The Ford Bronco is the first SUV model of the Blue Oval and existed for five generations, from 1966 to 1996. Ford then introduced the sixth generation of a thoroughly updated 2021 model year Ford Bronco. Notably, the 2022 Bronco has two special editions, including the Bronco Raptor and the Bronco Everglades.
The Everglades Special Edition is specially designed and equipped to handle challenging terrain and weather conditions with confidence. As you may have noticed, the SUVs take their names from national parks across America, such as the Everglades. The logic, of course, is that you see this Bronco model as the ultimate vehicle that can help conquer the swampy and difficult terrain of the Florida Everglades. This is sure to give you a vivid idea of what the Bronco Everglades was built for.
Ford says the 2022 Bronco Everglades is purpose-built for customers who want to venture deep into the wilderness, comes with a factory-installed snorkel, integrated 10,000-pound ZEON 10-S WARN® winch and Sasquatch™ package .
The snorkel is the best feature of the Ford Bronco Everglades
The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades has three key features that serve as major selling points as well. The first is the Sasquatch package, consisting of 17-inch carbonized gray painted alloy wheels with 35-inch LT315/70R17 BSW Mud-Terrain tires, electronically locking front/rear axles, 4.7 final drive ratio, high-clearance suspension, position-sensitive Bilstein shocks and high clearance mudguards.
The second is an all-new Bronco-developed factory-installed Ford Performance Winch Kit developed by WARN Industries. Speaking of which, Bronco chief engineer Jolanta Coffey said: “Bronco customers enjoy exploring new places, but some like to go even further off the trail than others. Everglades is specially equipped to enable these customers to explore even more challenging terrains. and trails – and with the front bumper-mounted winch, they can help others out of trouble, while they’re still at it.
For us, the best feature of the Everglades is Ford’s first factory-installed snorkel system that is ingeniously designed to optimize performance in extreme conditions such as dust storms, snow or water. Namely, the Everglades comes with extended vents for the front and rear axles, transfer case and transmission to allow the Bronco Ford to allow water up to 36.4 inches, making it ready to trudge through muddy areas and challenging tours.
Go ahead and compare that to the last 33.6 inches of the Wrangler Rubicon or the 35.4 inches of the Land Rover Defender. Ford’s air-intake system specialist David McNarney said the snorkel system presented the toughest engineering challenge of the Everglades package. They had to keep intake flow restrictions in line with the base 2.3 liter setup, which required maintaining proper cross channel flow through the larger intake.
They are much flatter than normal but should not be misjudged as less than heavy. Because the front plates are reversible, drivers can swap the air intake from the front or back of the snorkel. Impressive. The reversible front plates also extend the life of the air filter, as it has to ‘suffer’ less.
Bronco Everglades also offers 77.6 cu. ft. cargo space, not counting the black roof rails with a crossbar. The removable doors and top are just as cool. The hood-mounted side mirrors remain in place when you remove the doors. A detachable hardtop is standard on the 2-door model, while the detachable soft-top is standard on the 4-door model.
As of July 2022, Ford says the current model year will no longer be available for retail orders due to high demand for limited-stock SUVs available at select dealers. Customer deliveries for the Ford Bronco Everglades became available from the summer of 2022, with the order banks opening on March 9, although customers had made reservations since September last year.
According to Ford, the only way to get your hands on the 2022 Raptor of Everglades is to have an unscheduled order before March 7, 2022. That’s the catch of owning at least one Bronco Everglades this year; it is only available to customers with an existing reservation for the 2022 model year.
The speed with which the Broncos sold out isn’t surprising at all. Official figures see cumulative deliveries of the Broncos in the US increase to 125%, representing 52,662 units in the first quarter of 2022. The Bronco is an excellent off-roader, and the Everglades special edition is even better for outdoor athletes who love the challenge of squaring away with nature or, as Ford puts it, ‘going further from the grid’.
This is the SUV that breathes when the air thickens and squeezes when others turn around. Therefore, the snorkeling system is its best feature. Everglades is a 4-door 5-passenger model with signature features including a factory-installed snorkel, integrated front bumper-mounted winch and the special Bronco Sasquatch package with off-road gear.
These features fully support Everglade’s quest to continue the decades-long Bronco tradition of snooping through remote locations with what the Blue Oval calls a “Goes Over Any Type of Terrain (GOAT)” mentality. The ingenious integrated snorkel system is actually a first for Ford, and it’s right at home with an AT SUV called the Everglades. The Ford Co-Pilot360 and Sasquatch are standard packages on the Everglades.
Standard safety and security features include Personal Safety System™, front row: two-stage driver and passenger seat, front row: driver and passenger seat side, all rows: safety canopy® side curtain with tilt sensor, lower anchors and child restraint anchors (LATCH) – any second row seating position, Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (ITPMS), Belt-Minder® (front row), Trailer Sway Control, Perimeter Alarm, LED Headlights with LED Signature Lighting, Auto High Beam Headlights, Rear View Camera and AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades will be powered by three turbocharged engines, including 2.3-liter Ti-VCT GTDI I-4, 2.7-liter Ti-VCT GTDI V6 and 3.0-liter Ti-VCT GTDI V6, all with EcoBoost, and mated to either a 7-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission. The inline-4 is good for 275 horsepower and 315 lb-ft of torque with regular fuel, while the V6s are good for 315 horses and 410 lb-ft of torque. However, with premium fuel, the power is 300 hp, 325 hp and 415 hp respectively.