The 2021 Ford Bronco is a prime example of what happens when automakers listen to consumers

The year was 2018, and everyone was hyped up about the Chevy Blazer nameplate making a comeback. It was a good year before politics took over newsfeeds, and a pandemic sent the world into turmoil. Then, out of the blue, Chevy hit us with a glorified crossover that was essentially a Chevy Equinox blended together with Camaro looks. This wasn’t the Blazer we wanted, it wasn’t the Blazer we needed, and there was just as much hate for the new Blazer going around as there was praise, if not more. It can hardly tackle pavement, let alone go off-road. Then we started hearing that the Ford Bronco was making a comeback, and, despite the nostalgia for the nameplate, there was fear that Ford would make the same mistake. But, Ford didn’t make the same mistake and, in fact, delivered a new Bronco that doesn’t only stay true to its roots but is probably the most capable vehicle the company has ever built.

The 2021 Ford Bronco Just Made the World Whole Again


Before I finish making my point, let me just say that I’m not a Ford fanboy by any means. I’m traditionally more of a GM fan, or I was anyway, up until about ten years or so ago. However, now that Ford has released the 2021 Bronco, I can’t help but admit that Ford is killing it these days. Between the Raptor models, the impressive sales of the F-150, and now the new Bronco, it’s hard not to be impressed.

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The best part about the Bronco is that it caters to two different sides.

For people who want something a little less boxy and road-friendly, there’s the Bronco Sport. The Sport, by the way, really does look sporty but could literally run circles around the Chevy Blazer on- and off-road. It looks like a crossover but can handle itself off-road just as well as any other thoroughbred SUV. Then you’ve got the 2-door and 4-door boxy Bronco that caries enough of that old-school DNA and appearance that even my 50-year-old brother was impressed by it. “That’s what a Bronco is supposed to be,” he said as he watched the reveal video of the 2-door model crawling over rock.

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I couldn’t help but agree with him. I suppose I’m on the fence a bit about how some of the modern design cues mixed in, and the fact that it looks like a smaller, beefier flex, but holy hell is it capable.

Ford has actually managed to cater to almost any demographic with the new “Bronco Family,” and the best part is that you can have a new bronco with two doors and a manual transmission.

There’s a lot that Chevy – and other automakers, for that matter – could learn from what Ford just pulled off. Had Ford stuck simply with the Bronco Sport, I might be singing a different tune, but I’m happy to say that isn’t the case.

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In a world where companies like Mitsubishi slander the Eclipse name and Chevy wants to ride on name heritage to sell under-performing crossovers, it’s nice to know that Ford is still there, in the spotlight, doing what it does. The people spoke, and Ford listened. It’s as simple as that. If only other automakers would follow suit.

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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