Flash Drive

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

Model Tested: 2022 Ford Bronco 4-Door Advanced 4×4 Raptor Series

The 2022 Ford Bronco raptor is a highly capable of-road SUV that’s also quite pleasant for highway and city driving.

Engine: 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6, 418 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: 10-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 15-mpg city, 18-mpg highway, 15-mpg combined

Base Price: $68.550

As Tested: $74,425


Impressive turbocharged EcoBoost V-8

Strong acceleration

The Raptor doors and roof panels are removable for the ultimate outdoor adventure experience.

Variable exhaust notes

Super smooth 10-speed automatic transmission

Fox semi-active shock absorbers

Stabilizer bar disconnect

13-inch front wheel travel

14-inch rear wheel travel

The Bronco Raptor seats are comfortable and supportive.

4.70:1 rear axle ratio

13.1-inch ground clearance

Two-speed transfer case

Multiple drive mode options

7 terrain modes

4500 pound towing capacity

Passable fuel economy—our best was 18.9-mpg highway


Comfortable, supportive front seats

Both front seats have power lumbar support

The 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine produces 418 horsepower and 440 pounds of torque.

Stretch-out front legroom

Heated seats (3 temps)

Great, super thick leather steering wheel

Lots of auxiliary controls

Decent rear seat room

Middle position marginal

Small center armrest with cupholders


Removable roof panels

Removable doors

Removable running boards

Flat cargo deck

The many Raptor upgrades over the base Bronco greatly increase the ruggedness of terrain than can be conquered.

Split folding rear seats

Moderate height difference between deck and seats

Large infotainment screen

Medium locking glovebox

Deep center console bin

Large, sliding sun visors

WOW Factors:

Extreme performance capabilities

Strong engine

Variable exhaust modes

These massive 37×12.5R17 all-terrain tires are standard on the Bronco Raptor.

Very comfortable seats

Rugged styling


Flimsy cargo nets on doors and seatbacks

More small item storage would be nice

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is a wild looking, extreme performance SUV that’s about as close to a streetable off-road warrior as you can buy at a new vehicle dealership. Yet, it’s surprisingly comfortable for highway driving with minimal tire noise from the massive 37×12.5R17 all-terrain tires. The extra 9.8-inches width over the standard Bronco and 77.8-inch height make mall parking spaces and bank drive-through

Most Bronco owners won’t be kicking up dust like this, but the truck is certainly capable.

lanes a challenge. The size takes some adjustment but city driving is quite pleasant for such a rugged off-road capable SUV.