2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Will Churn Out 418 Horsepower

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  • The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor’s fuel economy ratings have been revealed, and it returns a combined 15 miles per gallon.

  • This makes it the least fuel-efficient Bronco, thanks to its more powerful engine, bulkier bodywork, and 37-inch tires.

  • The Bronco Raptor is more efficient than its closest rival, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, but the Jeep is powered by a roaring V-8.

UPDATE 5/24/22, 4:45 p.m.: In a tweet, Ford CEO Jim Farley confirmed the Bronco Raptor's official horsepower figure for the first time, writing that the off-roader will produce 418 ponies. Horsepower had been previously estimated at a targeted 400 hp.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is a beast. The twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 pumps out an estimated 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque, while the bodywork swells 8.6 inches wider to accommodate 37-inch BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires. While these changes make the Bronco into an even more proficient off-roader, it comes at a cost. The EPA has released its fuel economy rating for the 2022 Bronco Raptor, and it is unsurprisingly the least efficient Bronco in the lineup.

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Photo credit: Ford

The EPA says that the 2022 Bronco Raptor will get 15 miles per gallon in the city and 16 mpg on the highway, good for a combined rating of 15 mpg. This makes it thirstier than other off-road models including V-6–powered Sasquatch, which gets a combined 17 mpg. The most efficient Broncos, on the other hand, are the base models fitted with the four-cylinder, which return 20 mpg combined regardless of whether they use a manual or automatic gearbox.

The Bronco Raptor’s closest competitor, the 470-hp Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, guzzles more gas, with 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway for a 14 mpg combined figure. However, the 392 manages this with a hulking 6.4-liter V-8 stuffed under the hood. While the 392 also gains a taller suspension and other off-road goodies, it rides on significantly smaller 33-inch tires (there is an option for 35s). While the Bronco Raptor is slightly more fuel efficient than its Jeep rival, we doubt many buyers of these all-terrain conquistadors are concerned with how much fuel their $70,000 brutes chug.

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