2022 Ford Bronco Sport

MSRP $28,825 - $33,935

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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 28, 2021

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The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport is a carry-forward model of the 2021 model year that's on sale by August 2021. It is continuing with the same pairs of 181 hp 1.5L I-3 and 250 hp 2.0L I-4 turbo engines in the standard 4X4 layout. The 4-trim level of the Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, and the Badlands has seen an increase in the price range that starts at an MSRP of $27,265. In addition to that, there are a few new exterior colors as well that have been added to the configuration.

 Moreover, the 2022 Bronco Sport comes with a cargo space of up to 65.2 cu-ft and a 2,000 lbs towing capacity. For such practicality, the lease deal is estimated to be $369/month for 39 months with a $3,239 down payment. Also, the Ford Bronco Sport Hybrid will soon be entering this lineup too in the near future. As far rivals are concerned, the Subaru Outback, Jeep Wrangler, and the Toyota 4Runner are a name to few. 

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Pros

Off-Road handling

Advanced safety features

Structural integrity

Cons

Cargo capacity

What's New?

Additional packages have been renamed

New exterior color trims


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29220

bodystyle

4dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Big Bend$28,825 onwards

Base$29,220 onwards

Outer Banks$33,075 onwards

Badlands$33,935 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.

Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

8.5

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.5

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


"2022 Ford Bronco Sport prices climbing as sales remain hot." - CNET

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport comes mechanically unchanged with the same standard 4x4 drive layout. The trim lineup begins with the Base configuration at a price of $27,265 that goes up to $33,935 for the Badlands configuration. With its standard 1.5L I-3 under the hood, the 0-60 MPH mark takes less than 9 seconds. On top of that, the Terrain Management System maintains the grip and traction at the wheels under any driving condition. 

As far as destination charge is concerned, the 2022 Bronco Sport costs $1,495 that is $50 more than the previous expense. Adding to that, the average maintenance cost comes around $134 yearly. The cost to owning a Bronco Sport may exceed furthermore with the additional packages such as the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ at $895 that starts Big Bend onwards.  

 


8.0/10
Features

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

8.5/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.5/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2022 Ford Bronco Sport Buying Advice

The Badlands trim among all of them is the most enticing one. The exclusive 250 hp 2.0L engine along with off-road suspension gives it an edge in terms of performance over others. The standard Bang & Olufsen Sound System and 3-interior accents further bolster its stature while the rest lack such privileges. Hence, the increment of almost $6,000 from the Base model seems justified with such characteristics. 

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Features

8.0/10

"The Ford Bronco Sport is priced a little above average for a compact SUV." - Kelley Blue Book

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport is available in 4 trims named the Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, and the Badlands. The Base trim gets Sync 3 along with 6-Speaker Audio Unit and FordPass Connect. The standard Terrain Management System handling and Ford Co-Pilot360 make up for the safe driving pursuit. With $28,825, the Big Bend further adds 17-inch High Gloss Aluminum Wheels to the list along with the Automatic Climate Control and SiriusXM.

 The Out Banks takes the expense to $33,075 for which it brings Leather-trimmed seats and heated steering wheels. Moreover, it receives the 18-inch Machine Faced Aluminum Wheels over the standard 17-inch wheels. The Badlands at $33,935 is another asset with its exclusive Off-road suspension and Trail Control. Along with that, it has been given Bang & Olufsen Sound System as well for musical rhythmic notes.         

Trims

Base

Big Bend

Outer Banks

Badlands

MSRP(4x4)

$27,265

$28,825

$33,075

$33,935

Key Features

Ford Co-Pilot360

SiriusXM 

Leather trimmed seats

Bang & Olufsen Sound System
 

FordPass Connect

17-inch High Gloss Aluminum Wheels

18” Machine Faced Aluminum Wheels

Reverse Sensing System 
  Sync 3 6-speaker audio unit

Heated and Leather wrapped Steering 

Trail Control

 

Terrain Management System

Automatic Climate Control Post Collision Braking

Off-road suspension

  5 G.O.A.T Modes  

 

 

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Engine and Performance

7.5/10

"The ride is relatively quiet, handling is adequate for a small crossover, and the throttle and brakes respond nicely." - MotorTrend

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport has two engine variants that are trim specific. The base one is a 1.5L Turbo I-3 that churns out 181 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. It is available for the Base, Big Bend, and Outer Banks trims. While the bigger 2.0L Turbo I-4 has been kept exclusive for the Badlands that produces 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. Both the engines are coupled to an 8-Speed Automatic transmission in a 4x4 drive layout.

