Ford Bronco versus Ford Bronco Sport - Which Ford SUV Matches Your Lifestyle Best?

If you need an SUV that can keep up with your adventures, few models fit your needs like the Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport. Whether you're a fan of the Bronco, the first off-road SUV to hit the scene, or prefer the family-friendliness of the Ford Bronco, there's a fit for everyone! The Vern Eide Ford Lincoln team is happy to help you explore the options and see which SUV checks all the boxes on your list!

Vehicle Comparison

 2022 Bronco2022 Bronco Sport
Engine Power300 hp @ 5,700 rpm181 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Engine Torque325 ft-lbs. @ 3,400 rpm190 ft-lbs. @ 3,000 rpm
Engine Displacement2.3 l1.5 l
Engine ConfigurationInline 4Inline 3
DrivetrainFour wheel driveAll wheel drive
Tire size245/70R17255/70R16
Transmission10-speed shiftable speed automatic8-speed automatic
Seating Capacity55
Wheelbase116.1 in.105.1 in.

Two New Models Celebrate 1966 Original

As a tribute to the original Bronco® that roamed the trails more than a half-century ago, Bronco two-door, Bronco four-door and Bronco® Sport SUVs proudly introduce the Heritage Edition and Heritage Limited Edition models.

Bronco® Sport available Fall 2022. Bronco® available Q2 2023. Bronco® Heritage Editions are exclusively available for current unscheduled order holders. However, supplies are limited and there are no guarantees.

Discover the Bronco® Brand Lineup

Every member of today's Bronco SUV herd adds to its legendary legacy - defined by an unbridled spirit that's raring to take you off-road on a journey of discovery.

Discover Two New Bronco® SUVs

There are two special-edition Ford Bronco® models being added to the stable, Bronco Raptor® for high-speed off-roading and Bronco Everglades, which features a number of factory-installed accessories to help you confidently explore far off the beaten path.

Available summer 2022.
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.

2022 Bronco® Sport SUV

The Bronco Sport can be your ultimate backcountry guide with four unique series engineered to match the way you experience the outdoors. Your adventure begins in a Bronco Sport and it never ends.

Bronco Sport Badlands® shown. Limited availability. See dealer for available inventory stock.
Always consult the Owner's Manual before off-road driving, know your terrain and trail difficulty, and use appropriate safety gear.

Bronco® vs. Bronco Sport SUV

The Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport SUVs are both Built Wild® and offer unique off-roading experiences. Discover how each SUV is specially designed to help you cut your own path.

The Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport SUVs are both Built Wild® and offer unique off-roading experiences. Discover how each SUV is specially designed to help you cut your own path.

Performance: The Bronco features a standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost® inline-4 engine, delivering 275 horsepower and 315 pound-feet of torque. If you opt for the Bronco Sport, you'll have less power generated from the 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, which makes 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. Interested in V6 capability? Only the Bronco offers one, outputting 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

Capability: The Ford Bronco is the perfect match for adventurous types that prefer braving hidden paths and out-of-the-way spots. Four-wheel drive is standard on both SUVs, featuring a Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T.-Modes™. However, the Bronco provides drivers with better departure, approach, and breakover angles than the Ford Bronco Sport can manage. The Bronco handles streams and obstacles more adeptly, too - you'll get 33.5-inches of water fording capability and up to 11.6-inches of ground clearance.

Interior: The Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport have equally accommodating interiors, boasting seating for five and configurable cargo areas. However, the Ford Bronco Sport is the more adaptable model, giving you more cargo room and passenger room than its Bronco cousin. The Bronco Sport also offers a safari-style roof and Cargo Management System, features you can't find in the Bronco.

Technology: The Bronco equips the SYNC® 4 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity, while the Bronco Sport uses the same integration through a SYNC® 3 system. You'll also benefit from the Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety system in both models.

A Model for Every Journey

2022 Bronco® BASE

STANDARD FEATURES:  

  • Standard Package
  • 4x4 with Part-Time Selectable Engagement
  • Terrain Management System with five G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 16-inch Silver-painted steel wheels
  • 30-inch P255/70R16 all-season tires
  • SYNC® 4 with eight-inch touchscreen
  • Carpeted flooring
  • Cloth seats

AVAILABLE PACKAGE: Sasquatch

 2022 Bronco® Sport BASE

The Base model knows how to make an impression, combining classic Bronco® styling and capability with an unmistakably modern design. Equipped for all-around adventure, Base packs in essentials like 4x4 capability, a safari-style roof and the Terrain Management System with five G.O.A.T. Modes (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain). This fundamental approach extends into the interior, providing you with 65.2 cu. ft. of cargo room behind the front row and thoughtful features that enable your journey into the wild.

