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2022 Ford Bronco Sport

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2022 Base 4dr 4x4
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Price:   -  From $28,815
2022 Big Bend 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $30,530
2022 Outer Banks 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $34,450
2022 Badlands 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $36,590
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What's New

There are no changes to Ford’s Bronco Sport for the 2022 model year, which means this rather unhappy-looking SUV continues to offer a choice of engines allied to specific trim levels. All-wheel drive is standard across the range, with off-road technologies like trail control and a self-cleaning front camera on the rugged Badlands model.

Choosing Your Ford Bronco Sport

The Bronco Sport is available with two engine choices, and the range starts at $28,760 including destination for the aptly-named Base model. The Big Bend trim costs $1,600 more, but there’s less than a thousand dollars differentiating the $34,570 Outer Banks and $35,430 Badlands models, with the latter gaining a larger engine and more robust mechanicals while sacrificing some of the former’s luxury features.

The Bronco Sport shares some similarities to the Escape crossover. Apart from different styling and the fact that the Bronco Sport is only available with all-wheel drive, another key difference is the fact that the Escape is also available as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The larger Ford Bronco is a very different SUV more suited to off-road pursuits and is available in either a two-door or four-door configuration.

Engine Choices

Most Bronco models are powered by a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, generating 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. This is supplied to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, returning an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon city, 28 highway, and 26 combined.

Badlands Broncos are unique in receiving a larger two-liter engine outputting 250 HP and 277 lb-ft of torque, while economy drops to 21/26/23 MPG.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)
1.5-liter EcoBoost181 hp190 lb-ft25/28/26 MPG
2.0-liter EcoBoost250 hp277 lb-ft21/26/23 MPG

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity for the five-seater Bronco Sport stands at 35.6 cu ft with the rear seats in place, and 65.2 cu ft once they’re dropped.

Ford Bronco Sport

Safety Features

Ford has gone big on the acronyms with the Bronco Sport. Every model has a High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (H.O.S.S.), with up to seven driver-selected G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Terrain) modes.

The standard Ford CoPilot360 suite of driver-assist technologies includes pre-collision assistance with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind-spot and cross-traffic alerts, lane-keeping, and auto high beam headlamps.

Roll stability control is another across-the-range fitment and seven airbags feature in the cabin, but a keyless-entry keypad only makes its debut on Outer Banks models. Badlands is unique in receiving off-road suspension and metal bash plates, plus a 180-degree front camera with split-view and self-cleaning.


Given its low price, you wouldn’t buy a Bronco Sport expecting high-end infotainment systems, and features like navigation or a head-up display are off the menu entirely. Every model comes with a six-speaker AM/FM stereo system with Ford’s SYNC3 connectivity system fitted as standard, running through an eight-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay plus 4G WiFi hotspot capacity. Unusually, there are no upgrades as you move through the range.

Ford Bronco Sport

Bronco Sport Base – MSRP From $28,760

As the automotive equivalent of a pair of cargo pants, features on every Bronco Sport include two adjustable floodlights in the liftgate and a bottle opener in the hatch, with flip-up rear glass and a safari-style roof. Base buyers receive single-zone climate, USB A and C sockets plus 12V charging ports, while convenience features include remote keyless entry, power windows, and auto high beam headlamps.

There are no packs available on any Bronco Sport.

Bronco Sport Big Bend – MSRP From $30,320

Riding on stylish 17-inch aluminum wheels, Big Bend improvements over Base include automatic temperature control, push-button start, and satellite radio. The attentive observer may also notice rear privacy glass, durable seat fabrics, and a MOLLE storage system for securing loose items.

Bronco Sport Outer Banks – MSRP From $34,570

The price increase over Big Bend is significant, but so are the specification upgrades on Outer Banks models. The cabin receives leather, with powered and heated front bucket seats preceding second-row seats sporting rubberized backs for extra practicality.

There’s a larger 6.5-inch LCD instrument panel, ambient cabin lighting, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and heated, while external adornments include rain-sensing wipers with de-icer functionality, LED signature lighting, and foglamps.

Bronco Sport Badlands – MSRP From $35,430

As the only Bronco Sport powered by a larger two-liter EcoBoost engine with automatic start/stop technology, the rugged Badlands model includes metal bash plates, off-road suspension, a 180-degree front camera with split-view and washer functionality.

It also has seven G.O.A.T. modes compared to the five found on other models, front tow hooks and trail control for off-roading, plus a full-size spare tire. However, it loses the dual-zone climate and remote start functionality of Outer Banks models, as well as sacrificing that model’s leather seats and front passenger power adjustment.

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For serious off-roaders, Badlands is the model to choose, but fans of modern specifications (or buyers in colder states) will appreciate the greater comfort provided by Outer Banks models compared to the two cheaper and more primitive Bronco Sport trims.

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Expert Review

  • Capable off-road
  • Decent value
  • Rugged design
  • Punchy optional engine
  • Escape is a better fit for most
  • 2,200-pound towing capacity
  • Low-rate interior materials
  • Tight rear seats
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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

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: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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More than capable. While the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport shares its name with the larger, more expensive, more capable, and more powerful Bronco, the baby Bronco isn’t a true rock-crawler. The Bronco Sport shares the same platform and a lot of the same components as the Escape. While that makes it sound like a compact SUV that can’t go off-roading, that’s not the case.

