2023 Ford Bronco Sport  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#38 of 2023 SUVs

#57 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2022 Ford Bronco Sport
The Bronco Sport, which Ford introduced in 2021, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Bronco Sport packs some oomph. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport has a score of 86, implying a 0.034% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.029%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.6%.

We estimate that the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0336% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.8375%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0336% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.8375% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 Ford Bronco Sport offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features with Ford's Co-Pilot360 can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping System, and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9262M. Eclipse CrossMitsubishi MirageBuick Encore GXM. Outlander SportKia SorentoMINI CountrymanFord Bronco SportHonda HR-VMitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonMazda CX-30Kia SportageComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 92. The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport is safer than the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage, the 2023 Buick Encore GX, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2023 Kia Sorento, the 2023 MINI Countryman, and the 2023 Kia Sportage. It is about as safe as the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2023 Honda HR-V.

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