The all-new Ford Bronco is a fantastic SUV if you want a large, powerful machine that can take you as far off-road as imaginable while also providing you with incredible interior options. But what if you want something a bit more modest? That is where the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport comes in; it is not a trim level, but a fully developed and refined model all its own. The Bronco Sport is a crossover SUV with a smaller design than the standard Bronco, which still offers incredible off-road performance.
That off-road performance is really at the forefront of what the all-new Bronco Sport has to offer, starting with the fact that all-wheel drive is standard on every single model. You also get Ford’s new Terrain Management System on every model, which features five standard driving terrain modes, and two more modes provided on the off-road-focused Badlands trim. Every model of the Bronco Sport has nearly 8 inches of ground clearance standard, with an available off-road suspension hat not only makes hitting the trail more comfortable but also pushes that up to nearly 9 inches of ground clearance. Not to mention that the Bronco Sport can have more than 23 inches of water fording ability, to truly let you go wherever the trail takes you.
All of this is offered across four different trim levels that let you really customize your options to get just what you want on the all-new Ford Bronco Sport. While the Base trim has all the essentials that you need, you can choose the Badlands trim for unparalleled off-road performance, or go with the Outer Banks trim for more refined luxury and sophistication. The choice is up to you and simply depends on what you need. Come visit us at DePaula Ford today to learn more about the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and discover the perfect vehicle for your next adventure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are four trim levels to choose from with the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, which means there is something for pretty much everyone in this lineup. Here is a quick look at what you can expect from each trim:
It can be easy to get swept up in all of the impressive off-road performance and great trims available for the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, and with good reason. Whether you are going off-road or simply driving across town, however, safety must never be overlooked. While we do not yet have all of the details on the safety features that will be available on the all-new Bronco Sport, what we do know so far is truly impressive.
Every model of the Bronco Sport will come with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of safety features standard, even the Base trim. This includes some of the most impressive safety technology available, including pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and a lane-keeping system. These safety technologies can help you avoid collisions by applying the brakes for you if a potential crash is detected, as well as by helping you stay in your lane while driving.
The Ford Co-Pilot360 package also includes a blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, which helps warn you when a vehicle is in your blind spot, and also helps detect vehicles passing behind you. You get auto high-beam headlamps on every model, along with a rearview camera. Although a manual day/night rearview mirror is standard, an auto-dimming rearview mirror is available or standard on higher trims. The Bronco Sport also features numerous airbags, including a driver knee airbag, and other great safety features including AdvanceTrac with roll stability control and an SOS post-crash alert system in case of a collision.