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2022 Ford Bronco Raptor vs. the regular Bronco: Spec by spec comparison

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Ford Motor Co. confirmed the 2022 Bronco Raptor back in September and gave us exactly zero details. Now, we finally have most of the specs and wanted to chart a comparison between the Raptor and the regular Bronco.

Since the race-inspired SUV won’t be getting a V-8 engine, you might be curious about exactly how the two vehicles differ, so we parsed out the specs and put them in a chart side-by-side. We’ll leave you to peruse the specs at your leisure, but here are our primary takeaways.

Bronco Raptor is bigger (kind of)

Since the Raptor has four doors, we pulled out the specs for just the four-door model. However, though the Raptor only has a hardtop, we did include soft-top specs so that you could get an idea of what might be won or loss with a specific top choice.

Curiously, even though the 2022 Bronco Raptor is 6.4 inches wider and 2.5 inches taller than the brawniest regular Bronco, a lot of the interior volume numbers are the same. Even more curious is the fact there seems to be less passenger volume in the Raptor.

Off-roadier in every aspect

I know we dip into the “duh” category here, but it’s worth stressing this. In addition to those standard 37-inch all-terrain tires, every off-road spec gets a massive increase.

I was most impressed by the 37-inch max water fording capability, which is a 3.5-inch increase over the regular Bronco.

No V-8, but an exclusive V-6

Sure, Ford tells us they’re putting an exclusive 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine into the 2022 Bronco Raptor and then fails to give us the actual specs. So, we can’t make any real comparisons here. The only thing we know for sure is that the brawny SUV will probably produce more than 400 horsepower.

We will point out the F-150 Raptor gets the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and delivers 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, so expect the Bronco Raptor to be in that ballpark but likely a little less power.

One bit thing we want to call attention to as we talk about the engine, though: Premium fuel isn’t recommend or required.

2022 Bronco Raptor

The Ford Bronco Wildtrak vs the Bronco Raptor. (Image courtesy of Ford. Motor Co.)

A guess on pricing

Though the 2022 Bronco Raptor will be open for ordering in March and hitting the streets this summer, another big thing we don’t know is pricing. However, if you look at the pricing of the F-150 Tremor ($50,735) vs. the F-150 Raptor ($65,375), there’s about a $15k premium between the tow off-roadiest F-150s.

So, knowing that the high-speed off-road racing version, Bronco Wildtrak, starts at $47,780, it would be fairly safe to assume that the Bronco Raptor could ring in as high as $63k.

The full specs

We hate it when automakers don’t follow a spec sheet template, and they rarely do. So, when pulling together the 2022 Bronco Raptor vs. the four-door Bronco specs, there were some holes of things one included and the other didn’t, and in most cases we deleted the holes. And, lest this get too long, we left out some of the less relevant specs.

Other than that, here’s the full comparison of Bronco Raptor vs. Bronco 4-door.

