The 2021 Ford Bronco is an all-new vehicle and represents the return of an iconic nameplate after roughly two decades. The Bronco is aimed directly at the Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner as a rugged, off-roading SUV. Just like the Wrangler, the Bronco’s doors and roof can be removed for a more enjoyable driving experience. Available in both two- and four-door models, with standard four-wheel drive, and two punchy turbocharged engines, the Bronco was well worth the wait for consumers.
2021 Ford Bronco
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2021 Ford Bronco Overview
Choosing Your Ford Bronco
The 2021 Bronco is available in seven trims: Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrak, and First Edition. Prices start at $29,995 (including destination) for a two-door Base trim and go up to $63,100 for a four-door First Edition trim.
Ford offers two turbocharged engines in the Bronco. A seven-speed manual transmission is offered with the base four-cylinder, while a 10-speed automatic is offered on both engines. All Broncos come with a four-wheel-drive system as standard, though a more advanced four-wheel-drive system is also available.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.3L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder||270 hp||310 lb-ft||Not Yet Rated|
|2.7L Turbocharged V6||310 hp||400 lb-ft||Not Yet Rated|
The Outer Banks is only available with the 10-speed automatic, so the engine is a $1,895 option. The Wildtrak and First Edition come with the more powerful 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission as standard.While horsepower isn’t very different between the two engines, the turbocharged V6 engine comes with 90 pound-feet more of torque. It’s an expensive upgrade, though, costing an extra $3,490 on the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, and Badlands trim.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
Two-door Broncos can seat up to four while four-door models can seat up to five. When it comes to cargo space, the two-door Bronco has 22.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 52.3 cubic feet of cargo space in total. Four-door models offer 35.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a total of 77.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
These cargo figures are slightly more than what you’ll find with the two- and four-door Wranglers, but they’re down compared to the 4Runner.
A rearview camera, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking are standard on the base Bronco.
Ford Co-Pilot360 is optional starting on the Big Bend trim for an extra $1,595 (plus an extra $1,495 for the mandatory Mid Package). The suite includes blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and pedestrian detection. Adaptive cruise control is included for models with the available Lux Package ticked.
The Outer Banks trim comes with Co-Pilot360 as standard equipment. A 360-degree camera and forward parking sensors are available through the $1,295 High Package on the trim. The Lux Package costs $3,590 and brings adaptive cruise control in addition to the safety features from the High Package. These two packages are also available on the Badlands and Wildtrak. The range-topping First Edition comes with all available safety features as standard.
The standard Bronco comes with an 8-inch touchscreen running Ford’s SYNC 4 infotainment system. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six audio speakers, and FordPass Connect are included. An 8-inch color LCD instrument panel is also standard. Navigation and enhanced voice recognition are available. The 8-inch touchscreen is standard on the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, and Outer Banks trims.
Higher trim levels can be fitted with a 12-inch touchscreen that includes enhanced voice recognition, navigation, and a wireless charging pad. A Bang & Olufsen audio system with 10 speakers and a subwoofer is optional.
On the outside, the Base trim comes with a rear swing-gate, heated exterior mirrors, tow hooks, bash plates, 16-inch steel wheels, LED headlights, and 30-inch all-season tires. Interior features include manual climate control, remote keyless entry, push-button start, and cloth upholstery. Ford's terrain management system with five G.O.A.T modes is also standard.
Two-door Broncos come with a modular hard-top roof, while four-door vehicles come with a soft-top roof.
The Sasquatch Package is the only major one offered on the Base trim. It costs $4,995 and brings a variety of off-roading features, including 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, fender flares, high-clearance suspension, electronic-locking front and rear axles, as well as 35-inch mud-terrain tires.
The Big Bend adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED fog lights, 17-inch aluminum wheels, remote start, and 32-inch all-terrain tires as standard equipment. The terrain management system in the Big Bend comes with six G.O.A.T modes.
The $1,495 Mid Package adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient footwell lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seats.
The Black Diamond adds a few more off-roading features as standard, including 32-inch all-terrain tires, 17-inch steel wheels, a rear locking differential, auxiliary switches, a heavy-duty modular front bumper, rubberized flooring, upgraded bash plates, and marine-grade vinyl upholstery. Further improving the Black Diamond's off-roading capability, the terrain management system has seven G.O.A.T modes.
The only available package for the Black Diamond is the Mid Package.
Standard features on the Outer Banks include 18-inch black aluminum-alloy wheels, signature LED headlights and taillights, body-colored fender flares, and powder-coated tube steps. A painted hard-top roof, 32-inch all-terrain tires, dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient footwell lighting, and remote start are also standard.
The Mid Package is standard on the Outer Banks trim. The available High Package costs $1,295 adds a 12-inch touchscreen, additional sound deadening, LED approach lamps, and an LED spotlight. A more upscale Lux Package is also available, bringing a heated steering wheel, a universal garage door opener, and more tech features.
The Badlands is even more capable off-road than lower trims. Bilstein shocks, a disconnecting stabilizer bar, front and rear locking differentials, 33-inch all-terrain tires, 17-inch aluminum wheels, manual climate control, and marine-grade vinyl upholstery are standard.
The $1,495 Mid Package and $2,790 High Package are available for the Badlands trim.
The Wildtrak comes with the Sasquatch Package as standard, while 35-inch tires, 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, front- and rear-locking differentials, Bilstein shocks, unique graphics, signature LED lighting, dual-zone climate control, ambient footwell lighting, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Available packages on the Wildtrak include the $1,295 High Package and the $3,590 Lux Package.
The First Edition is a limited-edition that’s already sold out. It’s the fully-loaded Bronco that comes with every package as standard equipment. Unique features include First Edition graphics, LED signature lighting, rock rails, a brush guard, a high-level instrument panel, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, and heated front seats as standard.
Pricing for the 2021 Ford Bronco can get out of hand quickly. So, we recommend going with a lower trim and adding available packages. With that being said, we recommend the Big Bend trim, the Mid Package, and the Sasquatch Package. That combination results in a highly capable Bronco with the latest safety features.
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