How to figure out which version of the all new 2021 Ford Bronco line of SUVs is right for you

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Likely no other car announced this year will top the 2021 Ford Bronco‘s anticipation and hype. Ford’s Bronco reservation site crashing shortly after its launch is proof of how excited people are over this thing.

Instead of one Bronco model, Ford has given us three: a two-door version, a four-door version, and a small SUV Sport version. All three models are 4x4s and off-road capable. And within those various models are subsequently available trims and packages.

How are they all broken down? Let us walk you through it.

Bronco

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The Bronco will have seven different trims to choose from. Within those trims, there are also five available package options. The trim you choose will determine which package is available to you. The packages are:

  1. Standard: you get LED headlights, black door handles, mirror caps, fender flares, fender tie-down hooks, manual air-conditioning, and push-button start.
  2. Mid: you get ambient footwell lighting, an automatically dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone temperature control, heated front seats, Reverse Sensing System, and a whole host of driver assistance features.
  3. High: here, you get hardware from the Mid package, as well as a 12-inch centre touchscreen, a 360-degree camera, additional sound-deadening materials, a Forward Sensing System, and wing mirror LED approach lights and spotlight.
  4. Lux: building off of High package features, you get adaptive cruise control, a Bang & Olufsen 10-speaker sound system plus subwoofer, Evasive Steering Assist, a heated steering wheel, a universal garage-door opener, two extra front row charging ports, a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, and a wireless charging pad.
  5. Sasquatch: you get 17-inch black-painted aluminium wheels, 35-inch mud-terrain tires, electronic-locking front and rear axles, high-clearance suspension, fancy shock absorbers, and high-clearance fender flares.

You can see a breakdown of everything here, or just keep reading.

Bronco Base

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This is your base-model Bronco. It comes with the seven-speed manual transmission (six regular gears and one crawler gear for low speeds and heavy-duty usage). Your standard equipment includes the 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, good for a claimed 270 horsepower and 310 pounds-feet of torque.

Ford says the Base consists of just the “absolute essentials” but is “ripe for customisation.”

You can get the Base with the more powerful 2.7-litre EcoBoost engine – which produces a claimed 310 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque – but if you do, you have to get it with the 10-speed automatic transmission.

Further standard hardware includes 16-inch silver steel wheels, 30-inch all-season tires, cloth seats, and 4×4.

Prices start at $US28,500.

Available packages: Sasquatch.

Bronco Big Bend

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Ford says the Big Bend is the one that gives you “creature comforts along with your standard Bronco features.”

These creature comforts include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, 17-inch aluminium wheels, 32-inch all-terrain tires, LED fog lamps, and cloth seats. Engine options include the 2.3-litre EcoBoost with the seven-speed manual or the 2.7-litre EcoBoost with the 10-speed automatic.

Prices start at $US33,385.

Available packages: Sasquatch, Mid.

Black Diamond

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The Black Diamond comes standard with 17-inch black-painted wheels and 32-inch all-terrain tires. It has a heavy-duty modular front bumper and a powder-coated steel rear. There are also rock rails, heavy-duty bash plates, auxiliary switches in the overhead console, rubberised flooring with drain plugs, and marine-grade vinyl seats.

Ford says this is the one for “next-level outdoor adventure complete with washout interior.”

Engine options, again, are between the 2.3-litre and the seven-speed manual or the 2.7-litre and the 10-speed automatic.

Prices start at $US36,050.

Available packages: Sasquatch, Mid.

Outer Banks

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This is the trim level that “puts off-road style and tech front and centre,” according to Ford.

Your standard hardware includes the 2.3-litre Ecoboost, but of course, the 2.7-litre EcoBoost is an option. You also get 18-inch black-painted aluminium wheels, 32-inch all-terrain tires, signature LED head- and taillights, body-colour exterior door handles, mirror caps, and fender flares, powder-coated tube steps, and cloth seats with a heated front row, though leather-trimmed seats are available.

Prices start at $US38,955.

Available packages: Sasquatch, High, Lux.

Badlands

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The Badlands trim comes standard with the 2.3-litre EcoBoost with the 2.7-litre available as an option. It has 17-inch grey-painted, machine-face aluminium wheels, 33-inch all-terrain tires, Badlands suspension with a front stabilizer bar disconnect, a heavy-duty modular front bumper, a powder-coated steel rear, auxiliary switches in the overhead console, rubberised flooring with drain plus, and marine-grade vinyl seats.

Basically, it’s like the Black Diamond trim, but with a few more features.

