The SUV segment just got a whole lot more interesting! Ford launched the mighty Bronco this year. The Ford Bronco, which was last manufactured in 1996, got its resurrection in the form of the rugged and tech loaded 2021 Ford Bronco. The owners of the last ford bronco might get a dose of nostalgia from this SUV. The Bronco retains its old school iconic look from its previous generation. The new generation is loaded with a ton of technology and features in the interior to provide the best comfort and practicality. The Bronco is pitted against one of the most iconic vehicles of all time, The Jeep Wrangler. Although the Bronco nameplate has been out of the picture for a long time, the new Bronco still will be a good competitor in its class.
Although the Bronco doesn’t come with a V8 option, which might be an issue for some people but the performance figures from the two available engine options are still pretty good, the New Ford Bronco is offered in 7 different trim levels. The basic engine option is a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. There are both two-door and four-door options available. The Top of the line variant offers a Twin Turbo 2.7-liter V6 that produces about 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft torque. All that power would be put to the wheels with a 10-speed automatic transmission. A 7-speed Manual transmission is also offered, but it can only work with the 4-cylinder engine. The manual transmission has a very low crawler ratio, which can be great for climbing obstacles at low speeds. There is also an optional all-wheel-drive system offered with the Bronco. All the variants will also include Dana front and rear axles, making it a great off-road competitor for the Jeep Wrangler. Ford has also offered a sway-bar disconnect and electronically locking front and rear differentials. According to figures quoted by Ford, The Bronco can tow up to 3500 pounds.
Maintaining the old school Bronco look and practicality, there isn’t much comfort to be expected, but still, the 2021 Bronco brought a lot of comfort and tech features. The Roofs and panels on both the Soft top and Hard top are removable. The Doors are also frameless for easy removal for the whole off-road vibe. The side mirror is mounted to the base of the windscreen panel, so they remain usable even after the doors are removed. Bronco also offers a dashboard rack for mounting cameras or phones with a convenient 12-volt charger nearby. Leather seats are also an option for people who want maximum comfort.
The new Ford Bronco comes with two infotainment system options, The basic is the 8’’ and an optional 12’’ panel s also available. Both come with the newest Ford Sync-4 software. The incredible display is equipped with android auto and Apple Carplay.
The Key Safety features offered by the Bronco include
- Forward Collision Warning and automated emergency braking.
- Lane keeps assist and lane departure warning.
- Blind-spot monitoring.
Warranty and coverage:
Although the Bronco doesn’t come with complimentary scheduled maintenance, here is what Ford offers:
- The limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles