What You don’t like about Bronco 2 doors, 4 doors, and sport!

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My Bronco Sport dislikes are about the same as everyone but I may have a few others.

Hate the Sunroof. I've had two Ford sunroofs fail on me. I want my Badlands without.

I'm hoping for a winch capable bumper in the accessories. I do my adventuring solo so I need to be able to self recover.

Speaking of getting unstuck, why are there no tow hooks in the back. Can the receiver hitch support the weight of the vehicle like the front hooks? Maybe but I doubt it.. Looks like there may be an access cover to a screw in type tow clevis on some of the Sports. Right side of the rear bumper. Not sure if that's what it is though.

Give me at least 3000 lbs of towing capacity.

I want a self opening rear hatch. I would use that much more then a bottle opener.

Whats with the tiny rear wiper? Looks like an afterthought. Is there a washer sprayer for the rear window.? Dirt roads make it hard to see in the back..

Sync 4 please.

I'm hoping the Trail Rigs concept vehicle is an actual option. I want the 1 inch lift and the 31 inch tires.

Have an option for additional accessory switches like the big Bronco for extra lighting..
 

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Oooh a place to rant, haha. My turn:

Lack of individual selectable options - I get that bundles are more economical for Ford, but c'mon.
Sync-4, no hybrid available, excessive amount of exterior black plastic trims - give us options for body color panels! Accessory switches and active-X seating material (or vinyl like big brother) would be nice to have. And ambient lighting only available in one trim level.
 

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My Bronco Sport dislikes are about the same as everyone but I may have a few others.

Hate the Sunroof. I've had two Ford sunroofs fail on me. I want my Badlands without.

I'm hoping for a winch capable bumper in the accessories. I do my adventuring solo so I need to be able to self recover.

Speaking of getting unstuck, why are there no tow hooks in the back. Can the receiver hitch support the weight of the vehicle like the front hooks? Maybe but I doubt it.. Looks like there may be an access cover to a screw in type tow clevis on some of the Sports. Right side of the rear bumper. Not sure if that's what it is though.

Give me at least 3000 lbs of towing capacity.

I want a self opening rear hatch. I would use that much more then a bottle opener.

Whats with the tiny rear wiper? Looks like an afterthought. Is there a washer sprayer for the rear window.? Dirt roads make it hard to see in the back..

Sync 4 please.

I'm hoping the Trail Rigs concept vehicle is an actual option. I want the 1 inch lift and the 31 inch tires.

Have an option for additional accessory switches like the big Bronco for extra lighting..
Get a 2/4 dr bronco that has all this except for the self opening rear hatch. You are capable of self recovering your vehicle but can’t self open the rear hatch? The demand for a power lift gate is very interesting to me.
 

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Get a 2/4 dr bronco that has all this except for the self opening rear hatch. You are capable of self recovering your vehicle but can’t self open the rear hatch? The demand for a power lift gate is very interesting to me.
I can see the point of wanting power open liftgate though for a Sport, as it will be used much more often as a daily driver for most buyers. Can't say I disagree it would be a nice feature to have, but I'm not upset about it either. Absolutely though, I question the odd decision (and hyped marketing campaign) to include a bottle opener... seriously, how many of us will actually use that?? Lol
 

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I can see the point of wanting power open liftgate though for a Sport, as it will be used much more often as a daily driver for most buyers. Can't say I disagree it would be a nice feature to have, but I'm not upset about it either. Absolutely though, I question the odd decision (and hyped marketing campaign) to include a bottle opener... seriously, how many of us will actually use that?? Lol
Most buyers do not need a power lift gate the same as most drivers do not need a blind spot alert system. Both have been marketed to early adopters and both have made some owners lazy and feel like they need it. More people can’t open a bottle without a bottle opener than people that can’t open a lift gate without power. Yes the bottle opener is nowhere near a necessity, but neither is a power lift gate.

How is a lift gate more trouble to open than any of the other four doors? Some of you act like the lift gate weighs 100 pounds and you have to do a power clean and then shoulder raise to get it open. If you are worried about your hands being full all the time, you still need a hand to press the lever on a power lift gate. The manual lift gate can be press and lifted a few feet with hydraulic assistance. Some people think they need a power lift gate because of hyped marketing.
 

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All fair points. I wasn't advocating for one over the other, just stating my opinion. Coming from a vehicle with a key-fob trunk button that doesn't actually work as intended, it makes no real difference to me.
 

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I fall into that camp too, considering the power lift-gate not only unnecessary, but undesirable. Mainly because they are slow and I can open and close it manually faster, a big plus in the rain. My wife's vehicle has this and it is very frustrating in use. The slowness and the annoying beep are not for me.

One might argue that it, if equipped, it can still be operated manually. Perhaps so, but then it does become more difficult with the mechanism's mechanical drag and weight.
 

