If you are looking for a compact SUV that can handle the open road, off-road terrain, and look good doing it, the Ford Bronco Sport might be the SUV for you! We decided to see what the revived Ford SUV brings to the table in a recent test drive of the blue ovals newest (kinda) SUV.
The interior of the Bronco Sport is adequate for a SUV in its class. On the seats you will see Ford has its classic sport cloth in lower trims and leather in upper trims. The smart-charging USB ports are a huge added bonus to the vehicle as it comes with USB-A, USB-C, 12V and 110V in the Badlands® trim level. Something that often gets overlooked and is very important is the safari-style roof. This adds much more room in the cab and doesn’t make taller individuals feel cramped. A majorly undervalued feature in a vehicle that we all cherish is seen all throughout this vehicle and that is, of course, cupholders!. The Bronco Sport has a solid eight cup holders throughout the vehicle, which seems like a lot for a smaller SUV.
Another nice interior feature is the tucked away shelf in the dash that perfectly fits most mobile phones. It seems a lot of vehicles never have a convenient spot to put a cellphone, but that is not an issue with the Bronco Sport. We have all had the experience of our cell phone sliding in between the seat and center console. This convenient shelf really is a perfect place to keep your phone, wallet or anything else we want out of the way but in reach. Another noticeable feature is that despite the compact design of the Bronco Sport, there is plenty of headroom for everyone. The seats are comfortable and the trim levels with cloth are actually very comfortable and have a leather like slickness to it.
What is the Tech like on a Bronco Sport?
Ford brings its innovative SYNC 3 technology to the Bronco which is not bad for a vehicle with an MSRP in the low $30,000 range. Overall, the Bronco sport comes with an abundance of safety features like lane assist, pre-collision assist, and not only a rear camera but side sensors that alert you of oncoming vehicles when backing out of a tight parking spot. As typical with most new Ford models a major emphasis is put on supplying the driver and passengers with ample power outlets from the typical auxiliary power outlets to USBs throughout the vehicle.
Overall, I really enjoyed the compact, but not cramped feel of the Bronco Sport. As I drove around I realized that it is quite a comfortable ride and is more enjoyable than many vehicles in its class. I especially liked the size of the vehicle if you are someone who normally would like a sedan with a little extra room. While the Bronco Sport is not great at being fuel efficient it is not nearly as bad as a bigger SUV or truck at a combined MPG of 26.
I also very much enjoy the many different color options that the Bronco Sport is available in. My personal favorites are Area 51, Hot Pepper Red, and Alto Blue Metallic. An odd feature that can be very useful to the right person is the MOLLE Strap System. This is great for holding a water bottle, hiking equipment, or any essentials for your next adventure. The Bronco Sport really shines in its top level Badlands trim as it has the upgraded 2.0L ecoboost engine and all the upgraded perks. If you are looking for more of a daily drive the mid-level Big Bend and Outer Banks trims will offer a great package at a more affordable price. All in all the Bronco Sport is a compact SUV that is here to stay and we look forward to watching how Ford evolves this smash hit in the years to come.
If you are fan of the Bronco Sport but want something bigger, no worries the Ford Bronco is bigger and has even more off-road prowess.