Looking for your next vehicle? A Ford Bronco or Ford Bronco Sport at Finnin Ford might be right for you! The inspiration for the Bronco is from the next-generation Ford Ranger pickup truck. This Ford has a long mounted engine and is a body-on-frame truck-based traditional SUV. In contrast, the Bronco Sport originated from Ford’s transverse-engine, GWD-based, unitized body-and-chassis Ford Escape crossover. It was once considered a car-based SUV but is now more described as a unibody. If you’re interested in knowing more about these two Broncos, read below to contrast and compare.

Differences Between The Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport


Bronco: You can choose from two different engines. One is a 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder that provides 270 hp, though a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 that produces 310 hp is available.

Bronco Sport: This Ford Involves two engine options as well: a 1.5-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder that creates 181 hp, and an available 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that generates 245 hp.

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Bronco: Has a new-to-Ford Getrag 7MTI550 seven-speed manual gearbox which includes an extra low gear. The added low gear was designed to handle big rocks and tough mountains. Feel secure knowing this Bronco was created with your safety in mind no matter the location.

Bronco Sport: Includes the same transmission as the Ford Escape which is an eight-speed automatic. Both the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport have well made transmissions. However, the transmission on the Bronco Sport does not include the extra low gear as the Bronco.

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Bronco: The suspension on this Ford is designed to handle the roughest terrain. It comes with a control-arm front suspension and optional front anti-roll bar disconnect device that adds suspension articulation.

Bronco Sport: When considering the suspension design you should know the new Bronco Sport has a more level ride compared to the Bronco. This is because the suspension on the Bronco was created for more off-road adventures. The Bronco Sport suspension is equipped with an independent front strut and rear multilink design. 

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Bronco: Offers better traction due to “G.O.A.T. MODE” (Goes Over Any Terrain). The settings are normal, eco, sport, slippery, sand, baja, mud, and rock crawl. It has a locking front and rear differentials with 4Hi or 4Lo modes. 

Bronco Sport: All new Bronco Sports come with normal, eco, sport, slippery, and sand terrain settings. They offer two transfer cases that can send 0 and 50 percent engine torque right to the rear wheels when they begin to slip.

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Bronco: This Bronco is all about maximizing breathing room and enjoying nature, rain or shine. That is why it comes with three designs to choose from, with fully open, fully closed, and removable doors. The vinyl upholstery makes the Bronco easy to clean and even comes with a drain in each footwell to make the cleaning process easier. 

Bronco Sport: The roof and doors can not be detached. Overhangs are shorter and the suspension is higher up to inspire adventures off the road. It has a safari-style roof which creates a roomy design.

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What Is Similar About The Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport? 

Now that you’ve read some of the differences between the Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport, you should also know about some of the similarities. Even though these two vehicles are constructed differently, both are respected for their off-road abilities. Plus, they are compatible with each other in regards to aftermarket accessories. Check out our Ford service center and see what parts and services we offer.

Ford SUVs For Sale Near Me In Dubuque 

Does a Ford Bronco or Bronco Sport seem like the next vehicle for you? Come take either one for a test drive at Finnin Ford when you’re in Dubuque, Iowa City, Davenport, or Moline areas. When you’re ready to make a purchase on your next Ford, call our finance department and a staff member will be ready to assist you. We offer a wide range of new and used vehicles to fit every need, along with your personality. Our customer service is excited to meet and get to know you!


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