The sixth generation of the iconic SUV is finally here. After almost 25 years of waiting, the legendary nameplate is once again in the business. The new model comes with lots of amazing features and there is no doubt that we are about to see an amazing battle with another legend, Jeep Wrangler. The 2021 Ford Bronco also comes in two body styles and there is no doubt that it aims at Jeep’s icon as the biggest rival.
This means it sticks to the same recipe. Just like the Wrangle, it also comes with retro styling and puts the focus on off-road performances. That’s why it comes with so many smart features that improve performances in all driving conditions. Furthermore, it comes with two pretty capable engine options, as well as with a well-equipped cabin, that features great overall quality. According to the latest reports, the 2021 Ford Bronco release date will be scheduled for the next spring.
2021 Ford Bronco Design
The legendary SUV is coming back after so many years, as the 2021 Ford Bronco. This model is important in many ways but mostly because it puts the Blue Oval company back on the map when it comes to off-road performers. When it comes to 2021 Ford Bronco specs, the first thing we should discuss is the platform. As most reports were suggesting, the new model comes based on the Ranger’s platform, designed by the Australian department. However, it comes with significant upgrades that bring improvements in many aspects. Of course, the part that’s most interesting is the one that refers to all those off-road goodies.
When it comes to the suspension setup, this model comes standard with independent suspension at the rear end and a solid rear axle with 5-link coil overs. Optionally, you can get Bilstein shocks and an advanced setup. Furthermore, you may count on Dana axles, with advanced electronic differentials on both ends. Of course, you can use all kinds of drivetrain configurations but the thing that seems most interesting about the new Bronco is the addition of an advanced terrain-management system, which offers numerous modes, special traction management that calibrates for all kinds of different terrains. There are up to seven different modes. Some of them have pretty typical names, such as Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Sand. The other two are called “Baja, Mud and Ruts” and “Rock Crawl”. Other notable off-road features are things like Trail One-Pedal Drive, Trail Turn Assist and Trail Maps.
Besides retro styling and loads of advanced chassis technologies and design solutions, another thing you will like about this SUV is the interior. We’ve already mentioned that there will be two variants in the offer. The overall approach is pretty much the same as in the case of Wrangler, so the base 2021 Ford Bronco two-door model features pretty compact dimensions and isn’t particularly generous in terms of space. On the other side, the four-door model features a significantly longer wheelbase, which puts this SUV in the mid-size segment. So, besides generous amounts of legroom in both rows, the cargo area also features some pretty respectable numbers.
As a genuine off-roader, the new Bronco features an attractive, but well-protected dashboard. So, most materials are rather rugged than fancy, especially in lower sections. Just like the Wrangler, the new Bronco features removable doors and roof. Moreover, these doors are frameless and Ford claims they are super-easy to remove.
The 2021 Ford Bronco length in the case of the four-door model goes up to 190.5 inches, which means a lot of room on the inside. Still, that’s not the only strength of this cabin. Both models also come with a pretty long list of standard equipment, especially in terms of tech goodies. Some of the highlights are things like 8.0- or 12.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, premium audio system and more.
2021 Ford Bronco Engines
When it comes to the 2021 Ford Bronco hp and torque, we know that the new model will come with at least two engines in the offer. The first one is a familiar 2.3-liter turbo-four, which will be reserved for base models. It delivers around 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. A great thing to know is that this engine is also available with a manual gearbox, besides the new 10-speed automatic.
On the other side , higher trim levels will come equipped with a 2.7-liter six-cylinder unit, which puts out around 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Unlike the base engine, it comes only in a combination with a 10-speed automatic.
Some sources also suggest a plug-in hybrid version of the new SUV, though we are still waiting to hear something more from the officials.
2021 Ford Bronco Release Date and Price
We expect that the new model will hit the market next spring. When it comes to the 2021 Ford Bronco MSRP, base versions will probably go around 30.000 dollars.