Ford Bronco Everglades vs Raptor

Ford Bronco Everglades vs Raptor

Last Updated June 12, 2023 | Nate Moonis

The Ford Bronco Raptor and Everglades trim levels are both aimed at serious enthusiasts who want the best money can buy. However, they're aimed at different styles of off-roading entirely.

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

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Ford Bronco Raptor vs Everglades Specs
Spec Bronco Raptor Bronco Everglades
Cost 4-Door: $69,995 4-Door: $54,495
Engine 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 EcoBoost 2.3L EcoBoost
Transmission 10-Speed Automatic with Trail Control 10-Speed Automatic with Trail Control
G.O.A.T. Modes Normal, Sport, Tow/Haul, Slippery, Off-Road, Rock Crawl, and Baja Normal, ECO, Sport, Slippery, Mud/Ruts, Sand, and Rock Crawl
Wheels and Tires 17” black high-gloss painted alloy wheels 37" BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires
Optional: 17-inch Magnetic low-gloss alloy painted, beadlock-capable cast-aluminum wheels
Optional: 17-inch Dark Carbonized Gray alloy painted, beadlock-capable forged wheels
17" Carbonized Gray-painted alloy 35-inch LT315/70R17 BSW Mud-Terrain tires
4WD System Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement

Bronco Raptor

The Best of the Best

The Ford Bronco Raptor is intended to be a true off-roading champion. Ford's CEO Jim Farley describes the Raptor as an “absolute desert-racing beast” that is “the real deal. It's not for show and it's not for everybody. But for people who love to get out in the wild, it's the ultimate.”

WIth upgraded Fox Racing suspension, all 7 available G.O.A.T. modes (including an exclusive Tow/Haul mode), and a larger capacity 3.0L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, the Ford Bronco Raptor is the pinnacle of everything the Bronco embodies. It's a purpose-built machine that doesn't compromise.

Front facing view of a Ford Bronco Raptor

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 Everglades vs Raptor: Which Should You Buy?

Both the Everglades and Raptor trims are meant to be high-performing off-roaders right off the lot. However, they were meant to tackle different terrains.

The Everglades was created to give enthusiasts a factory trim focused on wet terrain off-roading. If you plan on taking your Bronco to the swamp or into deep rivers, the Everglades is the trim for you. With added mods like a winch and snorkel, the Everglades is right at home when fording wide rivers or getting stuck deep in mud.

The Raptor was created to be the pinnacle of off-road performance in the Bronco line-up. The upgraded 3.0L EcoBoost V6 gives you the most power you'll find in any trim, and the upgraded suspension and wheels allows for premium performance. However, you'll have to spend around $15,000 more than an Everglades to get your hands on one.

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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