Ford reintroduced the 2021 Bronco on July 13 to anxiously awaiting fans, and reviews called it “everything you hoped for.” Get to know the 2021 Ford Bronco soon at any Earnhardt Auto Centers location, especially Earnhardt Ford in Chandler or Rodeo Ford in Goodyear.
Ford made the last Bronco model in 1996. After 24 years, the redesigned Bronco has earned substantial buzz. Preview videos highlighted the Bronco’s “Built Wild” design, look and feel.
Ford began accepting deposits on July 13 for new owners toward their 2021 Bronco SUVs. But Ford doesn’t want enthusiasts to simply buy a new Bronco, Car and Driver noted in a preview. Ford also wants you to “live and breathe Bronco, eat and sleep it, get that bucking-engine logo tattooed across your back.” Those who buy the Bronco or Bronco Sport Badlands can also receive instruction at one of the four “Off-Roadeo” parks that Ford will build around the country.
The Bronco returns with manual transmission, optional 35-inch tires and removable top and doors, says Car and Driver in its review. Base models feature a 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four, expected to provide 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, and seven-speed Getrag manual transmission. The “crawl gear,” as Ford calls it, sits below reverse on the gear shift pattern.
Manual transmission is only available with the 2.3, and can be paired with a 10-speed automatic. The optional 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 is projected to generate 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. “Whichever engine you choose, your Bronco is going to be turbocharged,” notes Car and Driver.
Add the Sasquatch package for “primo off-road gear,” says Car and Driver. This includes 35-inch mud-terrain tires, 4.70 final-drive ratio, locking front and rear Spicer differentials, 17-inch black-painted beadlock-capable wheels, high-clearance suspension and fender flares, and Bilstein dampers. Sasquatch is standard on the Wildtrak and First Edition versions, and can be added to any trim level.
Ford “upped the Bronco’s tailgating game” with a slide-out tailgate, Car and Driver says. Below that is a receiver hitch — the Bronco can tow 3500 pounds in both the two- and four-door version.
Entertainment and technology features of the 2021 Bronco are also sure to please. These include the in-dash Sync4 software controlled from the touchscreen display in the middle of the dashboard. Another option, a built-in navigation system, works without a cell signal, notes Car and Driver.
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