The debut of the 2023 Ford Endeavor (Everest) has shaken up the premium full-size SUV segment in many international markets. Now it’s being touted as the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado killer.
The 2023 Ford Endeavor is widely considered the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado killer by experts and consumers alike. The full-size SUV has been significantly upgraded in internal design, exterior appearance, and modern comfort and convenience features. This tour of the Mid-Spec Trend version of the Endeavor (Everest in international markets) gives us a taste of what’s all inside this SUV.
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2023 Ford Endeavor – Prado killer?
The exterior of the SUV was made much beefier and more muscular compared to the outgoing model. The front fascia boasts an upright stance, sleek C-shaped LED DRLs surrounding the matrix LED headlights (on top Platinum spec), twin chrome strips on the grille extending across the face, a sporty and robust bumper with a skid plate to give it a prominent look. The side profile features stylish alloy wheels, rollovers for easy entry and exit, functional roof rails, prominent wheel arches and functional air vents at the rear of the fenders. The rear end features the most changes when viewed side-by-side with the outgoing model. The LED taillights are joined by a glossy black glass slab bearing Ford or Platinum branding (depending on version). The front and rear overhangs are short to accentuate its off-road characteristics.
Interiors and features
The feature list of this new SUV is rather long with things like a huge 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (for higher trims), a huge 12-inch portrait-style infotainment system with the latest system Ford SYNC 4A operating system and Connected Car Technology, 360 1-degree Camera, Active Park Assist 2.0 with Auto Park, Drive Modes for different gear changes, ABS, Traction Control, Calibration, Throttle Response throttle, heavy duty towing capabilities, 800mm fording capability, wireless smartphone connectivity, massive sunroof, power tailgate, ambient lighting and much more.
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Powertrain options for the international model include a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel, a 2.0-liter turbo diesel, and a 2.3-liter EcoBoost gasoline, depending on which international market this model receives. The choice of transmissions includes either a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic. Many off-road kits are also available. Ford devotees in India would eagerly watch this build to gather information on whether or not Ford will bring a version of this Endeavor (Everest) to our shores via the CBU route.