The sixth-generation Ford Bronco remains a highly-sought after entity following its launch for the 2021 model year, as the rugged SUV remains one of the fastest-selling new vehicles on the market as of June. However, the 2022 Ford Bronco introduced a few changes for the new model year, including the launch of the all-new Bronco Everglades and Ford Bronco Raptor – the latter of which sold out quickly, along with the entire 2022 model lineup. The 2022 Ford Bronco also gained two new colors – Hot Pepper Red and Eruption Green Metallic, as well as a rear sway bar for Wildtrak models equipped with the H.O.S.S. 3.0 suspension system and all four-door 2022 Broncos with the Sasquatch Package. However, it’s still pretty easy to tell each trim level of the 2022 Ford Bronco apart by looking at nothing more than its front grille.
The entry-level Base Bronco comes equipped with a black molded-in color front grille with black “Bronco” lettering, which makes it unique among the Bronco family, as most other trims feature this lettering in white. The Base Bronco also has standard headlamps without the “halo” signature lighting like higher-trim models.
The Big Bend Bronco features a completely different look from the Base model, with a front grille that’s finished in Carbonized Gray with white “Bronco” lettering. The overall design of the grille is also quite different, with fewer yet larger openings, though the same headlamps as the Base model.
The Black Diamond 2022 Bronco features a grille design that’s similar to the Base, and it’s also a black molded-in color unit, albeit with white “Bronco” lettering instead of black letters. Otherwise, it’s essentially identical to the Base model.
The Outer Banks offers a few more luxury features than lesser trims, including LED halo headlights and signature lighting, as well as a black-painted grille with white “Bronco” lettering. The design of the grille is otherwise identical to the Big Bend.
The Badlands front grille is rather distinctive when compared to lesser trims, as it features a number of “slots” and is finished in Carbonized Gray with white “Bronco” lettering. This particular trim also comes equipped with LED halo signature lighting.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak features a front grille that’s identical to the Badlands, except for the fact that it’s finished in black with white lettering. Otherwise, the design of this particular unit is exactly the same.
The Bronco Everglades utilizes the same grille design as the Badlands and Wildtrak trims, but in this case, it’s finished in Carbonized Gray with black “Bronco” lettering to give it a distinctive look, though the factory-installed winch and spoiler, squared-off fender flares, as well as unique graphics and wheels are also dead giveaways.
The Bronco Raptor gets its own, wholly unique front grille that’s painted Carbonized Gray and features large, black “Ford” lettering, as well as three marker lamps in the top center. Additionally, the Bronco Raptor’s headlights feature amber-colored signature lighting to match the marker lamps as well.