It seems like yesterday—the Bronco revamp was new to the world. Now, the 2022 Ford Bronco model is already here, and it’s bringing new customization and performance options along with it. But even though these upgrades are exciting, we can’t escape the fact that the new Bronco revamp is already stellar on its own. There are far more than just 10 reasons you should purchase this model, so here are 10 of the coolest reasons to get the new Bronco.
10: New Exterior Colors!
I have to admit—they hooked my attention with this one. I’m a big fan of that beautiful, deep, forest green shade, and Ford has nailed it with the Bronco’s new Eruption Green shade. The worst part of it all? They’ve one-upped Jeep by releasing this color. When I purchased my Willys Wrangler last year, I settled for the Sarge Green shade. It’s more of a brownish-green, and while it’s nice, the color I truly wished for was straight off a tree leaf—just like Ford’s new Eruption Green shade.
Code Orange is another new shade that fans are geeking out over. This fun shade came along with the newly awaited Ford Bronco Raptor trim, serving as a callback to the original Ford F-150 Raptor truck’s Molten Orange shade.
9. The Ford Bronco Raptor Model
Speaking of the devil, the new Raptor model is all the rage. This machine is a heavy-duty off-roading beast, measuring 9.8 inches wider than the Base Bronco. While it looks cool, keep in mind that ordinary drivers won’t benefit from this model. Similar to the Wrangler Rubicon 392, the Bronco Raptor is made specifically for hardcore off-roading enthusiasts. Inspired by Ultra4Racing, a serious four-wheel-drive off-roading collective, the Raptor is the most powerful Bronco released to date. Unless you want to spend a bunch of money to look cool, make sure you’re ready to handle all 400+ horses.
8. The Everglades Model
The Raptor isn’t the only new Bronco model in the new lineup. The Everglades model’s most impressive perk is that it comes with its very own built-in snorkel. No, that does not mean you can drive it on the ocean floor. However, thanks to this feature, you can wade through water as deep as 36.4 inches. This model is also the first-ever Bronco to include a factory-installed winch, the Ford Performance winch by WARN. Sounds like the perfect time to get stuck in a creek!
7. The Sasquatch Package
Not going with the hardcore off-roading Raptor, but still want a high-level off-roading experience? Then the Sasquatch package is for you. This package is available on all 2022 Ford Bronco models (except for the Raptor because goodness knows it doesn’t need extra power). The Sasquatch Package adds on 35-inch tires with 17-inch Beadlock Capable wheels, Bilstein shocks, and front and rear locking differentials, giving you the best possible torque and traction for off-roading adventures.
The best part? The new 2022 Sasquatch Package now comes with a manual transmission option for those who enjoy adding extra, unnecessary work (kidding). While many drivers prefer an automatic transmission, many off-roading enthusiasts prefer the control that a manual transmission can give. Whether you prefer the automatic or manual transmission option, the good news is that this package includes both options. So, you can reap the benefits of off-road efficiency either way.
6. Better Tow Capability Than the Rubicon 392
The battle between the Wrangler and the Bronco has been tight since the Bronco’s revamp announcement. Both models are incredibly off-road capable, but as much as it pains me to say it, the Bronco comes out on top now with tow capacity. While regular Wrangler and Bronco models have a max 3,500-pound tow capacity, the Raptor ups the ante by 1,000 extra pounds, maxing out at 4,500. This strength is impressive, especially since its competitor is the Rubicon 392, which only has a max 3,500-pound capacity despite its large HEMI V8 engine.
5. G.O.A.T. Modes
Anything that’s named after a goat is bound to be impressive. The Ford Bronco’s G.O.A.T. modes are no exception. This terrain management system is designed to literally “go over any terrain,” with 8 different available modes across 2022 Bronco models. These include Eco, Sport, Normal, Mud/Ruts, Slippery, Sand/Snow, Rock Crawl, and Baja. These modes are pretty self-explanatory—simply choose which terrain type you’re facing and watch the magic happen.
These modes vary across trims. Base-level trims include 5 different G.O.A.T. modes; however, higher trims like the Badlands and Wildtrak models include the desert-savvy Baja mode. No matter which trim you choose, you can count on having standard Sand/Snow, Slippery, Sport, Eco, and Normal modes.
4. Impressive Trail Technologies
Sure, anyone can go off-roading. You can buy an old 2003 Jeep Wrangler and hit the trails if you want to. But as time goes on, trail technologies are becoming more and more popular. These tech features make it easier (and potentially even safer) to hit the trails. The 2022 Bronco is no stranger to these technologies, offering everything from Trail Turn Assist, Trail 1-Pedal Driving, and Trail Control as available options. To put it simply—you can take the tightest turns, maneuver more complicated terrain slowly without applying the brake to slow or stop, and even experience the off-roading version of cruise control. While these trail technologies are not required, they definitely enhance your off-road performance. Less stress, more fun!
3. New, Available Factory-Installed Tube Doors
The Bronco has been doing quite well at keeping up with the Wrangler, but the 2022 model hits the mark even closer. You can now purchase factory-installed “tubular doors,” designed for hot summer days spent on the trails. You can remove your regular doors and use these tubular doors when you strip down the Bronco. This is a fun accessory that makes removing your doors even safer. Their unique design resembles the safety bar on a skylift offering an open-air experience while still providing protection.
2. Frameless Doors
Off-roaders such as the Bronco and the Wrangler are fun because they are customizable. This includes their removable doors; however, removing them can be quite a task due to their weight. Bronco hits Jeep a bit harder in this department—every Bronco in the 2022 lineup includes frameless, class-exclusive doors. In fact, no other competitor currently has this feature.
The perk? These frameless doors are much lighter than other removable doors, making them easier to transport, store, and remove or replace. Even better, all four-door Broncos include interior door storage space. And to prevent scratching upon storage, drivers can purchase official protective door coverings from Ford. Let’s see how long this one stays “class-exclusive.” I’ve got my eye on you, Jeep!
1. The Slide Out Tailgate!
Who needs a Bronco Truck to challenge the Jeep Gladiator when you can throw on a retractable tailgate instead? The 2022 Bronco comes with the new, available slideout tailgate. This feature is designed with cargo in mind, allowing additional cargo length. Plus, it looks stylish to boot. The new slideout tailgate hides humbly in the Bronco’s rear cargo floor, only showing face when needed. This tailgate is ideal if you’re carrying long items such as fishing poles. And if all else fails, it provides more space for tailgating parties!