Manual Transmission for 2022 Ford Bronco Sasquatch Confirmed

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
manual transmission for 2022 ford bronco sasquatch confirmed

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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  • Dal20402 Dal20402 on Oct 11, 2021

    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.

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    • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Oct 12, 2021

      @jack4x 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."

  • Imagefont Imagefont on Oct 11, 2021

    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.

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    • Art Vandelay Art Vandelay on Oct 13, 2021

      "GET OFF MY LAWN!!!"

  • Jeff S Jeff S on Oct 11, 2021

    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.

  • Xidex Xidex on Oct 12, 2021

    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