Everything You Need to Know About the New Ford Bronco
June 18, 2021
Everyone is talking about the new Ford Bronco. Today we are walking you through the basics of the all-new Ford Bronco.
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Just beginning with the base model. the Base model, first of all, before I get started on all of that, as of right now, all of the Ford Bronco models are gonna be four-wheel drive. You're not even gonna be able to have that offering of the two-wheel-drive rear-wheel drive for Bronco. Which is kinda cool, because I don't know what you're gonna do with a two-wheel-drive Bronco besides just haul lawn clippings to the grass yard or something maybe, but besides that, not a whole lot of use for it, maybe fuel economy.
Now they're listed right on Ford's website at $28,500 for the 2021 base model. I'm guessing that probably doesn't include the destination charges, obviously, taxes aren't on there. So it's probably gonna be closer to, I would guess, maybe that $30,000 after destination charges, which for a four-wheel drive, pretty capable vehicle in the two-door model, isn't really that bad of a starting price.
Obviously, it goes up from there, all the way up to like the Wildtrak edition, which is gonna be more of, similar to the Ford Raptor edition, starting price on that one is just about $48,900. And of course, they have their first edition, which is closer to that $60,000 mark. So, to give you an idea, they're ranging from about $30,000 up to about $60,000 and everything in between.
Getting into some of the basics of the packages that are available of the trim levels that are available. Like for example, the Base model, pretty basic, just has the four by four, obviously the easy to remove doors, veil, this is available with 35-inch tires, but you have to upgrade to the Sasquatch package or you have to pick up a set of wheels and tires, which I think that would probably be the first thing I would do looking at the stock steel wheels that are on this Base model.
Then from the base model, you're moving up into, what's called the Big Bend. Now you get a little bit more creature comforts with the Big Bend like a leather wrap, steering wheel, heated front seats, remote start. That remote start is only with the 10-speed automatic transmission. From there, you have the Black Diamond, which you get that next-level outdoor adventure package, complete with washout interior rubber floors.
And then you get the rear locking differential, steel front, and rear bumpers again. Then you get the seven modes or goat modes, and then the heavy-duty bash plate.
If you're really into adventure and off-roading, it really starts with the Outer Banks model. With that, you get the 18 inches bright black high gloss, painted aluminum-alloy wheels, and then you get the led headlights and taillights, and then there's an optional 12 inch LCD screen. And of course, you get the locking rear differential, all come standard with a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine. What's cool about the seven-speed manual is that the very first gear is actually the Lobo crawl gear.
So really, six of those speeds are on road usable and they come standard with the Black Diamond, the Big Bend, the Base, the Outer Banks, the Badlands. Or you can upgrade those five models to the 10-speed automatic transmission. So, what else comes with the Outer Banks as you do get the six terrain management systems or the six goat modes? You also get the 32 inch, all-terrain tires, and then there are available leather trim seats as well in that package.
So, really about the midpoint as far as trim levels are concerned, if you don't want it too overly loaded, but you still want some creature comforts and some good optional availability for the drive train, the Outer Banks is a great way to go without breaking the bank either. And the outer banks retail for right around that $40,000 or so with the standard features that are available with it. So really a great mid-point on the Outer Banks.
Up next is the Badlands, in which you get a little bit more creature comforts, Badlands comes standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission. And of course the off-road controls with it as well.
From there, you're moving into what's called the Wildtrak. Now the Wildtrak is pretty cool. A Wildtrak will come standard with a 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine, which if you guys didn't already know, is the Ford F150 engine. So it's a 2.7 liter V-6, fully box frame as well, on these Broncos. So you're really getting that truck platform. The Wildtrak itself will come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the advanced four-by-four with automatic on-demand engagement.
And then you get seven terrain management systems including Baja. So if you're familiar with Jeep, Jeep has their Mojave edition, that's sort of where Ford Bronco was going with their Wildtrak edition. You also get carpeting floor and cloth seats, available leather trim seats, and 35-inch mud-terrain tires, available for those, for the Wildtrak as well. And then you do get the 17-inch beadlock capable wheels that are available. Some pretty cool features to have as optional equipment for the Ford Broncos for the Wildtracks.
With the Wildtrak you also get the standard locking rear differential, the heavy-duty bumpers, modular front bumper, and then just kind of backpedaling a little bit with their terrain management system or great on all terrain system goat, as they refer to it. There are seven different options or modes for that. You have the normal, eco, sport, slippery, sand. So, pretty staunch setup. I'm pretty impressed.
I think the Wildtrak would be, you know, probably one of the favorite models I'm guessing out of most of them here. It does come at a little bit more of a price as the Wildtrak is just shy of about $50,000 with all the standard features. That's not including all the available options that you can get for it.
Out of all of the models that Ford has available, from the Bronco Base, all the way up to the Wildtrak, the Bronco Base would probably be the one I would go with, just get a bone stock and then start cutting stuff apart, modifying it, going to the trouble to off-road picking it up a set of wheels and tire sports suspension system. Like always when you get a wheel and tire package you will get free shipping, mounting, and balancing. We also offer as low as 0% APR financing so you can build now and pay later! If you guys have any questions, feel free to let us know in the comments below.