But nothing is perfect when the last row of seats does not have a big back and want to enter the last seat, users still have to use manual opening. When folding 2 rows of seats, we have a storage capacity of up to 2,000L that can be used to transport bulky items such as washing machines, refrigerators …
Large space, large seats, of course, the cooling system is also worthy of two independent areas and the back seat can customize its own temperature. It is equipped with ceiling vents in the seat positions for a more comprehensive cooling capacity than under the seat feet.
Driving an SUV in the city, especially rush hour is really not ideal at all, because inching a heavy car feels extremely urgent. In return, the vision is really good, covering almost everything in front of the vehicle. With 10-speed gearbox, Bi-Turbo engine, the inching is more comfortable because you don’t have to pedal too deeply. But from No. 2 to No. 3, No. 3 to 4 or in the speed range from 20 – 40km / h, the truth is that Everest is not really outstanding, the gear shift is not smooth, the roundabout must go through 1,900 or 2,000 new gearshift. Perhaps the algorithm to change numbers in the low sequence is not very optimal. To temporarily overcome, users can switch to manual mode or Sport Mode to overcome this phenomenon.
And when the road is clear, this is the time when Everest shows its smooth ability, the gear shift is smoother, almost imperceptible, the noise from the outside sound is almost completely eliminated. thanks to the car’s active noise cancellation system. Only when deliberately steer steering at high speed can the driver hear the “schedule” of the safety system works. In general, if you do not have to go during rush hour, then driving Everest is relatively stable, not too stubborn like the diesel engines thanks to the new Bi-Turbo engine, and of course indispensable safety support systems to alert vehicles to the vehicle’s blind spot.
At first glance, Bi-Turbo engine is easy to understand that a traditional engine is equipped with 2 large and small turbines operating independently based on different revs. This helps reduce latency compared to using a turbo and ensures maximum traction from low revs. On the other hand, the use of Bi-Turbo will produce a large capacity on small-capacity engine models, resulting in a reduction in selling prices, especially taxes and fees based on cylinder capacity. Combined with the 10-speed gearbox will help narrow the lag between the gearboxes, making the operation on steep, slippery roads or long passes become smoother.
In the current SUV segment in Vietnam, the Ford Everest is the leading car model, the first in the use of Bi-Turbo engine with 10-speed gearbox. As announced by Ford, this engine provides a maximum capacity of 210Hp / 3,750Rpm and maximum torque of 500Nm / 1.75 – 2,000Rpm. With the theoretical parameters and practical experience showing that Everest is not a medium, just step on the accelerator pedal decisively, the engine block will provide a sufficient traction to the driver excited in the phase except at the start of the departing run.
Possessing an overall size of 4,892m x 1,860m x 1,837m with a ground clearance of up to 210mm it can be said that Ford Everest is not afraid to share lanes or run next to containers, or heavy trucks. And only the highways, new roads express all the happiness of Everest in particular and the SUV in general. Even at 80km / h, it is difficult to perceive the noise from outside or from the road surface. Even at speeds higher than 120km / h, the writer could only hear the noise from the guise, a little bit of the wind whistling and the sound of the engine bouncing. All thanks to the sturdy chassis system, the gaskets of finishing are good and the active noise cancellation system cannot be counted.
The principle of operation of the soundproofing system is based on the sounds collected through the microphones in the car, then the system will process information and actively emit similar sound waves to completely eliminate the sounds. Make noise to bring a quiet space for people in the car. In addition, the car also has dozens of assistive technologies such as speed limit, active speed control, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping, collision warning, …. To make driving on high land, the highway was even more leisurely.
Not only that, Ford Everest is also very pleased for those who love to explore new lands or offroad followers thanks to the full-time 4WD system with rear differential lock. Therefore, it is possible to change the transmission ratio distribution to the rear axle according to different terrains to optimize the vehicle’s traction.
For newbies, the novice will be a little confused, struggling to choose the powertrain or bridge when going on bad roads, on Ford Everest, the driver just selects the appropriate terrain through the knob. rotate the gear lever, the rest will be Terrain Management terrain control system combined with Traction Control, Traction Control, electronic vehicle body (ESP) and 4WD system with automatic adjustment. Automatically helps the car to get the optimum grip on the road.
Nothing is perfect, neither is the Ford Everest, the restriction coming from the steering wheel, this is probably the few SUVs that use electric power steering. It is undeniable that the feeling of lightness and convenience when driving is especially when traveling in crowded streets, but it will no longer provide too much feedback from the road surface to the steering wheel like oil power assistance. In addition, Everest also does not have a gear shift behind the steering wheel, users can only go up and down manually via two buttons on the gear lever looking very boring without a sporty feel, especially when going uphill or want the momentary rushing phase. Overall, if you omit the two details, the Everest still meets the driving feeling at a good level, the body is not too researched when steer sharply at bends thanks to the Watt’s Linkage rear suspension, with Those who are sensitive, have a history of motion sickness will feel the horizontal shaking of the body when going on bumpy rocky roads or sharp bends.
With a price of 1,399 billion, the price is not pleasant for those who are buying a car for the first time or are in need of a second car. However, it should be rethinked that, Everest Bi-Turbo has the most expensive price in the segment, but has the strongest configuration, equipped with the most options, many technologies, many safest features in the segment, even the models from Korea also have to yield in terms of quantity and quality, not to mention that this is a CBU imported model from Thailand. And thanks to the use of the Bi-Turbo engine, the price of Everest has been reduced to a more accessible level than before.