The Ford Everest SUV has undergone some slight upgrades for the 2024 model year, including the introduction of the Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature. Currently denoted the MY24.5 Everest, the newest model brings some key improvements, although all models have also had a push in price.

Pro Trailer Backup Assist

  • What is Pro Trailer Backup Assist? Pro Trailer Backup Assist is a new feature designed to simplify the process of reversing with a trailer. It eliminates the need for manual steering adjustments by allowing drivers to control the trailer’s direction via a dial on the centre console.
  • How Does it Work? Drivers manipulate the trailer’s direction using the outer ring of the drive mode controller. As they turn the dial, the steering wheel adjusts automatically, directing the trailer accordingly.
  • Availability and Pricing Pro Trailer Backup Assist will be optional on selected Everest 4×4 grades, including the Trend and Sport, as part of the Touring Pack. For the Everest Platinum, it will be included in the Pro Towing Pack, exclusive to this grade.

Revised Model Lineup

  • Changes in Model Range The MY24.5 Everest lineup sees the discontinuation of the Trend 4×2 variant. However, rear-wheel drive versions of the Ambiente and Sport will still be available.
  • Discontinuation of Wildtrak The Everest Wildtrak, limited to 800 units in Australia, will not be retained for the MY24.5 range.

Pricing and Standard Features

  • Price Increase and Stability All Everest grades experienced a price rise effective from January 1, 2024. However, the MY24.5 models will maintain their current pricing, with production already underway for local delivery.
  • Standard Features Standard features for certain model grades have been updated. Zone Lighting and stand-off roof rails are now standard for the Trend 4×4 and Sport 4×4, replacing previous options.
  • Starting Prices Everest MY24.5 pricing begins at $53,990 for the Ambiente 4×2, $63,490 for the Sport 4×2, and $66,790 for the Trend 4×4, all equipped with the 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel four-cylinder engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.
  • Engine Options The 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 remains exclusive to the Platinum 4×4, priced at $79,490.
  • Optional Packs The Touring Pack with Pro Trailer Backup Assist for Everest Trend and Sport 4×2 is priced at $2,500, while the Pro Towing Pack for the Everest Platinum costs an additional $2,900.

Complete 2024.50MY Everest Pricing

Ambiente RWD 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel$53,990
Ambiente 4WD 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel$58,990
Trend 4WD 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel$66,790
Sport RWD 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel$63,490
Sport 4WD 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel$72,490
Platinum 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel$79,490

2024.50MY Everest Options

Towing Pack$1,900
4WD Trend / Sport Touring Pack$2,500
Pro Towing Pack – Platinum Only$2,900^
Trend Premium Seat Pack$1,100
Ambiente Third Row$1,200
4WD Ambiente 18” Wheel & A/T Tyre Pack$1,350
4WD Trend A/T Tyres$700
4WD Sport 18” Wheel & A/T Tyre PackNCO
Platinum 18” Wheel & A/T Tyre PackNCO

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