 In addition to the power surge, the 2022 Bronco Sport receives 5 G.O.A.T Modes including the Sand, Slippery, Normal, Eco, and Sport. Moreover, the HOSS Suspension further maintains the wheel alignment and ground clearance depending on the terrains. And the Terrain Management System, in the end, manages the overall traction at the wheels for a superior grip and agile handling. 

The Bronco Sport, with its 1.5 L Turbo I-3, takes nearly 8.6 seconds for the 0-60 MPH acceleration. But with the 2.0L variant, the time reduces to 6.5 seconds. Also, its top speed has been limited to 125 MPH. To counter such mass transfer and power, the braking unit consists of a 4-wheel ABS unit along with Brake Assist and Post-Collision Braking for an overall safety efficiency.  

Models

2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Subaru Outback 

2022 Jeep Wrangler

2022 Toyota 4Runner

MSRP

$27,265

$28,070

$30,965

$38,020

Engine

1.5L Turbo I-3

2.5L H-4

3.6 L V-6

4.0 L V-6

Drivetrain

4X4

AWD

4X4

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic 

8-Speed CVT 

6-Speed Manual

5-Speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

181 hp @ 6,000 RPM

182 hp @ 5,800 RPM

285 hp @ 6,400 RPM

270 hp @ 5,600 RPM

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

190 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

278 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

0-60 mph 

8.6 sec

8.5 sec

7.3 sec

7.3 sec

Quarter Mile 

N/A

16.7 sec

15.5 sec

15.3 sec

Top Speed

N/A

130 MPH

110 MPH

115 MPH

In terms of competition, the Bronco Sport is 1.3 seconds slower than the Toyota 4Runner and has 3,000 lbs lower towing capacity. But it costs nearly $11,000 cheaper than the latter. Meanwhile, the Jeep Wrangler is also 1.3 seconds quicker than the Bronco Sport but is only $3,000 more expensive. However, the Ford is faster than the Jeep and the Toyota on the straights with 15 MPH and 10 MPH higher top speed respectively. 


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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Fuel Economy

8.5/10

"It's nonetheless not quite as efficient as a diesel-powered Chevrolet Tahoe." - Autoblog

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport offers a combined fuel economy of 26 MPG with its base engine. And with its 16-gallon fuel tank, the range coverage goes up to 448 miles quite conveniently. However, the figures reduce by 3 MPG with the 2.0L Turbo I-4 variants and so does the range reach by some 50 miles.    

Models

2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Subaru Outback 

2022 Jeep Wrangler

2022 Toyota 4Runner

MPG (City)

25

26

17

16

MPG (Highway)

28

33

25

19

MPG (Combined)

26

29

20

17

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

16.0

18.5

17.5

23.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (Miles)

400/448/416

481/611/537

298/438/350

368/437/391

As per data, the Outback is 3 MPG more fuel efficient than the Bronco Sport. This, as a result of a 2.5-gallon bigger fuel tank capacity, allows Outback to have a more than 100 miles range gap over the former. On the other hand, the Bronco Sport has got 66 miles more range practicality because of its extra 6 MPG despite having a smaller fuel tank. 

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Interior

8.0/10

"For once, the Sport moniker is put to good use, because the little Bronco has enough interior space." - Car And Driver

Step inside the interior of the 2022 Ford Bronco and it radiates practicality and sophistication. The single Ebony interior accent in the Base trim upgrades to 3 different combined tones of Area 51, Active Orange, and Brown in the Badlands configuration. Also, the leather-trimmed seats come inside the cabin from the Outer Banks onwards which improves the touch with mini-perforation in the Badlands.  

Moreover, the standard front seats in the 2022 Bronco Sport are replaced by the 8-way driver and 6-way passenger power adjustable heated front seats in the Outer Banks onwards. As far as cargo space is concerned, it gets 29.4 cu-ft that can be expanded to 62.5 cu-ft when all the rear seats are folded. To further organize the cabin, a Cargo Management System can also be availed of at $110.

