By on October 11, 2021

An order guide for the 2022 Ford Bronco confirms that the Sasquatch off-road package will be available with a manual transmission.

Ford had already indicated it would listen to consumer demand and give three-pedal fans the option of rowing their own, but now it’s official.

It’s coming even with the Bronco’s well-covered production delays and the supply issues that have been caused by the semiconductor-chip shortage and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ford could’ve easily pushed the manual Sasquatch back to 2023, given all that.

Of course, you still have to choose the base four-cylinder engine if you want to shift for yourself. That’s not changing.

What is changing, for the Bronco generally and not necessarily Sasquatch specifically, are the paint color choices. Hot Pepper Red and Eruption Green are added, and Antimatter Blue, Lightning Blue, and Rapid Red metallic tinted clearcoat are removed. That last is a bummer, as this author likes that color on Ford products.

There appear to be small price increases, depending on trim, around $250 or so.

Now you can have your ‘Squatch and shift it too.

[Image: Ford]

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13 Comments on “Manual Transmission for 2022 Ford Bronco Sasquatch Confirmed...”


  • avatar
    Lou_BC

    It makes sense to offer a manual. There are enough purists out there that want it. IIRC the manual comes with a 100:1 crawl ratio so you’d have to be almost brain dead to stall it.

  • avatar
    dal20402

    I don’t get why they didn’t do this from the start. The people who are buying manuals in the year 2021 are almost all capital-letter Car People, and they are going to want the trim with all the mechanical goodies.

    Manufacturers do this a lot, and I think they leave money on the table. Where they sell a manual, it’s often in a midrange volume configuration, and you can’t get a lot of features with it. Instead, they should sell the manual only in totally loaded cars. Most of the manual diehards would want the extra equipment, and the ones who don’t will grumble but still pony up, because manual people like manuals that much.

    • 0 avatar
      Lou_BC

      True. Most manual buyers are enthusiasts who are willing to spend some cash. It makes more sense to offer automatics in the cheapskate appliance cars than in more sport/recreation oriented products.

    • 0 avatar
      jack4x

      This is also why limiting the manual to the 4 cylinder never made any sense to me.

      • 0 avatar
        golden2husky

        Agreed! Even GM saw fit to offer the stick or auto in the Camaro no matter the engine/trim choice. I always hated it when the stick was base only which the dealer never ordered for stock and they wondered why sticks “don’t sell.”

  • avatar
    Imagefont

    This is the dumbest thing ever. Who cares? Call me when they drop in the 5.0 with a stick and I can delete the stupid touch screen.

    • 0 avatar
      el scotto

      @Imagefront Sir, will a coyote even fit? What about some of the ecoboost engines? Will someone put a coyote or an ecoboost from an F-150 in a new Bronco and take it to SEMA? The touch screen will sync with cell phones. Apple Car Play and Waze are too valuable for most of us. The touch screen, she stays. Even the Raptor has a paddle shifted 10 speed.

      • 0 avatar
        Imagefont

        One of the first things I do in rental cars is fumble through the moronically designed menu system to find the control to turn the screen off. All that light blazing away does not help with night vision. And Waze works just fine without CarPlay. These displays are just gimmicks. They just make controlling things in your car slower and less intuitive. Car makers and their outdated chips and their laggy unresponsive displays. It’s just junk.

        • 0 avatar
          N8iveVA

          “One of the first things I do in rental cars is fumble through the moronically designed menu system to find the control to turn the screen off. All that light blazing away does not help with night vision.”

          My Ford has a button right by the screen that turns the display off while still listening to music.

    • 0 avatar
      Art Vandelay

      “GET OFF MY LAWN!!!”

  • avatar
    Jeff S

    Hopefully Ford will sell enough manuals to make it profitable enough to keep manuals as an option. Harder and harder for those who really want a manual to get one.

  • avatar
    xidex

    this is still for the smaller motor i assume ? If i can get a manual with the 2.7 and sasquatch i will order one tomorrow (and wait 2 years to get lol)

    and enjoy my huge 12 inch screen that does not bother me like it apparently bothers Imagefont

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