The Ford Bronco is making a comeback, and we could not be happier. This iconic Ford model, beloved by so many, is finally reappearing on dealership showroom floors with a new look and a new sense of power. This all-new 2021 Ford Bronco lives up to its dynamic roots, packing tons of capability, performance, and technology into a ruggedly stylish exterior by marrying its long and storied history with today’s technological advances. Those elements of the Bronco that we all know and love still exist in the new millennium version, but they’re made modern via engineering breakthroughs and available technology. In general, this is one vehicle that is long overdue for its relaunch, and Bronco fans have been holding their breath waiting to see what Ford comes up with, but the wait is over!
Ford has packed its Bronco line with several model options so buyers can zero in on the features and body style that best supports their lifestyle. Whether you want two- or four-door, the Bronco, or the Bronco Sport, the lineup includes plenty of different configurations to zero in on the exact right fit. So today, we are going to look closer at the 2021 Ford Bronco and its sibling, the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. From its impressive and gorgeous exterior styling and curb appeal to its capabilities and fun interior appointments and extras, we have the skinny on what’s good and what’s great. Let’s get into it!
2021 Bronco: Trim Breakdown
Each Bronco model is distinctive and tells a different story, giving buyers a real sense that Ford understands the range of Bronco enthusiasts. First, the Base, with a starting MSRP of $28,500 for the two-door and $33,200 for the four-door model, offers a stripped-down Bronco with standard four-wheel drive, easily removable doors and roof, and plenty of packages for customization. This model comes with a 7-speed manual transmission and a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine.
The Big Bend, at $33,385 for the two-door and $35,880 for the four-door, is a little more plush, giving buyers some interior refinements such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and an available remote start option. The Black Diamond comes in at an MSRP of $36,050 for the two-door and $38,545 for the four-door, and is the workhorse adventurer, with a washout interior, steel front, and rear bumpers, and bash plates. The Big Bend is also equipped with a 7-speed manual transmission and the same 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine.
The Outer Banks, at $38,995 for the two-door and $41,450 for the four-door, is a blend of off-roading capability and today’s best technology. This trim features 18” aluminum-alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, and available tech features like an upsized 12” touchscreen and upgraded premium Bang & Olufsen sound system. And here, Ford adds a standard 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control.
Moving up to the Badlands version, this Bronco starts at $42,095 for the two-door and $44,590 for the four-door and is for serious off-roaders only. Equipped with Ford’s High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) System, special Bilstein shocks, 33” tires with optional 35” tires, marine-grade vinyl interior and rock rails, the Bronco Badlands is ready to take you anywhere you want to explore. The Badlands offers a standard 7-speed manual transmission and advanced four-wheel drive with automatic engagement.
The Bronco Wildtrak comes in at $48,875 for the two-door and $51,370 for the four-door and adds speed to its list of performance attributes, with a standard 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The black painted hardtop adds to its rugged appearance, and the added Sasquatch Package equips the Wildtrak with 35” tires and the G.O.A.T. mode Terrain Management System.
Last but certainly not least, the coveted First Edition, at $59,305 for the two-door and $63,500 for the four-door, is Ford’s most expensive Limited Edition Bronco. With only 3,500 available, and already spoken for, the First Edition is evidence that buyers are clamoring for the new Bronco. This Bronco features unique hood and body graphics, 35” tires as part of the standard Sasquatch Package and leather-trimmed seats for a swankier interior. The 2.7-liter twin-turbo engine is also standard, as is a safari bar, giving this Bronco a very unique exterior look.
In all, the options and upgrades are endless with the 2021 Ford Bronco. Any driver can find a model that suits their needs, and this becomes even more true as we introduce the 2021 Bronco Sport, which offers another fantastic selection.
2021 Bronco Sport: Trim Breakdown
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport adds an entirely separate line of Bronco vehicles to choose from in case the seven Bronco models don’t tickle your fancy. The Bronco Sport is offered in the following trims: the Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands, and First Edition. Each is distinctive and equipped with specific features and powertrains, which we’ll explore here.
The Bronco Sport Base starts at $26,660 and gives buyers a good taste of the classic Bronco styling without breaking the bank. Included four-wheel drive, five different G.O.A.T. modes, and a nifty safari-style roof, the Base may be at the low end of the model range, but it’s packed with enough features and good looks to make you quickly forget that fact. The Bronco Big Bend comes in at $28,160 and moves us up the model line by adding a lot more standard features. Rear floodlights, zipper pockets on the inside, and keyless-entry are great features to have when you’re off on an adventure, as are the rubber cargo mats which make clean-up a snap.
The Outer Banks trim starts at $32,160 and offers a spruced up exterior that includes 18” black wheels, a black roof, and a black grille with white Bronco badging. Interior refinements include leather trim for that next-level feeling of luxury and heated front bucket seats, and the second row 60/40 split-folding seats fold flat for hauling up to 65.2 cu.ft. of cargo. The Badlands trim is priced at $32,660 and is the stand-out off-roader, providing buyers with all the rugged capability they’d expect in a Bronco. The metal bash plates, off-road tires, and seven G.O.A.T. modes tell a story of adventures and powering through extreme terrain.
Last but not least, the Bronco Sport is also offered in a First Edition trim. This limited production Bronco Sport, priced at $38,500, combines all the features of the Badlands and Outer Banks trim lines with special graphics and a custom grille design to make it a one-of-a-kind option. We can’t wait to see it out on the road.
The 2021 Bronco is Impressive
The new 2021 Ford Bronco is, in a word, impressive and provides something for every driver. Its curb appeal is unique, and the features Ford has packed into the Bronco will delight buyers at every end of the price range. In a way, this new Bronco is the ultimate throwback to the days of utility SUVs designed specifically for off-roading. Sure, you can equip your Bronco with all of today’s comfort and luxury extras, but there’s something about pulling off the doors and roof, getting out into rough terrain and then hosing down the interior after a long day of getting muddy, that triggers the adventure seeker in all of us.
We know these new Broncos will be popular both on the mountain and in the drop-off line at school; whether you’re a suburban soccer parent or a veteran mountain climber, you’re sure to find a Bronco model that fits the mold of what the Bronco name means to you, and there is no doubt you will show up at the campsite or the sports field with the same feeling of pride in your new Bronco.