Is the Bronco Sport a better buy than the Bronco??

RagnarKon
May 02, 2023

Burrito Connoisseur

May 02, 2023

Interesting video from TFL today that I tend to largely agree with.


To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't give up my Bronco.

BUT... if it made any amount of financial sense at this point I would absolutely trade my Escape AWD for a Bronco Sport. I love my mid-sized Bronco, but the fact of the matter is the Escape makes a lot more sense for the majority of family trips we take, and therefore the majority of the time the Escape is the vehicle I'm driving. However... the Escape is just a little too small for us (largely due to the stupid sloped rear hatch ๐Ÿ˜ค ), and the Bronco Sport would be nearly perfect.

No doubt the Bronco is the better off-roader. But the Bronco Sport just seems like an all-around better vehicle when you take into account everyday driving, weekend fun, family hauling, operating costs, etc.

(And if I'm being honest 85%+ of the time I'm off-roading, a Bronco Sport Badlands could easily complete the task.)
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May 02, 2023

#1
Interesting video from TFL today that I tend to largely agree with.

To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't give up my Bronco.

BUT... if it made any amount of financial sense at this point I would absolutely trade my Escape AWD for a Bronco Sport. I love my full-sized Bronco, but the fact of the matter is the Escape makes a lot more sense for the majority of family trips we take, and therefore the majority of the time the Escape is the vehicle I'm driving. However... the Escape is just a little too small for us (largely due to the stupid sloped rear hatch ๐Ÿ˜ค ), and the Bronco Sport would be nearly perfect.

No doubt the Bronco is the better off-roader. But the Bronco Sport just seems like an all-around better vehicle when you take into account everyday driving, weekend fun, family hauling, operating costs, etc.

(And if I'm being honest 85%+ of the time I'm off-roading, a Bronco Sport Badlands could easily complete the task.)
If it came in a hybrid I would buy a Sport for my wife TODAY
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May 02, 2023

#2
If it came in a hybrid I would buy a Sport for my wife TODAY

If they did that, I would buy it today to replace my Ford Focus (current daily driver).

Thereโ€™s been a long-standing rumor that theyโ€™ll release a Maverick hybrid in an AWD configuration. If that ever comes to fruition there is a real good chance weโ€™ll get a Bronco Sport hybrid as they are on the same platform and share the same assembly plant.
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Darrel, Deano Bronc

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May 02, 2023

#3
True story time. A local farmer opened up a portion of his land to off-roaders. He has a hilly valley where he has been cutting out berms and obstacles. There is one gulch that has a pretty steep incline to climb out, and Iโ€™ll use my front and rear lockers to easily walk up it. Jeeps without lockers sometime get stuck and need to be winched out.

This weekend someone brought their Bronco Sport. As they were lining up to try the gulch, I thought this would be my oppurtunity to try my winch for the first time. Of course the Sport proved me wrong and climbed out with a little bit of throttle.

I constantly underestimate them, and they consistently perform better than my expectations off road.
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May 02, 2023

#4
I would definitely get a sport if I were in the market for a small/mid size SUV. Best looking and probably the most capable!
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Deano Bronc, AutumnHawk and 2 others

Rank III

May 03, 2023

#5
My wife had a '22 BS BL and loves it, I like it too but comparing it to a Bronco is like apples and oranges. One is a SUV and the other is a truck. I wouldn't give up my Bronco.
There really is no right answer, you buy what is right for you.
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May 03, 2023

#6
Interesting video from TFL today that I tend to largely agree with.

To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't give up my Bronco.

BUT... if it made any amount of financial sense at this point I would absolutely trade my Escape AWD for a Bronco Sport. I love my mid-sized Bronco, but the fact of the matter is the Escape makes a lot more sense for the majority of family trips we take, and therefore the majority of the time the Escape is the vehicle I'm driving. However... the Escape is just a little too small for us (largely due to the stupid sloped rear hatch ๐Ÿ˜ค ), and the Bronco Sport would be nearly perfect.

No doubt the Bronco is the better off-roader. But the Bronco Sport just seems like an all-around better vehicle when you take into account everyday driving, weekend fun, family hauling, operating costs, etc.

(And if I'm being honest 85%+ of the time I'm off-roading, a Bronco Sport Badlands could easily complete the task.)
It's good but common. Lol, next!

