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2022 Ford Bronco Everglades Debuts As Next Level Off-Road SUV

The Ford Bronco is entering its sophomore outing with a bang, first with the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, a truly remarkable piece of off-road performance hardware from The Blue Oval. That model is set to join the lineup later this year, and as Ford Authority previously reported, it starts at a wallet-busting $70,000, before the inevitable dealer markups. However, another special edition model is set to join the family this summer in the form of the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades, an extra special variant designed to go farther off-road than a Sasquatch-equipped Badlands.

Chief among the additional kit that comes standard on the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades is a snorkel that Ford designed and engineered itself. Like all snorkels, it’s able to raise the engine’s air intake to counter dust, snow, and water. The Blue Oval designed the snorkel with two plates that it claims are easy to swap when inlet directional change is required. Aside from the new part, the specialty model gains some altered and beefed up components. The front and rear axles, transfer case, and transmission received raised vents that enable the Everglades to boast improved water fording capability to the tune of 36.4 inches. The molded-in-color hardtop gets a new partner in the form of a roof rack with crossbars as well.

Up front, the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades gets the Ford Performance heavy-duty modular front bumper paired with the Zeon 10-S Warn winch. The winch features a 10,000 pound capability and a 100 foot synthetic line. Additionally, it gets a protective safari bar, rock rails, and steel bash plates straight from its siblings, the Black Diamond and Badlands models. Rounding out the package is a unique Carbonized Gray grille complete with gloss black lettering. All Everglades models have the Sasquatch Package as standard equipment too.

Cosmetically, the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades gets a suite of trim-specific touches, like squared front and rear wheel arches and fender flares that match the width of standard Sasquatch-equipped models. There’s also Everglades lettering and graphics on each side shaped like the topography of the Florida wetlands that served as inspiration for the model’s name.

Aside from that visual candy, the Everglades also packs some real substance in its cabin, like standard marine-grade vinyl seats and rubberized washout flooring. Like the Timberline models, interior accents get some new treatments, in this case with Urban Green coloring for the grab handles, air register vents, and seat stitching.

Otherwise, the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades comes with all the goodies other models currently posses, like Sync 4 and the Ford 2.3L EcoBoost I-4, which does not receive any special tune for this particular application. It is available in five colors: trim-exclusive Desert Sand, Eruption Green, Area 51, Shadow Black, and Cactus Gray. Only existing Bronco reservation holders will be able to order the Everglades, and books open up next month. Pricing is expected to start at $53,000 before the $1,495 destination and delivery charge, which puts it several thousand dollars above the Wildtrak.

We’ll have more on the new Bronco Everglades soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Bronco news, Ford Bronco Everglades news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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Comments

  1. Rick

    Ford still can’t figure out a good way to mount a winch. Did they fix the issue of blocking the front camera by removing it?

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  2. Robert

    Like the other poster, I immediately thought the same thing when I saw the picture with the winch on the front bumber. All that money and Ford can’t figure out how to place the camera?

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    1. Robert

      LOL. “bumper”.

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  3. William Feldner

    I would imagine that an after market company will come up with a front 2 inch hitch. You can put on or take off the winch very easily with this setup. I have had 3 ford pickups where I have had this installed, it works great.

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  4. David Dickinson

    Well, I was about to have a very difficult conversation with my wife regarding why I “need” to bust the budget to get this lust puppy. Then I read, “Only existing Bronco reservation holders will be able to order the Everglades, and books open up next month.”

    I have been saved from myself…for now.

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  5. David Dickinson

    PS Thank you Ford Authority for all the high resolution images. I’ll be re-visiting the article often.

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  6. Roger Sunderland

    The only engine mentioned is the 2.3L. Is the 2.7L not even optional on the Everglades? And what about transmission choices? If the only engine choice is the 2.3L does that mean the 7-speed manual is available even though it also includes the Sasquatch package? We have heard that was a change for 2022, right?

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  7. NCEcoBoost

    Its grille looks awful in silver.

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  8. David Dickinson

    Ford put an updated spec sheet on their website and it contains Everglades info. There are some curious points. First, the length of the Everglades is 198.9 inches, which is 9″+ longer than the other 4-door versions. I am wondering if that is a misprint. At 78.7 inches, it is also the tallest version, although roof racks are standard so that adds to the height. At 79.4 inches, it is also the widest version. It’s front curb weight is the greatest at 2,981 lbs and it has the greatest overall curb weight at 5,212 lbs. It comes with a lot of standard equipment (I guess that’s where all the weight comes from). It only comes in a V-6 automatic configuration. No manual 🙁

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    1. David Dickinson

      I am thinking the extra length is because the winch is standard.

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  9. David Dickinson

    Also, the engine type says “2.3 liter Ecoboost V6,” Well, the 2.3 liters is the I-4. Or, is it the 2.7 liter V6? Someone needs to proofread before they publish. The engine is a big deal.

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  10. Wanted33

    The thing that pisses me off is that Ford will go full speed ahead on these speciality models when they can’t even build day one, first hour reserved Broncos. SMDH

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