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Ford Everest, Ford Expedition, SUV
#1 of 36 2007 Ford Everest
Jun 19, 2005 (3:52 am)
The Ford Everest is going to become the biggest SUV in Ford's lineup, bigger than the current Expedition. It will replace the slow selling Excursion. This SUV comes at a critical time when GM is in the process of redesigning all it's full-size SUVs and pickups.
This will be Ford's answer to the redesigned GMC Yukon XL and Chevrolet Suburban.
It is essentially supposed to be an extended length Expedition, and it's supposed to look like the F-150 up front.
Power is rumoured to come from the 5.4L 300hp Triton V8.
Interesting however is the fact that Ford already sells a 7 passenger SUV called the Everest in Southeastern Asia. The vehicle is based on the Ranger platform. However, the same vehicle is sold in India under the Endeavour name.
Anyone know anything else about the Ford Everest? Check out the link for more info.
Jun 19, 2005 (3:59 pm)
I really don't know a hill of beans about the new Everest, but the Suburban and its spinoffs are actually pretty competant as full-size SUV's. Ford better make it good, because there are people who won't be easily drawn away from the Suburban.
Oct 25, 2005 (12:26 pm)
Inside Line has spyshots of the Ford Everest, the Excursion's replacement.
This SUV is coming at a bad time for Ford. Gas prices are through the roof. Same for GM, which has the most market share of the Pickup/Fullsize SUV segments.
#4 of 36 Re: Just my take [chris65amg]
Nov 10, 2005 (1:41 pm)
Agree with you. Ford has been talking about taking on Suburban for years but has not succeeded. What happened to the Excursion? Mediocre reliability and dismal resale will kill any car no matter how big.
#5 of 36 New 2007 or 2008 Expedition - Everest vs. New GMC Yukon
Nov 17, 2005 (3:31 pm)
Any thoughts on when we will see official infomation/photos on the updated Expedition and or the new extended version. I have heard it called Expedition Max, Expedition XL or Everest.
We will be in the market this next year (earlier the better), but do not want to make a choice until I can see Ford's offering.
Any info at all would be great. I have looked at the spyshots, but so far all I can see is ones with camo on them. Are there any out there yet from Ford?
Also concerned about engine sizes available as we do tow (boat and/or travel trailer). Also trying to find out anything that is known about transmissions that may be offered (how many speed, etc.)
Thanks to any and all that may be able to help!
We have been Ford owners in the past and had good experience with them, but the differences now between what the new GMC is going to offer could be significant. It looks like the only large issue for GMC is going to be still not having Independent Rear Suspension, but not sure that is enough to rule it out.
#6 of 36 Tow vehicle replacement for Excursion??
Nov 19, 2005 (5:35 pm)
I sure hope the towing capacity meets or exceeds the 10K+ of my Excursions. Sure don't want an other MFG.
Curious what IRS will do to towing capabilities!
... & the V-10, I have had such great luck with the four I have owned.
#7 of 36 Gas Prices
Nov 20, 2005 (8:29 am)
are starting to come back down, so maybe the market for full sized SUVs will come back.
#8 of 36 Re: Gas Prices [jchan2]
Nov 20, 2005 (12:41 pm)
Well, GM better hope the market comes back, because they've got a lot riding on their new SUVs and trucks. To their credit however, the Tahoe, Yukon and Escalade all look great and offer good fuel economy too, so hopefully that will help them out.
But the Escalade is really outstanding. 403hp! 6 speed transmission! 22" rims!
#9 of 36 Latest word...
Dec 19, 2005 (7:55 am)
is that it won't be called "Everest."
#10 of 36 Re: Latest word... [rsholland]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Dec 19, 2005 (8:42 am)
Huh, wonder what new name they'll give it?