The Ford Bronco is back, 25 years since the last Bronco saw the day of light. The all-new Ford Bronco is better-looking and more advanced to bring the competition right on Jeep’s front door. Available in two-door and four-door variations, and several trim levels, the new Bronco adds a host of features that perfectly befits the 21st century. So, does the all-new Ford Bronco live up to the hype? keep reading to find out.
2021 Ford Bronco: Price and Release Date
The rumors of the release of this beast started some time back, with some of us thinking it would be midway between 2019. When I didn’t, we thought it would be early 2020. But that didn't happen too, and when COVID hit, everything was delayed. Finally, the release date of the much-awaited Ford Bronco has been announced. The two-door and four-door models made their debut on July 13th, 2020, and are set to be released for sale in early 2021. According to Ford, you can make reservations now with a refundable $100 deposit with your preferred Ford dealer. Your dealer will confirm the order and verify all the details, including pricing, configurations, and customizations. The first shipments are expected to begin mid-2021, around July, and extend into 2022. As for pricing, the Base trim starts at around $29,000, with the most expensive trim level, First Edition costing up to $60,000 (all units have already out of stock!). In total, there are seven trim levels to choose from. And you guessed it, it gets pricier with additional features. Here’s a closer look at the prices:
- 2021 Bronco Base (The Essential Bronco) – starting at $28500 (2-door) and $34,795 (4-door)
- 2021 Bronco Big Bend (Mainstream Off-Roading) – starting at $33,385 (2-door) and $35,880 (4-door)
- 2021 Bronco Black Diamond (Adventure Off-Roading) – starting at $36,050 (2-door) and $38,545 (4-door)
- 2021 Bronco Outer Banks (Off-Roading in Style) – starting at $38,955 (2-door) and $41,450 (4-door)
- 2021 Bronco Badlands (Extreme Off-Roading) – starting at $42,095 (2-door) and $44,590 (4-door)
- 2021 Bronco Wildtrak (High-Speed Off-Roading) – starting at $46,908 (2-door) and $49,475 (4-door) • 2021 Bronco First Edition – starting at $57,410 (2-door) and $61,605 4-door
2021 Ford Bronco Exterior
It’s a good thing Ford maintained the old Bronco’s styling but added modern touches. The surfaces sport clear-cut and square proportions, with a wide stance enhanced by flared fenders attached with a quick-release to make customization easier. The FORD logo on the front grille has been replaced with the “Bronco” name. The Bronco has 11.6-inch ground clearance, with tire sets starting from 30 inches all the way to 35 inches. The 2-door models come with a removable three-section roof, while the 4-door variation has a four-section roof. You can choose a cloth roof, which comes standard on four-door models, or a hardtop roof. The 2021 Ford Bronco features frameless doors that can easily be removed and stored along with the roof. All hardtop roofs feature rear quarter windows that can be removed in three steps.
2021 Ford Bronco Interior
The rugged interior features plenty of modern technology, including a multifunctional LCD instrument panel with clear and concise gauges and controls. On the dashboard, you get an optional 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The center console and instrument panel come with built-in mounting points with 12-volt power for your accessories. You also get a dedicated performance app off-road navigation featuring over 1,000 curated trail maps across the country. The interior surface is designed to be wiped down, and the rubberized floors are fitted with integrated drains and marine-grade vinyl seats in some trim levels. The center console also holds the shift lever and G.O.A.T. Modes. There are optional grab handles for the center console and instrument panel, as well as MOLLE hooks mounted in the backseats.
2021 Ford Bronco: Power and Performance
The Ford Bronco is purely designed for off-roading, and the power says it all. You can choose from a selection of engines. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque comes as standard. If you want more power, you can opt for the 2.7-liter turbo V6 with 310 horsepower and 410 lb-ft. There’s a 10-speed automatic and a seven-speed manual with a low-range crawler gear ratio of 94.75:1. This makes it suitable for rock crawling. The new Ford Bronco has an updated Terrain Management System with several G.O.A.T. (Go Over Any Terrain) Modes, including Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Sand, Baja, Rock Crawl, and Mud/Ruts. Other cool features include Trail Turn Assist, stability control, stabilizer bar disconnect, dual smart-charging USB ports, sliding visor vanity mirrors, front-rear differential lock, beverage holders, Trail Control, and Trail One-Pedal Drive. The New Ford Bronco comes with 11 color choices and more than 200-dealer installed accessories. The Bronco is competing against the Jeep Wrangler and it's evident that Ford did their homework on the Wrangler to make sure it emerges top in every major category.
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