2023 Ford Bronco Sport

Starting MSRP 

$31,410

Est.
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Key Spec of 2023 Ford Bronco Sport
fuel economy

25/26/28

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Potent off-road capabilities

Idiosyncratic exterior fascia

New Heritage trim joins the lineup

Configurable trim options

Constricted leg room

Possible inclusion of a hybrid powertrain

Impressive list of standard and optional features

Slightly inferior ride quality

2023 Ford Bronco Sport Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 12, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Ford’s idea to revive the Bronco nametag has been sensational. Despite returning to the market after a long hiatus, the SUV picked up from where it left. However, the most noticeable change in the lineup comes with the introduction of the Bronco Sport, which is a full-blown off-road option that can seat five passengers. The compact SUV coalesces the practicality of an everyday vehicle with a tint of adventurism to feed the demands of enthusiasts. It offers ample customization options and is known for its rugged yet polarizing styling.

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Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#3 in Compact Suv

#11 in Suv


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Base$31,410 Est. onwards


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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

Badlands 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L Turbo 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$35,857
Est. $486/mo
Excellent deal
$5,508 Below market
RMV: $41,365
Ann Arbor, MI
MSRP $38,365
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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

Badlands 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L Turbo 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$35,857
Est. $486/mo
Excellent deal
$5,508 Below market
RMV: $41,365
Ann Arbor, MI
MSRP $38,365
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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

Badlands 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L Turbo 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$35,857
Est. $486/mo
Excellent deal
$5,508 Below market
RMV: $41,365
Ann Arbor, MI
MSRP $38,365
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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

Badlands 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L Turbo 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$35,857
Est. $486/mo
Excellent deal
$5,508 Below market
RMV: $41,365
Ann Arbor, MI
MSRP $38,365
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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

Badlands 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L Turbo 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$35,857
Est. $486/mo
Excellent deal
$5,508 Below market
RMV: $41,365
Ann Arbor, MI
MSRP $38,365
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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks

Outer Banks 4dr SUV 4WD (1.5L Turbo 3cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$33,230
Est. $451/mo
Excellent deal
$5,080 Below market
RMV: $38,310
Hiawatha, IA
MSRP $33,230
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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

Badlands 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L Turbo 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$35,857
Est. $486/mo
Excellent deal
$5,508 Below market
RMV: $41,365
Ann Arbor, MI
MSRP $38,365
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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

Badlands 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L Turbo 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$35,900
Est. $487/mo
Excellent deal
$5,465 Below market
RMV: $41,365
Cincinnati, OH
  
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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Big Bend

Big Bend 4dr SUV 4WD (1.5L Turbo 3cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$29,836
Est. $405/mo
Excellent deal
$4,434 Below market
RMV: $34,270
Redford, MI
MSRP $31,560
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Colors and Styles

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Arctic Gray Metallic

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While it has a similar mechanical setup, this new option carries distinct exterior and interior features. Additionally, there are rumors of a new hybrid powertrain being introduced by the brand. However, until Ford confirms the news, there is not much to comment about. The 2023 Bronco is expected to be priced at $30,000 for its base option and it will continue to compete against staple choices like the Jeep Cherokee, the Subaru Outback, and the Toyota RAV4.


Features

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport will be available in a comprehensive trim setup like before. However, a Heritage trim will make its debut with the upcoming iteration. While pricing for this variant has not yet been announced, the compact SUV is expected to fall in a price range that extends from just under $30,000 and adds another $8,000 for its top-tier option. As for features, the base trim comes with the usuals like power steering, remote engine start, and auto-off headlights. Additionally, a Black Diamond Off-road package has also been added to the mix.

Trim

Base

Big Bend

Outer Banks

Heritage

Badlands

MSRP (expected)

$30,015

$32,730

$35,650

N/A

$37,790

Key Features

Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Adds to or replaces features of Base

Adds to or replaces features of Big Bend

Adds to or replaces features of Outer Banks

Adds to or replaces features of Heritage

 

Power Steering

Privacy Glass

Fog Lamps

Distinct exterior elements

Special Rear Differential

 

Remote Engine Start

Satellite Radio

Rear Parking Aid

 

Off-road suspension

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Driver and Passenger Illuminated Vanity Mirrors

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Forward-looking 180-degree camera

 

Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel

Optional Universal Door Opener

Dual-zone Climate Control

 

6.5-inch digital instrument display

 

Auto-off Headlights

Heated Mirrors

Rain Sensing Wipers

 

Heated front seats

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Among the available trims, we feel that the Outer Banks is the most enticing option. Even for budget-conscious buyers, the trim does not feel exorbitantly priced. Over the base trims, this trim adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lamps, and rear parking aid, which add convenience to the overall setup.

