The Ford Bronco Raptor features a different V-6, a ton of off-road equipment, and a lot of changes under the skinby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 16:13
Ford took the wraps off the Bronco Raptor In January 2022. The automaker launched the Bronco in 2020 and has now inducted the off-roader into the Raptor family, which speaks volumes of the faith the company has in this product. The 2022 Bronco Raptor is a lot more than just a beefed-up Bronco. It comes with changes under the skin, changes on the outside, the inside, and even features a different engine. Marketed as a desert runner, the Bronco Raptor has everything going in its favor, including the $70,000 price tag. Could the Bronco Raptor be a runaway success like its standard counterpart? Well, here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor to make a judgment.
What Powers The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor?
Ford has already announced in the past that theBronco won’t have a V-8 from the factory, although the Bronco DR is an exception. But, the automaker decided to offer something new under the hood. The Bronco Raptor will come with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V-6 EcoBoost engine under the hood. The power outputs aren’t announced, but Ford has noted it will make around 400 horsepower.
This EcoBoost V-6 isn’t a new engine. It has been doing duties in many Lincoln models, and Ford even offers it with the Explorer ST. In the SUV, it puts out 400 horses and 415 pound-feet of torque. Expect similar power outputs here as well. The engine will be paired to the same 10-speed automatic gearbox, although it has been tweaked and features a higher-capacity clutch.
The Bronco Raptor is already a lot more accomplished than the standard Bronco with the Sasquatch Package. We don’t see get any more off-road friendly than it is right now. So, a Sasquatch Package for the Bronco Raptor can safely be ruled out. If at all Ford decides to jack the Bronco Raptor and elevate it to the next level, it could be in the form of the Bronco Raptor R, and not an optional package on the Bronco Raptor. That’s the trend they’ve followed on the F-150 Raptor as well. Just to remind you, Ford has announced the F-150 Raptor R with a V-8 engine and it is expected to debut this year.
The Ford Bronco Raptor Is A Beast Off The Roads
The Bronco Raptor is advertised as a high-speed desert-dune racer. So, it goes unsaid that it comes with loads of off-roading gear. For starters, the company has reinforced the high-strength steel frame. It has equipped the chassis with new shock towers and seven cross members that help increase the wheel travel range and improve the off-road durability. Two crossbars are added to the body as well – that are visible inside the cabin – and are said to increase the torsional rigidity by 50-percent!
The Bronco Raptor 2022 also features an upgraded version of the High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension, called the HOSS 4.0. It comes with a Live Valve technology and features FOX 3.1 Internal Bypass Semi-Active Dampers with integrated reservoirs at the front and remote reservoirs at the rear. Courtesy of this, the suspension travel range has increased by 60-percent at the front and 40-percent at the back when compared to the standard Bronco. The wheel travel range is now 13 inches at the front and 14 inches at the back. The minimum ground clearance is rated at 13.1 inches here, which is 4.8 inches more than the regular Bronco.
Ford has installed an upgraded Dana 44 AdvanTEK front-drive axle with a 4.70 ratio, and a Dana 50 heavy-duty AdvanTEK solid axle with a 4.70 ratio. The five-link setup at the rear comes with a Panhard rod and outboard coilover springs. There’s an upgraded two-speed transfer case with a 67.88:1 crawl ratio as well. The Ford Raptor 2022 also features an advanced 4x4 system with three drive modes. To protect all of this, the company has installed heavy-duty bash and skid plates are placed underneath the body
Since there is no V-8 here, the Blue Oval has tried to compensate it by installing a dual-exhaust system instead, which is similar to the one present on the F-150 Raptor. It makes use of near-equal-length pipes for better exhaust notes and comes with four modes - Normal, Sport, Quiet, and Baja.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor comes with a Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes instead of five, like the Bronco. These are Normal, Slippery, Tow/Haul, Sport, Off-Road, Rock Crawl, and Baja modes; Tow/Haul and Baja modes are the new ones. To aid off-road driving, Ford has also offered the Trail Control, Trail Turn Assist, and Trail One-Pedal Driving as standard.
