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 wilderness. Let’s dive in and see the Everglades name come to life on this off-road Ford Bronco SUV.
Deeper water is no match for the 2023 Ford Bronco Everglades
Most of the Florida Everglades is swamp; much of it is too deep for any ground vehicle to handle. Those areas where vehicles can drive often offer difficult terrain with water that requires crossing. This is where this new Bronco off-road SUV comes into play.
The Bronco Everglades is a unique version of this SUV from Ford. Engineers relocated the transfer case and transmission vents, while also adding a factory-designed snorkel to give this version better water wading. Everglades trim can withstand up to 36.4 inches of water, an improvement of more than three inches compared to other covers.
What makes this Bronco a tough and capable off-road SUV?
Most Ford Bronco models offer specialized features befitting their names. The 2023 Ford Bronco Everglades is no different in this regard. This version brings the benefits of 35-inch Goodyear mud-terrain tires, 17-inch Carbonized Gray wheels, boxy wheel arches, wide rear fenders and unique Everglades topography to the paint scheme.
The Everglades model’s front bumper is a new heavy-duty modular version that comes with a 10,000-pound winch and 100 feet of synthetic rope for those times when you have to rescue other SUVs. This front area also features a safari crash bar. This trim benefits from rock rails and steel skid plates.
The cockpit area features a marine-grade vinyl interior and rubber floor mats, ensuring the interior is waterproof and easy to clean after swamping.
Urban green accents on the seats, dash and door panels are exclusive to this version, making this SUV feel more at home in the swamp.
What 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 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and gives you the benefits of standard 4WD and GOAT drive modes.
How much will the Bronco Everglades cost?
The Everglades model of this swamp-focused off-road SUV slots in between the Wildtrak and Raptor models at a starting price of $54,595. This impressive SUV became available last summer. It was only offered to people with existing Bronco reservations for the 2022 model year. Ford might 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 an automatic transmission and base engine. More could become available as production increases. Ford is well behind on the production schedule for the 2023 Ford Bronco. If you enter your reservation now, you may not see this off-road SUV until the 2024 model year.
Will you be taking the 2023 Ford Bronco Everglades to its eponymous area to hunt for pythons? You may enjoy driving this off-road SUV on rough terrain in other areas of the country. This SUV can go pretty much anywhere you want to take it.
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