 Ford Bronco 4-DoorFord Bronco Raptor
Drivetrain layoutLongitudinally mounted front engine with center-mounted transfer case, independent front axles/solid rear axlesFront engine 3.0-liter twin turbo EcoBoost V6, 10-speed automatic transmission, 2-speed torque-on-demand 4x4 with mechanical lock, and electronic locking rear differential with 4.70 rear axle
Engine configuration2.3-liter EcoBoost, Ti-VCT GTDI I-4 (std); 2.7-liter EcoBoost, Ti-VCT GTDI 60-degree V6 (opt)3.0-liter EcoBoost
60-degree V6, compacted graphite iron block, aluminum head
Displacement 138 cu. in. (std); 164 cu. In. (opt)180.0 cu. In.
Compression ratio10.0:110.5:1
Fuel deliveryDirect injectionDirect injection
Recommended fuelRegular unleadedRegular unleaded
Fuel capacity20.8 gallons21.2 gallons
Exhaust systemSingle catalyst with resonator and single muffler (std); Double catalyst with resonator and single muffler (opt)Double catalyst with resonator and single muffler with active valve technology
Horsepower (regular fuel)275TBD
Torque (regular fuel)315TBD
Horsepower (premium fuel)300TBD
Torque (premium fuel)325TBD
Transmission7-speed (6+1 crawler gear) Getrag manual (offered on 2.3-liter engine only); 10-speed automatic (available on both 2.3- and 2.7-liter engines)10-speed SelectShift automatic
Transfer case4x4 with part-time engagement electronic shift-on-the-fly, 2.72:1 low ratio (std); Advanced 4x4 with 4A mode automatic on-demand engagement, 3.06:1 low ratio2-speed transfer case with 4H, 4L and 4A mode for automatic on-demand engagement
Maximum crawl ratio79.92:1 – 7-speed manual with standard ESOF (2.3L)
57.19:1 – 10-speed speed automatic with standard ESOF (2.3L)
94.75:1 – 7-speed manual with optional Advanced 4x4 (2.7L)
67.80:1 – 10-speed automatic with optional Advanced 4x4 (2.7L)
67.88:1
Flat-tow capacityYesYes
Front axleDanaTM AdvanTEK M190 independent front suspension (2.3L std); DanaTM AdvanTEK M210 independent front suspension with Spicer Performa-TraK electronic locker (2.3L opt)Dana 44TM AdvanTEKTM M210 independent suspension with Spicer Performa-TraK electronic locker (ratio 4.70)
Rear axleDana 44TM AdvanTEK M220 solid rear differential (std); Dana 44TM AdvanTEK M220 solid rear differential with Spicer Performa-TraK electronic locker (opt)Dana 50TM heavy-duty AdvanTEKTM M235 solid differential with Spicer Performa-TraK electronic locker (ratio 4.70)
ChassisBody-on-frame; fully boxed high-strength steel frame with seven cross members, High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) System with low-mass independent front suspension, five-link solid rear axle with Panhard rod and outboard coilover springsBody-on-frame, fully boxed high-strength steel frame with seven cross members. Raptor HOSS 4.0 (High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension) system with low-mass independent front suspension, five-link solid rear axle with Panhard rod and outboard coilover springs
SuspensionFront: Twin forged alloy A-arms with long-travel coil-over springs, HOSS-tuned heavy-duty dampers (std), Bilstein® position-sensitive dampers with end-stop control valves (opt); Rear: 220 mm solid rear axle with long-travel, variable rate coil- over springs, HOSS-tuned heavy-duty dampers (std), Bilstein position-sensitive dampers with end-stop control valves (opt)Raptor HOSS 4.0 (High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension system) with FOXTM Live Valve technology with position-senstive damping and FOX 3.1 Internal Bypass Semi-Active Dampers uniquely tuned at the front and rear; integrated reservoirs in front, remote reservoirs in rear.
Suspension travel front/rear (inches)7.95/9.8 (base); 8.74/10.2 (Badlands)13 / 14
Approach angle35.5/43.2 (Base/35-inch tires) 47.2 degrees
Ramp breakover angle20.0/26.3 (Base/35-inch tires) 30.8 degrees
Departure angle29.7/37.0 (Base/35-inch tires) 40.5 degrees
Miniumum running gorund clearance8.3/11.5 (Base/35-inch tires) 13.1 inches
Maximum water fording 33.5 inches37.0 inches
Steering typeThree-mode rack-and-pinion steering with standard, comfort and sport modes controlled via Terrain Management SystemTM with G.O.A.T. ModesTM (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain)Three-mode rack-and-pinion steering with standard comfort and sport modes controlled via Terrain Management SystemTM with G.O.A.T. ModesTM (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain)
Brake typeFour-wheel power disc brakes with four-sensor, four-channel antilock braking system and electronic stability controlFour-wheel power disc brakes with four-sensor, four-channel anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control
Brake boost 2.3-liter engine, vacuum brake boost, 2.7-liter engine, electronic brake boostElectronically controlled brake boost
Front brake configurationVented discs, twin-piston floating caliperVented discs, dual piston sliding caliper
Front brake rotor diamater/thickness311 mm x 34 mm 350 mm x 34 mm
Front break pad materialNon-asbestos organicNon-asbestos organic
Front brake caliper typeTwin 51-mm floating 2 mm x 51 mm sliding caliper
Front break pad swept area413 cm2 51,547 mm2
Rear brake configurationDiscs with single-piston floating caliper, integral electronic parking brake Vented discs with single-piston sliding caliper, electronic integrated parking brake
Rear brake rotor diamater/thickness308 mm x 24 mm 336 mm x 20 mm
Rear break pad materialNon-asbestos organicNon-asbestos organic
Rear brake caliper typeSingle 54-mm floating 1 mm x 54 mm sliding caliper with elPB
Rear break pad swept area373 cm2 40,998 mm2
Standard topRemovable soft-top
