Would you choose Bronco 4 doors or Bronco sport?

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Of all of my vehicles (previous and current), my old Escape (5-speed manual), was the best balance of utility, fun, and practicality. The Sport was my hope to replace that. Unfortunately, the lack of a manual transmission may force me into the real Bronco. I say "real" because a Bronco should be available with a manual transmission. The fact that the regular Bronco does supports my point.
Those are fighting words. Jk you can call it whatever you like. I’ll choose the “fake” bronco over the mid sized bronco easily. What about the power windows on the 2 dr/4 dr? Is there a manual window option? Options to remove cameras and screens?

I believe their is a shift paddle option on the sport which can be fun to override the bots plan to shift for you.

I get where you are coming from.. because in the future when self driving cars become more popular, I’m going to be pissed if I don’t have an option to drive my own car.
 

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Those are fighting words. Jk you can call it whatever you like. I’ll choose the “fake” bronco over the mid sized bronco easily.
I get where you are coming from.. because in the future when self driving cars become more popular, I’m going to be pissed if I don’t have an option to drive my own car.
I was just kidding too. I know manuals are are a dying breed and I should be thankful that the Bronco (real, mid-size) will have that option. The Sport (real, baby-sized) would have been an ideal vehicle for me, I mean perfect. However, I will learn to adjust for the manual. It may be my last vehicle, so I shouldn't change now. I bought the CX-5 and Colorado as both were the last years that either vehicle offered a manual.
 

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I was just kidding too. I know manuals are are a dying breed and I should be thankful that the Bronco (real, mid-size) will have that option. The Sport (real, baby-sized) would have been an ideal vehicle for me, I mean perfect. However, I will learn to adjust for the manual. It may be my last vehicle, so I shouldn't change now. I bought the CX-5 and Colorado as both were the last years that either vehicle offered a manual.
Bronco is Mid-size. Bronco sport is Small-size. Both are Adult-sized..
 

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IMHO, the four door Bronco is starting to look kinda odd whereas the four door Bronco Sport I can see myself owning.
 

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My family keep saying ford is not reliable. And depreciated fast. I never have a ford car. Only have Honda
From next week I have to drive every day about 2hours to work and 2 hours back from San Diego.
Sure, my wife's 2000 Honda Odyssey was reliable, after each one of the four transmissions it went through :curse:
 

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Agreeing with North7 -- our family had (at one time) a VW Jetta (Wifey) and my Jeep JK Wrangler and then daughter's Honda Civic...by far, the 2009 Civic had the most issues (mechanically and cosmetically) and daughter traded it in for an SUV
 

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My wife and I were talking about the Rebelle Rally and about the differences in attitudes about Bronco and Bronco Sport, "The Sport is about getting to the adventure; the Bronco is the adventure."

She had a good line, "It's like the difference between snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Snowboarders love the thrill; cross-country is still out there but lets you look around."

I'm ok with that.
 

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My wife and I were talking about the Rebelle Rally and about the differences in attitudes about Bronco and Bronco Sport, "The Sport is about getting to the adventure; the Bronco is the adventure."

She had a good line, "It's like the difference between snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Snowboarders love the thrill; cross-country is still out there but lets you look around."

I'm ok with that.
I would say it’s more like the bronco sport is like snowboarding cruising down blues hitting mild terrain parks. Bronco 2/4 dr is black diamonds, x game level terrain parks. The escape is cross country skiing ha
 

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I would say it’s more like the bronco sport is like snowboarding cruising down blues hitting mild terrain parks. Bronco 2/4 dr is black diamonds, x game level terrain parks. The escape is cross country skiing ha
Nice. Well, clearly I'm not a snowboarder :)
 

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If you have only one shot, which one would you choose? I don’t want to choose Bronco sport and regret , or chose the Bronco 4 doors and regret! I am going to have it for long time. Thank you
My dealer said he would do the sport first, then switch to the bigger in a couple years if he didn't like. That made sense to me and all the hype may be over by then so easy to source.
 