Ford says it’s for the folks who “crave the extreme in their off-roading.”

Prices start at $US42,095.

Available packages: Sasquatch, Mid, High, Lux.

Wildtrak

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With the Wildtrak, you lose the option of the smaller engine and instead only get the 2.7-litre EcoBoost, exclusively paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission.

Ford says this one is “styled and made for high-speed off-roading.” Hardware includes a modular black-painted hard top, a Wildtrak hood graphic, carpet floors, and cloth seats with a heated front row. Leather-trimmed seats are available.

Prices start at $US48,875.

Available packages: High, Lux

First Edition

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Sitting at the top of the Bronco’s trim levels is the First Edition. It comes standard with Sasquatch and Lux package hardware. Additionally, there’s a safari bar, carpeted floors, 35-inch tires, a unique interior, leather-trimmed seats with a heated front row, a 10-way power driver’s seat, modular black-painted hardtop, and First Edition hood and bodyside graphics.

The 2.7-litre EcoBoost engine and the 10-speed automatic are standard here, with Ford saying that it’s limiting production of the First Edition to just 3,500 examples.

Prices start at $US59,305.

Unfortunately, all reservations for the First Edition have already been filled. Sorry.

Bronco Sport

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The Bronco Sport is the small SUV member of the Bronco lineup. It’s not as off-road-dedicated as the other Broncos, but it still appears to be pretty capable in its own right. This is the one for folks who might want a more “normal” SUV, not something as hardcore as the other ones are.

Base

2021 Ford Bronco Sport.Ford2021 Ford Bronco Sport.

The Base Sport is the cheapest one you can get. Standard features include a manual liftgate, flip-up rear glass, a carbon-black grille with a black Bronco badge, roof rack side rails, a trunk-mounted bottle-opener, single-zone manual climate settings, first-row carpeted floor mats, cloth seats, 4×4, the 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, and the eight-speed automatic.

That 1.5-litre engine is good for a claimed 181 horsepower and 190 pounds-feet of torque.

You also get the 17-inch silver wheels.

Prices start at $US26,660.

Big Bend

2021 Ford Bronco Sport.Ford2021 Ford Bronco Sport.

The Big Bend is your next trim level.

Available with the 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission, it comes standard with 17-inch grey-painted aluminium wheels, 4×4, a manual liftgate, flip-up rear glass, roof rack side rails, a trunk-mounted bottle opener, privacy glass on the second row and the liftgate, a rubberised cargo floor, carpeted floor mats in the first row, zipper pockets, the MOLLE strap system, and cargo tie-down carabiner hooks and loops.

Prices start at $US28,160.

Outer Banks

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The Outer Banks also comes with the 1.5-litre EcoBoost and the eight-speed automatic.

With it, you get a manual liftgate, flip-up rear glass, body-coloured door handles, the bottle opener, rain-sensing front wipers, 18-inch black-painted aluminium wheels, dual-zone temperature control, remote start, a rubberised cargo floor, carpet floor mats in the first and second row, ambient lighting, a 110-volt/150-watt AC outlet, cargo tie-down carabiner hooks and loops, zipper pockets, the MOLLE strap system, and an automatically dimming rearview mirror.

Prices start at $US32,160.

Badlands

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With the Badlands Sport, you get the more powerful 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission. That engine produces a claimed 245 horsepower and 275 pounds-feet of torque.

There are four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock brakes, electronic traction control, off-road suspension, 17-inch wheels, a 6.5-inch colour LCD instrument panel, rubberised flooring, multiple power converters, rear under-seat storage, zipper pockets, MOLLE straps, and cargo tie-down carabiner hooks and loops.

From the outside, it has LED lights, metal bash plates, floodlights, a unique grille, and unique roof rack side rails.

This one definitely seems like it’s the hybrid between comfortable and off-road ready.

Prices start at $US32,660.

First Edition

2021 Bronco Sport.Ford2021 Bronco Sport.

The First Edition also comes with the 2.0-litre EcoBoost and eight-speed automatic.

It has dual-zone climate control, remote start, rubber flooring, lane-keep, a powered moonroof, zipper pockets, MOLLE strap system, rear seat under-storage, cargo tie-down carabiner hooks and loops, the 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen system plus subwoofer, First Edition leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, eight-way power driver’s seat, 17-inch wheels, off-road tires, and black hood and roof decals.

Prices start at $US38,500.

Ford didn’t announce official pricing on the different packages or options at this time.

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