After fourteen years Ford bronco returns and it’s everything we’d ever hoped for! Ford came out swinging and is undoubtedly looking to steal some market share from Jeep® Wrangler®. Question is, have they done enough with this 2021 Bronco to make it happen? Ford’s development team has obviously done their homework and listened to the market in staying true to their original 60’s Bronco roots in styling and with the strength in their EcoBoost engine program, this one should be a winner. Ford’s offering seven different trim packages in either 2-door or 4-door with base prices starting at $28,500 and peaking out at $63,500. With hundreds of combinations they’re bound to be able to build something for just about everyone with a need to see the outdoors in their SUV.
The most exciting part of the 2021 Bronco for us here at Superchips are the available powertrains. With the 2.3L 4-cylinder Ecoboost from Ford Ranger and an optional 2.7L V6 Ecoboost from F-150, we could see some great potential to boost horsepower with our Flashpaq and TrailDash tuning systems here. We currently offer tuning for the 2.7L Ecoboost F-150 and it is a very potent little engine in that platform, should be even more fun in a sporty little Ford Bronco. There are two transmission options depending on which engine you go with, Fords latest 10-speed automatic with Trail Control and an all new 7-speed manual for your clutch lovers. Interestingly enough, if you opt for the manual, a dedicated ‘Crawler’ gear was figured in to the equation which should make for a great rock crawler.
Like the Jeep® Wrangler® it’s trying to defeat for market share, the 2021 Bronco offers some incredibly cool off-road features.
- Removable doors and top
- Locking differentials with up to a 4.70:1 gear ratio
- Advanced 4×4 with auto engagement
- Rock rails, high clearance fenders and heavy duty bumpers
- New Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T modes
- Auxiliary power switches
- Optional marine grade washable interior with built in floor drains.
- Industry first optional 35″ tire size
- Stabilizer bar disconnect
Ford’s press site states that 2021 Bronco orders can start being placed right away, but that delivery to dealerships won’t be happening until Spring/Summer of 2021. So while we’re all super excited to see this new Ford Bronco it will still be a while before anyone will get behind the seat of one. Rest assured though, the Superchips team has already narrowed down the choices and picked out the model that will be perfect for our team to get started on product development so we can start offering aftermarket support as soon as possible.