What is happening
The EPA has released official fuel economy data for the Ford Bronco Raptor 2022.
Why it matters
Large, thirsty vehicles may have been discovered when gas was much cheaper. But now prospective owners may think twice before choosing something so inefficient.
Ford is pushing hard in the EV space, but the gas engine is not ready yet. The carmaker is still releasing some interesting internal combustion metals, and the Ford Bronco Raptor is one of those uniquely intriguing vehicles. But all this power comes at a price.
IN Bronco6G Forum recently discovered a window sticker for 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor. A quick transition to the EPA website confirms that the Bronco Raptor will achieve a paltry 15 mpg city, 16 highway and 15 mpg combined. The sticker also shows an approximate annual fuel price of $ 2,350, but uses an average gas price of $ 2.35 per gallon. Given the current direction of gas prices, you will probably want to double that.
On the other hand, the Bronco is a specially designed SUV and is not exactly economical anywhere in the range. Its most efficient version is the 2.3-liter I4, which achieves 20 mpg city, 21 highways and 20 combined. Adding the convenient off-road Sasquatch package reduces combined savings to 18. The Bronco’s best 2.7-liter V6 it can hold is a 19 mpg combined.
Interestingly, how close the Bronco Raptor is to its older brother, the Ford F-150 Raptor. Without a package of 37-inch fuel-burning tires, the F-150 Raptor gains EPA savings from 14 cities, 18 highways and 15 combined.
The Ford Bronco Raptor 2022 is a wild off-roader. Thanks to fenders and solid tires, the Raptor is nearly 10 inches wider than the standard Bronco. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, borrowed from the Ford Explorer ST, should produce more than 400 horsepower once Ford gets the official figure. The 10-speed automatic transmission is standard and a number of upgraded components should make the car extremely capable when driving becomes difficult.