Ford Bronco Everglades vs Badlands

Ford Bronco Everglades vs Badlands

Last Updated June 13, 2023 | Nate Moonis

The Ford Bronco Everglades and Badlands trim levels were made with completely different styles of off-roading in mind. However, it's still interesting to compare the two and see just what you're missing by going with one instead of the other.

In this article, we'll discuss the differences between the Badlands and Everglades Ford Bronco trim levels to help you make the right choice.

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Ford Bronco Everglades vs Badlands Specs
Spec Bronco Everglades Bronco Badlands
Cost 4-Door: $54,495 2-Door: $42,095
4-Door: $44,590
Engine 2.3L EcoBoost 2.3L EcoBoost
Optional: 2.7L EcoBoost
Transmission 10-Speed Automatic with Trail Control 7-Speed Manual with Crawler Gear
Optional: 10-Speed Automatic with Trail Control
G.O.A.T. Modes Normal, ECO, Sport, Slippery, Mud/Ruts, Sand, and Rock Crawl Normal, ECO, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, Rock Crawl, and Baja
Wheels and Tires 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted alloy wheels 35-inch LT315/70R17 BSW Mud-Terrain tires 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted machined face aluminum wheels 33-inch LT285/70R17 all-terrain tires
4WD System Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement

Bronco Everglades

Wet Terrain Off-Roading

If you're really interested in water fording (rivers, beaches, floods) then the Everglades is the perfect package for you. Personally? We prefer it in Eruption Green, but it's a great-looking Bronco in any shade.

The combination of all the Sasquatch package goodies combined with a winch and a snorkel makes this a worthwhile package. And a pretty good value if you were planning on adding those accessories anyway.

This trim level is built to ford rivers and conquer wet terrain. If this sounds like fun to you, the Everglades is the perfect Bronco for you.

Front facing view of a 2021 Bronco Everglades

Bronco Badlands

Extreme Off-Roading

The Badlands trim comes off-road ready straight from the dealership.

7 G.O.A.T modes, front stabilizer bar disconnect, advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement, and a locking front and rear diff are all awesome off-road features. If you want to do some serious off-roading, many consider this a step up from the Black Diamond trim level.

Even though this is a serious, off-road ready machine, you don't miss out on some important interior upgrades. You get an 8" SYNC 4 touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto as standard, along with rubberized flooring and carpeted floor mats.

If you're really serious about off-roading, this is a great investment with plenty of room to grow.

Front facing view of a 2021 Bronco Badlands

Bronco Everglades vs Badlands: Which Is Right For You?

The Everglades was made for the enthusiast who loves to take their Bronco through rivers and anywhere else wet. While you still get the steel bash plates found on the Badlands trim, this was built to get stuck in the mud.

The Badlands, on the other hand, is a great trim for people who want to do some serious trail driving. You have anything a serious off-roader could ask for, and at over $12,000 cheaper than the Everglades, you have tons of money to build it just the way you want.

Still not sure if either of these trims is right for you? See how they stack up to these other popular Bronco trim options:

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