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It’s a tough decision for me.

Price-I’m guessing a 4 door black diamond with auto and mid package will be around $43k. The badlands bronco sport id get is almost $39k. Slight advantage for sport.

Roof-The bronco has the advantage of removable roof and doors while the sport has the advantage of a fixed roof and quieter interior. Slight advantage to the sport since I would prefer a quieter ride.

Offroad ability-advantage bronco

looks-both are good looking vehicles, but I like the bronco interior and exterior better. Advantage bronco.

Features- there are some features On the sport I can’t get on the bronco and vice versa. I’d say this is a wash.

size - sport has similar legroom as the bronco. Haven’t looked at the cargo capacity of the two but I’d imagine they are similar. Sport will probably be easier to fit in a garage and park. Slight advantage to sport.

For me, it’s gonna come down to test drives and seeing both vehicles in person. It might be a while until I can do that, but I’m fine waiting a bit longer.
 

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I reserved a Sport Badlands for now. At least until I can sit in one. I will hopefully get it by February when I promised my Escape to my grand daughter. I Doubt I could get a full sized Bronco before 2022. I'm also considering the Ranger FX4 or Tremor if the Sport doesn't live up to my expectations. Unfortunately an SUV probably fits my needs more. I would consider other makers but I can do the Z plan bit with Ford (thanks dad).

This will be my daily driver and road tripper so I want a more comfortable ride. However I also want to do more camping and exploring of the side roads I had to skip with my less capable Escape. I doubt I'll go rock climbing but my off roading snob brother goes to Moab in a modified Xterra every year. I'd love to challenge him with a stock full size Bronco still wearing it's window sticker and temp tag.

Size was a consideration because of my garage. I can fit my bike and the Sport in my garage barely. Bronco 2 door maybe. 4 door and the Ranger will have to sit outside in summer hail. In the winter it's scraping ice or defrosting for 15 minutes.

Money was obviously a consideration. I'll wait for the full sized Bronco build and price for more info to consider. Besides the initial cost difference, any money I save on the cheaper Sport I can use to graze the accessory catalog.. I read here that Ford will initially pay the installation fees on dealer installed options. After that it's DIY or pay the dealer shop fees.. If true I want to get any difficult to install options added on by the dealer for warranty reasons.. The article only mentions "Bronco" but I am hoping it also applies to the Bronco Sport.
 

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I would say it’s more like the bronco sport is like snowboarding cruising down blues hitting mild terrain parks. Bronco 2/4 dr is black diamonds, x game level terrain parks. The escape is cross country skiing ha
The Escape is staying home while the snow comes down.
 

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The Escape is staying home while the snow comes down.
I agree with that analogy. That or they ride the lift up to the on-mountain restaurant, then ride the lift back down. Maybe some escape owners buy into the hype that they have a rounded bronco sport and send it. More power to them. But at the end of the day or eventually they will realize they aren’t the same
 

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The a broncos are sweet. End line.

The whole thing for me, face value up front, is extremely shallow. The whole lineup is sexy af. I’m not a car person... my family has owned Toyotas for decades. I was this close to getting a RAV4 and decided against it. Just wasn’t right.

I saw the Broncos and kept looking at them, and it just clicked. Everyone has listed a lot of amazing reasons on here, I just wanted to list my key reason: they just look amazing.

As for Sport vs 4 door... Sport. I’ve been dreaming of road trips through the West, camping and golfing... a little off road learning as well. So gas mileage is a factor in a big way.

Lastly, the Sport is something I see as a lifestyle choice in a world where there is a Suburu parked in every stall you see in the SF Bay Area. They’re great, they’re fantastic, they’re just not for me. I want to drive down the road and know that I’m a part of starting something. Sure they’ll be some Soccer Moms involved, I’d love to hang out with them! But I’m in Marin County all the time and everywhere I look there are people driving G Classes and Jeep Rubicons, Range Rover’s etc... and they’ve never taken them anywhere but the grocery store.

Sport Badlands with Badlands. Sexy practicality.
 
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