If your’e planning to reserve a Ford Bronco, this is the guide you need to follow

The 2021 Ford Bronco has been revealed, and Ford is already taking pre-orders as long as you’re willing to put up a $100 deposit. So, you’ve made the decision to reserve your very own, but the question now is: what Bronco do you get and which is right for you? Well, we’ve compiled all the spec, trim, and color brochures for you to download and go over for yourself, and we’re embedding them below with a brief breakdown of what’s in each one of them.

Bronco Sport Brochure, Trim Choices, Specs, and Color Options

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If you want a Bronco, but don't want something that's as hardcore as the two-door or four-door models that share at least a hair of DNA with the old-school model, then the Bronco Sport is probably right for you.

It’s not quite as boxy as the two- and four-door Bronco, but you could say that it looks like a smaller, boxier Ford Explorer. So, while the Sport isn’t as hardcore, it’s still capable of handling its own off-road – you’ll just look a little sportier doing it.

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Ford Bronco Sport Drivetrain Configuration

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The Bronco Sport comes standard with a 1.5-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder that’s good for 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. There’s also an optional 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. These engines are limited to the Sport as the boxier Bronco is offered with different engines. Regardless of your engine choice, the Sport is only available with an eight-speed automatic transmission, but if you go with the 2.0-liter engine, you will get shift paddles to have a little more control.

Ford Bronco Sport Engine Performance
1.5-Liter EcoBoost 2.0-Liter EcoBoost
Horsepower 181 245
Torque (lb-ft) 190 275
Maximum Towing 2,000 Pounds 2,200 Pounds
Ford Bronco Sport Gear and Crawl Ratio
1.5-Liter EcoBoost 2.0-Liter EcoBoost
1st Gear 4.69 4.69
2nd Gear 3.31 3.31
3rd Gear 3.01 3.01
4th Gear 1.92 1.92
5th Gear 1.45 1.45
6th Gear 1 1
7th Gear 0.75 0.75
8th Gear 0.62 0.62
Final Gear Ratio 3.81 3.81
Reverse -2.96 -2.96
Crawl Ratio 18:01 18:01

How Big is the Ford Bronco Sport?

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In terms of size, the Ford Bronco Sport is classified as a subcompact SUV, so the fact that it’s just 172.8 inches long and 82.2 inches wide shouldn’t surprise you. It is most definitely smaller than the boxier Bronco and is about the same size as the Ford Escape. We don’t have interior dimensions yet, but we’ve organized all the basic exterior dimensions into the chart below

Ford Bronco Sport Exterior Dimensions
Length 172.7 Inches
Height 70.2 Inches - 71.4 Inches
Width 82.2 Inches
Front Track Width 63.5 Inches
Rear Track Width 62.8 Inches
Wheelbase 105.1 Inches

Can the Ford Bronco Sport Handle Mild Off-Roading?

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While the Ford Bronco Sport isn’t as powerful or necessarily as capable as the larger Bronco, it is more than capable of handling mild off-roading, and maybe then some. Don’t expect it to go everywhere a high-spec Wrangler or larger Bronco will, and it probably won’t crawl larger rocks, but it does have some off-road chops:

Ford Bronco Sport Off-Road Specs
Base, Big Bend, and Outer  Banks Badlands and First Edition
Ground Clearance 7.8 Inches 8.8 Inches
Approach Angle 21.7 Degrees 30.4 Degrees
Breakover Angle 18.2 Degrees 20.4 Degrees
Departure Angle 30.4 Degrees 33.1 Degrees
Maximum Fording Depth 17.7 Inches 23.6 Inches
Maximum Suspension Travel 7.4 Inches (f) 8.1 Inches (r) 7.4 Inches (f) 8.1 Inches (r)

Ford Bronco Sport Trim Comparison and Pricing

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Offered in five different trim levels, there’s basically a Bronco Sport model for just about everyone that’s looking for a subcompact SUV with some off-road proves. If engine is a big consideration for you, then you should know that the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder is standard for the base trim, Big Bend, and Outerbanks trim levels. The Badlands and First Edition trims come standard with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder along with an extra 200 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped for a max of 2,200 pounds. There is a lot of standard equipment for each trim, however, as you can see from the image above.

