While the top of the line 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands, Wildtrak and upcoming Warthog are exciting, the true heroes of model range may be the lowest on the rung: the Base and Big Bend. These Bronco SUVs, like the base-level Wrangler counterparts, offer a back-to-basics approach to motoring that all-but-missing in modern vehicles. Plus, you can still add the Sasquatch Package to these relatively simple trim levels, giving the most budget friendly path into serious Bronco off-road capability. And it appears that this sought-after spec is even more affordable, according to information obtained by Bronco 6G Forum.
To get the Bronco Sasquatch Package on Base and Big Bend models, you must also add the 10 speed automatic transmission and Advanced 4×4 package. Currently, the Sasquatch Package costs $4,995, the 10 speed transmission costs $1,595 and the Advanced 4×4 costs $795. Add it up, and buyers are looking at $7,385 for the total costs. Yes, that’s a pricy option, but the whole deal used to cost $8,980 before these recent updates. Plus, the Sasquatch Package features some very special equipment.
The most prominent upgrade are the massive 35-inch tires and deadlock capable wheels. Beadlock wheels allow owners to secure the tire to the rim, letting them run lower tire pressure off-road without the worry of the terrain ripping the tire from the rim. To fit those tires, the package also includes high clearance flares. Sasquatch-equipped Ford Bronco Base and Big Bend models also get the Badlands’ Position Sensitive Bilstein Monotube shocks. Finally, Sasquatch models get upgraded locking axles and a shorter 4.7:1 final drive ratio.
While the updated $7,385 price is cheaper than before, it will still put a Base Ford Bronco with no other options at an estimated $37,380. That’s no small number, but then again, cars are expensive these days. Luckily, Ford will offer the Sasquatch Package with a manual transmission in the 2022 model year and beyond, giving buyers who want to venture deep into the wild while rowing their own gears a unique content combination.
The 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door and 4-Door are scheduled to hit dealerships by June 2021.