“Don’t believe the hype” is generally sage advice. But at Ziems Ford Corners, we know that’s not the case with the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco. This prize pony is one of the most publicized vehicles of the year, but it exceeds its promises at every turn. After 25 years of waiting, the 2021 Bronco is the epitome of what an off-road vehicle should be. And it is not to be confused with the smaller Bronco Sport, because the difference is more than just the name. The Sport shares a platform with the Ford Escape, while the Bronco is built on the same tough foundation as the Ranger pickup truck. With the naming distinction made, here are the top 8 things you should know about the 2021 Ford Bronco.
1. There’s a Bronco for Everyone
The 2021 Bronco is available in two body styles. The two-door comes with removable roof panels, while the four-door features a convertible top. Combine that with the fact that there are a total of seven different trim levels, and there is a Bronco for just about everyone. The First Edition trim sold out within 24 hours of launch but don’t worry too much. You can still choose from the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, and Wildtrak trim levels to ensure your Bronco fits your lifestyle.
2. The Power to Climb Mountains
Normally aspirated engines lose power and performance in thinner air, but turbocharged engines are less susceptible to the effects of elevation. That’s why the Bronco comes standard with either a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine. Turbocharging the Bronco means that this pony performs well at any altitude.
3. It Was Raised by Goats
If you don’t know the origin story of the Ford Bronco, you can read about its parentage here. But, kidding aside, when it comes to the 2021 Ford Bronco, GOAT stands for “goes over all types of terrain.” To accomplish that feat, every Bronco includes a Terrain Management traction system with eight GOAT modes. No single version includes all eight, but depending on the trim level there are Eco, Normal, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Baja, Mud/Ruts, and Rock Crawl modes. Additionally, depending on trim level and equipment, the Bronco provides a minimum of 8.3 inches up to a maximum of 11.6 inches of ground clearance.
4. The Search for BigFoot is Over
Standard for the Bronco First Edition and optional on all other trim levels, the Sasquatch Package is one of four main package options for the new Bronco. For this package, the Blue Oval pairs the pop culture icon with maximum off-roading capabilities. Standard on the First and Wildtrak Editions, the Sasquatch packages consist of a 4.7:1 final drive ratio, electronic front, and rear locking differentials, and a high-clearance suspension with position-sensitive performance shock absorbers. Other improvements include high-clearance fender flares along with 17-inch black beadlock-capable aluminum wheels and 35-inch mud-terrain tires.
5. It Takes Off-Roading Seriously
With 4-Wheel-Drive standard and top-notch off-road technology, this Bronco is out ahead of the herd. Take, for instance, Trail Control, consider this feature off-road cruise control. It manages speed and braking while you focus on steering and choosing the best path forward. Trail Turn Assist applies braking to either rear wheel to help tighten the turning radius at low speed. Trail 1-Pedal Drive allows you to drive off-road without using the brake pedal. Combine Ford’s impressive off-road technology with independent front suspension that offers a disconnecting front sway bar and it adds up to maximum capability in the wild.
6. Command the Elements
The interior of the all new Ford Bronco is designed to command the elements, or at least withstand them well. The interior’s easy clean marine grade vinyl is mildew resistant. Clearing out the mud and muck is a cinch with the available rubber floor covering and drain plugs in the floor. Additionally, the interior is designed to resist dust and moisture using rubber touchpoints, surfaces and component surrounds.
7. Practicality Perfected
From its five-passenger seating capacity to its maximum cargo capacity of 83 cubic feet, the Bronco delivers on practicality. This pony can handle up to 3,500 pounds of tow weight with a payload capacity between 1,170 and 1,370 pounds depending on body style and package options. Plus, with more than 200 factory-backed accessories for the all-new Ford Bronco, practicality is practically its middle name.
8. Get Yours Today
If harnessing the power of this off-road legend is on your to-do list, head on over to Ziems Ford Corners. We can’t wait to introduce you to the herd.