Ford Everest is actually Ford Ranger in the SUV uniform. These two models have so much in common and both could get another thing in common, a Raptor variant. The 2020 Ford Everest will be ready to roll out at the beginning of 2020. The three-row SUV seems like a perfect candidate. Everest is using the same frame and the suspension as the Ranger pickup, so Ford won’t have to start all over again when “Raptoring” the Everest.
The 2020 Ford Everest Raptor will not depart from the base Everest model. That means the dimensions and the shape will remain. Of course, sportier and more aggressive exterior design will be the biggest change. From the inside, Everest SUV offers five-seat and seven-seat configurations. However, the Raptor variant should arrive with room for five persons only. The interior will be extremely modern and comfortable. Under the hood, Everest Raptor will offer a strong V6 powertrain.
2020 Ford Everest Raptor Will Not Depart From the Base Everest Model
As we already wrote, Blue Oval carmaker won’t have that much challenge to create the 2020 Ford Everest Raptor version. Ford already produced Ranger Raptor, and Everest is using the same design elements. That includes the chassis and the suspension. However, Everest comes with the shorter wheelbase. Of course, some features are needed to be changed. However, the dimensions and the shape of the SUV will stay intact.
The design will be more aggressive and with plenty of sporty styling cues. More muscles and more aluminum bodywork are about to happen as well. Like the base, Everest model didn’t grab too much attention with its robust appearance. Now, the Everest Raptor will be a thing of beauty. Unlike the 18-inch on the base model, Raptor variant will offer 20-inch alloy wheels as standard.
Ford Everest Raptor To Get New
SYNC3 Infotainment System
The interior design will be amazing. You can expect so much sportiness from the inside. The cabin will be a mix between the Everest SUV and the Ranger Raptor pickup truck. Regular Everest model is offering a five-seat and seven-seat configuration. However, the Raptor variant will most likely offer room for five passengers only. You can expect ample cabin room and premium use of upscale materials.
The 2020 Ford Everest Raptor will offer supportive and power-adjustable front seats with the heating and cooling options. New SYNC3 infotainment system is available, along with the 8-inch touchscreen. Most of the features and systems will be standard. Whatsoever, the sportier steering wheel is a must and Everest will most likely borrow the unit from the Ranger Raptor.
2020 Ford Everest Raptor May Get a
EcoBoost V6 Engine
Unfortunately, we still don’t know which drivetrain will be in the offer. The current Everest is using a 2.0-liter EcoBoost and 3.2-liter five-cylinder engines. However, neither of them is producing enough power for the 2020 Ford Everest Raptor.
That means the high-performance SUV will have to borrow the engine from another model. And yes, Ranger Raptor is once again the key in the future performances of the Everest Raptor. The perfect candidate is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. This engine is used in numerous Blue Oval’s models such as Ford Edge ST, Ford F-150, and Ranger Raptor. It can produce up to 325 horses and 385 lb-ft of torque.
Price and Release Date
The price of the approaching 2020 Ford Everest Raptor will be at around or over $60,000. The base model starts at $43,000. The performance-oriented SUV will most likely arrive at the beginning of 2020, a couple of months after the regular Everest model.