Models

2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Subaru Outback 

2022 Jeep Wrangler

2022 Toyota 4Runner

Seating Capacity

5

5

4

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room) (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) (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

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

29.4

32.5

12.9

47.2

As per data, the Bronco Sport has almost 15 cu-ft more cargo space than the Wrangler. While the Toyota 4Runner outclasses the Bronco Sport in the cargo volume by some 18-cu-ft. However, the Ford manages to have 3-inch extra headroom and legroom in the rear row than the Toyota. Apart from this, the Ford Bronco Sport gets SYNC 3 along with an 8-inch touchscreen as an infotainment standard.    

Alongside that, the 6-speaker audio unit has been integrated into the Base trim. This continues across the trim lineup except for the Badlands that gets Bang & Olufsen Sound System as a standard. The other standard features do include Andriod Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility as well. Also, some of the notable features inside the cabin have been listed down: 

  • 8-way power adjustable heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery ( Outer Banks and Badlands) 
  • 8" LCD touchscreen 
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM
  • SYNC 3

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Exterior

8.5/10

"The Bronco Sport cuts a distinctive figure." - The Car Connection

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport goes dimensionally unchanged. However, it can be adorned with a new set of exterior colors such as the Deep Green, Hot Pepper Red, and Velocity Blue Metallic. Along with that, it has an active shutter grille on the front encompassed by the configurable Daytime Running Lamps.    

The 2022 Bronco Sport rides on 17-inch wheels in its Base and Big Bend trims. While the same gets bigger to 18-inch for the rest of the higher trims. The variation remains constant for the tire preference as well ranging from All-Season tires in the Base configuration to All-Terrain ones in the Badlands.

Models

2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Subaru Outback 

2022 Jeep Wrangler

2022 Toyota 4Runner

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,707

3,730

4,167

4,400

Length (inches)

172.7

191.3

166.8

190.3

Width (inches)

74.3

73.0

73.8

75.8

Height (inches)

71.4

66.4

73.6

71.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.8

8.7

9.7

9.0

Wheelbase (inches)

105.1

108.1

96.8

109.8

According to the datasheet, the Toyota 4Runner is 700 lbs heavier and 18-inch longer than the Bronco Sport that make the handling a bit more complex. On the other hand, the Wrangler is relatively 6-inch smaller than the Bronco with 1.9-inch more ground clearance that helps it to have better off-roading. Apart from that, some of the notable features are:

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

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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Safety

9.0/10

"The vehicle is equipped with a means of anticipating and/or detecting unwanted vehicle intrusion." - Autoblog

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport is a continuation of the 2021 model year, so the Good rating by IIHS is going to be as it is. This also means that it will have the opportunity to be a part of the “Top Safety Pick+” award. Since it is based on the Ford Escape platform, so one can expect it to have a 5-star rating as well. Along with that, some of the Ford Co-Pilot360 have been listed down: 

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

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Competition

8.0/10

2022 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2022 Subaru Outback

The 2022 Subaru Outback has better towing capacity and more balanced cargo spacing inside the cabin. Also, it is at par with the Ford Bronco Sport in the performance dynamics despite having better fuel economy. So, on the whole, the Outback is the clear favorite.

2022 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2022 Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler has an edge in acceleration prowess and overall performance curve. However, in terms of range practicality, the 2022 Ford Bronco has an advantage. The overall spaciousness inside the cabin is at the same level for both of them. So, the preference can be given to any one of them. 

2022 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2022 Toyota 4Runner

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner has more power and relatively better acceleration along with 3,000lbs more towing capacity. While the Bronco Sport takes the lead in range practicality and space management. Therefore, if one has to be chosen between the two then it has to be Toyota 4Runner for its overall approach. 

 

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Final Verdict

The 2022 Ford Bronco is surely one of the finest in the market. The appearance and the corresponding appeal in conjunction with the off-roading abilities are just apt. The return on fuel economy and range coverage are added bonuses. The interior is also comfortable and has got plenty for a convenient drive. Therefore, it can be preferred as one of the top picks. 

2022 Ford Bronco Sport FAQs

What is the most powerful engine in the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport?

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport has a 2.0 L Ecoboost powertrain that produces 250 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. 

What is the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport ground clearance?

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport has a ground clearance of 7.8 inches. 

Will there be a 2022 Ford Bronco Sport?

Yes, Ford will be launching its Bronco Sport in 2022. 

How fast is the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport?

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport can accelerate 0-60 mph in nearly 6.5 seconds with its 2.0 L Ecoboost engine. 

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