I finally got my brand new car today. It’s a Ford Everest fit for a big person like me. I chose the winning blue color. This is my first Ford – my previous cars were a Mitsubishi and a Honda (both sedans) and a Toyota Innova. The Everest is my second SUV.
The new Ford Everest pioneers a suite of new design elements, led by a new-look front design with a classy multi-bar chrome grille and chrome-accented lower grille combining with sleek, wraparound headlamps to create a distinctive signature style. Under its slick new shape are the unrivaled toughness and proven capability that have made Ford Everest a leading choice among SUV buyers.
The 2009 Ford Everest, available in XLT and top-of-the-range Limited models in a choice of 4×2 or 4×4 powertrains (mine’s a 4×2), features the outstanding responsiveness of Ford’s renowned DuraTorq TDCi common-rail diesel engine family. With TDCi power, Everest boasts best-in-class torque output – that’s the feeling of instant power on tap to accelerate away from a traffic light or make an overtaking maneuver.
Active safety features – designed to help the driver avoid an accident – include the Everest braking system, which features anti-lock braking (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution (EBD). A load-sensing proportioning valve is incorporated to tailor stopping capabilities for optimal control, including laden conditions.
The new Ford Everest also incorporates Ford’s unique Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS), for improved vehicle security. A uniquely coded computer chip is included on the ignition key to ensure the vehicle will not start without the correct key. PATS works in tandem with a perimeter alarm.