Pricing for the Bronco Sport Base starts at $28,155, while the range-topping First Edition will set you back $38,500.
Ford Bronco Sport Pricing
MSRP
Bronco Sport Base $26,660
Bronco Sport Big Bend $28,160
Bronco Sport Outer Banks $32,160
Bronco Sport Badlands $32,660
Bronco Sport First Edition $38,500
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What Colors Are Available for the Ford Bronco Sport?

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Your choice of color for the Bronco sport will be determined by which model you’re choosing. As you can see from the image above, the Base trim and First Edition trim are only offered in four colors, with the range-topping first edition’s palette being derived from the options available for the Big Bend, Outerbanks, and Badlands. Most of these color choices are available free of charge, but if you want Alto Blue, Rapid Red, or Cyber Orange (regardless of trim), you’ll have to pony up a little extra. Alto Blue and Rapid Red come in at an extra $395 while Cyber Orange comes in at $595.

Ford Bronco Sport Exterior Color Pricing
Price
Alto Blue $395
Rapid Red $395
Cyber Orange $595
Shadow Black Free
Area 51 Free
Kodiak Brown Free
Iconic Silver Free
Carbonized Gray Free
Cactus White Free
Oxford White Free
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2021 Ford Bronco Brochure, Trim Choices, Specs, and Color Options

If you want a Bronco that's hardcore and has the chops to compete with anything else on the market on the road and off, then the two-door or four-door Bronco is definitely for you.

On top of that, you’ll also get to enjoy that old-school boxy feel, albeit with a bit of a modern twist. Unlike its smaller sibling, though, the Bronco comes standard with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder or can be had with a 2.7-liter V-6 with a fairly decent amount of power. This is also the model that can be had with that new seven-speed manual transmission, so if you want to row your own, then this is where you need to look.

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Ford Bronco Drivetrain Configuration

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The standard offering in the Bronco – the 2.3-liter four-cylinder – is good for 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The optional (and standard on higher trims) 2.7-liter, twin-turbo, V-6 is good for 310 horsepower and an impressive 400 pound-feet of torque.

Neither of these engines are available with the smaller Sport model, and the seven-speed manual transmission is only available on the smaller, 2.3-liter engine. The normal Ford 10-speed automatic is available as an option for that engine and standard on the 2.7-liter. As a side note, that seven-speed manual transmission is basically a six-speed with a special crawler gear. It’s the first of its type, so don’t expect to find it on any of the competition.

Ford Bronco Transmission Gear Ratios
Seven-Speed GetRag Manual 10-Speed Automatic
Crawler Gear 6.588:1 N/A
1st Gear 4.283:1 4.714:1
2nd Gear 2.365:1 2.997:1
3rd Gear 1.453:1 2.149:1
4th Gear 1.000:1 1.769:1
5th Gear 0.776:1 1.521:1
6th Gear 0.646:1 1.275:1
7th Gear N/A 1.000:1
8th Gear N/A 0.853:1
Final Gear Ratio N/A 0.689:1
Reverse -5.625:1 -4.885/:1
Ford Bronco Crawl Ratio Comparison
Manual Auto Sasquatch
Base 4.46:1 3.73:1 4.70:1
Big Bend 4.46:1 3.73:1/4.27:1 4.70:1
Black Diamond 4.46:1 4.46:1 4.70:1
Outerbanks N/A 3.73:1/4.27:1 4.70:1
Wildtrak N/A N/A 4.70:1
Badlands 4.7:1 4.46:1 4.70:1
First Edition N/A N/A 4.70:1

How Big is the Ford Bronco?

