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2021 Ford Bronco
Select a Different Model (28 Available): 2-Door Advanced
Cargo (Std/Max) $ 99 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 4/4
Horsepower 275
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2021 Ford Bronco MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Fresh new design that's still instantly recognizable as an icon
  • A trim to suit (almost) every buyer
  • Excellent suspension and off-road abilities
  • Body panels come off easily

Cons

  • Side mirrors stay on even when doors are off
  • Rear and side visibility could be better
  • Jeep has far more aftermarket support
  • Too wide for Wrangler trails

After more than 20 years, the Bronco's back. Built on a platform that will also underpin the next Ranger midsize truck, the 2021 Ford Bronco picks up where its predecessor left off, as an off-road-oriented, body-on-frame SUV. Ford will offer the 2021 Bronco in two forms: a two-door and larger four-door version—just like the Jeep Wrangler. To better compete with that icon, the Bronco will offer removable doors, windows, and roofs on both body styles.

Looking for the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport? Read about it here. The new Bronco Sport is built to capture some of the big Bronco's appeal in a smaller, Escape-crossover-based package.

What's New

  • New generation of Ford's iconic off-road-oriented SUV
  • Badlands-based First Edition model limited to 3,500 units
  • Each variant gets a unique grille as a distinguishing design detail

G.O.A.T.-Worthy Performance

The 2021 Bronco's base engine is a 2.3-liter turbo I-4 rated at 275 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque on regular fuel, or 300 hp and 325 lb-ft on premium fuel. For more power, try the available 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 that's good for 315 hp and 410 lb-ft on regular fuel, or 330 hp and 415 lb-ft on premium fuel. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual on the 2.3 (plus a super-low crawler gear that Ford says makes it a seven-speed) or a 10-speed automatic on both engines. Oh, and G.O.A.T. stands for Go Over Any Terrain.

Several key features aim to improve off-road capability, including all-terrain tires on the Badlands and Wildtrak models, two types of transfer cases, as well as front and rear locking differentials. Drive modes include Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Baja, Mud, and Rock Crawl, the latter a setting that automatically adjust many settings to eliminate the guesswork from off-roading.

Like a Toyota Land Cruiser, the new Bronco also has a Trail Turn Assist function that can drag the inside rear brake to tighten the turning radius (the Bronco's feature works at higher speeds, too). Then there's the option of one-pedal driving. If you spring for a Bronco powered by the 2.7-liter engine, one drive mode will automatically hold the brakes when you lift off the accelerator pedal.

Cargo Space and Towing: Wrangler vs. Bronco

The two-door Bronco has 23.6 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats up. Folding the rear seats expands capacity to 58.4 cubic feet. The Bronco two-door is longer and wider than a two-door Wrangler, which helps explain why it offers so much more than the Jeep's 12.9 cubic feet with the seats up and 31.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

Choose the four-door Bronco for maximum practicality. There's 35.6 cubic feet with all seats up and 77.6 cubic feet with the second row folded. That compares to the Wrangler Unlimited four-door's 31.7 and 72.4 cubic feet, respectively. The maximum towing capacity of the Bronco and Wrangler when properly equipped is 3,500 pounds.

More on 2021 Bronco performance and specs: 2021 Ford Bronco vs. Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota 4Runner By the Numbers

This Is How Much a 2021 Bronco Costs

A base-model 2021 Ford Bronco will cost $29,995. That's the price for an entry-level two-door Bronco, and that means pricing starts only a tiny bit above a two-door Jeep Wrangler. Get the full story here.

So how's the Bronco different from the Bronco Sport? Head here to find out.

Safety

Ford's Co-Pilot360 suite of active safety features is standard on the 2021 Bronco starting with the Big Bend grade (one above the base trim). That includes forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control.

Trims

Ford will offer the 2021 Bronco in seven trims. Besides the base and Bend models, other Bronco variants include Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Wildtrak, Badlands, and a low-volume First Edition. Learn more on 2021 Ford Bronco trims here.

Also, don't miss the Sasquatch package, which is how you can get massive 35-inch tires on a base Bronco.

Technology

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are standard on the 2021 Bronco. An 8.0- or 12.0-inch touchscreen are offered, as is a 6.5-inch instrument cluster display.

More on 2021 Ford Bronco technology:

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2021 FORD BRONCO SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.3 Liter EcoBoost®
Transmission Name
Transmission, 10 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
2-Door Advanced
Class
Compact Utility
Horsepower
275
Standard MPG
N/R
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
4WD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
4/4
Package Invoice Retail
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60,000
Full Warranty Miles
36,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36,000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated