The 2022 Ford Bronco, a Legend Returns

The all new 2022 Ford Bronco Sport
2022 Ford Bronco Sport

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.

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2022 Ford Bronco Sport – (Outer Banks version shown) | Ford

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

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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.

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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

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The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport’s rugged modern design stands out in back roads or main street – the king has returned indeed

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 Ford Bronco still has the same utility but now is equipped with all new features for a new generation
Ford Bronco pictured here in Velocity Blue paint job | Ford

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

2022 Ford Bronco Sport - Badlands edition model shown here
2022 Ford Bronco Sport – Badlands edition model shown here

All 2022 Ford Broncos Sport come standard with a host of safety features including:

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– 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.

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