In the market for a new compact crossover and looking through your options? Well, we at Akins Ford DJCR in Winder, Georgia, recommend the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport. Here is a comparison article between the 2022 Bronco Sport and the 2022 Toyota RAV4 to shine a light on the Bronco Sport’s advantages over its competition.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport is available in four trims – Base, Big Bend™, Outer Banks ™, and Badlands ™. Price starts from $28.165 MSRP* for the Base trim, to $34,590 MSRP* for the Badlands™ trim. On the other hand, Toyota offers six trims for the RAV4, namely LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, TRD Off-Road, and Limited. The base RAV4 LE trim costs $26,525 MSRP* while the top-end TRD Off-Road trim costs $36,465 MSRP*.
2022 Ford Bronco Sport
2022 Toyota RAV4
|Intercooled Turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder||Engine||2.5-liter Dynamic Ford Inline-four Cylinder|
|181 hp/ 190 lb. -ft.||Horsepower/Torque||203 hp/ 184 lb. -ft.|
|Four Wheel Drive||Drivetrain||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2,000 lbs.||Towing Capacity||1,500 lbs.|
The RAV4’s base engine has a slightly higher horsepower output than the Bronco Sport. However, this difference is minimal to see any noticeable difference. And let’s not forget, the top-end Badlands™ trim gets a more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Hence, Bronco Sport far surpasses the RAV4 in the performance segment. Also, the off-roading capability that Bronco Sport offers makes it a more practical and fun option to go for. Its towing capacity is also higher than what the RAV4 has to offer.
Coming to the interiors, the Bronco Sport’s cabin is far more spacious than the RAV4. The seats are draped in Easy-to-Clean Cloth material which adds to its practicality aspect. The RAV4’s interior is premium and well designed. However, the passenger space in the second row is less. The Bronco Sport’s boxy design adds to the cabin space.
The Ford Bronco Sport gets Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Smart Device Integration as standard features. The base trim comes with a 4.2-inch digital gauge cluster while the Badlands trims are upgraded with a 6.5-inch LCD digital gauge cluster. Other than that, Ford also offers a plethora of accessories and packages for Bronco Sport. This level of configurability is not available in the RAV4.