Sasquatch On-Road Driving Experience?

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Larger screen, leather seats, better sound, but I hear you. I think it's fine for what it is.
Lux doesnt add the larger screen or leather seats. 12" screen is in the high package, leather is separate option.
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Remember that the SQ package includes an upgraded suspension package, so it may not be an apples to apples comparison with some trims. The upgraded suspension that is found on the SQ is included with the BL and WT.
 

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I rode in a Wildtrack 2-door (comes with Sas stuff). Mostly slower travel around town, but was impressed with the ride quality.

Started by driving down off a curb at the dealership, and even in the back seat sitting practically over the rear axle, did not get thrown around. Also we drove down a street having some construction, and felt no jarring bumps.

Overall I was impressed with the ride, and surprised the 35"s provided such a good ride. I had figured there would be more of a ride compromise with the heavy tires.
Those Goodyear tires are not heavy. They weigh about the same as the standard K02's on the non-sasquatch Badlands. The optional Badlands tire only weigh 45 pounds. I like that.
 

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Lux doesnt add the larger screen or leather seats. 12" screen is in the high package, leather is separate option.
Yes, I understand that but when you order LUX it includes the high package features one being the 12" screen. I know leather is extra, I was simply saying that I hope my configuration LUX + leather feels a bit nicer than base. To be honest, I instinctually order leather seats but in this case I might have been smarter to go with MGV given I expect the top to be off almost all time. But at least that leather will be warm comes winter with the heated seats - likely to still have the top off.
 

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I keep reading to see how the 2.7 performs. Is it quick enough for daily driving to keep up with traffic? The Bronco is heavy but the engine puts out a lot of torque. Most if not all of you are driving it easy in the break in period and not getting on it.

If I am going to get 17 MPG I want it to keep up with traffic. I was really hoping it would have comparable acceleration to my GF's 2013 Silverado Pick Up- short bed, regular cab, 2WD, 4.8 V8, CAT Back dual exhaust and she runs E85 in it- flex fuel vehicle. It weighs about 4500 LBS. That truck moves- what a sleeper. It gets 17 MPG but it's fun to drive. My 2019 Silverado Double Cab 4 X 4 with 5.3 V8 is a slug in comparison but it weighs over 5000 LBS. My 97 Wrangler even more so- it has very little HP but it's at least light.

I am not drag racing- just want to keep up with every day traffic- the Corollas, Civics and other cookie cutter cars, etc.
Absolutely. People underestimate the power to weight of the Bronco. It’s similar power to weight to a 2.3 mustang. It isn’t GT quick, but it hit 75 much faster than I was expecting. You’ll blow right past most commuter cars, especially with how you get power due to the turbocharged nature of the engine. It spools easily and had no problem pushing the BaseSasquatch 2.7 to a decent clip.
 

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Interesting, it could be perception? I really like the sound of my F150 5.0. The 2.7 has a decent rumble but not throaty like the 5.0. You may be right on performance, I didn't step on the Bronco and there was plenty of go but my feeling was my F150 had more giddy up. Again, just a short ride vs. my everyday day driver. BTW, the transmission in my F150 does not better since the recall fix! Looking forward to the 2.3 manual.
Don’t get me wrong, the Bronco is super heavy and the 33” tires on my Badlands don’t help. Remains to be seen once it’s broken in, but it’s definitely not “fast” 😏 my son beat me in several drag races in dirt and pavement with his 2.3 FX4. My F150 was definitely faster than his Ranger.
 
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Thanks for the replies guys! I'm not worried about 2.3 vs 2.7 affecting the on road experience. I guess it was more about the effects of the lift and tire tread. I drove a jeep with M/T tires and that thing was loud at highway speeds.
 

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Not a Bronco, but gives you an idea of the engines.

I saw this and the 2.7 does quite well in the F150. The F150 also gets better gas mileage so I was thinking the 2.7 has to work so hard it might not move the Bronco along as well as the F150. No vehicles to test drive makes if very difficult to gauge the performance to meet our individual driving areas. Up north when I lived in New England most everyone drove "normal", casual with all of the twisting roads and did not floor it everywhere and drive 80-100 on the freeway. Living in MN and FL it's a different story. More straight aways with stop lights and driving on the interstates you will get practically run over if you drive or accelerate too slow.
 

