Certain 2022 Ford Bronco Models Quietly Gained Rear Sway Bar

2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak HOSS 3.0 Suspension System

HOSS 3.0 and Sasquatch-equipped four-door 2022 Ford Bronco models got a big upgrade with essentially zero fanfare.

Automakers make changes to vehicles all the time, whether those changes are minor, major, or anything in between. This includes the 2022 Ford Bronco, which in just its second year, was treated to a few new exterior colors and a pair of new special variants – the Bronco Raptor and Everglades. However, it seems as though certain 2022 Ford Bronco models also received another unadvertised upgrade that was recently revealed by Bronco Nation – a rear sway bar.

Ford revealed its HOSS 3.0 system for Wildtrak trimmed Broncos a few months ago, and that particular combination results in the addition of a rear sway bar. Additionally, all four-door 2022 Bronco models equipped with the Sasquatch Package also come with that particular component, which has a few benefits it brings to the proverbial table.

2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak HOSS 3.0 Suspension System

Sway bars help out in the handling department in a variety of ways, including adding stability and reducing body roll by helping to transfer movement between the wheels. While Bronco models were already equipped with a front sway bar, the addition of a rear unit helps distribute the SUV’s weight more evenly across all four wheels, which aids stability while cornering, particularly at higher speeds.

Bronco Nation notes that this is precisely the case when one is comparing a Bronco without a rear sway bar to one with it – “you’re going to feel increased stability and notice better road manners,” it says. At the same time, it isn’t necessarily some sort of flaw that the Bronco didn’t have a rear sway bar to begin with, as those drive just fine, so it’s somewhat of a mystery why Ford felt the need to add them so early in the vehicle’s life span.

2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak HOSS 3.0 Suspension System

There haven’t been widespread complaints about the way the Bronco handles or anything regarding excessive understeer, but perhaps Ford felt like the taller, longer versions of its rugged SUV needed a little help in that area. Regardless, it’s certainly notable that this change went mostly unnoticed until a few owners discovered it, which is a bit strange in today’s world of information overload.

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