Climb aboard our 2022 Bronco Wildtrak and take your next trip from boring to bad@ss. The Bronco rocks a nostalgia-inducing design with both civil on-road manners and serious trail-tackling capability. We ordered our Bronco with all of the off-road features found in the Sasquatch package, and combined that with the luxury options that make longer trips comfortable and relaxing. The new Bronco has all of the safety and comfort amenities you expect in a premium SUV, including heated leather seating and steering, 12 inch infotainment touch screen, 10 speaker sound with SiriusXM, dual-zone climate, wireless phone charging pad, adaptive cruise control, LED lighting, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, forward collision avoidance, and more. Our Wildtrak is powered by the 330HP twin-turbo V6, and rides on 35 inch Goodyear MT tires. Combined with front and rear locking differentials, and multiple driving modes, it’s ready to tackle the toughest trails, or the busiest resort parking lots you can find. Book our Bronco today, and arrive, or escape, in rugged style.
Here are more details about the new Ford Bronco. It’s back! The iconic Ford Bronco has returned, ready to tackle trails, bask in the sunshine, and be an all-around good time. We gotta say it looks rad, with styling that pays homage to the original Bronco yet retains a thoroughly modern appeal.
The Bronco won’t just be a looker, though—it has the hardware to back it up. Locking differentials, 35-inch beadlock tires, and a trick seven-speed manual with a super-low crawling gear are some of its trail-ready accoutrements. Off-road purists may question the efficacy of the Bronco’s independent front suspension. But in our First Drive review, we concluded that the Bronco feels every bit as capable off-road as the Jeep Wrangler.
Even staying on pavement, the Bronco should charm driver and passengers. When we tested a two-door Bronco with the manual transmission, we praised its playfulness and short, precise shifts, although the clutch felt vague. Although the ride isn’t as plush as it is in the Land Rover Defender, it’s more comfortable than that of the Wrangler. The SUV’s removable roof and doors provide open-air enjoyment, and a spacious cargo area should help it function well as a practical SUV.
We had the chance to compare the Bronco against the Jeep Wrangler, its natural rival. While the Wrangler had better tires, we appreciated the Ford’s forward visibility and automatic off-road cameras, but the mirrors are tricky to see around and the Bronco is slightly louder inside on the highway. The Bronco’s doors are more difficult to replace, too. These rigs are well-matched on-road but the Wrangler has a slight edge away from pavement, earning Jeep the win.
The Bronco’s standard infotainment touchscreen measures 8.0 inches, while a 12.0-inch unit is offered or included depending on trim. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are on the features list. Besides the standard USB type-A and type-C ports, a wireless charging pad is available. The optional built-in navigation system can be equipped with more than 1,000 off-road trail maps. Auxiliary switches with pre-installed wiring are fitted so that accessories like lights or winches can be more easily installed. A rail system mounted atop the dashboard allows easy integration of accessories like a dashcam. An available 360-degree camera system aids in everyday parking maneuvers and spotting obstacles on technical trail driving. A six-speaker audio system is standard, and high-end trim levels are equipped with a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium setup.
Ford has tuned the Bronco to be a dominant force on the trail, and the automaker offers a plethora of hardware and software aimed at optimizing its off-road capabilities. Front and rear locking differentials, 4WD, a disconnecting front stabilizer bar, and integrated tow hooks are among its features. For drivers who want the ultimate in factory off-road capability, choosing the Sasquatch package is a must. The Sasquatch package adds 17-inch beadlock wheels with huge 35-inch mud-terrain tires and upgraded Bilstein shock absorbers. It’s available or included on every Bronco trim level, and—praise be—is compatible with the seven-speed manual transmission. If somehow the Bronco Sasquatch package isn’t enough, the aftermarket has solutions—don’t think that Wrangler owners will get to have all the fun personalizing their rigs.
There’s something to be appreciated about doing it live, but electronic aids can be a huge help—or stave off disaster—when the going gets tough. Various off-road modes, which Ford calls G.O.A.T. modes (Go Over Any Terrain), include settings for slippery terrain, mud, sand, rock crawling, and high-speed Baja-style running. But that’s not the end of the Bronco’s off-road technology. Trail turn assist holds the brake on the inside rear wheel to help the Bronco pivot around tight corners. A one-pedal driving setting activates the brakes as the driver lets off the accelerator to help hold firm on tricky terrain. Models with the manual transmission have hill descent control to keep things in check on steep stuff.