Consumer Reports Recently Tested the 2022 Ford Bronco and the Results Are Dismal

The Ford Bronco is back, though it doesn’t quite look like the Ford Bronco of yesteryear. The new Bronco is stylish and boxier, potentially the only competitor to the Jeep Wrangler. And yet despite its many positive attributes, the 2022 Ford Bronco reliability scores aren’t great. In fact, Consumer Reports’ overall reviews of the Bronco are pretty mediocre. Here’s what Consumer Reports thinks of the new Ford Bronco and why it may not be your best choice.

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The 2022 Ford Bronco reliability scores are poor

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The 2022 Ford Bronco predicted reliability score is low, at just a 2/5. While there aren’t any older Bronco scores to use as guides to the new Bronco’s reliability, Consumer Reports says that “This prediction is based on Ford’s brand and new model/redesign introduction history and similar models from the Ford brand.”

The official predicted reliability score that Consumer Reports gives the 2022 Ford Bronco is just a 30/100. This puts it behind the 2022 Toyota 4Runner, which has a predicted reliability score of 71/100. It does, however, put it ahead of the 2022 Jeep Wrangler, which scores just a 25/100.

The Ford Bronco gets just a 55/100 for its road test score

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The 2022 Ford Bronco‘s road test score of 55/100 isn’t great, either. While it does get a 4/5 for acceleration and a 5/5 for transmission, it also has a 2/5 for braking and a 3/5 for emergency handling. As far as braking, the 2022 Ford Bronco takes 149 feet to stop from 60 mph on dry pavement. It takes 168 feet from 60 mph on wet pavement.

In addition, most of the Bronco’s comfort scores aren’t great. It gets a 3/5 for ride, rear-seat comfort, interior fit and finish, and trunk/cargo area. The noise score is only a 2/5. It’s worth noting that the Bronco’s headlights get a favorable review, at a 4/5.

The Bronco’s predicted owner satisfaction score is excellent

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Despite its less-than-favorable reliability and road test scores, the predicted owner satisfaction rating for the 2022 Ford Bronco is a 5/5. Consumer Reports determines this score by asking people if they’d buy their vehicle again. Consumer Reports says “The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.”

The 2022 Ford Bronco price starts at $30,800, which is a tempting price for a rugged SUV. The Bronco comes standard with a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine. It also has an 8-inch touchscreen and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also comes with a subscription Wi-Fi hot spot.

The 2022 Ford Bronco reliability scores may not be that great, but it does have a lot else going for it. Its predicted owner satisfaction score is perfect and its pricing makes it an attractive option for those looking for a rugged SUV. You’ll have to take a look at the Consumer Reports ratings to decide which ratings matter the most to you.

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