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Ford Bronco Sport vs. Ford Bronco

Let’s call this one Bronco versus Bronco Lite. Certainly, when properly equipped, the Bronco Sport is capable off-road, but roughing it is something the Bronco lives for. It’s bigger, beefier and more angular than the Bronco Sport, but the Sport’s design is aggressive enough to capitalize on the Bronco’s aura, and the ride is smoother. The Bronco is offered in two- and four-door configurations, while the Sport is four-door only. The Bronco is about 16 inches longer, two inches wider and three inches taller than the Sport, which has dimensions closer to the vehicle it is based on, the Ford Escape. The Bronco has two turbocharged engines, a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder and a 2.7-liter V-6. Transmission choice is a 7-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic. The Sport is powered by a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder or a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, both turbocharged, with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel-drive is standard on both models. The Bronco edges out its cousin in towing capability, and perhaps in moxie, but the Sport is no shrinking violet.

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2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Ford Bronco

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,710 - $39,237

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

45%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,696 - $68,249

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.6 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

Summary Review

The Ford Bronco Sport is a compact SUV that combines a comfortable ride with off-road capability. It was introduced for the 2021 model year as a smaller more road-friendly alternative to the Ford Bronco. The average new model costs $32,096.

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Summary Review

The Ford Bronco is a compact SUV with excellent off-road capability. The original Bronco was discontinued back in 1996, with 2021 marking its return to the Ford lineup. The average new model costs $51,186.

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Pros and Cons

  • Surprisingly strong off-road capability
  • Comfortable and confident on-road manners
  • Plenty of cargo space

  • Excessive of wind noise at highway speeds
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Low fuel economy ratings

Pros and Cons

  • Superior off-road capability
  • Excellent cargo capacity for four-door models
  • Highly customizable through factory accessories

  • Bouncy on-road ride
  • Tight rear seats for two-door models
  • Low fuel economy

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands

Trim Levels

Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Base Advanced, Big Bend Advanced, Black Diamond Advanced, Outer Banks Advanced, Badlands Advanced, Wildtrak Advanced, Everglades Advanced, Raptor Advanced

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

190 foot-lbs @ 3000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Tow/Haul Capacities:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

270 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

310 foot-lbs @ 3000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.063 hp per pound

Tow/Haul Capacities:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

3

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 28 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

400 / 448 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 21 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

338 / 355 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

32.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

65.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

138.2 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

51.8 inches

Cargo Space:

23.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

52.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

122.6 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3457 lbs

Width:

82.2 inches

Height:

70.2 inches

Length:

172.7 inches

Wheelbase:

105.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4294 lbs

Width:

86.2 inches

Height:

71.9 inches

Length:

173.7 inches

Wheelbase:

100.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P255/70R16