2022 Ford Bronco Everglades Confirmed

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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2022 ford bronco everglades confirmed

Think you have a hard time keeping track of all the trims and bodystyles on the Ford Bronco now?

Well, get ready for more. At least one more trim is on the way for 2022.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades was confirmed by Ford PR spokesperson Mike Levine on Twitter earlier this week, though I didn’t see it til today. Levine also confirmed a summer 2022 launch date, but most other details, including pricing, most specs, and which engine/transmission it will be available with, are still secret.

https://twitter.com/mrlevine/status/1448433882563448834?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1448433882563448834%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.motorauthority.com%2Fnews%2F1133883_2022-ford-bronco-everglades-to-add-a-factory-installed-winch-and-snorkel

It looks like two key details involve the availability of a factory-installed winch and a snorkel. Ford already sells a winch for the Bronco, but it’s aftermarket only. A snorkel would, of course, increase the fording depth, which is currently listed at 33.5 inches.

One thing about off-road-oriented vehicles is that they provide automakers a lot of ways to make money by offering true hard-core off-roaders lots of different accessories and configurations to choose from. Be on the lookout for more variations of Bronco going forward.

Like, oh, you know, the Raptor that was confirmed last month.

[Image: Ford]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Ras815 Ras815 on Oct 16, 2021

    Boy, that featured photo in this post really screams Everglades, doesn't it?

  • Imagefont Imagefont on Oct 17, 2021

    A water fording depth is a dangerous thing. This does not guarantee that your vehicle will not be swept away in the lightest current. I knew someone personally who drowned when they attempted to drive their lifted Bronco (build in the 1979’s) through a flooded low water crossing. If the water is moving - don’t do it. Also, walk it first to be certain. I grew up in San Antonio and every single time it rained there were news reports of people draining because they drove into deeper than expected water that flipped their car and many couldn’t even swim.

    • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Oct 18, 2021

      Excellent point. FWIW, The Weather Channel says that most people who perish in floods are in cars. I think the guidance is that 6" of flowing water can sweep a person off their feet, and 12" can sweep a car away. From a mundane point of view, fording water can be harmful to any vehicle, except maybe a Humvee built to military specs.

  • JaySeis JaySeis on Oct 17, 2021

    I’m totally up for “Back Alley Brawler”, Urban Kombature”, Rurban Rocker”, and the like. This off road crap is for back to nature wussies.

  • STRATOS STRATOS on Oct 18, 2021

    Electricity is not free nor cheap. When are we going to see efficiency ratings like the other boring appliances.

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