Ford Everest Trend RWD Road Test Visually, the rear-wheel drive (RWD) Ford Everest Trend is almost impossible to pick from 4WD versions. Same with the drive experience contributed to by the 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel, the packaging and the towing abilities. So, other than a $5000 price saving over the $60,990 (plus ORCs) 4WD Trend, what’s the point? We find out… Same but different Apart from a small, essentially useless, receptacle in the centre console, there’s precious little that visually separates Ford’s rear-wheel drive Everest Trend from its four-wheel drive equivalent.
For a saving of $5000 over the 4WD version, buyers of the rear-drive Everest Trend get a high-riding, high-spec’ed seven-seater that, to all intents and purposes, does most of the things expected by most people who buy large SUVs today.
No, the RWD Everest won’t take you very far off-road, but it will, if you insist, take you a little further than some [...]