The Bronco Sport isn’t as capable off-road as the Bronco, but it still has more off-roading capability than the majority of compact SUVs on the market. The rugged Badlands trim offers up to 7.9 inches of ground clearance and a water fording depth of 17.7 inches. Opting for optional all-terrain off-road tires increases ground clearance to 8.8 inches and water-fording depth to 23.6 inches.

In addition to being relatively high off the ground, the Badlands trim also comes with an upgraded four-wheel-drive system, a twin-clutch rear differential, trail control (off-road cruise control), a forward-looking 180-degree camera, underbody skid plates, front tow hooks, and off-road suspension. These features give the Bronco Sport more than enough off-roading capability to hit some serious trails. Additionally, with underfloor storage and rubberized flooring, Ford’s thought about all of your gear that will get dirty on an off-road excursion, too.

Having taken the Bronco Sport off-roading, we can confirm that the SUV is ready to put up a serious fight against the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.

Safety is a priority. Ford offers its Co-Pilot360 suite of safety features as standard equipment. The suite includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Other standard safety features include pedestrian detection and automatic high-beam assist. The Big Bend trim is available with Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ for an additional $895 that brings adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, and traffic sign recognition.

In addition to coming with an impressive list of safety features, the Bronco Sport has great crash-test scores. The compact SUV earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. The IIHS hasn’t tested the 2022 model year yet, but the IIHS gave the 2021 Bronco Sport a Top Safety Pick+ award. We expect the award to carry over for the 2022 model year.

Quick, not efficient. The Bronco Sport is available with two turbocharged engines. The base, Big Bend, and Outer Banks trims come with a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine. It’s rated at 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. The engine is plenty powerful for daily use but isn’t exactly peppy.

The available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is a much better engine, producing 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder feels much stouter, offering muscular performance, especially for overtaking and off-roading.

An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines. Shifts are jerky at low speeds and the transmission can be slow to shift at times. Fuel economy isn’t stellar with either engine, as the three-cylinder can get up to 26 mpg combined, while the four-cylinder is rated at up to 23 mpg combined.

With its upgraded suspension, the Badlands trim’s ride is rough and uneven, translating small road imperfections to the cabin. Other Bronco Sport trims have smoother rides and offer better handling around corners.

Ford Bronco Sport

Style-forward. Featuring elements from the midsize Bronco, the compact Bronco Sport has a bold design. The squared-off body doesn’t look like other compact SUVs on the market with retro cues for some added flair. The way “BRONCO” is written on the front grille, chunky fenders, black roof, and “BRONCO” on the liftgate all point to the Bronco Sport’s inspiration from its larger stablemate. It’s a great design that draws attention on the road.

On the inside, the Bronco Sport has an attractive interior design and useful features but is too focused on being rugged to be comfortable. The Bronco Sport has lackluster plastics that are meant to be durable and hosed off after tackling some mud. The straightforward, plastic buttons make the Bronco Sport feel like a truck instead of an upscale SUV. Consumers interested in going off-roading will appreciate the simple design and durable materials, but compared to other SUVs in the class, the Bronco Sport doesn’t feel nearly as upscale.

The Bronco Sport’s seats aren't that comfortable. They lack the necessary support for long drives or corners, while the rear seats have less space than the majority of its rivals. With 36.9 inches of rear legroom, the Bronco Sport has less space than the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, and Honda CR-V. Thanks to its boxy design, the Bronco Sport’s 41.7 inches of rear headroom is spacious for the class.

Cargo capacity is average for the segment, as the Bronco Sport offers up to 32.5 cubic feet of cargo space and a total of 65.2 cubic feet of space. The rear window can be opened independently of the liftgate, letting some fresh air into the cabin or making it easy to stow small items in the rear.

Final thoughts. It’s easy to write the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport off because of the larger Bronco, but it has its own distinct personality to stand out in the compact segment. The Bronco Sport isn’t for everyone, as its off-roading-heavy nature makes it less comfortable and upscale than other options. Still, the Bronco Sport comes with impressive safety features, has a rugged design, offers serious off-roading capability, and has a punchy four-cylinder engine.

The Mazda CX-5 is the obvious choice for consumers wanting something sporty and upscale. It has a high-end design, a powerful turbocharged engine, and sharp handling. The Hyundai Tucson doesn’t have the same off-roading prowess as the Bronco Sport, but is offered with more tech features, has a bold design, is available with electrified powertrains, and has a smooth ride.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-3 / 181 HP / 190 ft.lbs.
8-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Part And Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 28 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-3 / 181 HP / 190 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Part And Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 28 / 26 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Short And Long Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
65.2 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
106 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
172.7 "
Exterior Width
74.3 "
Exterior Height
70.2 "
Front Headroom
41.5 "
Rear Headroom
41.7 "
Front Legroom
42.4 "
Rear Legroom
36.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,467 Lbs.
Wheel Base
105 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Ford Co-pilot360 - Pre-collision Assist With Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Ford Co-pilot360 - Blis (blind Spot Information System) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Alert Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Ford Co-pilot360 - Pre-collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Alert Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Ford Co-pilot360 - Auto High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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