Here Comes the Fun: Ford Reintroduces a Classic with the 2021 Bronco

Here Comes the Fun: Ford Reintroduces a Classic with the 2021 Bronco

It's been nearly 25 years (but who's counting?) since we last saw the Ford Bronco, but the off-road legend is back, boasting 21st century refinement without betraying its brutish legacy. Sit back and enjoy as we tear open the roof and pull off the doors on the 2021 Ford Bronco to show you what this 4x4 beast is all about.

By Lethal Performance

How Much Does the 2021 Ford Bronco Cost?

We know the burning question on everyone's mind, so we're gonna start things off with the money shot—literally. How much will it cost to climb behind the wheel of this reborn American badass? Well, just like any vehicle on the market today, "how much it costs" is directly related to "what do you want?" The least-expensive way to drive home your own 2021 Bronco is to plunk down $29,995 (which includes the $1,495 destination charge) for the 2-door base model (the base four-door costs $34,695). Load the Bronco up with one of its five upgrade packages and you can ramp that price tag up to $50,370 for the Wildtrak. If you were lucky (and fast) enough to secure your reservation, the limited First Edition will cost you $60,800. Starting prices for each model can be seen below.

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2021 Ford Bronco Starting Prices by Model

This is what you can expect to pay for a new Bronco, depending on which model you prefer. Prices include the $1,495 destination fee. Also keep in mind that the Bronco will be in high demand, and dealers may be marking up the MSRP, so you might want to shop around.

  • Base: $29,995, 2-door | $34,695, 4-door
  • Big Bend: $34,480 | $37,375
  • Black Diamond: $37,545 | $40,040
  • Outer Banks: $40,450 | $42,945
  • Badlands: $43,590 | $ 46,085
  • Wildtrak: $50,370 | $52,865
  • First Edition (limited to 7,000 vehicles): $60,800 | $64,995

2021 Ford Bronco: The Powertrains

The next-gen Bronco comes equipped with a choice of two engines paired with either a 7-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic. Note: the manual gearbox is only available with the base 2.3L engine

2.3-Liter EcoBoost (Standard on Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks and Badlands)

  • Type: Turbocharged direct injection DOHC Inline 4-cylinder
  • Horsepower: 270 hp
  • Torque: 310 lb-ft

2.7-Liter EcoBoost (Standard on Wildtrak and First Edition; Optional on all other models)

  • Type: Twin-turbocharged port and direct ignition DOHC V6
  • Horsepower: 310 hp
  • Torque: 400 lb-ft

America's Next Top Models

Including the base Bronco and the aforementioned First Edition, Ford is making the 2021 Bronco available in seven models, named to give each one its own personality. Whether you think the labels are cutesy, cliche or cool as hell, each version of the new Bronco brings a little something different to the trail.

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Base Model: Your Basic Bronco

The 2021 Ford Bronco is pretty rad even without a bunch of fancy options, and we expect the base model with 16-inch steel rims and 30-inch tires to generate plenty of interest. Five G.O.A.T. Modes (more on these later), an 8-inch touchscreen, carpeted flooring and cloth seats, and three tow hooks (2 front, 1 rear) round out the standard equipment on the base Bronco. Of course, all Bronco models come with the ability to remove the doors and roof so you can laugh at the outdoors while you're dominating it.

The available Sasquatch package adds bigger wheels and rubber along with other off-road enhancements that will be too juicy to pass up for some.

Ford knows the base model will be popular because so many enthusiasts like to customize their rides. The Bronco will be a fantastic platform for aftermarket upgrades and accessories available from Lethal Performance.

Big Bend

The next step up from the base model adds an additional G.O.A.T. Mode, 17-inch aluminum wheels, 32-inch tires, LED fog lamps, carbonized grey grille, privacy glass, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob.

Black Diamond

The Black Diamond model introduces seven G.O.A.T. Modes, rock rails, heavy-duty bash plates and bumpers, plus larger tires on 17-inch black-painted steel wheels. Rubber flooring with drain plugs and marine-grade vinyl seats wrap up this model.

Outer Banks

The Outer Banks version of the 2021 Bronco comes stock with the Mid Package, six G.O.A.T. Modes, 18-inch wheels and leather-trimmed seats along with exterior enhancements like signature LED headlamps and taillamps and body-color door handles, mirror caps and fender flares.

Badlands

The Badlands is basically an upgrade to the Black Diamond model, having identical equipment but adding 33-inch tires on 17-inch rims, optional leather-trimmed seats and the ability to add all four upgrade packages.

Wildtrack

Mid and Sasquatch Packages come standard on the Wildtrak, along with a modular shadow black-painted hard top and special Wildtrak hood graphic.

First Edition

The original allotment of 3,500 First Edition Broncos was bumped to 7,000 after Ford was flooded with early reservations for the most exclusive 2021 Bronco. For your 60 Grand, you get First Edition graphics on the hood and body sides, a unique interior, safari bar and 10-way power driver's seat.

Heavy-Duty Bumpers, Big Damn Tires and G.O.A.T. Modes — Because the World Ain't Flat!

Let's face it, the Bronco wasn't built to languish in traffic or cruise on even ground; it's more the adventurous type. To live up to its roots as an off-road champion, the 2021 Ford Bronco has plenty of optional goodies to make it crawl over the roughest terrain. With the 2021 Bronco, Ford introduces G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Terrain) Modes, which adjust Bronco's handling and performance to the terrain.

Below are Bronco's four upgrade packages that add levels of comfort, technology and just general badassery.

  • Mid Package is highlighted by dual zone temperature control, heated front seats, remote start and rear-view camera.
  • High Package contains everything in the Mid Package and adds a 12-inch touchscreen, 360-degree camera and forward sensing system.
  • Lux Package builds on the High Package with features that include B&O 10-speaker sound system, evasive steering assist, heated steering wheel, voice-activated touchscreen navigation system and wireless charging pad.
  • Sasquatch Package offers offroad performance features such as 35-inch LT315/70R17 BSW mud-terrain tires, electronic-locking front and rear axles, position-sensitive Bilstein shocks, and high-clearance suspension and fender flares.
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A Bronco Designed to Stay ON the Road

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is a smaller, less rugged Bronco. And though it's designed to spend most of its time on the road, the Bronco Sport still offers good performance away from the pavement and shares many of the features of its big brother.

The Bronco Sport comes in Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands and First Edition trims, and all models feature all-wheel drive. The starting price for the Bronco Sport is $28,155, while the First Edition will cost $39,995, with the other models fitting somewhere between.

  • Bronco Sport is built on the compact SUV Ford Escape platform.
  • The base engine is a 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder with an optional 2.0-liter turbo four available, putting out 181 and 245 horsepower, respectively.
  • Both engines pair with an 8-speed transmission.

Set Your 2021 Bronco Apart From the Crowd

The new Bronco is designed to be customized. Lethal Performance is gearing up to feature a huge selection of 2021 Bronco parts and accessories. We'll be updating our store all the time as new components become available — so keep checking back. By the time you're ready to make your truck stand out on the trail, we'll have everything you need.

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