The all-new 2022 Ford Bronco Sport SUV is a revival of an American classic. It’s been updated and redesigned for a new generation, with a base starting price of $28,815 USD. The 2022 Ford Bronco is available in two different body styles: a 2-door model or 4-door model.
The SUV comes equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost® engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission, or you can choose the 2.3L or 2.7L EcoBoost® engine for more power. The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport also comes with a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission as standard equipment across all models in the US market.
In Canada, the Bronco Sport comes standard with a manual transmission but you can opt for the automatic version for an additional $1750 CAD. All Bronco models come with four-wheel drive as standard equipment.
History of the Ford Bronco
The Ford Bronco is a four-wheel drive SUV that was produced by the Ford Motor Company from 1965 to 1996. It was based on the company’s compact Falcon platform and used a body-on-frame construction.
The Bronco was designed as an off-road vehicle, and was offered in both two-door and four-door versions. The Bronco was discontinued in 1996, and was replaced by the larger Ford Expedition.
The Bronco became popular as an off-road vehicle, due to its four-wheel drive and high ground clearance. It was also used as a police vehicle and as a utility vehicle. The Bronco was available in several different trim levels, and was offered with a variety of engines, including a V- eight engine.
The Bronco was discontinued in 1996, due to declining sales. The Expedition, which is based on the Ford F-150 platform, replaced the Bronco as Ford’s large SUV.
A legend is reborn
The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport is available in seven different trim levels: Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Wildtrak, Badlands, First Edition, and Black Diamond. The base model Bronco starts at $28,815 USD and comes standard with LED headlamps, a soft top roof, manual front windows, and 16-inch steel wheels.
The Big Bend trim adds power front windows, heated front seats, remote start, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The Outer Banks trim is the next step up and comes with SYNC®️ infotainment, 18-inch aluminum wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an upgraded audio system.
The Wildtrak trim is the off-road focused model and comes standard with 35-inch all-terrain tires, front and rear tow hooks, Fox shocks, skid plates, and recovery points.
The Badlands trim is the most capable off-road model with even more features like front and rear locking differentials, a unique suspension tuning, and an advanced four-wheel drive system. The First Edition is a limited production model that comes standard with everything included in the Outer Banks trim plus a few additional features like a panoramic sunroof and special badging.
The Black Diamond trim is the range-topping model and comes standard with unique exterior and interior design elements, LED headlights and taillights, 20-inch wheels, and an upgraded audio system.
2022 Ford Bronco Sport safety by the numbers
All 2022 Ford Broncos Sport come standard with a host of safety features including:
– Advanced airbags
– Anti-lock brakes
– Blind spot information system with cross traffic alert
– Emergency brake assist
– Enhanced active park assist
– Forward collision warning with brake support
– Lane departure warning with lane keeping aid
– Post-collision braking
– Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency breaking
– Rear camera with washer
– Reverse sensing system
– Tire pressure monitoring system
These standard safety features are in addition to the Bronco’s impressive crash test ratings. The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport has a five-star rating for overall crash protection and a four-star rollover rating in NHTSA testing. The IIHS has named the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport a Top Safety Pick+, the Institute’s highest accolade for safety.