O-===-O BRONCO, Trail Rated is standard

May 03, 2023

#7
Interesting video from TFL today that I tend to largely agree with.

To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't give up my Bronco.

BUT... if it made any amount of financial sense at this point I would absolutely trade my Escape AWD for a Bronco Sport. I love my mid-sized Bronco, but the fact of the matter is the Escape makes a lot more sense for the majority of family trips we take, and therefore the majority of the time the Escape is the vehicle I'm driving. However... the Escape is just a little too small for us (largely due to the stupid sloped rear hatch ๐Ÿ˜ค ), and the Bronco Sport would be nearly perfect.

No doubt the Bronco is the better off-roader. But the Bronco Sport just seems like an all-around better vehicle when you take into account everyday driving, weekend fun, family hauling, operating costs, etc.

(And if I'm being honest 85%+ of the time I'm off-roading, a Bronco Sport Badlands could easily complete the task.)
If you have to ask you're trying to convince yourself.

O-===-O BRONCO, Trail Rated is standard

May 03, 2023

#8
I would definitely get a sport if I were in the market for a small/mid size SUV. Best looking and probably the most capable!
I'd get a Sport if it were a big Bronco. They're great , I just don't like suv/crossovers. I never liked the Bronco II either but that's not to say they weren't great reliable vehicles.
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May 03, 2023

#9
The doors and roof are WAY easier to remove on the Bronco versus the Sport...
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May 03, 2023

#10
I plan on buying one to be my daily driver. Save the full size for my overland rig.
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Melissa Clark

May 03, 2023

#11
Thanks for sharing this.
My husband and I now proudly own both, although our decision was based on whether a full sized Bronco was the right investment. I love the capabilities of the Sport but we couldn't resist adding a big Bronco to our stable. I still off road regularly in the sport and of course, I've know if I want to win the Rebelle Rally, I can't go wrong with the Sport. ๐Ÿ˜
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No Bull

May 03, 2023

#12
I would definitely get a sport if I were in the market for a small/mid size SUV. Best looking and probably the most capable!
Same here
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May 03, 2023

#13
If you have to ask you're trying to convince yourself.
yep
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May 03, 2023

#14
That's like asking if a 4 door sedan is a better buy than a 1/2 ton pick up. Two different vehicles designed for totally different purposes. The real question is which one fits your needs best.
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May 03, 2023

#15
The bronco sport is not bad, I've said this in other forums and other posts, and in agreement with many other posts here, it all depends on your uses.
Melissa Clark, TheShark

Rank VII

May 03, 2023

#16
That's like asking if a 4 door sedan is a better buy than a 1/2 ton pick up. Two different vehicles designed for totally different purposes. The real question is which one fits your needs best.

Girls like pick ups better than moredoors. If we didn't buy vehicles to impress babes we'd all be driving a Prius.

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May 04, 2023

#17
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Back in the Saddle

May 04, 2023

#18
If it came in a hybrid I would buy a Sport for my wife TODAY
For sure! My wife has the Sport Badlands (which she loves) but a hybrid would have been first choice. I like her Sport as well, but really love my โ€˜23 Bronco Black Diamond
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TheShark, Darrel

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May 04, 2023

#19
Interesting video from TFL today that I tend to largely agree with.

To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't give up my Bronco.

BUT... if it made any amount of financial sense at this point I would absolutely trade my Escape AWD for a Bronco Sport. I love my mid-sized Bronco, but the fact of the matter is the Escape makes a lot more sense for the majority of family trips we take, and therefore the majority of the time the Escape is the vehicle I'm driving. However... the Escape is just a little too small for us (largely due to the stupid sloped rear hatch ๐Ÿ˜ค ), and the Bronco Sport would be nearly perfect.

No doubt the Bronco is the better off-roader. But the Bronco Sport just seems like an all-around better vehicle when you take into account everyday driving, weekend fun, family hauling, operating costs, etc.

(And if I'm being honest 85%+ of the time I'm off-roading, a Bronco Sport Badlands could easily complete the task.)
The answer is that for most potential owners, the Bronco Sport is the better option. Very few people would even use a Sport Badlands near its capability. But people often buy vehicles for reasons far beyond their pure utility or capability. The Bronco is a combination of form and function for me, so getting a Sport wasn't an option, and neither was a Bronco XL.๐Ÿ˜
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