In recent weeks, #MyKCFord has shared articles comparing the all-new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor to its fellow off-road-focused model, the Ford F-150 Raptor, as well as its chief rival, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. Now, we’re taking a close look at how the Ford Bronco Raptor compares to the Ford Bronco Badlands four-door (since the Bronco Raptor is only available as a four-door) equipped with the Sasquatch Package, itself a highly-capable off-road vehicle, albeit one lacking the equipment and specs of the Raptor variant.
On the outside, the Bronco Raptor and Badlands trim with the Sasquatch Package are virtually identical in terms of wheelbase and overall length, but the Raptor is significantly wider and taller, with front and rear track widths that are over 8 inches wider than the more basic Bronco. The Bronco Raptor is also several hundred pounds heavier than the Badlands Sasquatch thanks to all of its extra equipment and girth, too.
In terms of interior space, these two models are predictably identical in every measurable way. The Bronco Raptor does feature some things that aren’t available on the regular model, however, including Code Red accents and paddle shifters, along with a digital gauge cluster.
The same goes for powertrains, as the Bronco Raptor is currently the only Bronco model available with Ford’s 3.0L EcoBoost V6, which is expected to produce over 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. The Badlands Sasquatch, meanwhile, is available with two engine choices – Ford’s 2.3L EcoBoost I-4, which produces 275 horsepower and 315 pound-feet of torque on 87-octane fuel, or the 2.7L EcoBoost V6, which makes 315 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque on cheap gas. All three of these powerplants are mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, while the Bronco Raptor can tow a bit more than its regular cohort.
The other big differences between these Broncos come in the form of suspension, where the Bronco Raptor is very well equipped with Fox Live Valve dampers and beefed-up Dana 44/50 differentials, offering significantly more suspension travel than the Badlands Sasquatch and its Bilstein position-sensitive dampers can provide.
That equipment makes a big difference in terms of off-road specs as well, as the Bronco Raptor boasts superior approach, departure, and breakover angles, more ground clearance, and increased maximum water fording capability when compared to the Badlands Sasquatch.
Some of those specs are also aided by the Bronco Raptor’s massive 37-inch tires, which are a bit larger than the Bronco Sasquatch’s also large 35-inch units. In either case, those tires are wrapped around 17-inch beadlock capable wheels, however. All of this extra equipment and capability obviously costs more, of course, as the Bronco Raptor starts out at $69,995 – quite a bit more than the Badlands Sasquatch four-door at $50,425.
Source: Ford Authority