The 2021 Ford Bronco is the Off-Roader I’m Most Excited to Drive in 2021!

I know, it’s not much of a surprise that I’m aching to drive the 2021 Ford Bronco – in 2021!

With any luck and a great deal of patience, I will (hopefully) get a chance to take the 2021 Ford Bronco off-road. That’s all I want for 2021. Seriously, bring on the plague, natural disasters, wars, bad movies – I can take it! As long as I get a chance to drive the 2021 Ford Bronco off-road – it will be worth it.

… but not just any Bronco…

Pre-production 2021 two-door Bronco Black Diamond series in Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat with available Sasquatch™ off-road package.

I want to drive the base-model, two-door, 7-speed Bronco with the Sasquatch package. Yep, the most off-road capable version of the truck, that’s affordable. In my mind, this could be one of the best off-road bargains out there.

Here’s what you get in the 2021 Ford Bronco (I want to drive):

  • The 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. That is more than comparable to most V6 powerplants. On top of that, having a turbocharger will help in the Rocky Mountains for sure. Also, that’s an aluminum four-banger, so it’s not too heavy.
  • Seven-speed manual transmission with a crawl gear. Lemme say that again – 7-speed MANUAL transmission with a remarkable 94.75:1 crawl ratio. Just the idea of being able to row my gears… it feels like freedom. That crawl ratio is sick!
  • The Bronco with the Sasquatch package should weigh under 5,000-lbs. Along with larger 35-inch tires, the package gives you a locking rear AND front axle (with a 4.7 final drive ratio). You also get slick-looking, bead-lock-capable 17-inch wheels with 35-inch mud-terrain tires. On top of that, you get the beefed-up suspension (1.2-inch lift, heavy-duty Bilstein shocks) and “high clearance fender flares” for the big rubber. The package costs $4,995 – which is a bargain for all the kit you get.
2021 Bronco chassis and powertrain with 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission and Sasquatch Package suspension and tires.
  • I believe that the base model with the Sasquatch Package (and nothing else) should have an MSRP of about $36,000. Granted, the base model Jeep Wrangler Rubicon gives you a little bit more off-road kit – but it’s more expensive. I could not seem to configure a 2021 Wrangler Rubicon (2-door) for less than $40,000. So, the Bronco could be the best off-road bargain going.
  • Finally: I just dig the way it looks. Next to the Wrangler and, maybe the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 – the Ford Bronco just looks bad-ass. Also, I have to say, I’m pretty stoked about trying out the Bronco Sport as well. Although it’s a crossover, I feel it will be a massive success if it’s as good as may say it is. Off-road, the Sport is supposed to be as good, if not better than the Jeep Compass Trailhawk. Gotta see that for myself!

Yep, 2021 is shaping up to be a MUCH better year than 2020… especially if I get my paws on that Bronco!

What about you guys?

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.