At the Chicago Auto Show Ford pulled cover on the 2022 Bronco Everglades special edition, bringing a new sense of style and more terrain crawling capability to their hottest off-road SUV.
Available only as a four-door model and based on mid-level trim grade content, the 2022 Bronco Everglades simply offers a sense of style and form that stands out from the others in the lineup with some new key features both functional and visual.
Most notable are its unique squared front and rear wheel openings with large fender flares that like the recently introduced Bronco Raptor have a more retro look that pays homage to the 1960s models. They get Everglades topography graphics to really make them pop.
The standard Sasquatch Package gets a new design 17-inch Carbonized Gray painted alloy wheels and 35-inch tires I think might end up being a signature part of the look. Up front there’s also a unique Carbonized Gray painted grille with gloss black Bronco lettering. Also included are rock rails and under-body skid plates from the Black Diamond and Badlands trims.
We could not forget what likely has most people’s attention, the Ford designed and engineered air intake snorkel. Its comes with two different plates that allow you to change inlet configuration to your situation. There’s also a molded-in-color hard top with roof rack with crossbars.
Hardware upgrades start with a healthy ZEON 10-S WARN 10,000 pound winch set into a Ford Performance modular front bumper and wrapped with a tubular “safari bar”. Along with the raised intake snorkel, Ford added raised vents for its front and rear axles, transfer case and transmission to increase its water fording capability to 36.4 inches.
The interior gets special green accents grab handles, air register vents and stitching to set it apart visually. It also has standard vinyl seats and the rubber hose out floorboards which seem rather appropriate for the Everglades. Standard infotainment is the 12-inch SYNC 4 touchscreen.
Power comes from the 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four with 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. It comes mated to Ford’s well sorted 10-speed automatic transmission and the same transfer case and four-wheel drive system found in the Badlands, here with a 67.8:1 crawl ratio.
With its unique looks the Bronco Everglades will only be available in a select palette of five colors including an exclusive shade called Desert Sand seen here in addition to the new Eruption Green, and existing colors Area 51, Shadow Black and Cactus Gray.
Price starts at $53,000 plus the $1,495 destination fee. Order books open in March and a nice bone thrown to all the thousands of reservation holders out there, they exclusively will be offered the Bronco Everglades first.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades begins production this summer.