Ford makes a quintet of trims for the 2024 Bronco Sport: Big Bend, Heritage, Free Wheeling, Outer Banks, and Badlands. Most of them have a turbocharged 1.5-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine making 181 horsepower, except for the Badlands, which gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that pumps out 250 horsepower. Every Bronco Sport has an eight-speed automatic transmission that manages the standard all-wheel drive.
The Bronco Sport’s maximum towing capacity is either 2,000 or 2,200 pounds, depending on which engine it has. The base engine returns an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while the larger engine achieves a rating of 21 mpg around town and 26 mpg on the open road.
The Bronco Sport’s base trim, the Big Bend, comes with a five-mode all-terrain management system, LED headlights, a manual liftgate with flip-up rear glass, rear privacy glass, heated side mirrors, single-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, a 4.2-inch driver information display, a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering column, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The Heritage adds unique exterior treatments (including an Oxford White roof and unique graphics), LED fog lights, second-row rubberized seat backs, unique plaid cloth seating, a full-sized spare tire, and a trailer tow package. The Free Wheeling trim is equipped like the Big Bend trim with the addition of reflective sunset-style exterior graphics, coordinating multicolor upholstery, a center console plaque, unique interior accents, and trim-exclusive 17-inch aluminum wheels.
The two highest trims for the Bronco Sport take separate directions, with the Outer Banks having more premium features while the Badlands focuses on off-road attributes. The Outer Banks gets remote start, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver’s seat, a six-way power front passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a driver’s position memory system, a heated steering wheel with premium wrapping, premium-trimmed seats, LED fog lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a 6.5-inch digital instrument cluster, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and 18-inch wheels. While the Badlands loses some of the Outer Banks’ upscale extras (a heated steering wheel, a driver’s memory system, rain-sensing wipers, remote start, and a power front passenger seat), it gains an off-road-tuned suspension, a seven-mode all-terrain management system, an upgraded all-wheel-drive system with a twin-clutch rear drive unit, trail control, unique cloth upholstery, metal bash plates, rubberized flooring, and 17-inch wheels. Some of the items in that list are optional for the Badlands.
Every 2024 Bronco Sport has Ford Co-Pilot360 installed. This well-rounded suite of advanced safety technologies includes collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping support, and automatic high beams. Rear parking sensors are standard on the Outer Banks and available on the other trims. Co-Pilot360 Assist+ is available on all trims to add adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, and speed-sign recognition. The Badlands upgrades to a 180-degree monitor in lieu of the standard rearview camera.
Bronco Sport occupants will use the Ford SYNC 3 system with an 8-inch touchscreen to handle infotainment actions. It contains a six-speaker sound system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Navigation is part of the available Co-Pilot360 Assist+ upgrade; a ten-speaker B&O sound system is an elective for the Outer Banks and Badlands. Several USB ports and access to FordPass Connect services are standard on all trims.