2022 Ford Bronco Sport

MSRP $27,175 - $33,360

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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 12, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The world is no less than a sandwich in this extra accommodating rush and so do the SUVs which are getting as compact as they can be without losing the bloom of their purpose. Adventure at its core with an exceptional safety nudge is something one can expect from the upcoming all-new Ford Bronco Sport. 2022 might be a year that can be dominated by the Bronco if it lives up to the expectation. An impressive off-roading touch was enshrined in the previous one and so one may sit back and relax in that regard.

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Pros

SecuriCode Keyless-Entry Keypad

Off-Road assisting tech ends

Advanced safety features

Structural integrity

Cons

Fuel Economy 

What's New?

Additional Package may be expected to be offered


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27175

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$27,175 onwards

BIg Bend$29,220 onwards

Outer Banks$33,360 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Ford Bronco Sport in Ceramic Silver color
Ceramic Silver

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The Bronco Sport seems to have a cost sheet work in its pricing for the 2022 Model by some $500 but that is just speculation and can exceed the limit depending on the offers. The fierce competition among the Bronco Sport, Subaru Outback, Jeep Wrangler, and the Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road will be continuing in the future as well for their respective market share.

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Features

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport will be available in the pre-existing trims only as it appears for now. The Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands, and the First Edition are quite a variation on their own, and that too with a series of inspiring attributes. Since it is introduced in 2021 with a new line, therefore any major groundwork may not be a priority for Ford for the time being. The Base, Big Bend, and Outer Banks will be continuing with their standard 1.5 L EcoBoost engine but as you move to higher trims, the Badlands and First Edition, one would find the bigger powertrain on offer with a 2.0L EcoBoost. 

Moreover, the recipe of extra towing prowess will remain in the First Edition only with its Class II Trailer Tow Package. The Base trim will carry on impressively as it has top-gear stability maneuvering with the Terrain Management and AdvanceTrac. This is further extended as we analyze the higher trims.

Trims

Base

Big Bend

Outer Banks

Badlands

First Edition

MSRP(4x4)

(Expected)

$27,715

$29,220

$33,360

$33,860

$38,660

Key Features

Ford Co-Pilot360

AdvanceTrac

18” Machine Faced Aluminum Wheels

Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control

2.0L Ecoboost Powertrain

 

Auto Start-Stop

Roll Stability Control

Cruise Control

EPAS

Power Sunroof

 

SecuriCode Keyless-Entry Keypad

Active Grille Shutters

Heated Steering 

Post Collision Braking

Electric Parking Brake

 

Terrain Management System

BLIS 

Pre Collision Assist 

Reverse Sensing System 

Personal Safety System

 

SecuriLock Anti-Theft System

Lane-Keep Assist

SiriusXM

Safety Canopy system 

Class II Trailer Tow Package

 

Equipment 200A

Sync 3

FordPass Connect

Remote Start

Twin Clutch Rear Drive Unit

There are many features that have been kept constant throughout the trims in 2021 and that is most likely not going to change for the newer one. Some of them are the packages like the Ford Co-Pilot 360 & Equipment 200A. The Active Grille Shutter and EPAS will be maintaining their stature as well. One will remain in the mood within the cabin with a 6-Speaker Audio unit and an interactive SYNC 3. SiriusXM, AppLink, Apple CarPlay in pair with the Android Auto for an extended interior engagement will be at your service for use and abuse with a starting price of $27,715 or so. Hence, spending these bucks on it will definitely not be a repenting one.

Which Trim should you buy?

It is simply a matter of value return on money. One can spend less but the experience may make them feel guilty for such a call and vice-versa. Therefore, before considering the price, it is way too logical to have an offer to price ratio at hand, and as far as the trims for Bronco Sport are concerned, the Badlands has it the highest among them. The Badlands has the higher powertrain unit and all the creature comfort. The First Edition only edges it out on a towing package that hardly impacts the frame of the picture. So, on average, one is destined to have performance, comfort, and purposeful drive with the Badlands.  

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Release Date

Those who are pretty much thrilled halfway through might have been waiting for this section. Unfortunately, there is no such specific date yet confirmed by the Ford officials. It was initially expected to be the 2021 summer but the ongoing pandemic might have impacted the schedule and the ongoing production plans. Let’s keep fingers crossed and waiting is just all we can do for now.

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Engine and Performance

It is highly probable that many of the off-road enthusiasts might have skipped the sections to have a gauge on their interest-laden powertrain column. Well, it is worth giving attention to as one can't be relaxed when it is a 2.0L Turbo I-4 which kicks in 250 hp of power @ 5500 RPMs and a leading torque of 280 lb-ft @ 3000 RPMs. 

The 8-Speed Automatic in Four-wheel-drive is no less fascinating than the powertrain unit itself. The whole setup will be simply replicated for the Ford Bronco Sport in 2022 keeping the newness in consideration as per our conviction. Since the official data is yet not revealed, the data mentioned below is similar to the 2021 variant with an information gap in its actual acceleration prowess.