Removable hardtop
Removable Carbonized Gray molded-in-color
Roof panel weight13.6 lbs. (front left); 14.5 lbs. (front right); 28.1 lbs. (mid panel)13.6 lbs. (front left); 14.5 lbs. (front right); 28.1 lbs. (mid-panel)
Doors/storageFour removable frameless doors; Available rear storage for four doorsFour removable frameless doors
Door weight55 lbs. (front); 44 lbs. (rear)55 lbs. (front); 44 lbs. (rear)
Removable sectionsDoors, roof panels, front fenders, grille, fender flares, rear quarter panels, bumpersDoors, roof panels, front fenders, rear quarter panels, front bumper end caps
rock railwith removable running boardsStandard on Black Diamond and Badlands series dealer installed accessory on all other Bronco series Standard
Underbody protectionBlack Diamond, Widltrak (optional): Five steel underbody shields including engine shield, transfer case shield, fuel tank shield, shin guards and heavy-duty front bash plate*
Badlands: Six steel underbody shields including engine shield, transfer case shield, fuel tank shield, shin guards, stabilizer-bar shield and heavy-duty front bash plate*
Heavy-duty full vehicle steel bash plates
Front bumperHeavy-duty powder-coated modular steel front bumper with heavy-duty bash plate standard on Black Diamond and Badlands, available on all other seriesFord Performance heavy-duty modular with Rigid fog lamp
Washout vinyl flooring with drain plugsStandard on Black Diamond and Badlands seriesStandard
Trail sights with 150-pound tie-down capacityStandard on all Bronco seriesStandard
G.O.A.T. ModesStandard modes, Base (5): Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Sand; Big Bend, Outer Banks (6): Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Mud/Ruts and Sand; Black Diamond (7): Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Mud/Ruts, Sand and Rock Crawl; Badlands, First Edition (7): Normal, Eco, Slippery, Mud/Ruts, Baja, Sand and Rock Crawl; Wildtrak (7): Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Baja, Mud/Ruts and SandStandard - with 7 modes, including Normal, Slippery, Tow/Haul, Sport, Off-Road, Rock Crawl and Baja modes
Standard wheels16-inch bright polished silver-painted steel (Base); 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum (Big Bend); 17-inch black gloss-painted black steel (Black Diamond); 18-inch bright machined black high-gloss-painted aluminum (Outer Banks); 17-inch machined Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum (Badlands); 17-inch black high-gloss-painted aluminum with black beauty ring, beadlock-capable (Wildtrak)17-inch black high-gloss painted alloy
Optional wheels17-inch black mid-gloss-painted aluminum (Black Diamond); 17-inch black high-gloss-painted aluminum with Carbonized Gray beauty ring, beadlock-capable (Badlands); 17-inch black high-gloss-painted aluminum with warm alloy beauty ring, beadlock-capable (Sasquatch package)17-inch Magnetic low-gloss alloy painted, beadlock-capable cast aluminum; 17-inch Dark Carbonized Gray alloy painted, beadlock-capable forged
Tires30 (Base); 32 (Big Bend, Outer Banks, Black Diamond); 33 (Badlands); 35 (Wildtrak, Sasquatch) 37 x 12.5R17 All-Terrain
Wheelbase116.1 inches116.5 inches
Length189.4 - 190.5 inches191.0 inches
Height73.0 - 75.3 inches77.8 inches
Width (with mirrors folded)75.9 - 79.3 inches85.7 inches
Track widtch (front/rear)65.0 inches /65.0 inches (Base/Big Bend/Badlands); 66.9 inches / 66.9 inches (Wildtrack)73.2 inches / 73.6 inches
Seating capacityFiveFive
Passenger volume103.7 cu. ft. (hardtop); 108.2 (soft top)103.7 cu. ft.
Behind first row77.6 cu. ft. (hardtop); 83.0 cu. ft. (soft top)73.0 cu. ft.
Behind second row35.6 cu. ft. (hardtop); 38.3 cu. ft. (soft top)33.4 cu. Ft.
Effective headroom (first row)40.8 inches (hardtop) / 43.3 inches (soft top)40.8 inches
Effective headroom (second row)40.1 inches (hardtop) / 41.1 inches (soft top)40.1 inches
Maximum legroom (first row/driver)43.1 inches43.1 inches
Effective legroom (second row)36.3 inches36.3 inches
Hip room (first row)55.9 inches55.9 inches
Hip room (second row)54.8 inches54.8 inches
Shoulder room (first row)57.1 inches57.1 inches
Shoulder room (second row)56.5. inches56.5 inches
Base curb weight4,466 lbs. - 5,109 lbs. (depending on trim, transmission and engine)5,733 lbs.
Trailer tow3,320 lbs. to 3,500 lbs. (depending on trim, transmission and engine)4,500 lbs.
GVWR5,920 lbs. to 6,180 lbs. (depending on trim, transmission and engine)6,850 lbs.
FGAWR3,090 lbs. to 3,270 lbs. (depending on trim, transmission and engine)3,600 lbs.
RGAWR3,070 lbs.3,450 lbs.
Maximum GCWR8,480 lbs. to 8,840 lbs. (depending on trim, transmission and engine)10,650 lbs.

The bottom line on the 2022 Bronco Raptor

While it’s great to get a look at the actual 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor instead of the various teasers, there’s still two big things we don’t know for sure: power and price. So, stay tuned there.

Otherwise, this Bronco Raptor is pretty much what we expected in terms of looks and specs. Though we are a tad disappointed about the lack of a V-8, we’re holding out hope there might be an R version of this, just like there will be for the F-150 Raptor.

Want more than just spec info on the Bronco Raptor? Be sure to check out our “5 things to know” article.

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Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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  1. Proofread please March 4, 2022

    Type editing on this article is embarrassing.

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