After months of speculation, we have finally laid our eyes on the new family of Bronco SUVs. From what we can tell, the new Bronco has the best elements of the old one. But enthusiasts also have a lot to say about the all-new Ford Bronco Sport. Not only is the Bronco Sport made for adventure, but it’s also cost-effective.
The Bronco Sport is affordably priced
Ford’s intention with the Bronco Sport is to provide adventurers with a compact alternative to the larger, traditional Bronco SUV. The Bronco Sport has a lot of potentials to answer consumers’ needs for an affordable crossover that’s efficient and off-road ready. The base Bronco Sport models start at $26,660, according to Ford. As far as performance goes, the entry-level Bronco Sport gets its power from a 181-horsepower 1.5-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.
There are many attractive standard features across the entire Bronco Sport lineup. These include 4×4 capability, a safari-style roof, and the Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist tech features. Standard Bronco Sport models also come with a desirable infotainment system. Ford’s Sync3 software with voice- recognition, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all standard. In addition to the base model, there are three other Bronco Sport trims to consider: Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands. Unfortunately, reservations for the First Editon models already full.
What to know about the mid-level Bronco Sport trims
Next up is the Big Bend and Outer Banks trim levels, which start at $28,160 and $32,160, respectively. These trim levels are also equipped with the 1.5L EcoBoost engine but offer more convenience features than the base model. By selecting the Big Bend trim, you get easy to clean front bucket seats and a rubberized cargo floor. A keyless entry pad comes standard on the Big Bend Bend trims too.
If you want to glam up your Bronco Sport, you will probably be most interested in the Outer Banks model. The Outer Banks model has a more polished exterior complete with 18-inch machined wheels. This trim level also adds leather-trimmed front bucket seats and a remote start system.
The upper-level Bronco Sport trim
For the most power and capability available on the Bronco Sport, you will want to go with either the Badlands trim, which starts at $32,660. The Badlands feature a more potent 245-hp turbo-four engine. The Badlands trim is ideal off-roading adventures and offers a specially made lifted suspension. This trim level comes with prizes like an upgraded all-wheel-drive system and unique driving modes for challenging terrains. Ford’s 17-inch gray-painted wheels are also standard on the Badlands trim.
First shipments begin late 2020
If you want the Bronco Sport as your next crossover, you can reserve one for $100. You can confirm your order with your local auto dealer and start planning your adventures. Ford says we can expect the first shipments to roll out later this year.