The 2025 Ford Bronco Sport is gearing up for a mid-cycle refresh, promising enhancements that include a larger touchscreen and the potential introduction of a new off-road trim. Our spy photographer, spotting camouflaged prototypes navigating public streets, captured intriguing details hinting at significant updates for the compact SUV.
Sharing its platform with the Ford Escape, which underwent substantial updates in 2023, the Bronco Sport is set to inherit a significant upgrade in its infotainment system. The 2023 Escape saw the introduction of a spacious 13.2-inch touchscreen featuring Ford’s Sync 4 software. This sophisticated display, first seen in the 2024 Mustang, is poised to make its way to the Bronco Sport’s dashboard.
The new touchscreen surpasses the current 8.0-inch Sync 3 unit, standard across all Bronco Sport trim levels. While the details remain speculative, there’s a possibility that the smaller display could persist as the standard option for lower-tier versions, mirroring the setup seen in the Escape’s lineup.
In the Bronco Sport, the expanded touchscreen takes over the space traditionally occupied by the vertically oriented air vents. This suggests a likely relocation of the vents to a lower position on the center stack, possibly in a horizontal arrangement. The potential adjustments to the HVAC controls remain uncertain at this point.
New Goodyear Wrangler Tires
The Bronco Sport Badlands currently stands as the most off-road-centric model, equipped with exclusive hardware and Falken WildPeak all-terrain tires (sized 235/65R-17).
However, the recent spy shots reveal prototypes sporting a different set of all-terrain tires, signaling the potential introduction of a new model or special edition—potentially named Everglades or Wildtrak. Positioned above the Badlands in the full-size Ford Bronco lineup, the prototypes showcased Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires, maintaining the same size as the WildPeak’s. Notably, the word “Wrangler” has been omitted from the sidewall, perhaps a strategic move to avoid referencing the Bronco’s rival, the Jeep Wrangler.
Although Ford has yet to officially announce details about the Bronco Sport makeover, expectations are building for a reveal in 2024, with the changes likely to be showcased in the 2025 model year. Stay tuned for further updates.