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EVEREST V DISCOVERY V PRADO TEST 078

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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?

FORDíS Ranger-based Everest is our current 4x4 of the Year. It took out that title as a mid-range ($61K) ĎTrendí 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?