2022 Ford Bronco Sport Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
About the Ford Bronco Sport
Developed for the next generation of adventure-seeking enthusiasts, the bold Ford Bronco Sport is ready to take on the competition for the top spot on the off-road-focused compact SUV segment. Giving you the capability you need to explore off the beaten path, the Bronco Sport is offered with two distinct yet efficient EcoBoost® engines that each come paired to a rugged 4X4 system. To help reflect a personality as unique as your own, the Bronco Sport is also offered with four optional packages in addition to over 100 factory-authorized standalone accessories. One component of the grueling Built Wild™ Extreme Durability Testing process challenged the Bronco Sport is some of the most demanding environmental conditions including the Johnson Valley desert in California. To demonstrate the smarts that back up the strength of the Bronco Sport, each trim level comes standard with SYNC® 3 including FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity. Drivers can also take advantage of any number of class-exclusive interior amenities that help the Ford Bronco Sport feel equally at home on city streets as it does on challenging off-road trails.
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What’s New for 2022
Following its highly-anticipated debut last year, the Ford Bronco Sport returns with a number of key updates and new names for its available option packages. Last years’s Big Bend Package has been renamed Convenience Package, the Outer Banks Package has become the Tech Package, and the Badlands Package is now known as the Premium Package. Previously a standalone option, the power moonroof is now included within certain option packages. Last but not least, three new exterior color choices now available on 2022 Bronco Sport models include Velocity Blue Metallic, Bronze Smoke Metallic, and Hot Pepper Red Tinted Clearcoat.
Ford Bronco Sport Features
Built Wild™ Performance
Engineered to help you conquer any obstacle that stands in your way, the Ford Bronco Sport has the muscle and capability to help you and your crew create long-lasting memories together. Standard power comes in the form of a standard 181-horsepower 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine while an optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine offers an upgraded 250 horsepower. Regardless of engine choice, all models come standard with a responsive 8-speed automatic transmission and a proven 4X4 system. Badlands models also include a standard 4×4 system with a class-exclusive twin-clutch rear-drive unit with a differential lock feature, ideal for exploring even the most inhospitable terrain. Thanks to its standard Terrain Management System with up to seven G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Terrain) Modes, no challenge is too big for the Bronco Sport.
Standard modes include Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Sand. Class-exclusive Trail Control™ technology is another available feature on the Bronco Sport which allows vehicle-controlled throttle and braking in demanding off-road situations. A maximum water wading clearance of 23.6 inches is yet another advantage that the Bronco Sport holds over the competition.
Purpose-built for drivers who aren’t afraid of getting dirty, the Ford Bronco Sport features a rugged exterior look that’s highlighted by a safari-style roof and upright front fascia. Other key elements of its bold yet functional design include an overlanding-ready roof rack, flat load-floor cargo area, and a flip-glass rear window. You’ll have no trouble recognizing the similarities to its larger Bronco sibling thanks to its iconic encapsulated cartridge grille, rounded headlights, flat bodysides, and timeless profile. Within just a few minutes, your Bronco Sport can be transformed into a basecamp with a handy slide-out working table, one component of the optional five-way configurable Cargo Management System. Thanks to its optional class-exclusive 400-watt inverter and liftgate floodlamps, you’ll have the ability to light up to 129 square feet of space to keep the action going long after dark.
When it’s time to escape the rugged outdoors, the interior of the Ford Bronco Sport offers a comfortable oasis that’s packed with innovative features to help you stay connected. In addition to its remarkably spacious first- and second-row headroom, the cargo area even has the ability to transport two standard 27.5-inch-wheel mountain bikes with the available dealer-installed interior bike rack accessory. No matter how many miles away from paved roads you are, the standard SYNC® 3 system with an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration helps you stay in touch with your social circle. Available rubber flooring throughout the cabin and cargo area, durable cloth seating surfaces, and silicone-sealed control switches add to the rugged versatility of the interior. Since even the most experienced drivers can need some help from time to time, every Bronco Sport comes equipped with the innovative Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of advanced driver-assist technologies as standard.
Trims & Specs
- Starting at $28,165 MSRP*
- 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine with 8-speed automatic transmission and 4X4 system
- Terrain Management System with five G.O.A.T. Modes
- SYNC® 3 with 8-inch LCD touch screen
- Flip-up liftgate glass and liftgate-adjustable floodlights
- Ford Co-Pilot360™
- Staring at $29,2980 MSRP*
- Carbonized Gray grille with “BRONCO” molded in white
- Intelligent Access with push-button start
- Easy-to-clean cloth bucket seats featuring zippered pockets with MOLLE straps on front-row seatbacks
- Rubberized cargo floor and second-row seatback protector
- 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted high-gloss aluminum wheels
- Starting at $33,730 MSRP*
- Sport contour, leather-trimmed, heated front bucket seats
- Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Remote start system
- Reverse sensing system
- 18-inch machined-face aluminum Ebony Black-painted wheels
- Starting at $34,590 MSRP*
- 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, off-road suspension, and advanced 4×4 with twin-clutch rear-drive unit
- Metal bash plates
- Trail Control
- Front 180-degree front camera with split-view and washer
- 28.5-inch all-terrain tires
*Current MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.