How Is The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor On The Outside?
As the name suggests, it is a Bronco with the Raptor treatment. But, it isn’t just cosmetic upgrades. Most of the changes and add-ons here function over form. That said, it looks like an absolute beast with drool-worthy looks. Up front, you get the two-piece Raptor grille with special LED headlights and DRLs. A steel bumper is equipped and it features removable bumper end caps to improve off-road clearance. There are two tow hooks, Rigid LED fog lamps, and off-road lamps integrated here.
The grille has three amber lights as well, which is mandatory for a vehicle wider than 80 inches as per the law. The Bronco Raptor measures 85.7 inches in width, which makes it 9.8 inches wider than the standard Bronco. It has gotten wider primarily because of the flared fenders. They come with integrated heat extraction ducts. Even the front and rear quarter panels are new. Reinforced rock rails and removable running boards are some other things that are new here when compared to the non-Raptor model.
One of the reasons for the fenders to have gotten so wide was to accommodate the massive tires it comes with. The Bronco Raptor is equipped with 37-inch tires from the factory, which is the largest ever offered on a production SUV in North America. The massive BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires are wrapped around 17-inch wheels. Two beadlock-capable wheel designs are available as optional.
There are some other additions as well. For instance, the automaker has installed a new vented hood that’s finished in Carbon Black. It looks a lot more ribbed and muscular when compared to the standard Bronco’s hood. A full-sized spare tired is present on the tailgate. It had to be reinforced to handle the tire’s weight. Cool feature: When you flip open the tailgate, you’ll see an inverted Raptor logo there. It is done so you’ll be able to read it correctly from your inside rearview mirror.
Does The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Come With Removable Doors And Roof?
Yes, the 2022 Bronco Raptor comes with removable doors and a roof. There are three panels for the roof, and they weigh 13.6-, 14.5-, and 28.1 pounds. Each front door weighs 55 pounds, whereas each rear door weighs 44 pounds. As for the curb weight, the SUV tips the scales at 5,733 pounds.
How Are The Off-Road Angles On The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor?
Thanks to the big 37-inch tires and an improved ground clearance of 13.1 inches, the Bronco Raptor boasts an approach angle of 47.2 degrees, a breakover angle of 30.8 degrees, and a departure angle of 40.5 degrees. The maximum water wading is rated at 37 inches.
How Much Is The Towing Capacity On The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor?
The Bronco Raptor can tow up to 4,500 pounds, which is 1,000 pounds more than the regular Bronco.
How Many Colors Will Be Offered On The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor?
The Bronco Raptor’s color palette includes 10 exterior shades. They are:
- Code Orange (Ford Performance-exclusive)
- Hot Pepper Red Metallic
- Velocity Blue Metallic
- Eruption Green Metallic
- Shadow Black
- Iconic Silver Metallic
- Area 51
- Cactus Gray
- Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat
- Oxford White
How Is The 2022 Bronco Raptor On The Inside?
The Bronco Raptor comes with a sport-contoured steering wheel with a Raptor logo in the middle and magnesium paddle shifters behind it. There’s a 12-inch digital instrument cluster as well that showcases all the drive and off-road-related data. There’s no word if it will have performance pages, considering this is a desert racer, but I’m sure it will have them.
Ford has opted for low-gloss carbon fiber accents for the grab handles, the steering wheel bezel, and the gear shifter. There are a lot of things that are finished in the Ford Performance Code Orange shade - the G.O.A.T. Modes rotary dial, dash vents, door netting, steering wheel stitching, the push-button illumination, and the Bronco logo on the instrument panel. You can also get the Code Orange seat belts as an optional accessory.
The Ford Performance seats are said to come with heavy side bolstering, but we’ll have to wait for the SUV to come out to know how good they are at holding the occupants in their seats. If you need something plush here, you can opt for the laser-perforated Black Onyx Neo suede seats, vinyl-wrapped instrument panel topper, leather-wrapped outer seat bolsters, and carpet flooring. The flooring here is most likely not washable.