Release Date

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport release date has not yet been finalized. However, it is expected that the vehicle will reach dealerships in the next couple of months.

Engine and Performance

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport will carry forward with a similar setup as before. This unit under the hood is a turbocharged inline-3 option, which is good for 181 hp and 190 lb.-ft of torque. While the outputs are not the most prominent, an optional 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 unit is also available that produces 250 hp and 277 lb.-ft. Ever since its introduction, the American off-roader has managed to secure a 0-60 mph timing of under 6 secondswith the larger engine. The quarter-mile run can be completed in 14.5 seconds and considering the absence of any mechanical changes, a similar set of timings will be relevant for the 2023 MY as well.

In addition, there are speculations about a hybrid model being added to the lineup, however, no confirmations have yet been received. The 2023 Bronco Sport will sport an 8-speed automatic transmission unit and transfer power to all the wheels. Being adventure-oriented, the SUV comes with an AWD setup as standard and there is no option for an alternate drivetrain.

Model

2023 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Toyota RAV4

2022 Jeep Cherokee

MSRP

$30,315

$28,820

$26,975

$31,495

Engine

1.5L turbocharged inline-3

2.5L flat-4

2.5L inline-4

2.4L inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

FWD

4WD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

CVT

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

Power (hp)

181 hp @6,000 RPM

182hp @5,800 RPM

203hp @6,600 RPM

180 hp @ 6,400 RPM

Torque (lb.-ft)

190 lb.-ft @3,000 RPM

176 lb.-ft @4,400 RPM

184 lb.-ft @5,000 RPM

171 lb.-ft @4,600 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.6 seconds

8.8 seconds

8.5 seconds

7.6 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

16 seconds

N/A

16.4 seconds

15.8 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

125 MPH

130 MPH

119 MPH

114 MPH

In comparison, each SUV makes use of a distinct setup. While the Subaru and Toyota SUVs come with four-cylinder setups, they are available with AWD and FWD powertrains as standard. On the other hand, the 2022 Cherokee SUV comes equipped with a similar engine, but it makes use of a 4WD setup. It is the most distinctive option that produces the lowest outputs in its class and the Jeep offering churns out 180 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft of torque. While it promises the quickest performance when compared to the adversaries and the Ford Bronco Sport in its base guise, none of the SUVs can match the acceleration that the optional engine bestows.

2023 Ford Bronco Sport Ride and Handling

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport is essentially unchanged. So, the SUV will suffer from a similar set of strengths and weaknesses when ride and handling are concerned. Being an off-road-focused option, the compact proposition handles uneven terrains comfortably. Be it dirt, mud, or rocks, the SUV manages to tread over all the paths. However, shift it into the city set up and you would long for refinement. Since its debut, the Bronco Sport has suffered from a slow-shifting transmission and an artificial feel from the steering wheel, both of which have resulted in the driving experience being slightly inferior to its peers.

2023 Ford Bronco Sport Braking Performance

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport’s braking statistics have not yet been confirmed by the brand. Neither is any information available regarding the brake sizes nor are the results from the deceleration test. Nonetheless, with no changes, the performance of the outgoing model can be used as a reference. In the 2022 MY, the compact SUV managed to come to a halt from 60 mph at 127 ft., which feels adequate.

Model

2023 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Toyota RAV4

2022 Jeep Cherokee

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

N/A

12.4 in

12 in

13 in

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

N/A

11.8 in

11.4 in

12.6 in

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,467 lbs

3,641 lbs

3,380 lbs

3,875 lbs

60-0 (-ft)

N/A

N/A

122 ft.

N/A

In comparison, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee features the largest set of rotors at 13 and 12.6 inches at the front and rear, respectively. It also weighs the most at 3,875 lbs and is at least 200 lbs heavier than its competitors. On the other hand, the 2022 RAV4 is the lightest and gets the smallest set of rotors. Nonetheless, it comes to a halt at 122 ft, which is 5 ft. shorter than the 2022 iteration of the Ford, making it a viable performer.

