The fifth and long-awaited generation of the Bronco was presented in the Mexican market after many expectations and delays. The rebirth of this legendary SUV, winner of the Baja 1000 and protagonist of the most mediatic pursuit in history, now returns with a retro look that It not only impresses with its exterior design, taking the cues of the first generation and modernizing them to give it a completely tough look and taking it away from current design trends.
The Ford Bronco comes to Mexico in a 3 and 5-door option in Outerbanks and Badlands versions that incorporate a 2.3-liter turbocharged (Ecoboost) engine with 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, and if that’s not enough, there’s a 2.7-liter turbocharged (Ecoboost) engine option with 330 horsepower, 415 pound-feet ft of torque and also with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
During the test, the performance of the engine acted efficiently, and it is capable of moving this mass of 2 thousand 243 kilos in an outstanding way, and that is congruence, since the Ford Bronco not only looks tough, it is also powerful; Although it is true, given the characteristics of this vehicle, it is not advisable to drive it at speeds higher than those allowed, this due to its dimensions and center of gravity, knowing that you have an engine that responds when required, helps to carry out the necessary overtaking on the road or the incorporation of side lanes to central lanes and reach the cruising speed of other vehicles.
Inside, the Bronco is a totally playful vehicle, its design, spaces and accessories allow a very pleasant habitability, its two-tone handles to climb use hard plastics that are reminiscent of the plastics used for good quality tools help to complement the look outside and feel ready for adventure.
While the Bronco’s design is completely retro, its amenities and connectivity are state-of-the-art, and for this Ford incorporates a 12-inch touch screen with wireless connection for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and App Link, in addition to a Bang & Olufsen brand sound system with 10 speakers and a subwoofer that provides surround sound with great quality to go hand in hand with the great feeling of driving and experience that is riding on top of this legendary SUV, in addition to the possibility of connecting through the Ford app to have certain information about the vehicle.
Regarding security, the Bronco has 6 airbags, three-point seat belts, disc brakes with ABS and EBD, post-collision braking and post-collision SOS alert system, which unlocked doors automatically and activates sound and emergency lights in case the airbags are activated.
To support this nearly two-ton mass of fun and entertainment, Ford opted for the Bronco to put 17-inch off-road wheels and 33-inch BF Goodrich LT285/70 tires that finish off that rugged look on the outside.
And speaking of off-roading, the Ford Bronco is designed to tackle the roads on and off asphalt with the GOAT (goes over any terrain) system’s seven drive modes, including eco, normal, rain/slippery, mud/ruts. , sand, rock crawl and Baja, plus options for lockable differentials and an 8-inch instrument panel with inclinometer and 4×4 system monitor, and the option of My View, with seven configuration modes on the instrument panel.
Continuing with the equipment designed for off-road, the Bronco integrates a trail control system, this assistant helps on slopes, descent and maneuvers that sets the speed of the vehicle and adapts to the terrain conditions.
It has a 4-link solid axle rear suspension and a high-performance independent double-wishbone front suspension; and it is worth saying, not only does it help out of the way, but it allows the trip in the city or on the highway to be quite comfortable and without as many jumps as its direct competitor.
In terms of handling, the Ford Bronco handles brilliantly both on and off the road, with a precise direction that unfolds quite agile despite its dimensions and weight.
The habitability inside the Bronco is quite good, however there are a couple of details that could be better, one of them is the seats, which although they have heating, do not have a cooling system, which causes them to be quite hot, even with the air conditioning, especially in temperatures like the ones we are experiencing at this time; the another grain in the rice is the lack of an air conditioning outlet in the rear for passengers, which will have to wait for the entire cabin to have a room temperature to enjoy the weather.
In conclusion, the Ford Bronco is a great vehicle with excellent features that is prepared to give great adventures off the asphalt with great handling and safety in the city and on the highway. If you are one of the enthusiasts of this vehicle, you will definitely have hours of great fun behind the wheel.
Prices for the 2022 Ford Broncos start at $1,335,300 for the 4-door Outerbanks version; the 2-door Badlands version has a cost of 1,396,300 million pesos and finally, the 4-door Badlands version that was our test model, with a price of 1,446,300 Mexican pesos.
L4; 2.3 liters; Turbo; Power: 270 HP. Torque: 310 foot-pounds.
Ten-speed automatic (10+R).
With ventilated discs at the front and solid discs at the rear, with ABS and EBD.
- Lead: Independent double wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar. M210 Dana AdvanTEK.
- Rear: Independent type Multilink. M220 Dana 44 AdvanTEK.
With electrical assistance.
- Long: 4,811.
- Wide: 1938.
- High: 1963.
- Distance between axis: 2,949.
- Weight: 2 thousand 243 kilograms.
- Tank: 79 litres.
- Trunk: From 145 liters to 315 liters.
1 million 446 thousand 300 pesos (variable price).