There are almost endless ways to spec the all-new Ford Bronco. From the seven trim levels to colors and options, it going to take a while to figure out what combination fits the owner’s lifestyle. And one of the most important decisions is whether to go with the hard top or soft top. Both roof options have their inherit benefits and drawbacks, and luckily, Bronco Nation have made a video on how to remove each.
Although, that decision between the hard or soft top is pretty easy with the two door Ford Bronco. It comes standard with a hard top, and the only way to get a sift top is with a ‘Bimini’ roof panel, not a full roof. The four-door, on the other hand, gets more choice. The Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks and Badlands trims all get a soft top standard with a hard top optional for $695. The Wildtrak and First Edition, on the other hand, are just like the two door: hard top standard, with only a Bimini roof covering optional.
If choosing a four door Ford Bronco with soft top, it can be removed in two main parts. Owners can take off the side panels but leave the roof on, like the Bimini. Or, the Bronco’s roof can be flipped back halfway, independently of the side panels. If they want the roof all the way off, the side panels must come off first before flipping the roof to the back. It can be left folded, or removed all together.
The Ford Bronco with the hard top, unsurprisingly, takes some more work. But not as much work as, say, the Jeep Wrangler. The front panels can be removed on its own with a few simple clips to give a similar half convertible feel to the soft top. Next, you simply remove some screws in the trunk and lift it off. The roof, side windows and rear window all come off as one piece.
The soft top is best option for owners wanting to take their roof off frequently. You can do it by yourself, it doesn’t require tools and it can stay with the car, allowing owners to put it back up quickly if the weather goes downhill. That being said, if owners don’t plan on taking their roof off very much, the hard top will be quieter and more refined, plus more insulating in cold or wet weather. Furthermore, it’s also the only way you can get roof racks for carry gear on the roof. But at the end of the day, either the hard top or soft top is a great option, and it’s clear Ford put a lot of work into making the Bronco soft top and hard top come off easily.