Surprising New Ford SUV Features

It doesn’t matter whether or not you think you’re in the market for a new vehicle; you should check out Ford’s SUV, the Everest 4WD. This classy 7 seater SUV has the best in looks and engineering and is worth a test drive to marvel at its extraordinary features.

According to Top Gear, what was once a “Ford Ranger with a roof attached” has fully blossomed, coming into its own with full development in both its appearance and its performance. Sporting an exterior with “muscular design elements” in conjunction with a classy interior that boasts light colors and a “minimalist layout,” this SUV is an aesthetically-pleasing piece of automotive work.

Ford is happy to show off the Everest’s on-road productivity as well, exhibiting its capability in driving over sand, grass, snow, rock, mud, and water up to 800mm deep, and challenging its advanced American-engineered 3.2L TDCi Duratorq Diesel engine that delivers up to 143kW of power and 470Nm of peak torque, all without compromising fuel efficiency.

But what may be most exciting about this automobile are its surprising features. Its driver-assist facets are supplemental, and not intended to replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle, but are cool just the same:

The SYNC 2 voice activation system. This system allows the driver hands-free, fully-integrated, voice-activated technology. Call your friends and family just by saying their name, play your favorite music, or have the system read your favorites texts, all while keeping your hands safely on the wheel and your eyes on the road. The program integrates seamlessly with Applink 4, Apple CarPlay 5, and Android Auto5, allowing you to remain completely connected to your world. With two USB ports, an SD card slot, and RCA port, you can view videos and more when you’re parked.

Active Park Assist. Despite the fact that the Everest is one large SUV, parallel parking won’t be a problem. With a simple press of a button, the Active Park Assist not only help you find the perfect parking spot, but it also steers itself into the space. Take your hands off of the wheel and watch as your SUV parks itself flawlessly, while all you do is control the gears, accelerator, and brakes. The Everest also comes with a rearview camera that allows you to drive or park confidently in reverse, with a clear view of what is behind you on the screen and parking sensors to alert you to any potential obstacles.

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and Cross-Traffic Alert. This second set of eyes allows you to change lanes without concern. Indicator lights in your side mirrors are vigilant in letting you know if there is a vehicle in your blind spot, allowing you to “see” what had previously been hidden. This technology also alerts you to oncoming traffic from either direction when you are reversing out of a parking spot or driveway, making you and your loved ones safer. BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert is designed to operate at speeds above 10km/h.

Lane Keeping System (LKS). If you happen to drift into the next lane without realizing it, the lane departure indicator in the lane keeping system will alert you. If the indicator is not turned on, your steering wheel will vibrate to warn you. If you continue to drift into the next lane, the Lane Keeping System will apply torque to guide you safely back into your own lane. This driver-assist feature is designed to operate at speeds over 65 km/h on multi-lane roads with lane markings that are clearly visible.

Adaptive Cruise Control. If you have ever wished your cruise control was even more helpful, your wish has been granted. You will no longer have to worry about turning your cruise control off and on as traffic changes or resetting it. Adaptive cruise control allows you to set the distance you want to keep between you and the vehicle in front of you, and then maintains that distance by adapting. The Ford Everest SUV will slow down when it senses slow-moving traffic and return to its pre-set speed when the traffic clears. This feature has a radar that can even detect the potential for an accident to occur and will alert with a brake light warning on your windscreen.

MyKey™. If you have younger or novice drivers, MyKey lets you program the key fob that will limit car settings. This feature encourages teenage drivers to drive responsible by controlling things like the vehicle’s top speed, audio volume, and the ability to make and take calls while driving. These limitations can be modified as the driver gains experience and confidence.

These features are exciting and show promise and potential toward the full auto-pilot vehicles of the future. What are some features you would like to see in the Ford Everest SUV in the future? Share your thoughts here.