TOP-SHELF TUS­SLE

Ford’s Ever­est Ti­ta­nium comes to blows with the range-top­ping Toy­ota Prado Kakadu and Land Rover Dis­cov­ery SDV6.

4 x 4 Australia - - Front Page - WORDS FRASER STRONACH PHO­TOS MARK BEAN

FORD’S Ranger-based Ever­est is our cur­rent 4x4 of the Year. It took out that ti­tle as a mid-range ($61K) ‘Trend’ off the back of im­pres­sive on- and off-road per­for­mance and a com­pre­hen­sive equip­ment list that lacks lit­tle bar sat-nav, which is avail­able as an op­tion on the Trend.

Pay an­other $16K over the Trend and you get the $77K Ti­ta­nium, which, de­spite hav­ing a huge equip­ment list, puts it near the price of a top-spec $84K Prado Kakadu and $85K Dis­cov­ery SDV6.

The ques­tion is, can a ute-based 4x4 wagon de­vel­oped in Aus­tralia match it with the best Prado and the more pow­er­ful of the two diesel Dis­cov­ery mod­els?

In top-spec Ti­ta­nium guise the Ford Ever­est is drip­ping with kit, but how does it com­pare to the top-spec Prado or a sim­i­lar-priced Dis­cov­ery?

LAND ROVER DIS­COV­ERY SDV6

FORD TOY­OTA

EVER­EST TI­TA­NIUM PRADO KAKADU

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