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Size: Needs to be at least 7 inches longer but not a deal breaker.
Height: Needs to clear at least 10 inches instead of 8ish. Not a deal breaker, especially if there is a 1-2 lift option.
Engine: **Might** need more HP -- at least 300. (If the acceleration is too slow for safe passing, or stuttered / delayed (like the Telluride), it's going to be 100% deal breaker.
Safety: No word yet on crash testing. Could be a deal breaker if it's a death trap.
Rear seats: If they don't fold down flat, this would be a potential deal breaker for me as it would not allow sleeping in the vehicle.
Headlamps: Yet to be tested. If they don't throw out good light - it's a deal breaker. A lot of SUV's have this serious problem.
No Sync-4. Not a deal breaker but could nix the deal if other "near" deal breakers are present.
Moon Roof. Don't want it.

We will see if any of the deal breakers are present once third party reviews come out. Like a lot of people, I'm not signing on the dotted line until I test drive it and see other reviews.
 

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Get a 2/4 dr bronco that has all this except for the self opening rear hatch. You are capable of self recovering your vehicle but can’t self open the rear hatch? The demand for a power lift gate is very interesting to me.
LOL Pure laziness on my behalf. I've come to appreciate the power lift gate when my hands are full and I don't want to put things on the ground, snow, mud or whatever to just open the hatch. As far as the full size Bronco, I'd love to but it doesn't fit my garage, budget, or need of a vehicle by February. Hopefully!
 

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LOL Pure laziness on my behalf. I've come to appreciate the power lift gate when my hands are full and I don't want to put things on the ground, snow, mud or whatever to just open the hatch. As far as the full size Bronco, I'd love to but it doesn't fit my garage, budget, or need of a vehicle by February. Hopefully!
Lease a sport for a year then get the base 2 dr. It’s only a few inches larger in all dimensions and around the same price. My question is.. what is in your hands that allows you to operate a power lift gate but doesn’t allow you to operate a manual lift gate without placing it on the ground first. Even though people think they will need a power lift gate, most people open the life gate (whether it’s power or manual) before they begin to load it.
 

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I'll join the party. but still nitpicking

Dislikes:
waiting! haha.
Sync 3 instead of 4
moonroof required with other options
concur on excessive plastic trim and antenna placement

Kinda dislikes:
Length- yep, could be a tad longer to sleep in comfortably (but not deal breaker)
concept vehicle options lies if we can't get lift from dealer or roof can't handle most of the few decent roof top tents on market (especially with moonroof option- as believed in a few videos).
Towing Capacity - just a smidge more.

Also think Bottle opener is kinda funny- what, a $5 item? Cans are preferred while camping so no glass breakage. Just for advertising if you ask me... will give me a reason to buy glass?? dunno.

Performance and maintenance wise - TBD.

Obviously a lot to like however!
 

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Too me, cars are all about wants for the individual, but anyhoo ...

Big Broncos: - the foundational design aspect of open air driving. I've little interest in that and would rather have a hard body with optimal sound proofing, no seams etc.

- low tow rating

- endless hype and waiting. (I have to chuckle when the sister site's banner reads "since 2015". I mean, how many driving years have you got.)

Bronco Sport: - what appears to me an unnecessarily short rear overhang. A few inches longer would have provided more cargo and still be perfectly acceptable to me (and I think most off highway drivers).

also ...

- low tow rating

- stereo upgrade is bundled

- kinda pricey for me
 
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Oooh a place to rant, haha. My turn:

Lack of individual selectable options - I get that bundles are more economical for Ford, but c'mon.
Sync-4, no hybrid available, excessive amount of exterior black plastic trims - give us options for body color panels! Accessory switches and active-X seating material (or vinyl like big brother) would be nice to have. And ambient lighting only available in one trim level.
you know the second generation escape, which looks a lot like the bronco sport, had body colored bumpers and it looked pretty good. Normally ford offers “sport” appearance packages on other vehicles that add the body colored bumpers/trim so I would expect there to be an appearance package in year 2 or 3, although they will have to come up with another name for it. Bronco sport sport just doesn’t sound right 😆.

Maybe it’s just my OCD, but the BRONCO SPORT lettering on the lift gate bothers me 😆. It just seems like there’s too many letters crammed in there. I think just BRONCO or SPORT would look better.

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I don't like the Bronco Sport lettering on the tail gate either. I'd have preferred nothing. When I buy mine, it would be gray or alto blue or some DARK color and I plan on changing the WHITE lettering (Ugh!) to dark gray or black to blend in with the body color. I cannot stand such contrasting lettering. I will probably make the lettering on the front grill a dark color too, to match the grill.
 

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they will have to come up with another name for it. Bronco sport sport just doesn’t sound right 😆.
It’s not any worse than Land Rover Range Rover Sport (that really is the full name of it).
 
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