The first Ford Bronco was released on the mainstream auto market more than half a century ago–way back in 1966. The original Bronco was a compact two-door vehicle that was off-road-ready and grew to become a two-door full-size SUV during its first run on the mainstream auto market. Due to declining interest in full-size SUVs, however, the Ford Bronco was discontinued back in 1996 after 30 years of being an integral part of Ford’s vehicle lineup. The new Bronco is here and let’s just say, people love it.

Trends in the auto industry are constantly changing and evolving, and off-road-ready full-size SUVs are back in style on the mainstream auto market–so Ford made the decision to bring the Bronco back into their lineup for the 2021 model year. Ford unveiled the all-new redesigned sixth-generation Bronco in June of 2020 and announced its upcoming release as a 2021 vehicle model–and a 2022 Bronco model has since been released as well. 

The all-new Ford Bronco became an instant success on the mainstream auto market as soon as it was available for pre-order. In August of 2021, Ford stopped taking reservations for the off-road-ready Bronco SUV after receiving more than 125,000 reservations. In January of 2022, Ford sold more than 8,000 Bronco vehicle models. Right now, Ford Broncos are largely unavailable across the U.S. due to chip shortages, manufacturing delays, and–of course–very high levels of consumer interest. 

When Broncos are in stock at dealerships, many dealerships tend to sell them at extreme markups because this full-size off-road SUV model is currently such a hot commodity on the mainstream auto market. However, Ford’s CEO recently announced that Ford will not tolerate these dealership markups–so hopefully Ford Broncos will become more widely available at standard retail prices again in the near future. 

Regardless, if you want to get behind the wheel of your very own Ford Bronco SUV, you likely have a long wait ahead of you. Based on reviews from Bronco drivers and auto critics alike, however, that long wait might just be worth it. Keep reading to learn more about the all-new Ford Bronco full-size SUV and why so many drivers want one. 

Powerful Performance 

The 2022 Ford Bronco is powerful and offers a smooth ride on the road. This all-new off-road-ready full-size SUV is available with two engine options that include a 2.3-L

four-cylinder engine that generates 300 horsepower and a twin-turbocharged 2.7-L V6 engine that delivers 330 horsepower on the road. Both of these engine options pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission that ensures a smooth ride for drivers and passengers both on and off the road–and the four-cylinder engine can also pair with a seven-speed manual transmission as well. 

All 2022 Ford Bronco models come equipped with an all-wheel drive. This full-size SUV offers refined performance on the road with precise steering and a responsive braking system. Plus, the 2022 Bronco can tow up to 3,500 pounds at one time–which is an impressive towing capacity that rivals that of the main competitors on the mainstream auto market. 

Off-Road-Ready Design 

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conquer tough trails at high speed in the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

One of the biggest draws of the all-new Ford Bronco for many drivers is the off-road-ready design of this full-size SUV. The 2022 Bronco is available with 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels and 35-inch mud-terrain tires as well as electronic locking front and rear differentials that set the foundation for the off-road-readiness of this full-size SUV. The 2022 Bronco also comes equipped with equipment that is designed specifically to make it easier and safer for drivers to engage in low-speed rock crawling and off-road trail driving. 

Designed with adventure in mind, the 2022 Bronco also features a built-in rack at the top of its dashboard for easy and convenient smartphone and GoPro mounting for when drivers want to record their off-roading adventures. This full-size SUV also features frameless doors that are removable to enhance the off-roading experience for both drivers and passengers. Available rubberized flooring and marine-grade vinyl upholstery help weatherproof and increase the durability as well as make this full-size SUV much easier and more convenient to clean after an off-roading adventure. 

Advanced Safety Options 

When it comes to an off-road-ready vehicle like the 2022 Ford Bronco, safety is especially important–and the all-new 2022 Bronco does not disappoint in this area. In terms of safety, the 2022 Bronco is well-equipped to keep drivers and passengers safe both on and off the road. 

This full-size SUV is available with automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure, and lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and more.

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