The Ford Bronco is back with impressive off-road capabilities and innovative features. Despite the frustration over the absence of a V-8 engine, people applaud the optional manual transmission and many nostalgic details of the 2021 Ford Bronco. The new Bronco has a simple interior layout, which is loaded with technology including the 120-inch touchscreen and an off-road performance application. It emulates the old-school vibe and off-road pedigree of its mid-1960’s predecessors. The Bronco was unveiled in July and prices vary by models.
Pricing and Which Model to Purchase
The 2021 Ford Bronco prices differ by versions. For the base two-door Bronco, buyers will shell out just under $30, 000; however, they can upgrade to upper trims and pay more. This model comes with a seven-speed manual transmission. The price four-door version of the base Bronco is $4, 700 higher than the 2-door version.The Big Bend costs $34, 480, the Black Diamond is worth $37, 545, and the First Edition is priced $60, 800. Other models include the Outer Banks ($40, 450) and the Wildtrack ($50, 370). For many, the ideal configuration is the four-door with the more powerful engine that needs to have the off-road hardware to live up to its roots. This points buyers to the Bronco Wildtrack that comes standard with 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels and big 35-inch mud-terrain tires.
Engine and Performance of the New Bronco
The Bronco does not come with the V8 engine. Buyers only have the choice of a four-pot or a V-6; however, both are strong ones. The turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four is the standard engine that makes 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Another option is the twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 that generates 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft. Each Bronco sends power to Dana front and rear axles through a standard four-wheel or an available all-wheel-drive system. Also, the new Bronco features long-travel dampers, electronic locking front and rear differentials, beadlock-capable wheels, and more.
Interior and Cargo
The 2021 Ford Bronco comes with two or four doors, removable body panels, and soft tops or hardtops, making it an outdoor person’s delight, just like the Wrangler. The interior has more innovations than the Jeep. For example, the new Bronco has a rack built into the top of its dashboard where smartphones and GoPros can be mounted. Also, the dashboard has a row of rubber switches. The functionality of the trail sights on the top of every fender is impressive. They are useful for locating corners during tight maneuvers and tie-downs with a 150-pound capacity.