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Here's the Bronco Sport impressively climbing a 44 degree incline at Moab.


















And negotiating another incline.




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I guess this will sway some of the crowd that has been joking about the B Sport being "just an AWD Escape"
I am guessing that's a BL trim? (wheels look like the steelies but not 100% sure...)
 
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Huh! THAT is interesting - so for off roaders here: what factors were in play here? Weight? driver's skill?
 

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Huh! THAT is interesting - so for off roaders here: what factors were in play here? Weight? driver's skill?
Badlands sits lower and lighter and has enough torque and traction to climb steep obstacle. Rubicon is lifted which makes a heavier vehicle heavy at the top and not enough torque and not enough traction to get that top over the bottom. I’m just kidding I have no idea. I drive on road and sometimes gravel.
 

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Jeezus Cripes!! Was that last bit Hell's Gate??

Just started looking at a Sport for the wife when I realized it was the same size as my Outback and Legacy!!! ....and now I find this bit of video!!

HOT DAMN!!!!



Bronco Sport Durability Testing @ Moab today at 5pm PST

 

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I know the bash plates are made to take the impact, but it was still painful to hear it in the video. What are they made out of? Can we expect them to rust after getting scratched and dented?
 

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I know the bash plates are made to take the impact, but it was still painful to hear it in the video. What are they made out of? Can we expect them to rust after getting scratched and dented?
Looked like he scraped the front bash plate. Also looked like he could have easily avoided that.. he steered the passenger tire right into the lowest part of that rock. I’m an offroad noob but I would have steered either left or right of that rut..

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Looked like he scraped the front bash plate. Also looked like he could have easily avoided that.. he steered the passenger tire right into the lowest part of that rock. I’m an offroad noob but I would have steered either left or right of that rut..

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Every time i watch this video, I still hold my breath there at the last😀
 

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