The world has waited a long time to see the all-new Ford Bronco make its debut, so it’s no wonder it’s still the talk of the town days after its official launch.
But apart from the fact that the Bronco is one of the most iconic Ford nameplates ever, this next-generation SUV is also quite the vehicle in and of itself. There’s quite a lot to take in, so here we’ve listed down just a few of the noteworthy things loaded in the smaller Bronco Sport. In case you missed the big reveal or you simply just want to learn more about this all-new 4x4, then read on.
1) It’s smaller than the two- and four-door Broncos.
The models may all look alike, but the bigger four-door model stands at least 400mm longer and 50mm taller than the Sport. The two-door version measures a bit closer to the Sport in terms of size, but the former is still bigger.
2) Along with that physique comes two smaller powertrains.
You could say the Bronco Sport is the most economical version given that it has the smallest engine options available. A 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged three-cylinder mill capable of 181hp and 257Nm comes as standard. Meanwhile, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 245hp and 372Nm comes as an option.
The former comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, while the latter gets an eight-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with manual shifting mode and paddle shifters.
3) Five trim levels are available.
The Bronco Sport isn’t just available with multiple powertrains and transmission options—it’s also offered in different trims: Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands, and First Edition.
If these choices aren’t enough, you can also choose among 100 factory-backed aftermarket accessories for added personalization. The carmaker will also launch four lifestyle accessory bundles for the SUV: Bike, Snow, Water, and Camping.
4) It boasts a new Terrain Management System with seven selectable ‘G.O.A.T. Modes.’
In addition to the standard 4x4 drivetrain, all Bronco Sport models pack Ford’s new Terrain Management System. This system offers seven selectable G.O.A.T. Modes: Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, and Rock Crawl. The Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl modes, however, are only available on the Badlands and First Edition trims. The other five modes come as standard across the range.
5) Ford Co-Pilot360 is also available.
Ford has also equipped the Bronco Sport with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of safety and driver-assist tech, making the SUV just as capable on-road. This arsenal includes features such as pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and automatic pedestrian detection, forward collision warning and dynamic brake support, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, automatic headlamps, and a rearview camera.
There’s also adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane-centering, evasive steering assist, and voice-activated navigation available with the Co-Pilot360 Assist+. The Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0, meanwhile, includes intelligent adaptive cruise control with a speed sign recognition function in the package.
What are your thoughts on the new Ford Bronco Sport? Would you go for this, or the bigger Broncos in the stable?