What comes to mind when you think of the Everglades? You’re on the right track if you’re picturing fan boats, alligators, and Burmese pythons. The new 2023 Ford Bronco Everglades provides features and driving capabilities to handle some areas of this swampy natural area. Let’s dive in and see how the Everglades name comes to life in this off-road Ford Bronco SUV.
Deeper water is no match for the 2023 Ford Bronco Everglades
Most of the Florida Everglades is swampland; much of it is too deep for any land vehicle to handle. Those areas where vehicles can roam often offer tough terrain with water that requires crossing. This is where this new Bronco off-road SUV comes in.
The Bronco Everglades is a unique version of this SUV from Ford. The engineers relocated the transfer case and transmission vents, while also adding a factory-designed snorkel to give this trim better water fording. The Everglades trim can handle up to 36.4 inches of water, an improvement of more than three inches compared to other trims.
What makes this Bronco a tough and capable off-road SUV?
Most of the Ford Bronco trims offer specialized features befitting their names. The 2023 Ford Bronco Everglades is no different in this regard. This trim brings the benefits of 35-inch Goodyear mud-terrain tires, 17-inch Carbonized Grey wheels, square wheel arches, wide rear fender flares, and unique Everglades topography in the paint scheme.
The front bumper of the Everglades model is a new heavy-duty modular version that brings a 10,000-pound winch and 100 feet of synthetic line for those times when you’ve got to rescue other off-roaders. This front area also features a protective safari bar. This trim benefits from rock rails and steel bash plates.
The cabin area provides a marine-grade vinyl interior and rubberized floor mats, ensuring the interior is waterproof and easy to clean after you’ve been riding around in the swamp.
Unique to this trim is the Urban Green accents on the seats, dash, and door panels, which makes this SUV feel more at home in the swamp.
Which powertrain does the 2023 Ford Bronco Everglades use?
This version of the Bronco off-road SUV uses the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that makes 300 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. This engine mates to a 10-speed automatic transmission and gives you the benefits of the G.O.A.T. drive modes and standard 4WD.
How much will the Bronco Everglades cost?
The Everglades trim of this swamp-focused off-road SUV slots between the Wildtrak and Raptor models at a starting price of $54,595. This impressive SUV became available this past summer. It was only offered to people with existing Bronco reservations for the 2022 model year. Ford could offer the 2023 version to the general public.
How long is the wait for the new 2023 Bronco?
Currently, the wait is 4-6 months for a soft top version with the automatic transmission and base engine. More could be made available as production ramps up. Ford is pretty far behind in the production schedule for the 2023 Ford Bronco. If you enter your reservation now, you might not see this off-road SUV until the 2024 model year.
Will you take the 2023 Ford Bronco Everglades to its namesake area for some python hunting? Maybe you’ll enjoy this off-road SUV on some rough terrain in other areas of the country. This SUV can go just about anywhere you want to take it.
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