Fuel Economy

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport will not be the most efficient option, but its performance seems to be rather satisfactory. From its base three-cylinder engine, the SUV is slated to average a combined efficiency of 26 MPG. This combined with its 16-gallon fuel tank bestows an overall range of 416 miles, which is lower than most of its competitors. While the larger engine further witnesses a drop of a couple of notches, the possible introduction of the hybrid variant can be a game changer for the brand.

Model

2023 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Toyota RAV4

2022 Jeep Cherokee

MPG (city)

25

26

27

21

MPG (highway)

28

33

35

29

MPG (combined)

26

29

30

24

Fuel capacity (gallons)

16-gallons

18.5-gallons

14.5-gallons

15.8-gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

400/448/416 mi

481/611/537 mi

392/508/435 mi

332/458/377 mi

When compared to its direct rivals, the Toyota RAV4 emerges as the most efficient option. It averages 27 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway, which are the most sought-after figures in the class. However, it fails to match the Subaru Outback when the range is concerned. The Japanese wagon-cum-SUV gets equipped with an 18.5-gallon tank that grants a combined range of 537 miles, which is almost a 160-mile advantage over the segment loser, the 2022 Cherokee.

Interior

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport carries forward the rugged styling even on the inside. The cabin seems straightforward in its design and looks rather convenience-based than flamboyant. The upright dash houses the central screen and is made out of decent materials, however, there is ample use of plastic. Nonetheless, most controls and features are placed in the vicinity of the front passengers and are easy to learn. A Bronco nametag is added to the dashboard and as for storage, the central armrest, door pockets, and front seatbacks ensure ample practicality.

In terms of the passenger space, the front seat occupants enjoy ample space. At the rear, however, the space feels constricted and taller passengers will have a hard time finding the ideal seating position. Though there is a high degree of adjustability, none of the seats provide the correct amount of support and on longer journeys, the seats can feel overwhelming. Even the cargo capacity feels inferior per class standards, with the SUV managing a maximum trunk volume of 62.5 cubic feet.

Model

2023 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Toyota RAV4

2022 Jeep Cherokee

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/ legroom)

41.5/57.3/42.4

40.1/58.1/42.8

39.5/57.8/41

39.4/57.6/41.1

Second Row (Head/shoulder/ legroom)

41.7/55.6/36.9

39.1/57.4/39.5

39.5/56.4/37.5

38.5/55.1/40.3

Cargo Capacity to the second row(cu.-ft)

32.5 cu.-ft

32.6 cu.-ft

37.6 cu.-ft

25.8 cu.-ft

Cargo Capacity to the first row(cu.-ft)

62.5 cu.-ft

75.6 cu.-ft

67.8 cu.-ft

54.7 cu.-ft

In the segment, all the SUVs can seat five passengers only. However, compared to Bronco Sport, all the adversaries follow a clever setup, which provides a generous amount of space upfront and at the rear. Statistically speaking, the Jeep Cherokee has the best space to offer, it grants 40.3 inches of legroom at the rear as well, which is potent for any class. However, it lurks at the bottom of the table when cargo capacity is concerned. On the other hand, we feel that the Subaru Outback sports the most enticing interiors with its top-notch materials, a logical setup, and the highest trunk volume of 75.6 cubic feet.

Some of the standout interior features include:

  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Single-zone air conditioning
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Cloth/Premium Cloth Upholstery
  • Manual/Powered adjustment for front seats
  • Heated front seats

How intuitive is the infotainment system of the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport?

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport will continue to make use of an intuitive infotainment system. From the base variant itself, the SUV comes equipped with an 8.0-inch touchscreen unit that is easy to control. It works on Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system that is quick to respond and does not have a steep learning curve. It sports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard and is connected to a 6-speaker sound system. As optional, it also offers a Bang and Olufsen system, which delivers supreme performance.

Some of the salient infotainment features include:

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite Radio
  • USB Connection
  • Optional Bang and Olufsen Sound System
Exterior

Continuing with a familiar design, the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport remains unchanged. It’s still the compact SUV that bears a rugged fascia and draws inspiration from the higher-placed Bronco model. The combination of the front lights and the bold grille is a visual spectacle and the BRONCO plating adds to the overall appeal. However, from every other angle, the vehicle is not as enticing. The taillamps feel subtle for a vehicle that is built specifically for the off-roads, and for us, even the overly boxy structure is a drawback.

In terms of dimensions, the Ford Bronco Sport is the smallest. It is 172.7 inches long and sports a width and height of 74.3 and 70.2 inches, respectively. It also has the shortest wheelbase in the class, which justifies the lesser amount of space it has on the inside. Despite being off-road specific as well, its ground clearance is shorter than all of its rivals, which is surprising.

