2021 Ford Bronco: History, Design Review, Engine, and Price – Created as a competitor to the International Scout and the Jeep CJ, the original Bronco first came out in 1966, lasting 30 years until production halted in 1996. For five generations, the Ford Bronco was one of the top 4×4 vehicles on the market. When the first Bronco came out, there was only one engine option available, a 170-cubic inch six-cylinder capable of producing 105 horsepower. For the second generation that began in 1978, the Bronco was redesigned based on the F-100, sharing a body, drivetrain, and chassis with the well-loved Ford truck. The second-generation Bronco increased in size, claiming to seat six adults. For the third generation beginning in 1980, the Bronco received another redesign alongside the F-Series trucks. With the third generation Bronco, Ford added Dana 44 Twin Traction Beam independent front suspension and eventually replaced the 9-inch rear axle with a new 8.8-inch axle. While the fifth-generation began in 1992, it only lasted a few more years before eventually being replaced by the Ford Expedition.
Now, The Ford Bronco will be returning in the 2021 year after two decades break. Considering Bronco fans have waited this long, we’re sure they’d rather wait a little longer for a Bronco that is as tough and fun as the original. Perhaps, much like with Ford’s Mustang, which famously debuted so late in 1964 that it got a 1964.5 and 1965 edition, the new Bronco will have a 2020.5 and 2021. Ford might be taking their time because they know how much this new Ford Bronco has to live up to. The classic Bronco is a legend. Even though production ended over 20 years ago, the Ford Bronco has remained one of the best off-roading vehicles.
2021 Ford Bronco Design Review
More exciting information about the upcoming 2021 Bronco’s tech has been uncovered. In addition to the previous patents showing off the Bronco’s removable doors, another Ford patent has been uncovered that shows a system for implementing airbags on the Bronco’s tube doors. While tube doors aren’t considered the pinnacle of vehicular safety, they now seem to not be a serious detriment to the Bronco’s safety. Regardless of which type of door that, you have installed, you will be protected in case of a collision. This is a pretty significant safety increase, as you can enjoy an open-air experience with your Bronco without sacrificing door side airbag protection.
2021 Ford Bronco Engine
We expect the 2021 Ford Bronco to come standard with the EcoBoost 2.3-liter turbo-four from the Ranger. In that pickup, the engine makes 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. A V-6, likely the 2.7- or 3.5-liter twin-turbo unit, could be offered as an option. The only transmission available will likely be the 10-speed automatic found in the Ford F-150 and Ranger. Ford also confirmed that it will offer the Bronco in hybrid guise.
2021 Ford Bronco Price
Even though we don’t know the full details of the new 2021 Ford Bronco yet, but we can estimate the price range of the new Bronco. The estimated base price for the 2020 Ford Bronco is around $30,000. That number seems like a strong possibility, with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL starting at $30,495 for the most basic four-door model.