Models

2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2021 Subaru Outback 

2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road

MSRP

$33,860

$34,645

$33,595

$41,405

Engine

2.0L Turbo I-4

2.5L H-4

3.6 L V-6

4.0 L V-6

Drivetrain

4X4

AWD

4X4

4X4

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic w/OD

8-Speed CVT 

6-Speed Manual

5-Speed Automatic w/OD

Power (hp @ rpm)

250 @ 5500

182 @ 5800

285 @ 6400

270 @ 5600

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

280 @ 3000

176 @ 4400

260 @ 4800

278 @ 4400

0-60 mph (sec)

N/A

8.5

7.3

7.3

Quarter Mile (sec)

N/A

16.7

15.5

15.3

Top Speed (mph)

N/A

130

110

115

The table sheet is quite descriptive in two manners, one is that it highlights the achievable numbers, and the other represents the achievability despite the limits. As one would get a slight surprise with the Outback’s top speed despite being low in numbers on the paper. The obvious Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road is the quickest among all with 7.3 seconds on the clock for the 0-60 mph mark and 15.3 seconds for a quarter-mile. It is followed by the Jeep Wrangler with an exceptionally minimal gap for the same. It can be attributed to their huge cylinder capacities which engulf fuel like anything. But one must not forget to appreciate Bronco for its figures with a relatively smaller powertrain unit in the midst of comparison.

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Fuel Economy

In a world where the virtues are subjected to leverage, one can’t expect mobility to be fair. The acceleration gives you a thrill but takes away the economy's satiation. A turbocharged unit that compresses the air to increase the oxygen concentration can be a perfect example of the aforementioned as it hardly manages to keep up with the combustion cycle. 

Therefore, one is very much entitled to have almost the same mileage of 21 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highways, and 23 mpg overall. Moreover, if the fuel tank remains the same then 368 miles is what you can travel on average irrespective of ideal situations with the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport. One can’t outrightly degrade these figures as these are achieved with artillery of off-roading abilities and hence it holds the value of high status.

Models

2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2021 Subaru Outback 

2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD

MPG (City)

21

26

17

16

MPG (Highway)

26

33

25

19

MPG (Combined)

23

29

20

17

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

16

18.5

17.5

23

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

336/416/368

481/610.5/536.5

297.5/437.5/350

368/437/391

The comparison is where the whole narration gets its true meaning. Although the 4Runner TRD Off-Road and Wrangler are the supremos in the pick-up prowess, the same ability takes a toll on their fuel economy. The Toyota is disappointingly underwhelming and the Wrangler follows the same pathway. On the contrary, the underpowered it may sound but the Outback is a gem in this domain as it tends to return a mileage of as much as 33 mpg on the highways. Even the range it covers is one of a kind. So, in short, a guy with an economy-oriented perspective will give the Outback the desired preference.

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Interior

The Ford Bronco in the year 2021 has been given a host of premium feel which includes the Neoprene with Molle Straps on the front seats and Stainless Steel/Black Platinum Door Sill Plates. A combination of Dashcam and Infrared Camera keeps you connected with the surrounding. There is high anticipation that these comforts and conveniences are going to be continued in the successor. 

The heated steering and front seats are made available in the Outer Banks, Badlands, and the First Edition keeping the lower two devoid of that. So it is likely to be happening again for a while with high probability. It also has a Cargo Management System that can be availed of at $110. The price is a subject of increment or decrement and thus nothing concrete can be stated for the same.

Models

2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2021 Subaru Outback 

2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD

Seating Capacity

5

5

4

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

41.5/57.3/42.4

40.1/58.1/42.8

42.6/55.7/41.2

39.3/57.8/41.7

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

41.7/55.6/36.9

39.1 / 57.4 / 39.5

41.7/57.7/35.7

38.6/57.8/32.9

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

29.4

32.5

31.7

46.3

The 2022 Ford Bronco, if travels to the same address plate as that of the 2021 Model, then surely you will have an easy ingress, egress along with an ergonomically sound seating space. It is without a doubt the most comfortable one in the front and rear rows. Not just that, it comes with a competitive cargo volume which marks decent practicality and a family-friendly image. 

The rear legroom might become a matter of discussion for others but that is equivalent to a dark spot on the moon’s surface. As far as the competitors are concerned the one which is as reputed as the Bronco is the Subaru Outback in this department. Some of the expected features are:

  •  Neoprene with Molle Straps
  • Dash Cam
  • Infrared Camera
  • Heated Steering & Front seats
  • Cargo Management System
  • Underseat Ducts
  • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition

How intuitive is the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport’s infotainment unit?

