2021 Ford Bronco - An Old Friend Returns
It was 25 years ago that the Bronco nameplate was last used on a Ford vehicle. For 2021, Ford resurrects that name on an all-new Bronco that offers the same off-road capability and new-age design. The 2021 Ford Bronco might have an old name, but it is filled with new and impressive features.
Models and Options
Six series, not models, are available for the 2021 Ford Bronco. Ford designed each series around the different types of adventures that drivers wish to tackle. Starting at $40,499, the six series are: Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Badlands, Outer Banks, and WildTrak.
The Bronco is available in many different configurations, including two- or four-door setups with a soft top or hardtop. Drivers that want to get closer to nature can build their Bronco with a removable roof and removable doors.
Performance and Capability
The 2021 Ford Bronco is offered with only two engine options, but they are both strong powertrains that can easily power the Bronco through whatever terrain drivers wish to tackle. The Bronco comes standard with a turbocharged 2.3-litre inline-four that delivers 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Manual enthusiasts will rejoice as a seven-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission can be used with the standard engine.
The 10-speed automatic transmission is the only option for the more powerful twin-turbo 2.7-litre V6 that delivers 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Both engines can tow up to 1,587 kg, which is the same as other vehicles in the class.
The 2021 Ford Bronco offers extreme performance and even some to spare. The Bronco is ready for adventure and offers best-in-class departure and breakover, ground clearance, and water fording.
Technology and Safety
The specifications will vary from series to series on the Bronco, but each model will feature Ford's latest Sync 4 multimedia software, which will be powered by a standard 8-inch touchscreen (or a 12-inch on upgraded models). The 2021 Ford Bronco provides wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot.
Any 2021 Ford Bronco series can be equipped with a suite of driver-assist features, including forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is a breath of fresh air in a stagnant segment that saw the same vehicles year after year. Now, the Bronco is here to top them all.