The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport has been given a price increase, namely the higher end models like the Badlands and Outer Banks. All of the Bronco Sport vehicles will receive some kind of a markup due to “market conditions.” This comes at a time when the Bronco Sport outsold the Ford Escape – its platform mate built in the same plant – for the first time since the new SUV went on sale.
We originally opined that the Ford Bronco Sport may very well make the Escape redundant, and it very well could be the case.
The 2022 Bronco Sport will start at $28,760 after tacking on a transportation fee from the manufacturer. That resembles a $50 hike from the base model 2021 Bronco selling at $28,710. Other trim levels affected are the Big Bend, Outer Banks, and Badlands models. The Big Bend trim will increase its price $105, making its new 2022 MSRP $30,320. The Bronco Sport Outer Banks pushes its final price up $215 setting it at $34,570. But the trim with the biggest increase overall is the Badlands model going from $34,855 to $35,430, a price hike of exactly $575, according to Cars Direct.
Ford Bronco demand was so strong, even earlier this year, that dealers were instructed from Ford Motor Company to sell their demo vehicles. Couple that with the chaos of the global microchip crisis affecting supply of the SUV, and it’s a recipe for a shortage.
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and Big Bronco will embark together in the annual Rebelle Rally, starting today, October 8, near the Hoover Dam by Las Vegas, Nevada. Returning driver Shelby Hall and Penny Dale will compete this year in the 4×4 class with a 2021 Bronco two-door SUV, while professional off-roaders Melissa Fischer and Cora Jokinen will take their spots in the Bronco Sport to compete in the X-cross class. Thirdly, novice off-roaders Kathryn Reinhardt and Victoria Bundrant of off-road accessory supplier 4Wheel Parts will compete in the 4×4 class novice division in a Bronco four-door.