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2022 Ford Bronco Sport Among Best New Cars For Teens

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport charged onto the rugged crossover scene and quickly racked up quite a few accolades. It was named one of the best new SUVs for under $30,000, and made the list of most satisfying small SUVs to boot. Now, the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport has been recognized yet again, as it has been named one of the best new vehicles for teenagers according by Consumer Reports.

Purchasing a vehicle for a teenaged driver can pose quite the challenge. Parents and guardians want to put their newly licensed teen drivers behind the wheel of a vehicle that’s not only reliable, but excellent in the safety category as well. Statistically speaking, 16-year-old drivers have a fatal crash rate per mile that is four times higher than that of drivers 20 years and older. Consequently, selecting a vehicle to protect them in the event of an accident is paramount, and the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport certainly makes the cut.

In order to qualify for the list, the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport was placed under a microscope and subjected to a long list of qualifications in order to make the list. CR takes some critical metrics into account when ranking vehicles for teens. The model in question must hold up to the publication’s strict standards for reliability, safety, and road test performance. It must also have high ratings in the IIHS crashworthiness tests, along with having forward collision warnings and other active safety features. Another critical figure is the vehicle’s curb weight, which must exceed 2,750, as heavier vehicles provide better protection in multicar crashes than light ones.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport held up to the aforementioned considerations, and with a starting price of $28,200, it’s within the budget of many first-time vehicle owners.

We’ll have more on the Bronco Sport soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Bronco Sport news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. GaryB

    How is a teen making mininum wage scooping ice cream at a drive in going to afford a $30,000+ car? When i was a teen, making $5.15 an hour, it took me 2 months to get my $800 guitar off of layaway. My first car was a 10 yr old $1800 beater and used the excess money from my first student loans to get it. cant imagine most families in this country have the means to get their kids a brand new 30k car.

  2. Michael

    What teenager can afford this, or what parent is going to buy it for their teenage kid?

  3. Dave

    Don’t see my grandson in a new anything for his first car!

  4. LessFrequent

    I like these a lot so it’s more likely I would buy one for me and give my daughter my 10 year old Honda Accord to drive…

  5. Bill Byrne

    good luck getting one,all I do see when they get one is marked up, thousands

  6. John Flowers

    $28,500.00 for a Bronco. Someone hasn’t been to a Ford dealership lately or ever!

    1. Barry Coleman

      That’s MSRP for the base model. My local dealer sells at MSRP for vehicles custom ordered, with no dealer markup. Of course, I think that more appealing Bronco Sports are the upgraded trim lines which cost more than $28,500!


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