2023 Bronco vs. Bronco Sport Comparison

2023 Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport Comparison - Fairway Ford

After a highly-anticipated return, the Bronco nameplate is back to build on its legendary reputation. Off-road enthusiasts have flocked to Ford dealerships to discover what these two adventurous SUVs have to offer them. Interested in learning more about how the compact Bronco Sport and the iconic full-size Bronco compare? Joe Rizza Ford is here to help! Our team has created this side-by-side model comparison that lists the key differences between both models to help you make the right choice for your lifestyle. Let’s get started!

Bronco vs Bronco Sport – Quick Comparison

Ford Bronco 4-Door Base Ford Bronco Sport Base

2023 Ford Bronco 4-Door Base


2023 Ford Bronco Sport Base



2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder (275 HP / 315 LB-FT TQ)

Standard Engine

1.5-liter EcoBoost® (181 HP / 190 LB-FT TQ)
2.7L EcoBoost® V6 (315 HP / 410 LB-FT TQ)

3.0-liter EcoBoost® V6 (418 HP / 440 LB-FT TQ)

Available Engine

2.0-liter EcoBoost® (250 HP / 277 LB-FT TQ)


7-speed manual or available 10-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
2-Door or 4-Door, Fixed or Removable Roof

Body Style


As we start our matchup, a quick glance at the table above provides some quick specs for both the Bronco and Bronco Sport. Compared to its larger sibling, the compact Bronco Sport offers a lower starting MSRP. Both models have two engine choices to satisfy the needs of even the most adventurous drivers. One key difference between these two SUVs is the fact that the full-size Bronco gives you the option to choose between 2-door and 4-door body styles along with its fixed and removable roof options. Regardless of your lifestyle or driving habits, there’s certainly a Ford Bronco or Bronco Sport that’s ready for the next challenge.

Interior Dimensions Compared

Ford Bronco Sport Interior Ford Bronco Interior

2023 Ford Bronco 4-Door Base (Soft Top)


2023 Ford Bronco Sport Base

43.3 inches

Front Headroom

41.5 inches
41.1 inches

Rear Headroom

41.7 inches
43.1 inches

Front Legroom

42.4 inches
36.3 inches

Rear Legroom

36.9 inches
83.0 cubic feet

Max Cargo CapacityMax Cargo Capacity

65.2 cubic feet
108.2 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

105.7 cubic feet

Seating Capacity


Turning our focus towards the interior of both models, we’ll continue to see some key differences between the Bronco and Bronco Sport. In this comparison, we’ve selected the Bronco 4-door with the soft top. It’s worth pointing out that when equipped with the hard top, overall headroom for both the front and rear rows of seating is reduced slightly. Up front, the Bronco has the edge when it comes to both headroom and legroom. However, it’s the Bronco Sport that boasts superior room in the second row of seating. Although both offer a seating capacity of up to 5 and similar passenger volume measurements, the larger Bronco has a significant advantage when it comes to total cargo capacity.

Key Features Compared

Ford Bronco

Ford Bronco Key Features

  • Available in classic two-door and four-door body styles with optional removable roof sections
  • Choice of standard 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder (275 horsepower / 315 lb-ft of torque) or optional 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 (315 horsepower / 410 lb-ft of torque) engines, Raptor trim comes with a 3.0-liter EcoBoost® V6 (418 horsepower / 440 lb-ft of torque)
  • Choice of segment-first 7-speed manual and available 10-speed automatic transmissions
  • Available Advanced 4×4 with Automatic On-Demand Engagement and Trail Control™ for Off-Road
  • Optional segment-exclusive 12-inch SYNC® 4 system with over-the-air updates and FordPass Performance app with off-road navigation
  • Available best-in-class 11.6-inch ground clearance, maximum 29-degree breakover angle, and 37.2-degree departure angle
  • 10 individual trim levels featuring 13 color choices and more than 200 dealer-installed accessories

Ford Bronco Sport

Ford Bronco Sport Key Features

  • Standard 1.5-liter EcoBoost® (181 horsepower / 190 lb-ft of torque) or available 2.0-liter EcoBoost® (250 horsepower / 277 lb-ft of torque) with standard 8-speed automatic transmission and 4X4 system
  • Terrain Management System with up to seven G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Terrain) Modes
  • SYNC® 3 with 8-inch LCD touchscreen and FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Optional easy-to-clean cloth bucket seats with zippered pockets and MOLLE straps on front-row seatbacks
  • Available front 180-degree front camera with split-view and washer
  • Optional 10-speaker B&O® Sound System
  • Standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety technologies

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