2022 Ford Bronco Interiors

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2022 Ford Bronco SUV Infotainment, Seating and Interior Features

Updated on: March 8, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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After almost 25 years since the last generation rolled off the assembly line, Ford has finally resurrected the Bronco name with two distinct models catering to two types of customers. The standard Bronco we’re focusing on here is made for off-road adventures and trails, much like the Jeep Wrangler. Like the Wrangler, the Bronco is available in both 2-door and 4-door configurations with a generous amount of off-road specific features and options. The usual traits like removable doors and a convertible roof are also available. With all-wheel-drive as standard across the range, the Bronco can be bought with a turbocharged Inline-4 or twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. The Bronco also offers a confusing amount of optional packages and trim levels depending on the capabilities you’re looking for. However, if you just want a comfortable SUV for the family, the Ford Bronco Sport model is recommended.

2022 Ford Bronco Dashboard

The only direct competitor to the Ford Bronco is the Jeep Wrangler SUV, which also follows the same off-road-focused design and capabilities. However, its price range also puts it in contention with the Toyota 4Runner and Land Rover Defender. For all its capabilities, Ford has kept the 2022 Bronco relatively affordable with a starting price of just $30,800, going all the way up to nearly $50,000.

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2022 Ford Bronco Interior Design, Dimensions, and Comfort

Despite its off-road focused positioning, the 2022 Ford Bronco gets surprisingly practical interiors that can easily double-up as a family hauler on the weekends. If you’re into off-roading, the removable roof and body panels also make the Bronco an excellent companion for your adventures. The frameless door design makes removing them a breeze and they can even be stored at the back if required. Since the Bronco plays homage to the original model from the early ’80s, the interiors follow a retro theme without going overboard. There are some modern touches like the massive touchscreen in the middle and a chunky dashboard to make the Bronco easier to live with.

2022 Ford Bronco Front Seats

Ford has managed to balance the modern and retro interior design a lot better than say the Jeep Wrangler. The overall layout also includes some rugged elements like grab handles on both sides and a high seating position with comfortable seats. 4-door models can easily seat 5-passengers despite the body-on-frame design, while the 2-door models can only seat 4 passengers.

Like the rest of the interiors, the dashboard gets a chunky and rugged design that can take some abuse. However, it still looks modern and usable with a massive infotainment display in the middle and well-placed controls. Ford couldn’t have designed a better dashboard for the Bronco even if they tried, and it gels well with the overall theme.

Bold Bronco lettering adorns the sides, and the large climate vents get a similar boxy design as the rest of the dashboard. Instead of the traditional Ford logo, the chunky three-spoke steering wheel gets a bucking bronco in the middle, subtly hinting that this is no normal Ford. The hazard light switch and some of the off-road controls are placed neatly at the top for easier access, while the drive selector or “GOAT” as Ford calls it is placed conveniently near the gear lever. The power window switches are also placed behind the gear lever because of the removable doors.

As is typical with a tall SUV, you sit high up with good visibility on all sides. The front passengers get plenty of legroom and headroom on offer along with supportive seats and good bolstering to hold you in place through tough trails. Depending on options, they can also be equipped with heating, although power-adjustability is only available on the 4-door models with leather upholstery.

Although stylish, the 2-door models only offer space for two passengers, and getting into the rear seats is a task in itself. Fortunately, the 4-Door model addresses most of these issues and offers seating for five passengers, although there are still limitations to headroom and legroom owing to the body-on-frame chassis. Still, the rear passengers get three separate headrests and three-point seatbelts. The angles seat base also makes seating slightly uncomfortable, forcing you to sit in a knees-up position, especially when you consider the upright seatbacks. Overall, rear-seat space and comfort are just adequate for an SUV of this size.

With the roof off, all passengers can excel at nature's beauty, providing an unobstructed view of the sky. Higher trims also add dual-zone climate control to keep them comfortable no matter the weather outside, even on tough off-road adventures. Both rows also get a center armrest with cupholders.

