Ford Bronco Sport gets better than expected fuel economy ratings
The baby Bronc' is poised to take you just a bit farther on the pony express than you'd expect.
The horse hype continues; this time with the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. According to Autoblog, the Sport model is poised to get better than expected fuel economy ratings. The plucky little pony is expected to return 25mpg in a combined cycle with 25mpg city and 28mpg highway.
Powering the standard little Sport will be a 1.5-liter THREE cylinder turbo with 181-ponies and 190-pound hooves of torque. This three-cylinder will, of course, provide you with the most economical ratings. If the three isn't enough you can spend a bit more for the four-cylinder and get fewer miles per gallon.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 245-ponies and 275-pound hooves will return a meager 23 combined cycle, 21 city / 26 highway. You'll pay more for this engine as it requires the Badlands trim package or the first-year-only First Edition.
Both of these engines are driving all four-wheels (and 8-speed automatic-equipped) - something to remind yourself when you say, 'I don't see a three in front of any of these numbers except for the engine I don't want'. The hypermiler folks will crack a few extra MPGs out of the three-cylinder equipped examples. Thirty miles per gallon isn't far off if you don't drive your Bronco like a Thoroughbred.
Pricing starts at just over $26,000. Is this cheap baby-Bronc' thrifty enough for your wallet?!