Is the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades Worth Buying for $53K?

The Ford Bronco has a much-deserved reputation for its off-road prowess. With the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades special edition model, the Bronco provides enhanced off-road capabilities, along with unique design features. However, the Bronco Everglades has a hefty starting price of $53,000 MSRP. Is it worth buying?

What is the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades?

Desert Sand 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades with the sunset in the background
Desert Sand 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades | Ford

The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades is a special edition model and an off-road-enhanced version of the Ford Bronco. It’s for SUVs buyers that desire extreme off-road action. Ford already offers an off-road-enhanced Bronco model with the Bronco Sasquatch, but the Bronco Everglades is even more capable. Also, with its many unique features, the Everglades provides Bronco buyers with an element of exclusiveness.

The reveal of the Everglades has been gradual. As detailed by CarBuzz, Ford first filed a trademark for a “new off-road model called the Everglades” in 2020. Ford then confirmed the Bronco Everglades and released a teaser video at the end of last year. The automaker released another teaser video earlier this year, and then this week, the 2022 Bronco Everglades debuted.

Off-road features in the 2022 Bronco Everglades

Desert Sand 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades fording through water
Desert Sand 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades | Ford

The 2022 Bronco Everglades has off-road features that enable drivers to head far out into the wilderness. The highlight of the Bronco Everglades is its class-exclusive intake snorkel. With its two reversible plates, the snorkel maximizes air induction performance when driving in dusty or adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain and snow. Also, the snorkel helps the Bronco Everglades ford through water at a depth of up to 36.4 inches.

In addition to the intake snorkel, the 2022 Bronco Everglades has many other off-road features. Some of these features are part of the Bronco Sasquatch Package:

  • Heavy-duty modular front bumper
  • ZEON 10-S WARN winch with a 10,000-pound capability and a 100-foot synthetic line
  • Protective safari bar
  • Rock rails
  • Steel bash plates
  • 35-inch Goodyear mud-terrain tires

For optimum traction on challenging terrain, the Bronco Everglades features an advanced 4×4 system. The 4×4 system has a maximum crawl ratio of 67.8:1.

Unique design features of the 2022 Bronco Everglades

Dashboard and front seats in 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades
2022 Ford Bronco Everglades | Ford

Buyers of the 2022 Bronco Everglades can also enjoy the stylish look of its unique design features. This includes:

  • Carbonized Gray grille with gloss black Bronco lettering
  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted alloy wheels
  • Molded-in-color hardtop and roof rack with crossbars
  • Squared front and rear wheel arches with matching Sasquatch-width fender flares
  • Unique graphics with Everglades topography
  • Marine-grade vinyl seats and rubberized washout flooring
  • Urban Green interior accents

Buyers of the 2022 Bronco Everglades have a choice of five exterior paint color options. As you can see, these colors have unique names:

  • Desert Sand (exclusive for the Bronco Everglades)
  • Eruption Green
  • Area 51
  • Shadow Black
  • Cactus Gray

2022 Ford Bronco Everglades specs: 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine

All 2022 Bronco Everglades models have a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, which generates an output of 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmission. On the technology front, the Bronco Everglades features the 12-inch SYNC 4 infotainment system with Ford Power-Up over-the-air software updates.

What is the release date of the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades?

The release date of the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades will be in Summer 2022. Buyers of the Bronco Everglades can place an order starting in March. However, the Bronco Everglades is only available to existing Bronco reservation holders.

Should I buy the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades?

Is it worth buying the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades? On the one hand, $53,000 is a lot of money to pay for a vehicle. This price also doesn’t include the $1,495 destination and delivery charges, as well as the cost for any options or accessories that you add. 

However, if you desire a hardcore off-road version of the Ford Bronco with an element of exclusivity, then it might be worth buying the Bronco Everglades. It’s even a more capable off-roader than the Bronco Sasquatch. 

Also, if you’re concerned about pricey dealer markups for the Bronco Everglades due to availability issues, there’s a reason for hope. Recently, Ford started cracking down on dealers that engage in unauthorized price increases, for it damages the reputation of the Ford brand.

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