Models

2022 Ford Bronco 4-Door

2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2022 Toyota 4Runner

2022 Land Rover Defender 110

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Interior Passenger Volume (ft³)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

43.3/57.1/43.1

42.6/55.7/41.2

39.3/57.8/41.7

40.6/60.8/39.1

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.1/56.5/36.3

41.7/55.7/38.3

38.6/57.8/32.9

40.4/59.2/39.1

Ford has stuck to its roots with the Bronco, and its boxy shape liberates a surprising amount of space on the inside, even beating the Toyota 4Runner and Land Rover Defender by a small margin. The Bronco is also a lot more comfortable and practical when compared to its direct rival, the Jeep Wrangler. Unsurprisingly, the 2-door model is a lot less practical than the 4-door model for hauling families, just like the Jeep Wrangler.

2022 Ford Bronco Infotainment

Like almost all the latest Ford models, the Bronco gets the new SYNC 4 infotainment system with either an 8-inch or 12-inch display. With over the air updates and all the latest features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, advanced connected car features with AppLink, and even a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system over the standard 6-speaker unit, you can easily mistake the Bronco for a luxury SUV when pondering over the brochure.

2022 Ford Bronco Infotainment System

Other notable features on the higher trim levels include built-in navigation, wireless charging, and more. While it is dumbed down a bit, even the base model gets the same 8-inch display with some missing features along with an 8-inch color LCD instrument cluster.

Key infotainment features

  • 8 or 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system
  • Built-in navigation system with voice activation
  • Latest SYNC 4 interface with AppLink and connected car features
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • USB-C connectivity
  • SiriusXM satellite radio with 360L

2022 Ford Bronco Cargo Capacity

With boxy proportions and clever interior design, the Ford Bronco offers a spacious and practical trunk on both the 2-door and 4-door models. With the former, the capacities stand at 22.4 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 52.3 cubic feet with them down. Opting for the 4-door model increases it significantly to 35.6 and 77.6 cubic feet respectively. The soft top model further boosts capacities to 38.3 and 83 cubic feet with the 4-door layout.

2022 Ford Bronco Cargo Space

It's also worth noting that Ford offers several cargo-specific options with the Bronco including tie-down hooks. The seats of the 4-door model also fold down flat compared to the 2-door model, making use of the extra wheelbase.

Models

2022 Ford Bronco 4-Door

2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2022 Toyota 4Runner

2022 Land Rover Defender 110

Standard Cargo Capacity (ft³)

38.3

31.7

47.2

34

Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft³)

83

72.4

89.7

78.8

Like interior space, the Ford Bronco is also one of the most practical off-roaders on the market, liberating more space than both the Jeep Wrangler and Land Rover Defender with the seats up or down. However, the Toyota 4Runner takes the cake here with its traditional SUV design.

Additional Interior Storage Spaces

While it is marketed as a hardcore off-roader, Ford hasn’t sacrificed practicality for the sake of design. The interiors get plenty of storage areas and cubby holes like every other modern SUV out there including two large cupholders at the front with a small tray for your smartphone, deep center console storage, and generous door and seatback pockets.

2022 Ford Bronco Creature Comforts

For an SUV focused purely on enthusiasts, the 2022 Ford Bronco offers a surprising amount of features and creature comforts. Even the base model covers all the basics like power windows, push-button start, comfortable cloth upholstery, and more. The Big Bend trim further adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and tinted windows for the second row.

The Black Diamond model focuses on aesthetics and doesn’t get much in the way of creature comforts, while the Outer Banks trim includes the Mid package as standard that brings features like proximity keyless entry, ambient interior lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and even remote starting with the automatic transmission.

The Badlands, Wildtrak, and Raptor trim levels focus mostly on performance and off-road-focused additions and don't include anything in the way of comfort and luxury. However, if we talk about the optional packages on offer, the High package includes additional sound deadening, while the Lux package gets a heated steering wheel and wireless smartphone charging.

Verdict

Ford has certainly done their homework with the new Bronco, and it's safe to say that it is as comfortable and practical as every other modern SUV on the market despite the hardcore off-road capabilities. The Bronco can easily double up as a family hauler on the weekdays without much fuss. With some optional packages, the Bronco also includes a plethora of creature comforts and luxuries if you’re willing to pay for it.

Overall, when pitted against its direct competitor, the Jeep Wrangler, the Ford Bronco is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of interior space and practicality, which is all that matters. As always, if you don't plan on going off-road or want a more comfortable package, the 2022 Ford Bronco will be right up your alley.

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