Model

2023 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Toyota RAV4

2022 Jeep Cherokee

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,467 lbs

3,641 lbs

3,380 lbs

3,875 lbs

Length (in.)

172.7 in

191.1 in

180.9 in

182 in

Width (in.)

74.3 in

73 in

73 in

73.2 in

Height (in.)

70.2 in

66.1 in

67 in

65.7 in

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.8 in

8.7 in

8.4 in

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

105.1 in

108.1 in

105.9 in

106.5 in

Amongst the rivals, every SUV has been following a similar design language for more than a couple of years. However, the Jeep Cherokee looks specifically outdated. When dimensions are concerned, there is ample discrepancy within the segment. Nonetheless, the Subaru Outback is the largest SUV by a margin. It sports a total length of 191.1 inches and has a wheelbase of 108.1 inches. Even its ground clearance is ample at 8.7 inches and it is closely followed by its Japanese counterpart, the Toyota RAV4, at 8.4 inches.

Some of the salient exterior features of the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport include:

  • Painted Alloy wheels
  • Metallic Exterior Paint
  • Roof Rails
  • LED Headlights
  • Running Boards
  • Rear Spoiler
Safety

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport is slated for release later this year and so it has not been safety tested yet. However, the 2022 iteration with which it shares its underpinnings has been impressively rated. It manages an overall 5-star rating from NHTSA and even gets cent-percent scores from IIHS. The feature is equally enticing and from the base variant itself, the SUV comes with features like an engine immobilizer, emergency braking preparation, and emergency braking assist.

Some of the salient safety features include:

  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind-spot Monitor
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Frontal Collision Mitigation
  • Rearview Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
Competition

2023 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2022 Subaru Outback

The competition between the Subaru Outback and the Ford Bronco Sport is rather easy to adjudicate. While both the SUVs produce almost similar outputs and are closely matched when acceleration is concerned, the Japanese proposition takes the lead in all other departments. It is the more efficient option available in comparison, feels more astute in city driving conditions, and it can also manage the off-roads rather effectively. Its larger footprint bestows better passenger and cargo space and by being a consistent proposition, its reliability is highly proven. So, yes, we feel that the 2022 Outback has better value to provide and makes for a more sensible decision.

2023 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2022 Toyota RAV4

The comparison between the Toyota RAV4and the Ford Bronco Sport is a closely contested battle. Starting from the acceleration itself, both SUVs return almost similar 0-60 mph timings and are equally efficient, managing diminutively different ranges. They have the lowest amount of space on the inside and the cargo capacities of both options feel potent. Yet with minimal differences, we feel that the 2022 RAV4 is a more comprehensive choice as it provides better comfort on the inside, and even with its larger dimensions, ride quality remains superb on most driving surfaces.

2023 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2022 Jeep Cherokee

The 2022 Jeep Cherokeeand 2023 Ford Bronco Sport are based on a similar ideology. Yet they deliver distinct performances. While the Cherokee is the quickest option in the class managing a 0-60 mph time of 7.6 seconds and has the best interior space, it fails to gain ascendancy when fuel efficiency and cargo space are concerned. Though it still continues as a practical option, the Jeep Cherokee has been a part of a similar generation since 2014 and has started to show its age. So, among the two options listed here, we feel that the Ford Bronco Sport being a novel proposition delivers a better bang for the buck.

Final Verdict

Whether or not the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport is an ideal option for you will depend on your requirements. While it is a cogent option for buyers who tread on adventures often, the practicality of the vehicle is not as pristine as its competitors. It lacks sophistication in its ride quality and city trips are rather overwhelming, both for the driver and the passengers. Even the interior and cargo space are on the lower end of the spectrum. Efficiency is not expected to be the greatest and at its best, the Bronco Sport is an average vehicle for everyday commutes. So, unless you fall in the niche category of buyers who like to challenge themselves, only then the American vehicle makes sense. Otherwise, the Subaru Outback is a great coalition of capabilities. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$31410

body style

dr SUV

engine type
displacement

91 cu in

horse power

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

190 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

172.7 in

wheelbase

105.1 in

width

74.3 in

curb weight

200 lbs

Height

70.2 in

Ground Clearance

7.8 lbs

capacity
cargo volume

65.2 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

25/26/28 mpg

highway range

448.00 mi


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