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There may be some truth to it being a better ride. Take the Ranger - it was poo on the road and ridiculed by many for ride quality. The new Tremor - off-road package - has had rave reviews about its on road prowess now. I may go test drive one as I am an early September reservation and don't expect to see anything until next summer at the earliest at this rate.
 

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Lux doesn't get you a nicer interior unfortunately
Larger screen, leather seats, better sound, but I hear you. I think it's fine for what it is.
I can’t recall what point right now, but the door window sills get soft/padded at a certain point moving up the trims.

That could have a big impact on perceived luxury from the driver’s seat.

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Remember that the SQ package includes an upgraded suspension package, so it may not be an apples to apples comparison with some trims. The upgraded suspension that is found on the SQ is included with the BL and WT.
Wildtrak comes with the Sasquatch suspension but not the Badlands. While the Badlands does have the Bilstein coilovers with reservoirs, the differences stop there. The reservoir mounting is different and the Badlands has .4" additional travel for better articulation. The Sasquatch Bilstein's have a built-in .4" hydraulic bump stop.

The Definitive Guide to 2021+ Bronco Ride & Lift Heights with Wheel & Tire Sizes

Bilstein HOSS & Position Sensitive Dampers Part Numbers & Differences

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Thanks for the replies guys! I'm not worried about 2.3 vs 2.7 affecting the on road experience. I guess it was more about the effects of the lift and tire tread. I drove a jeep with M/T tires and that thing was loud at highway speeds.
Keep in mind that the Goodyears are all terrain tires. The M/T for them is multi-terrain or something like that. The Squatch tires are not mud tires so they will not be as loud.
 

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I saw this and the 2.7 does quite well in the F150. The F150 also gets better gas mileage so I was thinking the 2.7 has to work so hard it might not move the Bronco along as well as the F150. No vehicles to test drive makes if very difficult to gauge the performance to meet our individual driving areas. Up north when I lived in New England most everyone drove "normal", casual with all of the twisting roads and did not floor it everywhere and drive 80-100 on the freeway. Living in MN and FL it's a different story. More straight aways with stop lights and driving on the interstates you will get practically run over if you drive or accelerate too slow.
I don't think you'll have issues with any engine. Read up on all the recent test drives and they all say they had no issues with traffic or getting the vehicle up to speed.
 

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Wildtrak comes with the Sasquatch suspension but not the Badlands. While the Badlands does have the Bilstein coilovers with reservoirs, the differences stop there. The reservoir mounting is different and the Badlands has .4" additional travel for better articulation. The Sasquatch Bilstein's have a built-in .4" hydraulic bump stop.

The Definitive Guide to 2021+ Bronco Ride & Lift Heights with Wheel & Tire Sizes

Bilstein HOSS & Position Sensitive Dampers Part Numbers & Differences

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I thought it was on the BL as well? With the sas package only being 2500, instead of 5000.

https://thebronconation.com/forums/...n-badlands-vs-sas-suspension-difference.3626/

Then this:

Or maybe stiff springs which also increase ride height? Contradictory info on some of this stuff from Ford...

But yeah, Badlands is more or less the same as a Sasquatch.

Sas has the 35s on wider bead-lock capable wheels, wider fender flares, and different final drive ratios.
I'm just looking to see why the sas package is much cheaper, if the suspension is not the same.
 

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I thought it was on the BL as well? With the sas package only being 2500, instead of 5000.

https://thebronconation.com/forums/...n-badlands-vs-sas-suspension-difference.3626/

Then this:



I'm just looking to see why the sas package is much cheaper, if the suspension is not the same.
BL and Sas share very similar shocks, but they are not identical… They are the “same” position sensitive dampers… likely the same cost to Ford (compared to Base-OB), but not the same part numbers…. They are designed differently but we’re not sure for what purpose. They are both the same and not the same… if that makes sense.

Springs vary greatly by trim to accommodate differences in GVWR and ride height aims... but shouldn’t differ in cost in a meaningful way.

BL does already include things that Sas has, like the upgraded front diff.

BL is closer to Sas than Base-OB, but isn’t exactly there, so the upgrade cost to Sas on BL will be smaller than it would be on other trims…. If that’s what you’re asking.
 
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