Ford Everest Base Camp 4WD SUV Review

We drive the Ford Everest Base Camp on a road test review

Everest Base Camp – 4WD enthusiasts often add a host of accessories to their 4WD to make the vehicle more suitable for their adventures. Ford has come up with a version of its popular Everest 4WD called the Base Camp, that adds some common accessories as factory fitted.

2021 Ford Everest Base Camp frontThese include

  • Black Nudge Bar
  • LED Light Bar
  • Snorkel
  • Black Roof-mounted Carry Bars and roof platform
  • Sunseeker Awning
  • 3000kg Tow Bar

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The Base Camp version is limited to 450 vehicles and offers some $6000 worth of accessories for around $2200 additional price. The benefit is also that all accessories have factory warranty.

2021 Ford Everest Base Camp dash

Buyers can choose from the 5 CYL 3.2L engine that 143Kw/470Nm or the newer 2.0L 4 cyl bi-turbo engine producing 157Kw/500Nm. There is a slight difference in the towing capacity between them.

With a new Ranger coming early next year the new Everest won’t be far behind and the current model is showing its age a little but is still a good true 4WD.

Pricing is reasonable starting from $64,990 RDAP

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2021 Ford Everest Base Camp reverse camera

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Styling is still good
  • Technology user interface easy to use
  • 4WD and towing capability
  • Feeling dated inside
  • NO HUD
  • No electric or heated front seats

2021 Ford Everest Base Camp rear

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2021 Ford Everest Base Camp engine

Model   

2021 Ford Everest Base Camp 4WD 

Model Price $64,990 MLP*
Engine 3.2L 5 Cyl Turbo diesel
Drivetrain Dual Range 4×4 6 speed Auto
Power 143kW at 3000rpm
Torque 470 Nm @ 1750-2500rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP 2015
CO2 Emissions 224 g/km
Economy ADR 8.5 L/100km, 9.8L/100K on test
Tow Capacity 3500 Kg
Tow Ball Rating 350 kg
Payload 663 Kg
Servicing 12mths/ 15000km Capped Price
Warranty 5yr/ 150,000 km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

2021 Ford Everest Base Camp 4WD Controls

Overall Rating    

81/100

Behind the Wheel 7
Comfort 7
Equipment 7
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing Ability / Off Road Capability 9
Technology and connectivity 8
Value for Money 9

2021 Ford Everest Base Camp profile

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 4903mm
Wheelbase 2850mm
Width / Height 1869mm / 1837mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 227mm / 800mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles 29.5 degrees / 21.5 degrees / 25 degrees
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 80 Litres / 11.7mts KTK
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM 2437kg / 663kg / 3100kg / 5800KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3000kg / 300kg

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  • 7/10
    Behind the Wheel - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Comfort - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Equipment - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Practicality - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Towing Ability / Off Road Capability - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Technology and connectivity - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
8.1/10

Summary

Ford has come up with a version of its popular Everest 4WD called the Base Camp, that adds some common accessories as factory fitted.
With a new Ranger coming early next year the new Everest won’t be far behind and the current model is showing its age a little but is still a good true 4WD.

Pricing is reasonable starting from $64,990 RDAP

About Rob Fraser 1803 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.