Nearly 25 years ago, after 30 years of being one of the most impressive SUVs on the road, Ford brought an end to the Bronco. Since then, we have wondered, year after year, when we might see this king of the road return and take its place among the greats once more. Now, the long wait is over, and the 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport are ready to remind us all of the power and gorgeous design that Ford is capable of offering.
Although there is a lot to unpack and marvel at when looking at the all-new Bronco, it is its off-road performance and functionality that really has us excited. You can certainly choose the new Bronco as your way to get around town, but to really see it shine, you need to leave the city behind and let it loose on the trail. There are two engines to choose from for the two and four-door models, both turbocharged, and the standard engine comes with a 7-speed manual transmission that includes a “crawler” first-gear to rival the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. And when combined with a two-door model with 35-inch wheels, the all-new Bronco ends up with nearly a foot of clearance and more than 33 inches of fording capability.
You have six different trims to choose from with the all-new Bronco, and they are all available with the incredible new Sasquatch off-road package. That means that even if the Base trim has everything you need, you can still get unbelievable off-road functionality and performance with your 2021 Ford Bronco. With a removable soft-top or hard-top, removable door panels that leave your side mirrors in place, and an available wash-out interior, you can feel closer to the trail than ever before with this gorgeous SUV.
As for the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, you will have five different trims to choose from. Like the Ford Bronco, the Bronco Sport offers drivers a choice of two engines, each paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
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There are two fantastic engines for you to choose from with the 2021 Ford Bronco, both of which are turbocharged for excellent performance.
The standard engine on the all-new Bronco is a 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 that is projected to offer up to 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with a 7-speed Getrag manual transmission standard, which features a “crawler” first-gear to help you maneuver through really rough terrain. This “C” gear is located below reverse in the shift configuration, so you do not have to worry about accidentally slipping into it while driving through town. A 10-speed automatic transmission is also available if that is what you prefer.
If you want even more power, then you can choose an available 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine, which is projected to deliver up to 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission standard, without a manual available. So, if you want more power, then you can choose this engine, but if you prefer the functionality and control of a manual transmission, then the impressive standard engine is the way to go.
The Bronco Sport offers drivers the choice of two incredible engines. The first engine is a 1.5L EcoBoost I-3 engine that offers up to 181 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. This turbocharged engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. If you are looking for more power for your crossover SUV, the Bronco Sport has an available 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine that can yield up to 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. While this engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, this build takes things a bit further with SelectShift and paddle shifters.
There is a lot to get excited about when it comes to the 2021 Ford Bronco, from its different available trims to more than 200 accessories that Ford has said will be offered to go with it. That being said, what we are most looking forward to is just how amazing the Bronco will be for going off-road. We expected plenty of power and great interior features, but the off-road performance has really blown us away.
Four-wheel drive is standard on the all-new Bronco, with Advanced 4x4 available––or standard on higher trims. The Bronco comes with a solid rear axle and an independent front end, which is ideal for the vast majority of driving conditions. In really rough terrain, however, there is a semi-active disconnecting front sway bar that you can disconnect with the simple push of a button, and then it reconnects automatically. The incredible Sasquatch off-road package includes a High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) that is perfect for hitting the trail.
This Sasquatch Package also includes 35-inch Goodyear Territory mud-terrain tires on 17-inch Beadlock-capable wheels, which lets you adjust your tire pressure without having to worry about your tires slipping off the wheels. The high-clearance suspension, combined with these tires on a two-door model, gives you more than 11 inches of ground clearance; plus, you get more than 33 inches of maximum fording depth. While the all-new Bronco’s “Goes Over Any Type of Terrain” (GOAT) terrain management system gives you up to seven drive modes to help you navigate pretty much anything you encounter.
While the Bronco Sport is a bit smaller than the two and four-door Bronco models, it is every bit as off-road ready. The Bronco’s GOAT terrain management system is standard on all trims of the 2021 Sport. If that wasn’t enough, Ford also made 4x4 standard across all trims of the Bronco and Bronco Sport. The Bronco Sport even holds its own in terms of ground clearance (8.8 inches) and even water fording (an impressive 23.6 inches), so you can tackle any kind of trail. You can rest assured that the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is every bit as capable as its big brother.
One of the things we really love about the all-new Ford Bronco is the attention to detail inside and out. The interior is something that could easily be overlooked by other manufacturers, especially with such a potent off-road design. Instead, Ford gives you a lot of options so you can get the perfect interior for what you need.
If you prefer a utilitarian design that is perfect for going off-road – especially if you like to play in the mud – then there is an available hose-out interior with marine-grade vinyl seats. This interior includes rubberized flooring and removable drain plugs, so no matter what kind of a mess you make, it will be easy to clean. And the interior switches and knobs are rubber and silicone sealed, so no matter how much water splashes inside, your systems will be fine.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a more refined interior, then the all-new Bronco has you covered there too. Leather upholstery is available, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, B&O sound system, and a gorgeous 12-inch Infotainment display. It is up to you what kind of interior you prefer, so whatever you are looking for, the Bronco can meet your needs and likely exceed them.
Like it’s big brother, the 2021 Bronco Sport is designed with luxury and convenience in mind. For the cargo space, drivers can utilize a rubberized cargo floor that is easy to clean, making it perfect for camping trips and trips to the lake with your dog. When it comes to the seats, drivers will have the choice of leather-trimmed or cloth seats, each with unique Bronco badging.
As for entertainment features, the Bronco Sport is an excellent choice with an optional 10-speaker B&O sound system, an optional voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, and SYNC 3 with pinch-to-zoom capability.
The exterior of the all-new Ford Bronco clearly carries its off-road focus and design to a new level of simplicity and functionality. It starts with a removable roof that is perfect for enjoying the fresh air. The four-door model comes with a soft-top standard, with a hard-top available. Notice we said “four-door model?” That is because the 2021 Ford Bronco is available as either a two-door or four-door model, with no trim restrictions––you choose what works best for you and then get everything you need.
The frameless doors are completely removable, really opening up the interior so you can enjoy the cool breeze and splash of fording a creek. Plus, Ford has designed the Bronco to have its side mirrors on the frame of the vehicle, not on the doors––so even when you remove the doors, you still get excellent visibility for safe driving on and off-road. There is a pair of tow hooks on the front, so you can help others get out of trouble, and available LED headlamps.
Much like certain other off-road vehicles, the rear door of the 2021 Ford Bronco swings to the side, giving you up to 150-degrees of opening. There is also a pull-out tailgate, providing you with a shelf to set things on or sit on before you embark on a hike or other adventure. A receiver hitch is located just below this, which you can use for towing a small trailer or camper that you need to take with you. Both the two-door and four-door models of the all-new Bronco have up to 3,500 lbs of towing capacity, so no matter which one you choose, you can haul anything you need to take behind you.
This is where the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport really stands out. While the Bronco is offered with either two or four-doors, has removable doors, and is 173.7 inches in length, the Bronco Sport does not feature removable doors but is only an inch shorter in length at 172.7 inches. Drivers will not lose out on passenger or cargo space. What the Ford Bronco does have is a safari-style roof that improves interior space and allows for more cargo space on the roof of the vehicle. Drivers will also be able to take advantage of a flip-up rear glass so that drivers don’t have to open the entire liftgate to access cargo.