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Motorists in the market for a Ford Bronco Sport will pay slightly more starting with the 2022 model year, according to an unverified report. While the trim levels positioned at the bottom of the range stay nearly flat, the more expensive versions are in line for a three-digit increase.
Pricing for the 2022 Bronco Sport will start at $28,760 including a $1,495 destination charge, according to CarsDirect. That's a $50 increase over the 2021 model, which is far from alarming. Moving up, the 2022 Big Bend will cost $30,320 while the 2022 Outer Banks will be priced at $34,570, increases of $105 and $215, respectively. The range-topping Badlands will start at $35,430; $575 more than in 2021.
One in Four Bronco Buyers Opted for a Manual Transmission
The manual is not currently available with either the V-6 or the Sasquatch package, but it is still looking like a hit among early Bronco buyers. The take rate is even more impressive when you consider just how few of the Broncos slated for 2021 production were actually eligible for the car's novel seven-speed manual. Over half of the Broncos in that group are equipped with the Sasquatch package, which will not get a manual option until next year. Sixty percent of the group are powered by the V-6, which is not currently scheduled to get a manual at all.
Ford raised the Bronco Sport's price by up to $540 in June 2021, according to the same report, so the Badlands will end up costing $1,115 more than it did in, say, May 2021. Ford confirmed the price hike for the Badlands and cited "market conditions" as the reason behind it.
We've reached out to Ford for additional details, and we'll update this story if we learn more.
Unveiled in July 2013 as a smaller alternative to the full-size Bronco, the Bronco Sport has been a big success for the Blue Oval — customers may not mind the increase. Ford sold 62,820 units of the rugged crossover during the first seven months of 2021, a figure that places it a few thousand units behind the Ranger and about 20,000 sales ahead of the Edge. And, the pint-sized Bronco is attracting buyers that would normally not stop by a Ford showroom: in March 2021, over 60% of Bronco Sport buyers came from from another brand.
Ford Officially Confirms Bronco Raptor Coming Next Year
A teaser image shows the Raptor badge and the classic Raptor-style Ford script on the Bronco's front grille.Hold on to your butts. #FordBroncoRaptor pic.twitter.
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2021 Ford Bronco V-6 Is Quicker Than Jeep Wrangler, Four-Cylinder Matchup Goes the Other Way .
After taking both available powertrains, including the optional seven-speed manual, to the test track, we know a lot more about how the new Bronco stacks up against the Wrangler. We tested a 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition with the twin-turbo V-6 and Sasquatch package, and it was quicker than either V-6 or 2.0T Jeep Wrangler Rubicons we have tested. We also tested a Black Diamond Bronco with a 2.3-liter inline-four and the optional seven-speed manual, which wasn't as quick as the 2.0T Wrangler.With so many variants, the performance comparisons between the two off-road icons are complicated.