If you’ve been searching for a compact crossover that’s ideal for driving on the road and traversing backroad trails, you’ll want to take a look at the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport. This smaller sibling of the full-size Bronco gets similar rugged styling, and it provides ample space for passengers and cargo. Customers at the Sedona Ford dealer tell us they like the Bronco Sport’s slide-out workbench and hidden storage compartments.
The 2022 Bronco Sport is offered in four trim levels at dealers like the Sedona Ford dealership: Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks and Badlands. All models except the Badlands are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that develops 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. The Badlands is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 hp and 277 lb-ft. Both powerplants are matched to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and all-wheel drive is standard across the lineup.
The 2022 Bronco Sport gets high marks from the automotive media. Edmunds writes: “The newly introduced Ford Bronco Sport promised off-road capability, and it delivers. This is one small crossover that can tackle terrain and look good doing it. Technology and usable space are also strong points. ... The Bronco Sport deserves its off-road credentials thanks to a host of impressive rugged technologies, and it doesn’t hurt that it looks the part too.”
The Bronco Sport can pull a max of 2,200 pounds. The base turbocharged three-cylinder engine returns an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg city/28 mpg highway.* The turbo-four checks in with 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway.
Standard features in the base Bronco Sport include 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, an adjustable terrain management system with five modes (Sand, Slippery, Sport, Eco and Normal), roof rails, air conditioning, a rear liftgate, and a driver information screen. The infotainment system gets an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, remote monitoring and control via an app, and USB-A and USB-C ports.
The standard Ford Co-Pilot360 safety suite includes automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, a lane-keeping system, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, and a backup camera. The Bronco Sport also gets standard post-collision braking.
The top-of-the-line Badlands trim level comes with an impressive collection of standard features, including 17-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, a 1.0-inch suspension lift, twin-clutch rear-drive with a differential lock, and upgraded shocks. The Badlands has an available Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ package. The optional Premium package adds remote start, two-tone leather seats, a B&O audio setup, an auto-dimming mirror, body-color door handles, a heated steering wheel, rear parking sensors, a universal garage door opener, and a wireless charging pad.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s highest overall safety rating of five stars. The 2022 Bronco Sport was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the agency’s highest safety designation.