Compare The Ford Bronco Raptor vs. The Standard Bronco 

October 6th, 2022 by

Comparing the Bronco Raptor and Standard Bronco Sizing With its blazing performance, muscular design, and extraordinary off-road capabilities, the 2022 Ford Bronco has established itself as an immensely potent SUV among off-road enthusiasts. However, in pursuit of an ultimate adventure vehicle, Ford has pushed the envelope even further with the all-new Ford Bronco Raptor—an off-road-tuned, high-performance edition of the Bronco that is truly on a level of its own. 

The Ultra4 Racing-inspired, powerful 4×4 gives thrill-seekers elevated performance and is equipped with competition-level off-road technology, making it a perfect vehicle for conquering rugged terrains, climbing over rocks, and charging across dunes. So, without further ado, let’s find out how these two behemoths stack up against one another. 


The Ford Bronco Raptor comes equipped with a massively powerful 3.0- liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 that cranks out a whopping 418 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. With such scintillating capabilities, the high-performance SUV can easily surmount the most rugged terrains and toughest off-roads. The 3.0-liter V-6 is the only engine available in the Raptor, and it is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

The standard Bronco comes with two engine choices. The 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine generates a substantial 300 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 churns out an impressive 330 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder engine can be coupled with either a 7-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission, whereas the twin-turbo V6 is exclusively offered with the 10- speed automatic transmission. The 4WD is standard on all the configurations of the Bronco lineup. 


The Bronco Raptor can reach an impressive 0-60 mph in roughly 6 seconds.


Both SUVs are extremely capable when it comes to towing capacity. While all Broncos have six G.O.A.T. (Goes Over All Terrain) modes, the Raptor features an exclusive seventh mode, tow/haul, which allows it to pull up to 4,500 pounds. The ability to tug such heavy loads makes the Bronco Raptor an ultimate dream vehicle for adventure seekers and off-road enthusiasts. On the other hand, the standard Bronco can haul up to 3,500 pounds, which is outright exceptional. 


Both Bronco SUVs boast a domineering road presence with menacing designs and muscular looks. TheBFGoodrich 37-inch KO2 all-terrain tires standard Bronco is offered in two- and four-door body styles, whereas the Raptor is only available in a four-door configuration. The front grille on the regular model comes with massive “BRONCO” lettering, while the Raptor flaunts an iconic two-piece Raptor- Style grille with prominent amber lights. 

As opposed to the simple hood found on the standard Bronco, the Raptor’s hood incorporates integrated vents with a carbon black finish. Moreover, the extended, more pronounced wheel arches on the Raptor give it a beefier, more aggressive stance. The tire size on the regular Bronco ranges from 30-inch to 35-inch, depending on the trim level. On the other hand, the Bronco Raptor comes with BFGoodrich 37-inch KO2 all-terrain tires, the largest ever fitted to a production SUV. This beast of an off-road vehicle also offers unique heavy-duty full-vehicle steel bash plates, tow hooks in the front and rear, and a manual swing-gate with additional exoskeleton reinforcement with up to 150-degree swing.


High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system

The Bronco SUVs are incredibly agile and have exceptional off-road prowess thanks to their highly sophisticated suspension systems. The standard Bronco is equipped with the High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system, which provides splendid stability and control for high-speed off-roading. The Bronco Raptor improves on this suspension technology by incorporating an upgraded HOSS 4.0 system with Live Valve technology. The HOSS 4.0 system also includes FOX 3.1 Internal Bypass Semi-Active Dampers (3.1-inch diameter) with integrated reservoirs at the front and remote reservoirs at the rear. To further elevate the off-road experience, front and rear control arms are designed by Ford Performance, offering maximum wheel travel of 13.0 inches up front and 14.0 inches at the back. Additionally, each corner is fitted with several sensors that adjust the suspension accordingly. 



Comparing the Bronco Raptor and Standard Bronco Sizing side view

The Bronco Raptor is 191 inches long, 85.7 inches wide, and 77.8 inches tall from the outside. The standard Bronco, in comparison, measures 189.4 inches in length, 75.9 inches in width, and 73 inches in height. Furthermore, the Bronco Raptor offers a ground clearance of 13.1 inches compared to the regular Bronco’s 8.3 inches. The wheelbase of both SUVs is identical at 116.1 inches. 

Discussing the cargo capacity, the standard four-door hardtop Bronco provides 35.6 cubic feet of cargo room behind the back seats and 77.6 cubic feet when the seats are reclined. On the other hand, the Raptor offers a cargo space of 33.4 cubic feet with all seats in place and 73.0 cubic feet with rear seats folded. 


Although the 2022 model year order banks are closed, you can reserve your spot now at Bill Brown Ford, Michigan’s preferred dealership and the #1 Ford Dealer in the world. With our unique SAVE YOUR SPOT priority list, customers can save their place in line when order banks open for the 2023 Bronco Raptor later this year. This list allows for a seamless order process, beating the crowds when Ford starts accepting orders—giving our customers a better chance of getting their Bronco orders built sooner. Contact a member of our expert sales team today!

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