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2022 Bronco® BIG BEND

STANDARD FEATURES: Base series standard equipment, plus:

  • Terrain Management System with six G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum wheels
  • 32-inch P255/75R17 all-terrain tires
  • Carbonized Gray grille
  • Privacy glass
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
  • Cloth seats

AVAILABLE PACKAGES: Mid, Sasquatch

2022 Bronco® Sport BIG BEND

Big Bend® takes Bronco® Sport to the next level of practicality and convenience. Designed to make getting outdoors easier, this accommodating model comes equipped with attentive features like a MOLLE strap system, Intelligent Access with pushbutton start and SiriusXM® Radio. When your trip winds down, easy-to-clean cloth seats, rubberized cargo floor and an available rear-seat back protector offer a stress-free cleanup.

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2022 Bronco® OUTER BANKS

STANDARD FEATURES: All Big Bend series standard equipment, plus:

  • Mid Package
  • Terrain Management System with six G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 18-inch black-painted machined-face aluminum wheels
  • 32-inch P255/70R18 all-terrain tires
  • Signature LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Powder-coated tube steps
  • Cloth seats with heated front row
  • Available leather-trimmed seats

AVAILABLE PACKAGES: High, Lux, Sasquatch

2022 Bronco® Sport OUTER BANKS®

Outer Banks® model looks great on the trail with refined exterior finishing, complete with 18-inch machined-face aluminum Ebony Black-painted wheels, a Shadow Black roof and a bold black grille with white Bronco® badging. Inside, you'll find stylish leather-trimmed seats, expertly designed for comfort and quality. 

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2022 Bronco® BADLANDS

STANDARD FEATURES: All Big Bend series standard equipment, plus:

  • Standard Package
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted machined-face aluminum wheels
  • 33-inch LT285/70R17 all-terrain tires
  • HOSS 2.0 System with Bilstein Position Sensitive Dampers
  • Front stabilizer bar disconnect
  • Powder-coated steel bumper with integrated LED fog lamps and tow hooks, powder-coated steel rear
  • Rubberized flooring with drain plugs
  • Marine-grade vinyl seats

AVAILABLE PACKAGES: Mid, High, Lux, Sasquatch

2022 Bronco® Sport BADLANDS®

Badlands® finds its place at the peak of Bronco® Sport capability. The pinnacle of Bronco Sport's off-road performance defends its title with a rugged exterior that includes metal bash plates, All Terrain tires, standard 17-inch Carbonized Gray-Painted wheels or optional 17-inch Carbonized Gray-Painted Low Gloss Aluminum wheels. And when you're ready for action, Advanced 4x4, Ford Trail Control for Off-Road and seven standard G.O.A.T. Modes (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain) to get where you want to go.

Computer-generated image shown. Bronco® Sport Badlands® shown. Limited availability. See dealer for available inventory stock.

Additional Ford Bronco Trims

2022 Bronco® BLACK DIAMOND

STANDARD FEATURES: All Big Bend series standard equipment, plus:

  • Standard Package
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 17-inch black-painted steel wheels
  • 32-inch LT265/70R17 all-terrain tires
  • Powder-coated steel bumper with integrated LED fog lamps and tow hooks, powder-coated steel rear
  • Rock rails and heavy-duty bash plates
  • Rubberized flooring with drain plugs
  • Marine-grade vinyl seats

AVAILABLE PACKAGES: Mid, Sasquatch

2022 Bronco®WILDTRAK

STANDARD FEATURES: All Outer Banks series standard equipment, plus:

  • Mid and Sasquatch Packages
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® engine
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes, including Baja
  • Wildtrak hood graphic
  • Carpeted flooring
  • Cloth seats with heated front row
  • Available leather-trimmed seats

AVAILABLE PACKAGES: High, Lux, HOSS 3.0

2022 Bronco® EVERGLADES

STANDARD FEATURES: All Black Diamond series standard equipment, plus:

  • Mid and Sasquatch Packages
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes
  • Factory-installed Ford Performance by WARN® winch kit
  • Factory-installed air-intake snorkel
  • 12-inch LCD touchscreen
  • Hard Top, Carbonized Gray Molded-in-Color (MIC)
  • Ford Performance Heavy-Duty Modular Front Bumper
  • Everglades bodyside graphic
  • Marine-grade vinyl seats with washout flooring

2022 Bronco® RAPTOR

STANDARD FEATURES: All Badlandsseries standard equipment, except Hill Descent Control, plus:

  • Mid and High Packages
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes
  • Raptor HOSS 4.0 System with FOX Live Valve 3.1 Internal Bypass Semi-Active Dampers
  • 37-inch all-terrain tires
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine
  • Hardtop, Carbonized Gray Molded-in-Color (MIC)
  • Ford Performance Heavy-Duty Modular Front Bumper with RIGID® fog lamps
  • Heavy-duty, full vehicle steel bash plates
  • Front stabilizer bar disconnect
  • 360-degree camera

AVAILABLE PACKAGES: Lux



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