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2022 Bronco vs. Bronco Sport: What’s the Difference?

If you’re looking for an exciting, capable SUV that will turn heads wherever it goes, then you may find yourself looking at the 2022 Ford Bronco and the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport. Despite their similar names, these two eye-catching vehicles are very different. The experts at Hawk Ford of St. Charles have put together this comparison of the 2022 Ford Bronco vs. 2022 Ford Bronco Sport to help outline the differences.

If you’re interested in more information on these models, you can find the 2022 Ford Bronco for sale and the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport for sale at our Ford dealership in St. Charles, IL. You may also want to pair your new SUV with our 2022 Ford Bronco lease deal or our 2022 Ford Bronco Sport lease deal. Have any questions? Interested in a test drive? Give us a call at (630) 584-1800 or reach us online.

Hawk Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport

Summary

The 2022 Ford Bronco and 2022 Ford Bronco Sport are built differently and with different design focuses. The Bronco is more truck-like, with body-on-frame construction and off-road-optimized suspension. With a removable roof and doors, it’s ideal for outdoor adventure. The Bronco Sport is built more like a crossover SUV, with unibody construction and a traditional two-row SUV layout. Both models feature standard 4×4 drivetrains for off-road and all-weather performance, but the Bronco Sport has lower-horsepower, more fuel-efficient engine options versus the brawny power plants offered with the Bronco. The Bronco has a starting MSRP of $29,300 versus the Bronco Sport starting MSRP of $27,415.

Performance

You’ll find plenty of power and capability with both the 2022 Ford Bronco and 2022 Ford Bronco Sport. Each model comes with a standard 4×4 drivetrain on all trims, and both the Bronco and Bronco Sport give you a choice of two turbocharged EcoBoost® gas engines. You’ll also find multiple G.O.A.T. (Go Over Any Type of Terrain) Modes™ on both vehicles. The Bronco offers more power for rock crawling and towing, while the Bronco Sport boasts better gas mileage. Engine specs* can be found in the accompanying table.

2022 Ford Bronco
2.3L EcoBoost turbo I4


Horspower: 300 HP
Torque: 325 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
MPG: 20 city/21 hwy

2022 Ford Bronco
2.7L EcoBoost twin-turbo V6


Horsepower: 330 HP
Torque: 415 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
MPG: 19 city/20 hwy

2022 Ford Bronco Sport
1.5L EcoBoost turbo I3


Horsepower: 181 HP
Torque: 190 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity: 2,000 lbs.
MPG: 25 city/28 hwy

2022 Ford Bronco Sport
2.0L EcoBoost turbo I4


Horsepower: 250 HP
Torque: 277 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity: 2,200 lbs.
MPG: 21 city/26 hwy 

*Horsepower and torque specs are with premium fuel

Interior

You’ll find stylish, comfortable interiors in both the 2022 Ford Bronco and 2022 Ford Bronco Sport. The Bronco offers available rubberized washout-capable flooring with drain plugs for those especially immersive adventures. The Bronco Sport can be had with more refined features like ambient lighting, optional leather-trimmed seats, and a heated steering wheel. Both models sport these available features:

  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
  • Six-speaker or B&O™ ten-speaker sound system by Bang & Olufsen™
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Modular lightweight load-carrying equipment (MOLLE) strap system
  • AC power outlet
22 ford Bronco Interior seating
2022 Ford Bronco
22 ford Bronco sport Interior seating
2022 Ford Bronco Sport

Exterior

The retro-inspired styling of the 2022 Ford Bronco and 2022 Ford Bronco Sport, offset by LED headlamps, tail lamps, and fog lamps, will grab attention wherever you go. Both models also boast practical features like heated side mirrors, front tow hooks, and bash plates. The thrill-seeking Bronco is available in either two- or four-door configuration, compared with the standard four-door setup of the Bronco Sport. The Bronco alone also offers these available features:

  • Removable doors
  • Removable soft or hard top
  • Heavy-duty modular front bumper
  • Rear tow hooks
  • Rock rails
22 ford Bronco parked in foggy mountains
2022 Ford Bronco
22 ford Bronco sport driving in desert with luggage rack
2022 Ford Bronco Sport
22 ford Bronco Interior front wheel and dashboard
2022 Ford Bronco

Technology

Elevate your journey with the cutting-edge technology on both the 2022 Ford Bronco and 2022 Ford Bronco Sport. You’ll find the SYNC® 4 infotainment system with an 8- or 12-inch display on the Bronco or the SYNC 3 system with an 8-inch display on the Bronco Sport. Both vehicles are available with these features:

  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capability
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio capability
  • Remote start system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Smart charging USB ports
  • Optional wireless charging pad

Safety

Drive with confidence in either the 2022 Ford Bronco or 2022 Ford Bronco Sport, knowing that you’ve got the latest high-tech driver assistance features at your fingertips. Both vehicles offer Ford Co-Pilot360™ driver assistance technology, BLIS® (blind spot information system) with cross traffic alert, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, reverse sensing, and lane keeping. The Bronco also offers available post-collision braking and trailer sway control, plus an optional 360-degree camera.

