Following up to the beastly 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is special new addition to the Bronco family that may not have a set of 37-inch tires and trick suspension, but delivers on class-exclusive content in a different way. Much-teased and highly anticipated, the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades finally breaks cover in the Windy City at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, with a segment leading 36.4 inches, a 10,000-pound Warn winch, and a factory snorkel with a configurable receiver vent.
2022 Ford Bronco Everglades: Design Details
The easiest way to tell apart the new Bronco Everglades from the rest of the family is of course the factory-installed Warn Zeon 10-S winch affixed to the standard heavy duty modular front bumper, and the passenger-side snorkel. Look a little closer and you’ll see a unique “Everglades” decal on the fender panels showcasing the topography of Florida’s Everglades National Park, Carbonized Gray “BRONCO” lettering and logos, as well as unique Carbonized Gray alloy wheels. Rounding out the spotter’s guide is the Desert Sand paint color that’s also unique to the Bronco Everglades (for now), as are uniquely squared wheel arches.
The interior of the Breverglades features standard marine-grade vinyl seats and rubberized washout flooring complete with drain plugs, while exclusive Urban Green accents colorize the grab handles, air register vents and seat stitching. Infotainment begins with a 12-inch SYNC 4 system with Ford Power-Up over-the-air software updates.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades will come in only five exterior colors compared to the usual 11 you can get on a Bronco Badlands: Eruption Green, Area 51, Shadow Black, Cactus Gray, and the exclusive Desert Sand (pictured).
To create the Everglades, Ford started with a Bronco Black Diamond Four-Door trim with a Sasquatch Package, and accessorized the bejeezus out of it. As you should have already guessed, the Breverglades features more factory add-ons than any other Bronco, including the Braptor.
The crown jewel of the Everglades package has to be the Warn Zeon 10-S winch with 100 feet of synthetic rope that’s rated at a sturdy 10,000 pounds. If you were to buy this from Warn a la carte, it would run you over $1,800 USD. But being that Ford is offering this kit via the factory floor, it also had to be validated, durability tested to Ford’s standards, and was even crash tested.
Mechanically, the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades sees a few engineering tweaks, with raised vents for the front and rear axles, the transfer case, and the transmission to attribute to the 36.4-inch water fording depth. That’s over three feet, making this configuration the ideal choice for overlanding.
Of course there’s also the snorkel that really helps, which features a low profile head and a reversible intake, which can be adjusted based on dusty air, or clean air based on the environmental settings. The face of the receiver intake vent can be switch by manually unscrewing a pair of bolts.
Under the hood is a familiar story: a 2.3L EcoBoost base engine delivering 300 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque on premium fuel, which is affixed to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The upgrade is a 2.7L EcoBoost V6, with 330 horsepower and 415 lb-ft on premium fuel. The HOSS Suspension and GOAT Modes found on Black Diamond Sasquatch Broncos are present and accounted for, as is a 67.8:1 crawl ratio.
Ford Bronco Everglades Pricing And Availability
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades begins at $53,000 plus $1,495 destination and delivery charges. This comes a few bills shy of where the 2021 Bronco First Edition held position in the hierarchy, but is nevertheless the priciest variant south of the Bronco Raptor.
Making up for waiting in line, the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades will at first only be available to existing Bronco reservation holders (the same is the case for the Bronco Raptor). Ford will begin production of salable Everglades Broncos in the summer of 2022.