Pics are awesome, we were able to test drive a BL before ordering so know what you mean about the deceptive size. Can't wait to get ours!Dealer called me to say my order just came in. Was able to come by about 5 hours later.
Badlands, no BL package, Tow Pkg, 360 Assist+
Driving - Power, Cornering, Brakes, Acceleration all adequate. Very nice, no major problems. No excessive body roll. You could feel the 2.0 liter in normal mode, Sport mode let’s you have more fun. summary driving is fine, and fun. nothing bad stands out. Steering is nice and responsive too. going over speed bumps with the suspension is satisfying / very smooth but not saying i go faster over speed bumps lol.
Cabin - took a while to find all the functions. rotary dial will take some getting used to. everything feels pretty ergonomic. Everything feels like they’re right where they should be, expect i wish the headlight control was still controlled by twisting the blinker arm (just something i’m used to and don’t think it should move). but with automatic headlights i might not even have to mess with headlights at all. Engine noise is low, i didn’t notice it until i wanted to hear it. I also had music on so that’s probably why. but nonetheless it barely makes it into the cabin, the sound itself is pretty nice tho. seats (unique cloth) are comfy, probably will break in a bit more. i like the light blue glow for the buttons. visibility is adequate, less than my subaru forester tho which has great visibility. cameras aren’t low quality which is a great relief.
Size - this is hard to explain. It’s not big, and it doesn’t seem small either. In comparison to some cars it makes the BS seem smaller, but in its own it seems larger. Up close it looks larger too, but also feels like a subcompact suv. haha i know that was confusing, the shape of the car just really messes with my perception of the size loool. One of the photos is compared with a 2010 Subaru Forester. BS is taller and wider, but sliiightly shorter in length.
Main takeaway / honest afterthoughts - Can’t wait to take this up the mountain for Snowboard season, and also some off shoots while taking this on dirt, sand, and snow. I’m gonna baby it just a little bit, but not afraid to take it on some terrain soon. Looks wise, it’s too shiny for me rn i need to matte it out w some dirt / grime lol. As with all big purchases i felt a very tiny bit of buyers remorse as i still want a bigger vehicle, but that’s not to say i’m not happy with the BS / i don’t want it. But pretty sure the remorse comes from financing the vehicle (just feels like i can’t afford it). Feels like i left my subaru fam but also excited to see other Broncos / Bronco Sports on / off the road. Will slowly add accessories to make it look more rugged and of course to add functionality. I like it, gotta get used to some of the placements coming from a different car. will post more later on.
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exactly. it has the same dimensions as a land rover so it appears large, but in real life it might remind you of a renegade, but it’s still bigger than a renegade. inside is the same story, it’s very roomy for what it is. very impressedOp, that, " It looks big but it's not" thing.
Same impression with me.
Picture the first drawing on paper.
The designers drew a max dimension box.
The goal was to keep all the outter edges of the vehicle as close to the edges of that box they scratched in with a pencil.
Then repeat with the interior.
Great execution Ford, Take a bow :'P
I'd rather NOT have a sunroof - makes for more headroom, more stable/stronger roof (for loading/tents), no problems with sunroof drains clogging and making the floor wet (went through that with the 2010 Escape-what a nightmare), and one less thing to break.My Badlands was not the "BL Package" and thus I did not end up with the leather seating, however, the higher end cloth interior and NO sunroof. My question is, did I make a mistake there not having a sunroof? My last SUV was a 2010 Wrangler that I had purchased new in 2010, ever since then I have driven sedans with sunroofs. It kind of keeps me up at night, I don't know if it is a resale value issue or just personal want. Just curious if I am missing a crucial piece of equipment.
Thanks, I forget about the issues related. My last car had drainage issues that constantly would flood the interior. Good thing to note! Thanks again!I'd rather NOT have a sunroof - makes for more headroom, more stable/stronger roof (for loading/tents), no problems with sunroof drains clogging and making the floor wet (went through that with the 2010 Escape-what a nightmare), and one less thing to break.
The moonroof is the one thing I do NOT want in the BL package. Alas, i do like the heated steering wheel and want it.
I am REALLY hoping 2022 will make it a stand alone option i can AVOID. I hate it being bundled with the BL pkg.
Don't worry: I think you will do just fine without a sunroof.
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