Ford Bronco engine review

tRex

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The BS is like a 'flying brick,' a gold one at that, so doing pretty well here. The 2.0L kicks butt in this application with full power coming on a lot lower over a broader rev band than might be expected.
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My wife drives a 2019 Flex 3.5 ecoboost AWD and I just got an Outer Banks. The Flex is more responsive, but I am not disappointed in the Bronco especially the improved gas mileage. I think it is a good tradeoff. If you have a lead foot and drag race everyone, you will be disappointed in the lower performance. Now if I could just get my wife to quit taking the Bronco Sport to work. She likes driving it too much :)
The BS BL+BL only weighs 138 lbs. more than my VW 2.0LT at 200 hp and 200 torque, and that car's pretty quick. 250 hp and 277 (280?) torque, 4WD, and 3.80 final drive gives it a run for its money. Aerodynamics being its true Achilles' heel. Depending upon weight, tune, setup, etc., going up against a 3.5L six may or may not be a "fair" contest -- but sometimes.
 
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There is artificial engine rumble added through the sound system in the 2.0L models -- maybe a greater amount in Sport mode. I have not pinpointed it to the sound system with my own ears -- but the sound is "suspicious" to my ears.
Yes I noticed that as well. Do you think that is also in low idle. Maybe that's what I am hearing? Seems quite loud and not particularly pleasant. Disappears once the car is up to speed.
 

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Got a Badlands, so i have the 2L and have been loving the feel of it. This is my first Ford and i have to say i am very impressed with this thing. It has had more than enough power for everything Ive thrown at it so far. Plus more than enough power to pass and merge onto the highway quickly.
 

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Waiting on my 2.0 first edition bronco any day now .We also own a2017 escape 2.0 turbocharged without doubt a strong powerful engine.also I drive a Lincoln with a 2.0 turbo that car is super powered.That is what I am replacing with the bronco.I am confident that I will not be disappointed.
 

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My wife and I test drove both and were underwhelmed with the 1.5 (did not try sport mode). Looking it up, the acceleration is on par with my wifes 01 escape v6, which is disappointing and we felt it was noticeably rougher. The 2.0 felt good, power was well suited for the weight of the Badlands. Not sure it needs much more power than it has but I spoke with Burger Motorsport and they're checking to see if the JB4 piggyback they sell for the 2.3 and 1.6 ecoboost will fit the 2.0 or 1.5. Fingers crossed Ford used the same boost sensors. Love the JB4 on my 2.0t VW. It has made for a very fast car.
 
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