Whatever trim you go for in the new 2021 Ford Bronco, the SUV looks poised to be a highly capable off-road SUV. But if ultimate off-road ability is what you’re looking for, there’s one option that’s a must-do. That, of course, is the Ford Bronco Sasquatch Package. In addition to making the Bronco look even better than standard, it adds some important off-road components that should make it a formidable off-roader.
Here’s what it gives you, from Ford: 17-inch black-painted aluminum beadlock-capable wheels with 35-inch LT315/ 70R17 BSW Mud-Terrain tires, electronic-locking front and rear axles, 4.7:1 final drive ratio, high-clearance suspension, position-sensitive Bilstein shock absorbers and high-clearance fender flares.
However, the 2021 Bronco Sasquatch Package is not available with a manual transmission. It will be offered with the 10-speed automatic only. Ford says they’re “open to feedback” for those who feel otherwise.
The most important upgrade in the Sasquatch package is definitely those huge tires and beadlock capable wheels. This is the first time any manufacturer has offered beadlock capable wheels on a vehicle, usually owners need to turn to the aftermarket for them. Beadlock wheels secure the tires to the wheel, allowing the vehicle to run lower tire pressure without the tire slipping off the wheel. Those 35 inch tires boost off-road performance, and look fantastic doing so. No other automaker offers a vehicle with 35 inch tires from the factory. To fit those larger tires, Ford had to use the high-clearance fender flares, which only add to the great looks.
The Sasquatch’s suspension setup is no joke either. Ford already calls the basic suspension setup the HOSS, for High-Performance, Off-Road, Stability, Suspension system. The Sasquatch adds trick position-sensitive Bilstein shock absorbers to the mix, which Ford says reduce harshness and improve durability. They also have end-stop control valves, which help smooth when the damper bottoms out. The Ford Bronco Sasquatch Package also gets a shorter 4.7:1 final drive ratio and upgraded locking axles to make it a formidable off-road package from the factory.
The best thing about the Sasquatch package is that it’s available on every Bronco in the lineup, not just the higher trims. This makes a Base Bronco with the Sasquatch package a great bang for your buck option if off-road performance is your sole priority, and you can sacrifice interior appointments. On the Wildtrak and First Edition models, it comes as standard.