If you’ve been dreaming of the return of the iconic Ford Bronco, then we have some great news for you! The 2021 Ford Bronco is on its way, and it’s better than ever before. Set to roll onto dealership lots in the Spring of 2021, the upcoming Bronco will be available in two body styles––the two-door and the four-door. Let’s dive in deeper to find out everything there is to know about this revived SUV!
A Real SUV
Over the last decade or so, the meaning of sport utility vehicle (SUV) has become a bit muddled due to the rise of the famous crossovers. The 2021 Ford Bronco is going back to basics as an SUV based on tradition. Designed to compete directly with the popular Jeep Wrangler, the Bronco is determined to shake things up in the auto industry. Offered in seven unique trim levels, there is a model for just about everyone.
The off-roading capabilities of the upcoming Bronco are quite impressive. Featuring 11.6 inches of ground clearance, this vehicle can handle just about any kind of terrain you throw at it. It’s even partially amphibious with a maximum water fording depth of 33.5 inches. That’s more than the Jeep Wrangler! Using an independent front-end suspension system, the Bronco offers enhanced articulation for extreme off-roading. Taking things a step further, it also has a disconnecting, semi-active front sweat bar that also plays a role in the optimized articulation of the vehicle. An underbody bash plate is also included to protect the vehicle from damage due to rocks.
Another feature that was once unique to Jeep models is the ability to remove the roof and the doors. That’s right! The engineers at Ford want you to be able to experience nature to the fullest extent. Bring the outdoors inside and become one with the wild! The two-door body style is available with a hardtop, and the four-door model comes standard with a soft top. A roll bar has also been added to the back seats, which are covered in marine-grade vinyl. This water-resistance upholstery won’t warp or retain a bad odor when it gets wet. Since the interior also features removable drain plugs and rubber flooring, you can easily hose out the cabin after a weekend of fun and adventure. Are you worried about the electronics getting wet? Don’t be! All the knobs and switches inside the Bronco are made of rubber and are also sealed with silicone. So, if you get caught with your top off in a thunderstorm, you don’t have to worry about ruining the interior of the vehicle.
Climb Like a Mountain GOAT
If you thought we were done going over the new Bronco’s epic off-roading features, you’ve got another thing coming. The 2021 Ford Bronco is also available with the GOAT terrain management system. It includes seven unique drive modes to suit any type of terrain you come across. In fact, GOAT is a clever acronym for “Goes Over ANY Type of Terrain.” Included in this system as Baja, Rock Crawl, hill-descent control, and even Trail Control, which is like cruise control for off-roading adventures.
At your own discretion, you can mount six additional auxiliary switches near the header of the windshield. By doing this, you can easily wire extra lights, a handy winch, or any other electricity-powered accessories you think you will need during your off-roading expeditions.
If you thought the Jeep Wrangler was highly customizable, then you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that the new Ford Bronco will be offered with more than 200 accessories. It’s not highly customizable; it’s extremely customizable! You can change the fender flare style, add transparent lower panels to the doors, and so much more. You can even guide low-hanging branches up and away from the Bronco by mounting trail sights to the tops of the front fenders. These can act as points for cables to run up to the roof and deter the branches.
At the present moment, Ford representatives say that the 2021 Bronco will be able to carry up to 150 pounds on top of the roof. That’s plenty for traveling with a canoe, kayak, or bicycles.
The Surprise Feature
Not only is the 2021 Ford Bronco a traditional SUV, but it can also act as a truck. The spare tire and tailgate are installed the same way as the Jeep Wrangler. The tailgate is hinged on the passenger side and serves a double purpose as a mount for the brake light and spare tire. However, the Bronco is a bit different from the Wrangler with the addition of a slide-out tailgate. You can search through your bags for the right gear, or you can sit on the slide-out tailgate to take in the scenic views.
The back-end of the vehicle also comes with a receiver hitch that is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds on both the two and four-door body styles. The Wrangler can’t say the same thing as only the Unlimited four-door models can tow that kind of weight.
The standard engine is a 2.3-liter Ecoboost 4-cylinder engine that produces 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque (best-in-class). You can also opt for a 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 engine that generates 310 hp (best-in-class) and 400 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options include the class-exclusive 7-speed manual transmission and the 10-speed automatic transmission.
For even better performance, you can opt for the Sasquatch Package, which includes 35-inch tires, 17-inch wheels, Trail Control, front/back locking differentials, and electronic-locking for the front and back axles.
There are ten unique paint colors that you can choose from on the 2021 Ford Bronco. These stunning shades include Shadow Black, Carbonized Gray, Cactus Gray, Area 51, Iconic Silver, Oxford White, Antimatter Blue, Rapid Red, Race Red, and Cyber Orange. Some are classic Ford colors, and others are brand new hues developed specifically for the new Bronco.
As for the trim levels, we could go on and on about them. The standard infotainment interface is the new Sync 4 interface displayed on an 8-inch touchscreen with swiping capabilities. Satellite radio, FordPass Connect, 911 Assist, and a six-speaker sound system are all standard as well.
Big Bend is the second trim, and it comes with push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, pre-collision assist, and emergency braking. Next, the Black Diamond adds a heavy-duty bumper and the aforementioned rubber flooring, drain plugs, and bash plate. Then, the Outer Banks gets upgraded leather seating and a 12-inch infotainment touchscreen with voice recognition technology. Stepping up to the Badlands will add off-loading features such as the front stabilizer bar disconnect, an advanced 4×4 drivetrain system, and the electronic-locking front/rear axles.
The unique Wildtrak trim comes with the Sasquatch Package included and several safety systems such as blindspot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Finally, the top-tier First Edition model adds graphic badging to the hood and the sides of the vehicle.
Reserve Your 2021 Ford Bronco Today
While the Ford Bronco has yet to reach showroom floors, there is still time to reserve your model ahead of time. There is so much to love about this exciting vehicle, from its unbeatable off-roading features to its timeless design. You can’t go wrong by reserving your model today.