The infotainment unit may not be a chapter of high interest for many but for those who are concerned with it, it makes a lot more sense. One can easily predict that the 2022 Ford Bronco may be a copycat of 2021 with rarely any change, if any, as it has an impeccable set of features which include the SYNC 3 along with a 6-Speaker Audio Unit. The AM/FM Stereo with SiriusXM is amplified by the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

The 8" LCD touchscreen, Bluetooth Connectivity and Smart Charging ports make up for the other standard features that are available in all trims and are expected to be traced back to the newer Bronco Sport. The Radio Data System and Speed Compensated Volume can be found as well which have become a new normal in this infotainment world. Some of the expected features are:

  •  8" LCD touchscreen 
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Speed Compensated Volume
  • Smart Charging ports
  • SiriusXM
  • Radio Data System
  • SYNC 3

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Exterior

Ford has never missed an opportunity to embark on a trend that can set the trend. One of the blue-chip assets of the Bronco Sport is simply the look that not just expresses itself but also makes others nervous with its road presence. The bold and wide front fascia will have the evergreen Bronco Badging for eternity irrespective of year and generation. This is true for the 2022 Bronco Sport also. 

The wheel sizes vary for the 2021 model with the trim levels between the 17” Carbonized Gray Aluminum Wheels and 18” Machine Faced Aluminum Wheels. The Silhouette gets the coloring options like the Cactus Gray, Cyber Orange, and Rapid Red. We firmly believe that the mentioned features will be there in the upcoming model of the Ford Bronco Sport with further addition that might not have been explored yet.  

Models

2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2021 Subaru Outback 

2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD

Curb Weight (lbs)

3707

3730

4167

4750

Length (inches)

172.7

191.3

166.8

191.3

Width (inches)

74.3

73

73.8

75.8

Height (inches)

71.4

66.4

73.6

71.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

8.7

9.7

9.6

Wheelbase (inches)

105.1

108.1

96.8

109.8

The Bronco Sport has been a cornerstone for the dynamics and handling. The compactness is its hidden beauty that is rarely being given respect in conjunction with a decent weight. The small wheelbase and length overall keep it intact on the corners. There is nothing much available about the ground clearance but as it is an off-roader, one can expect it to be nothing less than 7” for a desirable go. The 2022 year might not depress you with any major updates in this segment. The other beauty among them is the Jeep Wrangler which has a slight edge over others at least on paper. Some of the expected highlights that can be traced back are:

  • 18” Machine Faced Aluminum Wheels
  • 17” Carbonized Gray Aluminum Wheels
  • Bronco Badging
  • Active Grille Shutter 
  • 225/65R17 All Terrain
  • Roof Rack Rails

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Safety

Since the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport is yet not revealed so it becomes obvious that any data for structural rigidity and integrity will be in the shades of grey. But as per the 2021 model performance, it is fairly an easy task to conclude that it will be a top-tier with no-nonsense at its bay. The “Top Safety Pick+” award by the IIHS and an overall 5-Star in 2021 are themselves the testaments of its superior built. Hence, one can rely on it without any official data.

On top of that, it gets a fair number of active features like the Ford Co-Pilot 360 package with Blind-Spot Monitoring and Lane-Keep Assist as a standard. Apart from these, it has an AdvanceTrac and Terrain Management System that is very efficient in its functionalities. The list further goes on to add the Pre Collision Assist, Post Collision Braking, and the Safety Canopy system to reassure you with maximum possible safety. It is logical to suspect that the features which are so bright in their charm can never be put out of the frame of the more promising Bronco. Some of the expected features are:

  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Pre Collision Assist
  • Post Collision Braking
  • Safety Canopy system
  • Terrain Management System 
  • AdvanceTrac

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Competition

2022 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2022 Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback and Ford Bronco Sport are some of the most reputed SUVs in this market and they seem to have a lead over one another in different domains. The Bronco Sport is a clear favorite with its powertrain prowess and can keep you thrilled with the premium feel inside the cabin. The Subaru Outback, on the other hand, is economically viable to own and drive as it is more fuel-efficient. On the scale of their practicality, they measure the same with a comparable spacing giant within. Therefore, it becomes very difficult to choose between these two.

2022 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2022 Jeep Wrangler

The Ford Bronco Sport is one of those who can go straight against the likes of the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler is a performance beast and so is the Bronco Sport but the former is equally a high fuel appetite companion that can be as hard as its torque on your pocket. The latter seems to placate you to some extent. Another interpreting comparison is their space utility. The Wrangler can seat 4 while the Bronco Sport has it for 5 but the former do it more comfortably. 

2022 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD

If one pays nearly $9,000 more than the other stock, he/she is entitled to have much more than expected. Unfortunately, that is not the case in the 4Runner TRD as it is more expensive with little practicality when compared to the Bronco Sport. The off-roading might be one segment where the 4Runner TRD might get the best out of it but that is not sufficient to fill the void which is created as a result of its low spacing and fuel economy. Therefore, the Bronco Sport is a clear winner as it is far better value for the money you are paying. 

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Final Verdict

The Ford Bronco Sport is a gem of a compact SUV and the expected update and features reinforce that. The mere reflection of the 2021 model sounds so promising, imagining a little make-up might even do wonders for the beast. The expected pricing and the performance curve, if matched as per the predictions, would be an irreplaceable offer to turn down. Moreover, the rich interior and exterior outfit are the added benefit irrespective of any upgrades. So, it makes it to the top of the wishlist.