The 2021 Ford Bronco is finally here, and it comes in six different trim levels, plus a limited First Edition, in two- and four-door versions.
So you don't get confused, we've explained everything that comes on the base Bronco, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Wildtrak, and Badlands as well as the First Edition.
There's also an available Sasquatch package that adds 35-inch mud-terrain tires, locking front and rear axles, high-clearance suspension and fender flares, and Bilstein dampers. Ford spokesman Mike Levine said on Twitter that it's only available with the 10-speed automatic transmission, not the manual.
Sasquatch, Badlands, Outer Banks. Is that the new Netflix series everyone is talking about? No, we're talking about the new Bronco's trim levels and available off-road packages. The Bronco is back, finally, and it comes in six different guises with two- and four-door variants as well as a limited-run First Edition. The list includes the base Bronco, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Wildtrak, and the top-of-the-line Badlands. So you don't get dazed and confused, we'll run you through everything that comes on each of those models:
Base Model ($29,995)
The base Bronco is already a highly capable off-road truck right off the bat. It comes standard with four-wheel drive and an electronic two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:2 low ratio. It's powered by Ford's turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four engine paired with a standard seven-speed manual transmission, although the more powerful 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine and 10-speed automatic are both optional. It sits on 16-inch silver-painted steelies wrapped in 255/70 all-season tires. Inside, you get cloth seats (it's an off-roader, so that's fine), carpeted flooring, five of the G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain) driving modes, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen. The base Bronco comes in a choice of seven colors from Oxford White to Rapid Red Metallic clearcoat, with the other colors all shades of blue, black, gray, and silver.
Big Bend ($34,480)
Upgrade to the Big Bend model and you get an additional G.O.A.T. driving mode. Don't worry, that's not all. It adds 17-inch gray-painted aluminum wheels wrapped in 255/75 all-terrain rubber, and up front you'll see a carbonized gray grille to match the wheels and LED fog lamps. Adding a little luxury to the cloth seats, you'll get a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter along with privacy glass. Like the base model, it's powered by the 2.3-liter engine, though the 2.7-liter EcoBoost is optional, as is the 10-speed auto. The Big Bend adds Race Red, Cactus Gray, and Area 51, a dark teal, to the base model's seven colors.
Black Diamond ($37,545)
The Black Diamond model adds a bit of heavy-duty off-road hardware including a stronger front bumper and powder-coated steel rear bumper along with rock rails and "bash plates" underneath. Here, you get another addition of a G.O.A.T. driving mode—we're at seven now—and 17-inch black-painted steel wheels wrapped in 265/70 all-terrain rubber. The Black Diamond model is the first to get the overhead auxiliary switches for added accessories, and it gets vinyl seats and rubberized, washable flooring. On this level, too, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost and 10-speed automatic are optional. The Black Diamond and trim levels above it add Cyber Orange Metallic to the palette of colors on the Big Bend trim level for a total of 11 choices.
Outer Banks ($40,450)
Outer Banks is the luxury-oriented trim, comparable to the Jeep Wrangler Sahara. It only gets six G.O.A.T. modes, but it has LED lighting, heated front-row bucket seats, and the Mid package, which adds features including dual-zone climate control, remote start, and Ford's Co-Pilot360 active-safety features. A 12.0-inch touchscreen is optional as part of the High package on the Outer Banks model and up. The Outer Banks will be recognizable by body-color door handles, mirrors, fender flares, and powder-coated tube steps, and it sits on 18-inch wheels wrapped in 255/70 all-terrain tires.
Wildtrak is the desert runner. It also gets the cushy Mid package, but it also has the off-road-oriented Sasquatch package as standard as well, which adds 35-inch mud-terrain tires, locking front and rear axles, high-clearance suspension and fender flares, Bilstein dampers, and more. Here, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost is standard along with the 10-speed automatic and the advanced four-wheel-drive system with on-demand 4H engagement and a 3.06:1 low ratio. You also get seven G.O.A.T. driving modes with Baja mode for desert cruising, and heated cloth seats with carpeted flooring, although leather seats are an available option. The Wildtrak models are distinguished by a black hard top and Wildtrak-specific hood graphics.
The Bronco Badlands is supposed to be the most capable off-road Bronco, but unfortunately it doesn't come standard with the Sasquatch package, which to us doesn't make much sense. Think of it as facing off against the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. It gets a Badlands-exclusive suspension with a hydraulic front sway-bar disconnect, and it sits on 17-inch gray-painted machine-face aluminum wheels mounted with beefy 33-inch all-terrain tires. It adds Rock Crawl to the Wildtrak's existing G.O.A.T. modes, and also gets the upfitter switches and vinyl seats with washable floors. Adding to its off-road prowess are a heavy-duty front bumper and steel rear bumper.
First Edition ($60,800)
For the Voss water drinkers out there, there's the limited-run Bronco First Edition, and it's pretty tricked out. Only 3500 will be built, and they're equipped with everything that comes standard on the top-of-the-line Badlands model, but like the Wildtrak model, it gets the badass Sasquatch package as standard. It also includes the Lux package, which adds features such as adaptive cruise control, a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, voice-activated touchscreen navigation, and a wireless charging pad. It's distinguished from the other Broncos by First Edition hood and side graphics, a black hard top, a safari bar, and a First Edition–specific leather interior. The First Edition comes only in Rapid Red or Cyber Orange metallic, the dark-teal Area 51, or Cactus Gray.
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