The whole country was captivated by Ford’s dynamic relaunch of the iconic Bronco, and the newest version is better than ever. Ford’s decision to offer two distinct Bronco models is music to the ears of buyers looking to avoid ending up with a vanilla SUV. The Bronco Sport is your antidote to boring styling. Specifically, the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport Big Bend combines good looks with rugged capability.
Your Bronco Sport Big Bend features equipment and capabilities that transition effortlessly from the carpool line to the backcountry trail. Use your Bronco Sport to support an active family lifestyle, or count on it to get you around the Albany area efficiently and comfortably. The Bronco Sport Big Bend starts at just slightly over $30,530, making it an affordable option.[a] It seats up to five passengers comfortably and offers a max cargo capacity of 65.2 cu.ft., which is ample room for that weekend big box store trek.
Because the Bronco Big Bend sits in the middle of the lineup, it has plenty of upscale standard interior features and appointments. Ford also offers additional equipment packages for buyers looking for even more bells and whistles. The practical cloth seating works well for families, as do the multiple USB charging ports. The Bronco Sport Big Bend also contains plenty of in-vehicle infotainment and connected technology, so you can easily integrate your smart devices.
The Bronco Sport Big Bend comes standard with a 4x4 drivetrain, along with electronic traction control and an efficient 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine with auto start/stop technology. Choose from 11 exterior colors, two wheel options, and a fun array of appearance add-ons to fully outfit your Bronco Sport Big Bend to support your lifestyle. If you’re tired of boring SUVs, it’s time to discover the rugged Bronco Sport Big Bend.
When you take the time to really get to know the 2022 Ford Bronco Big Bend, what you’ll discover is an array of features designed to promote a fun, adventurous lifestyle. Who says you can’t have a standard bottle opener hidden in the hatch? You’ll find one standard on the Bronco Sport Big Bend. Other unique standard features include a safari-style roof that adds enough interior height to stow two bikes standing up and can handle up to 150 lbs of rooftop cargo.
When open, the Bronco Sport Big Bend’s tailgate features two adjustable recessed floodlights. They come in handy at night when you’re juggling cargo or looking for the keys you just dropped on the ground. The floodlights are also perfect for illuminating inky black campsites during post-dinner clean-up. The Bronco Sport Big Bend even comes with heated power side mirrors, a handy flip-up rear glass panel that lets you access the cargo area without opening the tailgate, and distinctive white Bronco lettering on the grille.
Because all Bronco Sport trims come standard with four-wheel drive, you’re prepared for any weather conditions. The Bronco Sport Big Bend includes a Terrain Management System with selectable drive modes that Ford calls GOAT Modes (Goes Over Any [type of] Terrain). You can select between five GOAT Modes by using the dash-mounted toggle. The system will automatically adjust torque, steering, and gear-shifting to adapt to the selected mode.
Inside the cabin, you’ll find electronic automatic temperature control, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and a handy eight cupholders, including two in the console alongside a specially-sized media bin for stowing your phone. A 6-speaker audio system is included, as is a unique gear-stowing system: MOLLE straps. These straps, located behind the front seats, let you easily store flashlights, refillable water bottles, and more with a simple cloth web that anchors pouches and items conveniently to the back of the seats.
Buyers can opt for the available Convenience Package to add a handful of extra comfort and convenience features, including a push-button start, keyless entry keypad, and a universal garage door opener. The package also includes an 8-way power driver’s seat with electronic lumbar control, heated front seats, and a wireless charging pad. You’ll even get LED fog lamps and rear parking sensors with this package, along with zippers on the seat back pockets.
When you’re behind the wheel of a 2022 Ford Bronco Sport Big Bend, you’ll have confidence knowing that you’re surrounded by a Safety Canopy System designed by Ford engineers to keep you protected in a collision. The Safety Canopy includes side curtain airbags equipped with rollover sensors. Your Big Bend also includes driver and passenger airbags, a driver knee airbag, and side impact airbags.
The Bronco Big Bend also comes standard with a series of driver-assist technologies designed to keep you alert and aware of ever-changing road conditions. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking works by alerting you when it senses a collision is possible. If you don’t react and conditions don’t change, the system will perform emergency braking to avoid or minimize the severity of a crash.
Adding to the Bronco Sport Big Bend’s advanced safety technology is the Lane-Keeping System, which activates when it senses you drifting out of your lane when the turn signal isn’t engaged. The system sends nudges to the steering wheel to ease you back into your intended lane of travel. It’s especially helpful during long, boring highway drives when it’s easy to lose focus.
The BLIS system with cross-traffic alert watches the dreaded blind spot, alerting you if a vehicle enters it while your turn signal is engaged. It can also monitor traffic coming from the left or right as you’re backing out of your driveway, so you’ll know when it’s safe to proceed. All of these systems rely on an advanced set of cameras, sensors, and radars to keep an eye on the road and assist you if necessary, creating peace of mind and helping you enjoy the drive even more.
These days, we need to stay close to our phones. Thank goodness the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport Big Bend includes the features and connectivity you’ll need to catch every text message and answer every call without ever taking your eyes off the road. Your hub is a standard 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with capacitive technology, which means you can use pinch-to-zoom like you would on your smartphone.
The infotainment touchscreen runs on Ford SYNC3 technology, which offers Enhanced Voice Recognition and access to a variety of capabilities, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Adding the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ Package upgrades your touchscreen to include navigation with real-time traffic updates via SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. The package also includes Speed Sign Recognition, which automatically helps you stay within posted speed limits.
Adding Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ also equips your Bronco Sport Big Bend with Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, a feature that automatically adapts your vehicle’s speed to current traffic conditions, including when traffic is at a standstill. It can fully stop your vehicle and get you moving without you ever touching the brake or gas pedal. Also, you’ll get Lane Centering, which keeps your car in the center of the lane automatically by sensing lane lines and gently adjusting steering for you.
For the ultimate in smartphone connectivity, you’ll need FordPass. This app-based system allows you to remotely start your Bronco Sport Big Bend, as well as lock and unlock doors, or even sound the horn, which comes in handy when you’re trying to locate your car in a busy parking lot or parking garage. FordPass also lets you monitor critical vehicle data, like fuel level, recommended maintenance intervals, tire pressure, and Vehicle Health Alerts. It’s a subscription-based service with tons of extras.