Ford Bronco Review: The Ultimate Guide to the New Ford Bronco

Ford Bronco Review: The Ultimate Guide to the New Ford Bronco

Did you know that over 100,000 Ford Broncos  were sold in 2021?

Orders are reportedly pouring in for the 2022 Ford Bronco. A used first edition model has sold recently for double its retail price on auction. So, what is it about the Ford Bronco? 

With such hysteria over this new vehicle, now would be the time to get your hands on one. Check out our guide below for the latest vehicle to come out of Ford's stable with the ultimate Ford Bronco review!

Engine Department Ford Bronco Review

Both of the engine options for the 2022 Ford Bronco are impressive. They offer the latest in engine technology and keep the environment in mind.

First up, we have the 6-cylinder 2.7 L eco-boost engine. It produces 310 HP and 400 lb-ft of torque on the wheels. This is the engine with the most horsepower available from Ford, which will be important for thrill-seekers and off-road enthusiasts.

The other power train option that is available is a slightly smaller 2.3 L 4-cylinder engine. It has 270 HP and 310 lb-ft pounds of torque, which is less than the 2.7 L option but can match any compact SUV on the market.

Transmission Options

Your transmission options for the 2022 Ford Bronco include a manual and a lazier automatic option. The manual option is a 7-speed transmission. A driver has plenty of gearing options while driving down the road, which also improves fuel consumption.

The manual option can only be matched to the smaller 2.3 L engine. So if you're a hardcore manual fan, you will have to compromise on horsepower slightly.

The automatic option comes in a 10-speed select shift automatic transmission packed with the latest technology that the world of transmissions has to offer. The automatic option offers a wide range of low gears that will make the Bronco a force to be reckoned with on any off-road course.

Coupled with the horsepower of the 2.7L engine, the vehicle can crawl over any obstacle standing in its way.

Drive-Train Options

The Ford Bronco gives Ford's customers two different 4x4 drive train options. The first is a 4x4 with part-time selectable management that features three different drive modes plus a neutral drive mode. The drive modes help you navigate different surfaces, and when in the neutral position, the Bronco can be flat towed.

The next option is an advanced 4x4 drive system that adds an automatic mode where you can select between 2H and 4H when needed.

The 4H drive mode sends continuous power to the front wheel to optimize performance. This takes care of the heavy lifting when it comes to difficult terrain.

The Bronco's Impressive Drive Train Options 

What is truly impressive with the Bronco's new drive train options is an all-new terrain management system from Ford that offers seven different driving modes for every situation you might find yourself in.

Most people will drive in normal, which the Bronco defaults to every time the vehicle is switched on. This is sufficient for everyday driving.

Apart from that, you have the choice of Eco mode (which optimizes fuel efficiency), sport mode (which has a better pedal response and uses all of the available horsepower), and slippery mode (which is for driving on ice-covered roads, with transmission shifting optimized to offer the best traction possible).

Taking it one further, our guide to the Ford Bronco details a wide range of off-road specific modes that you can take advantage of should you venture off the pavement:

  • Sand mode for driving on soft sand that engages four-wheel drive and locks the rear differential
  • Mud mode for driving through thick, sloppy, rutted-up trails (this mode works with the rear differential lock to provide extra traction)
  • Rock crawl mode for going very low speed and going over boulders (an additional feature in this mode is that it activates the front trail camera at the same time)
  • Baja mode for going higher speed on loose terrain (this mode optimizes the suspension and other systems

All Broncos are equipped with a front trail camera that you can view the trail ahead through the infotainment system.

Easy-to-Remove Doors

The Broncos doors can be reportedly removed in about 7 minutes with very little effort. In order to remove the doors, you will have to disconnect an electrical connector from each and remove two bolts per door. In the factory-supplied tool kit, you will find a ratchet supplied to do just that. 

After the bolts have been removed, you can then remove the doors while holding the door handles. The doors can be pretty heavy, so be sure to get some help. The Broncos owner's manual states that the doors should only be removed for off-road use, so it would likely be illegal to drive around on the road without them.

Active Safety Features

Safety features are paramount in today's vehicles. Ford has taken it very seriously with the new Bronco and has the latest safety technology available when it comes to safety.

Regardless of trim, these features are all standard, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assistance.

All of these features make the Bronco one of the safest compact SUVs on the market and the perfect vehicle to cart the family around and to go on holiday in.

Get Behind the New Ford Bronco 

Without a doubt, the Ford Bronco is one of the most iconic vehicles of all time, and with the new 2022, Ford Bronco things are no different. Packed with features that rival any compact SUV on the market, the only decision you will be left with is to decide what color you want the vehicle to be.

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