With the all-new Ford Bronco, Ford is expanding the SUV family more than ever with the Bronco Sport. While it may be easy to scoff at a unibody, crossover based Ford Bronco, it looks like the Blue Oval has pulled out all the stops to make it a serious off-road machine. Here’s what you need to know about the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport.
- The Bronco Sport comes in five trim models: Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands and First Edition. The Base model will start at $28,695.
- Under the hood, Base, Big Bend and Outer Banks Bronco Sports get a 1.5 liter EcoBoost three cylinder engine with 181 hp, 190 lb-ft of torque. Upper level Badlands and First Edition models get the upgraded 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 245 hp 275 lbs-ft of torque. Both are hooked up to a eight speed automatic transmission. Badlands and First Edition models get steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
- Base, Big Bend and Outer Banks Bronco Sport models come on all season tires, while the Badlands and First Edition models come with 28.5-inch all-terrain tires.
- The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport comes standard with a 4×4 system that can send full torque to either rear wheel. Badlands and First Edition models get uniquely tuned front struts with hydraulic rebound stops and 46-millimeter-diameter monotube rear shocks.
- Electronic systems like GOAT modes and available Trail Control back up the mechanical systems.
- The Bronco Sport features best in class specs like ground clearance, approach and departure angles, and water fording.
- The boxy exterior proportions allow for larger interior space than most other crossovers.
- The interior features a rugged design with plenty of neat storage solutions, like the flip open rear seat compartments. The Bronco Sport can also get over 100 optional accessories.
- Bronco Sport Badlands models gain access to “Off-Roadeo” driving adventures and instructional events.