Everything We Know About the 2021 Ford Bronco
WHAT IT IS
Simply put, the first real competition the Jeep Wrangler has had in decades. It’s an off-road focused body-on-frame SUV with a solid rear axle, removable doors, a two-door model, and tons of customization options.
It’s also the return of one of Ford’s most valuable nameplates, which is what’s giving Ford the confidence to take on Jeep. You’ll be able to get it stripped out or optioned up, with over 200 accessories available at launch. And because it’s focused on off-road and adventure, all Broncos come with Ford’s Bronco Off-Roadeo driving school and outdoor experience.
IT’S GOT A LITTLE BROTHER, THE BRONCO SPORT
The Bronco Sport isn’t a slightly faster version of the standard Bronco; it’s an entirely different vehicle that shares its underpinnings with the Ford Escape. Essentially, instead of a hardcore off-road truck, it’s a more conventional crossover that should be cheaper and nicer for on-road driving.
Think of it like a Jeep Compass or Cherokee; more off-road focused than your normal Rav4 or CR-V, but not something that’ll run with Wranglers. It offers a 1.5-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost as standard, but the trail-focused “Badlands” model gets a 2.0-liter turbo-four. More details about it are laid out here.