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Based on appearances, the Ford Bronco is somewhere between the size of the Ford Escape and Ford Edge. It sits just below the Ford Flex in the lineup and even looks quite a bit like a smaller, beefier flex, but it’s definitely smaller than the Explorer and probably has an inch or two on the Bronco Sport in most dimensions. This is the full breakdown of exterior dimensions:

2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door Dimensions
Base Big Bend Wildtrak Badlands
Length 173.7 Inches 173.7 Inches 173.7 Inches 174.8 Inches
Width 75.9 Inches 75.9 Inches 79.3 Inches 76.3 Inches
Height 71.9 Inches 72.9 Inches 75.2 Inches 73.8 Inches
Wheelbase 100.4 Inches 100.4 Inches 100.4 Inches 100.4 Inches
Front Track 65.0 Inches 65.0 Inches 66.9 Inches 65.0 Inches
Rear Track 65.0 Inches 65.0 Inches 66.9 Inches 65.0 Inches
2021 Ford Bronco Sport 4-Door Dimensions
Base Big Bend Wildtrak Badlands
Length 189.4 Inches 189.4 Inches 189.5 Inches 190.5 Inches
Width 75.9 Incges 75.9 Inches 79.3 Inches 76.3 Inches
Height 73.0 Inches 72.9 Inches 75.3 Inches 73.9 Inches
Wheelbase 116.1 Inches 116.1 Inches 116.1 Inches 116.1 Inches
Front Track 65.0 Inches 65.0 Inches 66.9 Inches 65.0 Inches
Rear Track 65.0 Inches 65.0 Inches 66.9 Inches 65.0 Inches

Is the 2021 Ford Bronco Really Off-Road Ready?

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As you know by now, the new Ford Bronco is available in two- and four-door form, and it is most certainly designed to be the ultimate off-roader in every regard. Ford is looking to put pressure on the Jeep Wrangler, and it looks like it has succeeded. Most of the off-road specs between the two- and four-door are the same, with a few exceptions. Here is a full breakdown with specs:

Ford Bronco Off-Road Specifications
Two-Door Bronco Four-Door Bronco
Ground Clearance 8.4-11.6 Inches 8.3-11.5 Inches
Front Suspension Travel 200 MM (base) 240 mm (Badlands) 200 MM (base) 240 mm (Badlands)
Rear Suspension Travel 215 MM (base) 261 MM (Badlands 215 MM (base) 261 MM (Badlands
Approach Angle 35.5-43.2 Degrees 35.5-43.2 Degrees
Breakover Angle 21.1-29.0 Degrees 20.0 - 26.3 Degrees
Departure Angle 29.8-37.2 Degrees 29.7-37.0 Degrees
Ramp Travel Index (Badlands only) 560-700 500-620
Maximum Fording Depth 33.5 Inches 33.5 Inches

What Tires and Wheels Are Available for the 2021 Ford Bronco?

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The 2021 Ford Bronco is available from the factor with 30-35-inch tires (diameter) on 16-18-inch wheels. The thing is that the tires and wheels are largely dependent on which trim level you decide to get, so pay attention because if you’re looking to go all out, you’ll need to look to the higher trim levels to get the best off-roading tires.

2021 Ford Bronco Wheel and Tire Packages
Size Diameter 30 32 32 32 33 33 35
Size Width 255/70R16 255/75R17 255/70R18 265/70R17 285/70R17 285/70R17 315/70R17
Wheel Size 16x7 17x7.5 18x7.5 17x7.5 17x8 17x8 17x8.5
Tread Type A/S A/T A/T A/T A/T M/T M/T
Supplier Bridgstone Bridgstone Bridgstone General Tire BF Goodrich Goodyear Goodyear
Brand Dueler H/T 685 Dueler A/T RH-S Dueler A/T RH-S Grabber A/Tx All-Terrain Ta K02 Territory Territory
Trim Level  Base Big Bend Outer Banks Black Diamond Badlands Badlands Optional Sasquatch,Wildtrack, First Edition

Ford Bronco Trim Comparison and Pricing

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The 2021 Ford Bronco is available in seven different trim levels, including a limited range-topping First Edition" that is limited to just 3,500 examples.

All trim levels come standard with AWD, but the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 doesn’t come as a standard offering until you hit the range-topping Wildtrak (or First Edition for now) trim. That means that the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, and Badlands, all come with not only the smaller 2.3-liter but the seven-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. The 2.7-liter V-6 and 10-speed automatic is a paid option below the Wildtrak trim. Since there are way too many standard and option features, you can check out the PDF images below or download the full PDF for yourself:

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What Colors Are Available for the 2021 Ford Bronco?

