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Get An Up Close Look At An Off-Road Enthusiast Spec Bronco

Ford Bronco Badlands 2-door
Screenshot from Bronco Nation via YouTube

The Ford Bronco Badlands is probably the quintessential model in the reimagined off-road SUV’s lineup. It’s the most off-road focused, has the most customization options, but can still be affordable to many people. It’s nice that Ford is offering the Badlands in a base spec with very few options, so you get all the off-road equipment enthusiasts want, but nothing else, so the price can stay as low as possible. It’s an appealing package for many people, and Bronco Nation has just put out a walk around video of a base spec, Oxford White 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands 2-Door that gives us an up close look at the model.

The video shows all of the cool features that come as standard on the Ford Bronco Badlands, before you start ticking the plentiful options boxes. There’s no leather here, but the supposedly easy to clean and durable marine grade vinyl could be a better option for people that truly plan to use their Bronco off-road. This easy to clean mentality carries through to the floor, which has built in drain plugs and no floor mats. There are also roof mounted auxiliary switches as standard in the Badlands trim, and an 8-inch touchscreen. You can pay more for the 10-inch, but do you really need it?

But what you don’t pay for in somewhat unnecessary interior niceties, you get in off-road performance parts. Badlands Ford Bronco models get advanced 4×4 with locking front and rear differentials, position sensitive Bilstein dampers, the full seven GOAT modes, 33 inch all terrain tires,  and disconnecting front stabilizer bar. The Bronco in the video also has the Sasquatch Package, which brings 35 inch tires, upgraded suspension and high clearance fenders.

You can always add the more tech and luxury filled mid, high or lux packages, but if you’re getting a Ford Bronco purely to go off-roading in and want all the possible options, the Badlands model with no options other than the Sasquatch package is pretty compelling.

A Bronco like this would run you under $50,000 with some wiggle room for a few accessories or options. You could even get the EcoBoost V6 for under $50,000. But add on even the mid package and you’ll cross that barrier. The Lux package could bring your Ford Bronco Badlands 2-door dangerously close to $60,000. At the end of the day, this walk around video makes us consider what we’d really value in a Bronco, and that less is sometimes more.

2021 Ford Bronco Badlands
2021 Bronco Badlands


Written by Sam Krahn

Sam graduated with a communications Degree from Wayne State University, where he was also a member of the swim team. He's interested to see how new technology will affect the American performance vehicle landscape.

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