2021 Ford Bronco: What Should You Know

As a member of the Ford family for generations, the Bronco is built to take you on a wild outdoor adventure.

Let’s get the lowdown on this off-road SUV and determine whether or not this should be your next ride.

Price

The 2021 Bronco is available in both a 2-door and a 4-door model, with countless trims, each finely tuned to cater to a different target audience. The 2-door base trim starts at $28,500, while the 4-door model costs $33,200.

Performance

The Bronco’s standard engine is a 2.3-liter inline-four, with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. You may also upgrade to a 2.7-liter V-6 with 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.

The standard engine has plenty of power nevertheless and its electronically enhanced engine sound lets out a satisfactory roar. This SUV is perfectly geared towards off-road driving, handling well on harsh terrains. 

Interior and Infotainment

The Bronco has a distinct nouveau retro look and feel, while also proving to be highly adaptable for off-road exploration. The Bronco is filled with strategically-placed grab handles, each of which are removable.

In addition, each trim comes with removable body panels and a rack on which to mount smartphones and GoPros. There are even removable frameless doors! What’s more, its marine-grade vinyl upholstery is both stylish and highly durable.

The Bronco is packed with tech. The standard interior comes with a six-speaker sound system, 911 Assist, single-zone manual climate control, a navigation system with trail recommendations, and advanced cruise controls. 

In terms of cargo, the 2-door Bronco fits four occupants, while the 4-door has space for five passengers. The Bronco also comes with 83 cubic feet of cargo space.

Safety

Still a few months before its release, the 2021 Bronco has not yet been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is, however, well-equipped with an assortment of safety features.

Just some of the features that come standard with the base trim include automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. 

To assist when taking on dangerous off-road trails, the Bronco is fitted with strategically placed cameras to help you choose the right line on a trail. There’s also a camera view that shows the terrain in front of each tire. 

The Bronco also has trail control – a low-speed cruise control so that you can focus on trail instead of speed. The Bronco is also equipped with Trail Turn Assist, to help make extremely sharp turns by braking on the inside while the vehicle pivots around it.

The Bottom Line

While it may not have the biggest engine, the 2021 Ford Bronco looks like it may be this year’s ultimate off-road 4×4. No matter which trim takes your fancy, the Bronco is sure to provide you with all the power, comfort, tech, and assistance on harsh terrains that you could possibly hope for.