22 ford Bronco sport Interior rear camera
2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2021 Ford Bronco vs. Ford Bronco Sport: What’s the Difference?

You may be looking at the exciting all-new 2021 Ford Bronco and 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and wondering what the difference is between these two models. Although the Bronco and Bronco Sport have similar names and share head-turning, retro-inspired styling, they are very different vehicles. The team at Hawk Ford has put together this comparison of 2021 Ford Bronco vs. Ford Bronco Sport to help introduce you to these two popular models.

If you are interested in a 2021 Ford Bronco for sale, or a 2021 Ford Bronco Sport for sale, contact the helpful team at Hawk Ford in St. Charles, IL. We will help you find — or custom order — the perfect Bronco or Bronco Sport for you. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a test drive, contact Hawk Ford at (630) 584-1800 or reach us online.

2021 Ford Bronco vs 2021 Ford Bronco Sport at Hawk Ford in St. Charles

Power & Handling

Both the 2021 Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport come with a standard engine or an available higher-horsepower alternative. Each model boasts energetic acceleration and impressive towing capacity, and every model of Bronco and Bronco Sport comes standard with a 4×4 drivetrain. The Bronco offers brawnier engine options for heavy-duty performance, while the Bronco Sport offers better gas mileage from its available engines. Both models are available with seven Go Over Any Type of Terrain, or G.O.A.T.™ Modes. Engine specs for the Bronco and Bronco Sport can be found in the following table.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport exterior offroad on dirt hill

Standard Engine Specs

2021 Ford Bronco

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® four-cylinder
  • 300 HP
  • 325 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Seven-speed manual or ten-speed SelectShift® transmission
  • 3,500-lb. max. towing capacity
  • 20 city / 22 hwy MPG

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

  • 1.5L EcoBoost three-cylinder
  • 181 HP
  • 190 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 2,000-lb. max. towing capacity
  • 25 city / 28 hwy MPG

Available Engine Specs

2021 Ford Bronco

  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6
  • 330 HP
  • 415 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Ten-speed SelectShift automatic transmission
  • 3,500-lb. max. towing capacity
  • 18 city / 22 hwy MPG

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

  • 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder
  • 245 HP
  • 275 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 2,200-lb. max. towing capacity
  • 21 city / 26 hwy MPG
2021 Ford Bronco Exterior 2door & 4door in desert

Exterior

You’ll turn heads in either the 2021 Ford Bronco or 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, with the bold, evocative styling of both models. The Bronco is available with either two or four doors and with either a hard or soft top — and the doors and top are all removable for when outdoor adventure calls. The Bronco Sport is offered with four doors across all trims. Both vehicles offer metal underbody bash plates for rock crawling, with rock rails also available on the Bronco. Both the Bronco and Bronco Sport have available LED headlamps and fog lamps as well as heated, power-adjustable side mirrors.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport interior cargo

Interior

You’ll find sleek design and modern amenities in the interior of both the 2021 Ford Bronco and 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. The Bronco seats either four or five while the Bronco Sport has seating for five. Leather-trimmed upholstery comes with certain Bronco trims and is optional on the Bronco Sport. Both models offer an available power-adjustable driver’s seat, with a power front passenger seat also offered on the Bronco. Both models feature these available amenities:

  • Ten-speaker B&O sound system by Bang & Olufsen®
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Remote engine start
2021 Ford Bronco Sport interior front

Technology

The latest in convenience, connectivity, and driver assistive technology is incorporated into both the 2021 Ford Bronco and 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. The Bronco features the SYNC® 4 infotainment system with enhanced voice recognition and an 8- or 10-inch touchscreen display. The Bronco Sport boasts the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen and enhanced voice recognition. Both models also sport the following available tech and safety features:

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio capable
  • FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keeping system
  • BLIS® (blind spot information system) with cross traffic alert

Dimensions

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is slightly smaller than the Ford Bronco, but it boasts a roomy interior and ample cargo space, with more passenger and cargo volume than the two-door Bronco.

Model2021 Ford Bronco two-door2021 Ford Bronco four-door2021 Ford Bronco Sport
Passenger Volume99 cu.-ft.108.2 cu.-ft.105.7 cu.-ft.
Cargo Volume Behind Rear Seats22.4 cu.-ft.35.6 cu.-ft.32.4 cu.-ft.
Max. Cargo Volume52.3 cu.-ft.77.6 cu.-ft.65.2 cu.-ft.
Wheelbase100.4 in.116.1 in.105.1 in.
Overall Length173.7 in.189.4 in.172.7 in.