Choosing the 2022 Ford Bronco That’s Right for You

A grey 2022 Ford Bronco Big Bend is shown near a river and people kayaking after leaving a 2022 Ford Bronco Dealer.

After a 25-year hiatus, the Ford Bronco was reborn for the 2021 model year, returning as an all-new version of its predecessor but with a whole new design from the inside out and everything underneath and in-between. After that much time being off the market, it’s nerve-racking to jump into uncharted territory in a redesigned classic without reviews to go off of before investing yourself. But if you were one of the many who passed on the first new Ford Bronco, you’re in luck because the reviews are out confirming the redesigned model performs better than ever, and for 2022, it’s even more exhilarating. Here at Future Ford of Sacramento, your 2022 Ford Bronco dealer, we’re excited to reveal the trim options available with the new Bronco, including the all-new Everglades and Raptor series, so you can invest in the model that’s perfect for you.


If you’re looking to drive away in the most budget-friendly model, the 2022 Ford Bronco base trim is the model you’ll want to look into first. This model is available with either two or four removable doors allowing for four to five occupants and up to 83 cubic feet of cargo space, depending on which variation you choose. The two-door model comes standard with a removable hardtop, while the four-door version comes standard with a folding soft top. And if you like the idea of driving with the doors off, a nice upgrade from its predecessor is that the side mirrors are now mounted on the cowl, so you don’t have to drive without your mirrors, which were previously mounted on the doors.

For performance, the base Bronco comes standard with the 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine, either paired with the 7-speed manual transmission with the two-door option or the 10-speed automatic transmission with the four-door model. Both options produce 300 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. It may not offer the most fuel-efficient driving, with a combined estimated rating of 20 MPG (miles per gallon), but it sure has enough power to tow up to 3,500 pounds and conquer the trails with the help of 4×4 with Part-Time Selectable Engagement with three drive modes and the Terrain Management System with five G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain) modes so you can experience the best performance no matter what the road conditions. It also includes 30-inch all-season tires and the High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) System, which contribute to a smooth ride and excellent handling on the pavement or the trail.

If you do decide to hit the trails in your 2022 Bronco base model, you’ll have rear fender flares to help minimize the splatter and debris. You can also enjoy the standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment center with SYNC 4 to display the Review Camera and your favorite apps through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and stay connected to your smartphone wirelessly for calls, messages, and streaming your favorite tunes through the six-speaker standard audio system.

Big Bend

Leveling up to the 2022 Bronco Big Bend model gets you everything from the base model with some much-needed upgrades. The two and four-door models come standard with the manual transmission, making the automatic optional. The Terrain Management System for the Big Bend trim comes with an additional G.O.A.T. mode for added customization on the trail and 32-inch all-terrain tires to replace the all-season tires on the base model. Although the interior still has cloth seats, the touch of leather that’s wrapped on the steering wheel and gear shift knob gives the interior a splash of sophistication. For added privacy, this trim also comes standard with privacy glass for the second-row side windows and the flip-up glass on the hardtop models.

Black Diamond

Next up is the 2022 Bronco Black Diamond. Along with everything from the Big Bend model, this trim gets more serious about the trail. It not only gives you another G.O.A.T. mode for the Terrain Management System, giving you seven modes to choose from, but it also has a powder-coated steel bumper for added protection and rear rock rails with additional tow hooks integrated into the bumper. Not to mention bash plates to protect the undercarriage and rockers for the more serious off-road excursions. And since you’ll be getting your Bronco dirtier more often with upgrades for off-roading, you’re going to need rubberized flooring with drain plugs and vinyl seating for easy cleanup, both of which come standard with the Black Diamond models.

A silver 2022 Ford Bronco Dealer 2021 Ford Bronco Outerbanks is shown through the opening in an orange tent.

Outer Banks

For this next level up, you’ll get everything that came standard with the Big Bend, not the Black Diamond, with a touch of refinement. The Outer Banks model comes standard with the automatic transmission for both door options, and the Terrain Management System goes back to six G.O.A.T. modes versus the seven in the Black Diamond. You also won’t get the vinyl seating with this option that was standard with the Black Diamond model. Instead, with the 2022 Bronco Outer Banks, you’ll have cloth seats with a heated front row and powder-coated tube steps for appearance and protection while making it easier for you to get in and out of the Bronco. This is also the first Bronco trim to have body-color painted fender flares, door handles, and mirrors to polish it up a little.

