After months of rumors, speculation, leaks, and spy photos, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor was finally revealed back in January. Carryover 2021 Bronco reservation holders got first dibs on the high-performance off-roader with a deadline in late March ahead of the Bronco Raptor’s launch later this summer, alongside the also-new Bronco Everglades. What we didn’t know is what sort of fuel economy 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor owners could expect from their new vehicle. Now, the EPA has released its official estimates, and they’re pretty much what we expected them to be.
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Powered by the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost engine – as Ford Authority was the first to report back in 2020 – with a targeted output of at least 400 horsepower and riding on 37-inch tires, one would expect the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor to return worse fuel economy than any other Ford Bronco model, and that’s precisely the case. EPA estimates for the forthcoming model come in at 15 miles-per-gallon in the city, 16 on the highway, and 15 combined – just slightly worse than a Sasquatch Package-equipped Bronco with the turbocharged Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost at 17/18/18 with FoMoCo’s seven-speed manual or 18/17/18 with the automatic, as well as the twin-turbo Ford 2.7L V6 EcoBoost Sasquatch Bronco at 17/17/17.
Aside from its higher-performance powerplant and off-road goodies, the Bronco Raptor features an updated digital instrument cluster, though it also recently lost its standard side graphic and isn’t available with Ford’s new tube doors that are compatible with every other Bronco in they automaker’s lineup. The new model will feature a starting price of $69,995 when it launches in the coming months, as Ford Authority reported in January.