Can The Bronco Raptor’s Interior Be Washed?
Yes, the Bronco Raptor’s interior can be washed. The base Bronco Raptor models will come with Black Onyx marine-grade vinyl seats and rubberized washout flooring and drain plugs.
How Is The 2022 Bronco Raptor In Terms Of Technology?
The Bronco Raptor comes with a 12-inch touchscreen system on the dash that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s a 360-degree camera and seven-speaker audio system offered as standard. Some goodies are paid options, like a 10-speaker audio system, wireless charging pad, and heated steering wheel.
How Much Does The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Cost?
The Ford Bronco Raptor will start at $69,995, which includes a destination fee of $1,495. This is impressive pricing as it makes it around $6,000 cheaper than its immediate rival, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. The Bronco Raptor is around $22,000 more expensive than the top-spec Bronco Wildtrak which starts at $47,780. In all honesty, the differences between the standard top-spec Bronco and the Bronco Raptor justify the 22-odd thousand bucks difference between the two.
When Will The 2022 Bronco Raptor Go On Sale?
The bookings for the 2022 Bronco Raptor will open in March. Ford noted that the Bronco Raptor will start arriving in Summer 2022. Ford had also mentioned that the Bronco reservation holders will be served first and could get their vehicles this year.
How Much Warranty Do You Get On The 2022 Bronco Raptor?
The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor will be offered with:
- Bumper-to-bumper – 3 years/36,000 miles
- Powertrain – 5 years/60,000 miles
- Corrosion – 5 years/unlimited miles
- Roadside assistance – 3 years/36,000 miles
What Safety Features Do You Get On The 2022 Bronco Raptor?
The Bronco Raptor comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 as standard. This suite of safety and driver-assistance features includes:
- Auto High-Beam Headlamps
- Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning, and Dynamic Brake Support
- Hill Start Assist
- Rearview camera
- Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
- Lane-Keeping System with Lane-Keeping Alert, Lane-Keeping Aid, and Driver Alert
You can opt for Adaptive Cruise Control and Evasive Steering Assist by paying extra moolah.
Where Will The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Be Built?
The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor will be built at the automaker’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a Ford Bronco Raptor?
Yes, there is a Ford Bronco Raptor. Ford took the wraps off the Bronco Raptor in January 2022. It is a more rugged, off-road-oriented version of the standard Ford Bronco.
What vehicle inspired the Ford Bronco Raptor?
The Ford Bronco Raptor is inspired by the Ford Bronco. It comes with more off-road equipment than the standard Bronco.
Will there be a Ford Bronco Raptor?
Yes, there is a Ford Bronco Raptor and it was launched in January 2022.
How to order Ford Bronco Raptor?
The booking order for the Ford Bronco Raptor will open in March 2022 and the deliveries will begin in summer 2022.
What is the Ford Bronco Raptor?
The Ford Bronco Raptor is an off-road-oriented version of the regular Bronco. It comes with loads of off-road equipment and is capable of highway-speed desert-dune running and Baja rock-crawling.
When is the Ford Bronco Raptor coming out?
The bookings for the Ford Bronco Raptor will commence in March and it will start arriving in summer of 2022.
When does the Ford Bronco Raptor come out?
The Ford Bronco Raptor will come out in summer of 2022. The bookings for it, however, will begin in March 2022.
What will the Ford Bronco Raptor look like?
The Bronco Raptor looks like a beefed-up version of the standard Bronco. It is 9.8 inches wider than the standard Bronco and comes with a lot of upgraded off-road gear. It rides on 37-inch tires from the factory, features a vented hood, fender flares with heat extract ducts, two-piece Raptor grille, steel bumper with two tow hooks, LED light bar, reinforced rock rails, and so on.
What will be the price of the new Ford Bronco Raptor?
The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor starts at $69,995, which includes $1,495 destination fee.