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Much like the Bronco Sport, the larger, boxier Bronco is available with a rather large color palette that gives you the choice of up to 11 colors, depending on what trim level you choose. However, your choice of colors is somewhat limited depending on what trim level you go with, and there are a couple that are considered "extra-cost" paint. For the larger Bronco, the extra cost pain includes Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat. There’s a possibility that the Velocity Blue, Antimatter Blue, Iconic Silver, and Carbonized Gray could also come at an extra cost, but Ford’s current information isn’t 100-percent clear on that. On the Bronco Sport, most extra-cost colors were $395 options while the Cyber Orange color is a $595 option. I wouldn’t expect pricing to be too different for the slightly larger Bronco, but it is larger, especially in four-door form, so the most expensive pain could set you back $795.

How Do I Reserve a 2021 Ford Bronco?

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Reserving the new Bronco is quite easy as long as you have an internet connection and an extra $100 to spare. As of the time of this writing, nobody at TopSpeed Hq has been able to get into the reservation area "due to overwhelming demand," however, we’re told that you’re able to spec your Bronco with a number of basic accessories, choose your trim level, color, and other equipment. To reserve yours, head over to Ford’s Bronco Mini Site and click on "Review and Reserve" after choosing your desired trim level and two- or four-door configuration. During this process, you’ll be asked to create a Ford account, which may open the door to online updates about your order.

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The process of actually purchasing the 2021 Bronco is probably a little different than what you’re used to. When you reserve your Bronco now, you select which trim and configuration you want, choose a dealer, and pay your $100 deposit.

Sometime in late 2020, the dealer of your choice will reach out to you to verify pricing, finish your configuration (probably when you'll get to choose from that long list of accessories), verify your information, and confirm your order.

From that point, you’ll probably get some kind of update via the dealer, with first shipments beginning in mid-2021 or "spring 2021" at the earliest.

Are All Ford Dealers Available for Bronco Reservation?

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Ford has made a long list of eligible dealers from which you can choose when you start the reservation but not all Ford Dealers are available. When you input your zip code, you’ll be supplied with a list of local dealers to choose from. If your favorite dealer isn’t on that list, you may want to give them a call to see if they can make a reservation in person. If not, you’ll have to choose a different dealer to make your reservation online.

Can I Change My Bronco Reservation?

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As of now, Ford isn’t very clear about whether or not you can make changes after you submit your reservation. You can make any changes you like during your initial configuration, but if you decide you want something different later on, like say the 2-door vs. the 4-door, you may have to call the dealer you chose during the process or wait until the dealer reaches out to you to confirm your information and order. In other words, make sure you know what you want before you make the final move on your reservation to keep things easier for you.

How Do I Cancel My Ford Bronco Reservation?

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If you’ve decided you want to cancel your reservation, just log into your Ford account, and you will see the option to cancel the reservation. Once you’ve canceled, Ford will refund your reservation deposit within seven to 10 business days. If, for some reason, you’re unable to cancel your order online, you can call Ford at 1-800-392-3673 to cancel your order with a Ford Representative.

How Soon Will My Ford Bronco Be Delivered?

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Ford claims that it will fulfill reservations in roughly the same order they were received, but things could change a bit depending on the final ordering and production of similar Broncos. So, if you were among the first to place your reservation, you should – in theory – be among the first to take delivery. Deliveries are expected to start in the Spring of 2021, so that is the earliest you’ll see your new Bronco.

When Will Bronco Reservations Be Finalized?

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Ford has established a relatively simple timeline. Dealers are expected to start reaching out to Bronco Sport customers to finalize reservations starting in July 2020, while those reserving a larger Bronco should hear by their chosen dealer by December 2020.

How Many Ford Broncos Can I Reserve?

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Ford has limited the number of reservations per Ford account to just two, which would be ideal if you’re hoping to get the Bronco and Bronco Sport. It doesn’t appear as if you’re capable of creating a second Ford account, so if you’re interested in reserving more than two, you’d have to work with someone that doesn’t have other reservations lined up or contact your dealer of choice to see if you can work something out. It’s not likely, but stranger things have happened.

Robert Moore
Editor-in-Chief and Automotive Expert - robert@topsped.com
Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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