New 2021 Ford Bronco Revives Model’s Legendary History

Ford officially announced today that their most iconic off-road vehicle will finally make its return to the Blue Oval lineup after a 25-year hiatus. In the build-up to today’s highly anticipated reveal, spy images and teaser photos from Ford’s social media accounts have made the waiting game even harder to bear. Here’s everything you need to know about the newly-announced 2021 Ford Bronco:

What the 2021 Ford Bronco will Look Like

Based on what we saw during the big announcement, Ford is certainly looking to tug at the heartstrings of enthusiasts by paying homage to the off-road legend in many of the 2021 Bronco’s design cues. As a tribute to the original 1966 design, the new Bronco will feature the same iconic boxy styling, round headlights and classic rectangular grille layout.

Available in both two- and four-door configurations, the 2021 Bronco is the latest midsize SUV to join Ford’s lineup. Featuring the nostalgic removable roof, doors and rear-mounted spare tire, the Bronco aspires to be the origin of your ultimate fun in the sun adventure. Weekend camping and beach trips will become much less cumbersome with the Bronco’s extra-durable interior materials and waterproof components for sensitive electronics. Just grab your shades and sunscreen and hit the road!

2021 Ford Bronco Exterior Paint Colors

Bronco drivers will be spoiled for choice when the new Bronco arrives, because Ford is making this SUV available in a number of attractive exterior colors. It’s too early to say which color will be the most popular, but there has been a lot of early interest in the Velocity Blue exterior paint for the new Ford Bronco.

2021 Ford Bronco is available in 11 colors:

  • Antimatter Blue
  • Area 51
  • Cactus Gray
  • Carbonized Gray
  • Cyber Orange
  • Iconic Silver
  • Oxford White
  • Race Red
  • Rapid Red
  • Shadow Black
  • Velocity Blue

Yes, The 2021 Ford Bronco Will Be Available in Velocity Blue

There was some concern early on that the Ford Bronco might not be available in the popular Velocity Blue shade. In fact, it is true that you can preview the Bronco in a variety of colors on the Ford website, but not in Velocity Blue. However, official documents from Ford appear to confirm that the 2021 Ford Bronco will be available in Velocity Blue on all trims except for the ultra-rare First Edition.

2021 Ford Bronco Trim Levels:

The new Bronco will assuredly be among the most versatile and utilitarian SUVs Ford has ever built. With the off-roading prowess and nostalgic styling visible through generations of the model’s storied past, the 2021 Bronco could soon become a legend in its own right and accordingly, there are a surprising number of configurations and trim levels to choose from.

Ford will offer six trims for both the two- and four-door models, plus a very limited First Edition trim. Each trim will be available with a “Sasquatch” package and optional additional Mid, High, or Lux packages.

The Ford Bronco Base Trim is designed for customers who want a basic 4×4 off-road SUV. 

  • 2.3L EcoBoost Engine
  • Removable doors and roof
  • Cloth seats

The Ford Bronco Big Bend Trim is for customers looking for a more comfortable 4×4 SUV.

  • Includes base content
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum wheels

The Ford Bronco Black Diamond Trim caters to drivers in search of a more heavy-duty 4×4 SUV.

  • Includes Big Bend content
  • 32-inch all-terrain tires
  • Marine-grade vinyl-trimmed seats and rubberized washout flooring

The Ford Bronco Outer Banks Trim is a stylish 4×4 SUV with additional technology and features.

  • Unique exterior options
  • Cloth heated front row bucket seats
  • Mid package included

The Ford Bronco WildTrak Trim comes with all Outer Banks content plus the “Sasquatch” package and the “Mid” package.

  • 2.7L EcoBoost Engine
  • 35-inch tires
  • WildTrak hood graphic
  • Advanced 4×4 with automatic on-demand engagement

The Ford Bronco Badlands Trim is the flagship trim that will go head-to-head with the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

  • Includes all Big Bend content
  • 33-inch all-terrain tires
  • Unique Badlands suspension with front stabilizer bar disconnect

What is the Ford Bronco First Edition Trim?

Only 3500 of the exclusive Ford Bronco First Edition trim will be built. This premiere trim includes the Lux package, the Sasquatch package, First Edition hood and body style graphics, a unique interior, and leather-trimmed seats with a heated front row.

2021 Ford Bronco Price 

According to today’s announcement, you can expect the 2021 Bronco to start at $28,500, plus a $1,495 destination charge. The Four-Door Bronco pricing starts at $33, 200. The total price will vary based on the trim and configuration you choose. 

Two-Door Bronco Prices:

  • Two-Door Ford Bronco Base: $28,500
  • Two-Door Ford Bronco Big Bend: $33,385
  • Two-Door Ford Bronco Black Diamond: $36,050
  • Two-Door Ford Bronco Outer Banks: $38,995
  • Two-Door Ford Bronco Badlands: $42,095
  • Two-Door Ford Bronco WildTrak: $48,875
  • Two-Door Ford Bronco First Edition: $59,305

Four-Door Bronco Prices:

  • Four-Door Ford Bronco Base: $33,200
  • Four-Door Ford Bronco Big Bend: $35,880
  • Four-Door Ford Bronco Black Diamond: $38,545
  • Four-Door Ford Bronco Outer Banks: $41,450
  • Four-Door Ford Bronco Badlands: $44,590
  • Four-Door Ford Bronco WildTrak: $51, 370
  • Four-Door Ford Bronco First Edition: $63,500

Technology & Features in the New Ford Bronco

Ford’s latest Sync4 software and a large 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system will be standard equipment and help guide you to your destination. Sync4 features a host of options such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and an on-board Wi-Fi hotspot with smartphone connectivity. Notable safety features like Ford’s lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and automated emergency braking will be standard or optional equipment in the 2021 Bronco.

The New Bronco Features Serious Off-Roading Prowess 

The Bronco shares its underpinnings with the midsize 2019+ Ford Ranger. It features a body-on-frame construction with a high ground clearance and superior tolerance for torsional flexing. This design allows the Bronco’s chassis to withstand twisting forces that otherwise wouldn’t be feasible on uneven surfaces. Electronic locking front and rear differentials are available in addition to sway bar disconnection— which enhances suspension articulation when negotiating rough terrain.

2021 Ford Bronco Powertrain Options 

In addition to its shared platform, the Bronco will come standard with the Ranger’s 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. A seven-speed manual transmission with a “crawler” gear is an alternative option for serious off-roading enthusiasts.

With 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, the four-cylinder equipped 2021 Bronco will make more horsepower and get better fuel economy than any of its V8 predecessors dating back to 1966. The F-150’s larger 2.7-liter turbocharged six-cylinder EcoBoost engine is offered as an extra-cost option for enthusiasts looking to push the barometer even further. At 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, a coin toss may be the best option to decide whether to drive the Bronco to the drag strip or an off-road trail for the weekend. Undoubtedly, you are sure to experience a thrill either way.

Both powertrain options demonstrate that Ford’s EcoBoost division continues to push the barometer of turbocharging technology even further to increase the performance of small-displacement engines without sacrificing fuel economy. Ford has confirmed that the Bronco will eventually feature a hybrid powertrain in the future that will be even more economical.

When will the 2021 Ford Bronco be Available?

Reservations for the 2021 Ford Bronco opened today, July 13. Drivers can reserve a new Ford Bronco or Bronco Sport for $100.  The Ford Bronco will be officially released in the Spring of 2021.