There are two engines available for the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, which means you can get the right amount of power for whatever you need. No matter which engine you choose, however, it comes with all-wheel drive standard, which makes any Bronco Sport a great option for going off-road or simply handling bad weather and rough terrain. The following horsepower and torque specs are currently projected estimates from Ford, which could potentially change, though we expect they will end up quite accurate.
Standard Engine on the 2021 Bronco
The standard engine on the Bronco Sport is a 1.5L EcoBoost I-3 engine that is expected to offer up to 181 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. This is a turbocharged engine that comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission for a smooth and responsive driving experience. At this time, there are no fuel economy specs or mileage estimates available, though the smaller size of this crossover should give it very impressive fuel efficiency.
The Bronco's Second Engine Offering
If you want more power than the standard engine, then there is a 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 available, which is also turbocharged for great overall performance. This engine is expected to deliver 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, which you can see is quite a boost in performance compared to the standard engine. You get an 8-speed automatic with this engine too, though it has SelectShift with paddle shifters, giving you more control over your driving experience, without the need for a manual transmission.
The off-road performance of the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is undeniably impressive and is definitely one of the features that have us most excited for this all-new model. Simply looking at the baseline model, you get 4x4 standard, along with Ford’s terrain management system. This includes their new Goes Over Any Type of Terrain (GOAT) modes designed to let you easily select the conditions you are in for the best traction possible. Standard models include five modes for the GOAT system: sand, slippery, sport, eco, and normal.
The Ford Bronco Sport is Ready for Anything
If you go beyond the standard features and trim, however, then you can get even more amazing off-road performance and functionality with the all-new Bronco Sport. This includes an available off-road suspension, which provides a better driving experience, and also enhances the ground clearance of the vehicle. Standard models have nearly 8 inches of ground clearance, while the Badlands trim with the off-road suspension has almost 9 inches of clearance. The Badlands also has more than 23 inches of water fording capability, letting you go truly anywhere the trail takes you. Plus, two additional GOAT modes are standard on the Badlands trim, mud and rock crawl, so you get even more advanced off-road performance.