2021 Ford Bronco Sport: what you need to know
The Bronco Sport was recently re-introduced. Smaller than its big brother the Ford Bronco, but almost as versatile, it is a small SUV that will delight urban drivers. It will also please the more adventurous driving enthusiast who likes to get off the beaten track. Its unique profile and its mechanical capabilities make it ready to face all conditions – while offering remarkable value for money. All this in an SUV format that makes it accessible both as a family vehicle and as an outdoor companion for the most active. But don't be swayed because the Bronco Sport shares its platform with the Ford Escape. It's a true adventurer capable of tackling the most demanding roads – if the need – or the desire, arises.
FIND OUT ABOUT THIS MODEL
Physically, the Bronco Sport looks similar to its big brother, the Bronco. With square headlights, and an athletic silhouette, from the front, it has a similar configuration to the Bronco, with the badge and LED strip coming out of the headlights. The black plastic coating around the wheel arches and on the sides gives it more sporty look.
Don't look for a two-door version though. The Bronco Sport is only available in a 4-door configuration. However, fans will be able to give their Sport a unique look, as it is available in ten different colours. The Cyber Blast Orange, however, is only available for the top-of-the-range Badlands model.
The rear of the Bronco Sport is just as recognizable. It is equipped with a folding window and LED taillights.
Meanwhile, the interior is just as stylish as the exterior. The raised roof offers ample headroom, and the cargo area is the largest in its class and can accommodate two mountain bikes – if you have the optional accessory to do so! There's even a storage bin under the rear seat to store your muddy clothes once the ride is over. And some versions even have washable rubber floor mats!
TECHNO AND COMFORTABLE
The 2021 Bronco Sport's dashboard will be quite familiar to Ford vehicle enthusiasts. It features traditional controls as well as an 8-inch touch screen that houses the innovative Sync 3 multifunction system. Either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are also available, offering further convenient utility for the user.
Make no mistake, Ford designers and engineers have ensured that the Sport comes equipped with features designed to make it easy to drive. Of course, it has a rearview camera as standard, and a front-facing camera pointing to the trails, if necessary.
To make the possibility of off-roading even easier, the Bronco Sport also gets the GOAT (Go Over Any Terrain) system, a driving mode selector that allows you to select more extreme modes, such as Slippery, Sand, Baja, Mud and, Rock crawling. The latter is only available on the Badlands version, however. Of course Normal, Eco, Sport modes are also available.
On the powertrain side, the Bronco Sport borrows two proven engines from the Ford Escape. With the exception of the Badlands version, all models come with a turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder block. The result is 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque.
With the 2021 Bronco Sport Badlands, expect a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque.
All Bronco Sport models come with standard all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacities range from 2,000 to 2,200 pounds –depending upon the engine selected.
A total of four versions of the 2021 Bronco Sport are available: Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks and Badlands.
- Base engine 4-cylinder 1.5 l 181 hp
- Optional engine 4-cylinder 2.0L 245 hp
- 8-speed automatic transmission
- Standard 4 x 4
- TrailControl cruise control as standard
- Towing capacity of 2200 pounds
- Driving mode selector GOAT
- Off-road suspensions with raised water crossing
- Long list of accessories sold separately
- 8-inch touch screen display
- Rear view camera with washer fluid
- Standard Ford Co-Pilot 360
- Towing hooks