The Outer Banks series is the first trim level with Automatic Dual-Zone Temperature Control and Remote Start System with the automatic transmission variations to make sure the temp of your Bronco is right where you want it to be before you get into the driver’s seat. Did we mention the voice-activated navigation system and the ambient lighting not available in the previous trims? Better yet, every time you get behind the wheel, you can drive with more confidence knowing that your Bronco Outer Banks is equipped with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assist features to warn you when it senses the possibility of a collision and to assist you in braking and steering when a crash seems inevitable.


The 2022 Bronco Badlands also comes standard with everything the Big Bend model does only going in the direction of the trail versus the pavement that the Outer Banks trim veered towards. The Terrain Management System returns to having seven G.O.A.T. modes available to choose from with the manual transmission standard across the board. It has the powder-coated bumper, bash plates, and rock rails, and even gets upgraded to 33-inch all-terrain tires and the HOSS 2.0 system versus the HOSS 1.0 for an even smoother time handling what the road or trail has to throw at you.

Standard electronic-locking front and rear differentials with a more advanced 4×4 system with automatic on-demand engagement maximize the performance on the trail. But for the large obstacles that you may come to while off-roading, the front stabilizer bar disconnect that comes standard with the Badlands model gives you the increased articulation needed to get you up and over anything in your way. Since this Bronco trim is designed for the rugged terrain, it’s only proper to equip it with the vinyl seating and rubberized flooring with drain plugs to handle the dirt, mud, and water.


This next trim is a step up from the Outer Banks model with additional features designed for the trail. The 2022 Bronco Wildtrak comes equipped with everything the Outer Banks offers, plus seven G.O.A.T. modes with the Terrain Management System. It also comes equipped with the larger, more powerful 2.7L EcoBoost 6-cylinder engine, which produces more power for the trail and better response times on the pavement with 330 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque with an estimated combined rating of 19 mpg for fuel economy, however, it is only paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission.

With HOSS 2.0 suspension, electronic-locking front and rear axles, and high-clearance fender flares for the 35-inch mud-terrain tires, it’s still an off-road warrior. The Bronco Wildtrak is also the first trim level to come standard with Trail Control, the cruise control system for the trail, Trail Turn Assist, which reduces the turning radius of your Bronco in narrow areas, and Trail 1-Pedal Drive, which allows you to accelerate and slow down using just the accelerator pedal: all of which take some of the work out of off-roading so you can focus on enjoying the adventure.

A close up shows the fender badge on a tan 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades.


New for 2022, the Bronco Everglades model is available to take you farther into the wilderness than any of the previously mentioned trims. Although it is only available as a four-door model, with only 77.6 cubic feet of cargo room, you won’t be disappointed with what it has to offer. The Everglades edition builds off of the rugged Black Diamond trim with some refined features seen first with the Outerbanks model, including heated front seats and Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control.

However, the Everglades model is not just more polished than the Black Diamond but more rugged as well with the HOSS 2.0 System with added ride height, off-road features from the Wildtrak trim, a factory-installed winch kit for recoveries, bash plates to the front section of the Bronco for added protection, and a snorkel system which helps your Bronco reach fording capabilities of up to 36.4 inches in heavy snow, water, or dust. Ultimately, the Bronco Everglades combines all of the trims; all rolled into one very capable SUV.


The 2022 Bronco Raptor should be in a class of its own, built to conquer the roughest terrains at speeds quicker than any of the other Bronco models. This model comes standard with the features from the Badlands trim level, with additional features found in the more refined models like the Outerbanks series. But the Raptor also takes it up a notch with a standard 12-inch center-stack touchscreen to replace the standard 8-inch on the other trims, a 360-degree camera, so you know what’s going on around you with a birds-eye view all around the Bronco, and sound-reducing materials to make for a quieter ride on the road or the trail.

Now for the trail, the Bronco Raptor is equipped with a much larger engine than the other models, the 3.0L EcoBoost 6-cylinder, which is paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission. The Raptor comes with its own enhanced HOSS 4.0 System with Fox Live Valve technology which continuously adjusts the damping rate of the suspension based on the motions it senses while you drive, even at high speeds for long periods. It is also equipped with 37-inch all-terrain tires, side mirror approach lamps, and a spotlight, full-vehicle bash plates, and an additional rear tow hook, just to name a few.

A close up shows the grille on a red 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.

Ready to Find Your 2022 Ford Bronco?

Now that the redesigned Ford Bronco has been out for a little while and there are plenty of reviews to read through, it’s time you consider making the investment you’ve wanted to make in buying a new Bronco. While there are many other options available to you with each Bronco trim level, you now have a better understanding of what comes standard with each option to help guide you to where you should begin your search for the 2022 Ford Bronco model that’s best for you. If you still aren’t sure how to choose which Bronco suits you, no problem. As your 2022 Ford Bronco dealer, we here at Future Ford are here to help you every step of the way!


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