Compact but capable, the all-new Bronco Sport is the smaller sibling in Ford’s Bronco family of 4x4 vehicles, and is sized for easy urban maneuvers, yet engineered and torture-tested to handle whatever weekend adventures you have in mind.
Arriving in dealerships late this year, a spot on the Bronco Sport reservation list can now be assured for just $100.
There’s no denying the legendary Bronco heritage in the Bronco Sport’s round headlamps, encapsulated grille, purposefully flat bodysides, and those short front/rear overhangs required for ultimate off-road agility. With function dictating Bronco Sport’s upright form, its safari-style roof provides class-leading front and rear headroom, while allowing a long, flat roof rail for maximum carrying length.
Wheel, tire and styling details vary among the four distinct trim levels available: Base, Big Bend™, Outer Banks™, and Badlands™, each tailored and equipped to suit differing tastes.
Don’t mistake the Bronco Sport for just another small SUV, as off-road performance is at its core. All models feature an independent front and rear suspension designed and tested to take on the toughest terrain by delivering unsurpassed ground clearance, water fording and obstacle protection.
Power comes from either a 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine, delivered through an 8-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive. The Badlands model packs an even more advanced 4x4 system with a class-exclusive, twin-clutch rear-drive unit and differential lock feature, capable of sending virtually all rear axle torque to either wheel.
A Terrain Management System with up to seven driver-selectable modes helps Bronco Sport tackle any condition. Standard modes include Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Sand. The Badlands model — the pinnacle of Bronco Sport off-road performance — adds Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl modes, the latter having an electronic power steering assist system uniquely calibrated to provide more precise control and reduced steering wheel disturbance during lowspeed maneuvers over rocky terrain.
An available Trail Control technology enables low-speed vehicle-controlled throttle and braking, letting the driver focus on navigating the terrain.