The Ford Bronco Sport was developed as a rugged but affordable off-road-focused crossover, which means that buyers will likely be a bit more concerned about fuel economy than those looking to purchase its big brother, the Ford Bronco. And while we’re still waiting for official EPA numbers to be released, we now have Canada’s Bronco Sport fuel economy ratings to share.
|1.5L EcoBoost I-3||25 MPG||28 MPG||26 MPG|
|2.0L EcoBoost I-4||21 MPG||26 MPG||23 MPG|
Bronco Sport models equipped with the base Ford 1.5L EcoBoost I-3 feature converted U.S. fuel economy ratings of 25 miles-per-gallon in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined. The base engine, which comes standard on Base, Big Bend, and Outer Banks trim levels, is targeted to produce 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque.
Meanwhile, Bronco Sports with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 are rated to return 21 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined. The bigger EcoBoost comes standard on Badlands and First Edition trims, and is targeted to produce a best-in-class 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines are backed up by Ford’s 8 speed automatic transmission. On Badlands and First Edition models, the transmission also comes with SelectShift technology and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
These Bronco Sport fuel economy figures make the crossover quite competitive with its closest competition. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk, which is powered by FCA’s 2.4L I-4 that produces 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, is rated at 22 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg combined.
Meanwhile, the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is powered by the automaker’s 1.3L I-4 that produces 177 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque, and is rated to return 22 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined.