Last night, Ford unveiled its all-new Bronco family lineup. Included in the announcement were a two-door version and the brand's first-ever four-door version of the SUV. But the Sport edition is definitely the old you want if you're going outdoors and want a 4x4 to thrash at the elements.
We'll start with the two- and four-door versions. Both feature Ford's EcoBoost engine and a 7-speed manual transmission You can either opt for a standard 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that puts out 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft of torque or upgrade to a 2.7-liter twin-turbo capable of 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.
To help with off-roading, the cars have 35-inch tires and a maximum tuned 94.75:1 crawl ratio. Some versions of the cars include detachable and stowable roofs and doors as well as digital trail mapping. Color options are dependent on the series you choose. The series from cheapest to most expensive are: Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Wildtrak, Badlands and First Edition. Only 3,500 First Editions will be built.
On the flip side, the more fun and aggressively shaped Bronco Sport is designed for the hardcore outdoor enthusiasts. Smaller than the regular Bronco, this one comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a standard 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbo-charged engine that puts out 181 hp and 190 lb.-ft. of torque with an option for a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo-charged engine that puts out 245 hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Sport edition will launch in a Base model, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands and First Edition series. Badlands and First Edition models can wade through up to 23.6 inches of water. Just like the bigger Bronco models, the color choices are based on the series you choose.
The Ford Bronco will arrive in spring of 2021 but you can go to ford.com to reserve yours now. MSRP on the most basic two- and four-door models comes in at $29,995. Delivery on the Ford Bronco Sport will start later this fall and you can reserve it now as well. The base model starts at $26,660. A reservation fee of $100 will be collected upfront.