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The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport off-road vehicle signals for thrill-seekers a welcome return to roads and trails less traveled. With unmistakable Bronco™ styling and unrelenting Bronco capability, the smaller sibling of Bronco two- and four-door SUVs offers standard 4x4 and is engineered to handle whatever weekend fun its owner has in mind.
Bronco Sport is smartly designed to transport two mountain bikes standing up in its cargo area* – and two cyclists up front. Seven available accessory bundles – in addition to more than 100 factory-backed standalone accessories – let owners easily make the vehicle their own by outfitting it to transport kayaks, skis, camping equipment or whatever gear propels their adventure. Two new available themed bundles – Dog and Off-Road – join the previously available Bike, Snow, Water, Camping and Cargo offerings.
Four trim levels are available, including the Base, Big Bend™, Outer Banks™ and Badlands™ models**.
Built Wild™ 4x4 confidence
Like the larger Bronco, the Bronco Sport SUV delivers the 4x4 off-road capability that made the original Bronco a legend. With off-road performance at its core, all Bronco Sport models provide solid footing on the trails.
For maximum off-road capability, Badlands models pack an advanced 4x4 system with a twin-clutch rear-drive unit with a differential lock feature to allow greater off-road performance – similar to a traditional mechanical locking differential. The system can divert virtually all rear axle torque to either wheel.
The Bronco Sport High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (H.O.S.S.) system can take on rugged terrain and is complemented by Ford trail technologies. The small SUV’s Terrain Management System™ with up to seven available G.O.A.T. Modes™ helps drivers “go over any type of terrain” and in various conditions. Standard modes include Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Sand; Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl modes are available on Badlands models.
All models feature an independent front and rear suspension engineered and performance-tested in demanding environments across North America. The suspension is optimized to help drivers confidently maintain vehicle composure while aggressively taking on rugged terrain.
On Badlands models, the system includes uniquely tuned front struts with hydraulic rebound stops designed to provide a quiet, less jarring off-road experience. In addition, 46-millimeter-diameter monotube rear shocks, antiroll bars and uniquely tuned springs help provide off-road comfort.
Trail Control™ technology furthers the vehicle’s off-road prowess. The available feature enables a cruise control-like setting up to 20 mph forward and 6 mph in reverse for vehicle-controlled throttle and braking, letting the driver stay focused on navigating the trail.
For thrill-seekers taking on rough and rocky terrain, the small SUV’s design includes made-for-the-trails departure, approach and breakover angles. An available front 180-degree camera with lens washer serves as a spotter and helps provide better visibility of the trail ahead, displaying the image on the center stack-mounted touch screen.
In Rock Crawl mode, the electronic power steering assist system is uniquely calibrated to provide more precise control and help reduce steering wheel disturbance during low-speed maneuvers over rocky terrain.
On Badlands models, off-road capability is further reinforced by four available metal bash plates and frame-mounted front tow hooks. Badlands can wade through up to 23.6 inches of water†.
Thrilling performance borne of Bronco DNA
Staying true to the DNA of the first-generation Bronco, the Bronco Sport SUV pays it forward with modern, heritage-inspired style, agile off-road architecture and optimized suspension for impressive control in various environments.
The Badlands model is powered by a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that produces 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque for high-speed off-road performance††. Base, Big Bend and Outer Banks models feature the proven 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine with a 181 horsepower and 190 lb.-ft. of torque**.
Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while Badlands adds SelectShift® with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters to help drivers maximize control both on- and off-road. A cooling system with additional transmission and rear-drive coolers keeps 2.0-liter models running strong over tough terrain.
The Bronco Sport SUV’s design inspiration is directly linked to the Bronco halo model. Its rugged design attributes include signature encapsulated cartridge grille, round headlamps, clean, flat bodysides, and timeless proportions that enable the short front and rear overhangs required for off-road maneuvers. Tough unpainted finishes smartly cover exterior contact points, so the vehicle is ready for almost anything the rough and tumble outdoors can throw at it. The Badlands series comes standard with 28.5-inch all-terrain tires.
Ready for fun to venture into the wilderness
Human-centered design led to special Bronco Sport features such as liftgate LED floodlamps – because out in the wilderness, there are no streetlamps – available MOLLE straps to carry extra gear, available zippered seatback pockets for additional stowage, and even a built-in bottle opener in the cargo area.
Its upright design and safari-style roof contribute to the vehicle’s silhouette, treating occupants to outstanding first- and second-row headroom. The cargo area has enough height to accommodate two standing 27.5-inch-wheel mountain bikes with the available Yakima dealer-installed interior bike rack accessory.
Other features include a flip-glass rear window, low-load floor cargo area, versatile roof rack with capacity to make available roof-top tent camping easy, and front fender peaks that allow the driver to see the corners of the vehicle easily from behind the wheel.
Bronco Sport can quickly help with basecamp setup thanks to an innovative slide-out working table, part of the available five-way configurable Cargo Management System, plus a 400-watt inverter and liftgate floodlamps that illuminate up to 129 square feet for when the adventure ends after sundown.
To make post-outing cleanups painless, the Badlands series offers washable rubberized flooring throughout the cabin and cargo area, easy-to-clean cloth seating surfaces and silicone-sealed control switches. For stowage of wet, icy or muddy gear, an available storage bin is located below the second-row passenger-side seat.
Smart in addition to being rugged, the vehicle features a SYNC® 3 system with an 8-inch touch screen and compatibility with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility¶. Other available technology features include Ford+Alexa and SiriusXM™ satellite radio.
The Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of advanced driver-assist technologies is standard across the lineup, including Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking featuring Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Auto High Beam Headlamps and a rearview camera. Available Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ technology includes Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane-Centering and Speed Sign Recognition, Evasive Steering Assist and voice-activated touch screen navigation.
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*Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and weight distribution.
**Limited availability. See dealer for available inventory stock.
†Always determine the water depth before attempting a crossing and proceed slowly. Refer to your owner’s manual for detailed information regarding driving through water.
††Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard. Your results may vary. Horsepower and torque are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.
¶Requires phone with active data service and compatible software. SYNC 3 does not control third-party products while in use. Third parties are solely responsible for their respective functionality.
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