The 2021 Ford Bronco Trail Turn Assist feature is one of many USPs that are jam packed in the SUV that aim to help the Blue Oval take over the off-roading segment and combat the Jeep Wrangler. Thanks to Ford’s all-new enthusiast-based website Bronco Nation, we have a new look at one of these new off-roading features in action out in the desert sand.
The Ford Bronco comes standard from the factory with a Trail Turn Assist function. With the use of torque vectoring on the rear axle, the Ford Bronco is able to significantly decrease its normal turning radius. This system was designed to help drivers navigate the often narrow and twisty trails the Bronco is destined to visit. As demonstrated in the YouTube video below, it appears as if the Bronco will totally lock the inside rear wheel during a turn, which acts as a pivot point for the whole truck.
Trail Turn Assist may be a feature that the Wrangler does not have, but it is by no means class exclusive. We’ve seen Toyota employ a similar system on their off-roaders for a few years now, with GM reportedly working one of their own as well. That said, it is still hard to imagine many trails outside the desert where you’d have enough space and loose Earth to use this added capability.
As if the company hadn’t done enough already to make their new seven-speed manual seem like an afterthought, Ford has also confirmed that the feature will only be available with the automatic transmission. The 2021 Ford Bronco Trail Turn Assist feature will be standard with both the 2.3L or 2.7L engines, which is a bit of a relief at least.
With this latest video clip from Bronco Nation, we’re starting to get more real-world views of the 2021 Ford Bronco in action. There’s still going to be quite a lot of time before customers get to take their 4×4’s out to do some wheelin’ of their own, so we’ll take as many of these clips as Ford is willing to push out.