Ford Bronco Reliability

Giulia Nigrini
Giulia Nigrini
Vehicle Service Contract Specialist, Traveler, Car Enthusiast
July 26, 2023
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ford bronco from front side view

The Ford Bronco was first released in 1966 as a vehicle for the public. The car was marketed as an all-purpose use vehicle with four-wheel drive. Though, in all honestly, it was more for off-road driving. The six-cylinder engine produced 105 horsepower and became an iconic vehicle.

Everything You Need to Know About Ford Bronco Reliability 

An Overview of the Ford Bronco and its Reliability Ratings

The new Ford Bronco can be purchased as a two-door or four-door. Both come with a 10-Speed automatic transmission or a 7-Speed manual transmission that functions as a 6-speed with one ultra-low crawler gear. They are powered by a 4-Cyl Turbo 2.3 liter EcoBoost producing 275 horsepower on the base trim. 

For a little extra, you can upgrade to the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 that throws out 315 horsepower. Or you could opt for the Ford Bronco Raptor with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 that produces 418 horsepower.

The fuel economy on the base trim is rated at 16-20/17-22 mpg city/highway. Not the most outstanding fuel economy but it is fairly average for this type of vehicle. While the 2.7-liter engine is rated at 17-18/17-20 mpg.

When it comes to reliability, it is not the best. Consumer Reports rated the 2022 Ford Bronco reliability rating at 30/100. This is certainly not good. It does beat the Jeep Wrangler which has a rating of 25/100. They are both knocked right out by the Toyota 4Runner with a rating of 71/100. The ride is also considered to be less than ideal. While comfort, cargo space, and headlamps are rated highly. 

Do keep in mind that there are not many years of Broncos to be able to make a comparison and as the years go on more information will be available. In the end, the Bronco is seen as a desirable car that many owners enjoy driving. Whether it is on road or off road. 

What Safety Features Does the Ford Bronco have?

The Ford Bronco is one of the vehicles uplifted by the Ford Co-Pilot360. Ultimately meaning that the car has a number of excellent and modern features. The safety elements in the car include:

How Does the New Ford Bronco Compare to Other SUVs?

The main competitor for the Ford Bronco is the Jeep Wrangler. Other SUVs include the Toyota 4Runner and Land Rover Defender. 

Up until the relaunch of the Ford Bronco, the Jeep Wrangler was without a rival. Now they are directly comparable and offer the driver different experiences. Both are ideal for going off road and they both have removable parts to customize the experience as well. 

The only true difference between the two is the ride. The Bronco is a little better on the road compared to the Wrangler. Though the Wrangler has slightly better fuel economy. The two are close to the same price point as well. The Bronco is wider which can make it feel overwhelming at times. 

Both vehicles offer the driver an exciting off road experience without doing too many upgrades. The best would be to take each one for a test drive and see which one suits your driving style. 

Overall, the Bronco is a great choice for drivers looking for something that be taken off road without hassle. If you are looking for engine reliability, it might be a good idea to look at the 4Runner. Again, take it out for a drive first. The one that you choose will be the one that suits you best.

Ford Bronco Warranty Options

Ford offers fairly decent factory warranties for their vehicles. Here is what you can expect when you buy a Ford Bronco new:

If you are driver an older model or one that has already reached the factory warranty mileage, you can look at an extended warranty from Ford or a vehicle service contract from a third-party provider. They can sometimes have better perks than the factory warranty while being more affordable in some cases as well.

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