The standard Bronco Sport Badlands has a 1.5-inch boost package, aftermarket wheels, and knobby tires. The Badlands is the fourth and most luxurious trim level available for the 2021 model year, after the sold-out First Edition. The four-cylinder turbo engine generates 250 hp and 376 Nm of torque, which are distributed to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission and a twin-clutch drive unit. The PTU can simulate a mechanical locking diff, and the Badlands can also redirect all rear-axle torque to either rear wheel if necessary.
The Badlands has a more capable suspension system that incorporates special front struts and hydraulic rebound stops, as opposed to lower standards. There are also monotube rear shock absorbers, smoother springs and anti-roll braces, class-exclusive Trail Control, and four stainless bash plates.
The range-topping version costs $32,820 instead of $26,820 for the Base model level, and comes with 235/65 R17 all-terrain shoes for $495 more than the 225/65 R17 regular tyres. Splash guards are an extra $220, and leather-trimmed seats are only available as part of the $2,595 Badlands Package. A heated steering wheel, a power moon-roof, and a wireless charger are among the more luxurious options.