Finally the 2021 Ford Bronco has arrived, and it looks like the first vehicle that will properly take on the Jeep Wrangler since the Toyota FJ Cruiser left the market.
Two powerplants will be available with Bronco, a base 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine offering 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, or an upgraded turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 with 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Both will be paired with a 10-speed automatic, though the more exciting choice is a seven-speed manual that can be had only with the smaller 2.3L.
In everyday driving, the manual will act like a six-speed, as the lowest gear is an ultra-low creeper gear, helping to deliver the lowest overall crawl ratio on the market: 94.75:1.
The list of off-road equipment is extensive, and all the boxes are checked. The Bronco can be had with 35-inch tires, 17-inch beadlock wheels, lockers in the front and rear, Bilstein position-sensitive dampers and high-clearance fender flares. In fact, all of this gear is part of the Sasquatch package, a setup that can be added to any one of the Broncos six trim levels.
The ultimate off-road Bronco models are the Wildtrak and the Badlands, with the former focused on desert running while the latter offers the pinnacle of Bronco off-road performance. A disconnect able front sway bar is an example of a feature that comes standard on Badlands models.
Technology is not in short supply on the Bronco either, packing a trail turn assist feature that uses braking and torque vectoring to drag the inside rear wheel and help the Bronco rotate around tight corners. Seven different G.O.A.T (go over any type of terrain) are available, like mud, rocks, sand and Baja mode to tailor all the Bronco’s 4×4 systems for each situation.
There is so much more you need to know about this Bronco, and to learn it all, you’ll have to watch the in-depth video above.