It’s an off-roader; I repeat – It’s an off-roader

Air conditioning is not a ‘feature’ in cars anymore. It’s available from the entry-level cars to the most expensive ones. The only thing that differs in cars across the range is the availability of rear A/C vents, automatic climate zone, multiple-zone control, etc.

When Ford launched the Bronco, one such feature that didn’t made the cut was the conventional rear A/C vents as seen in other cars. Although it didn’t seem like a deal-breaker considering its niche, some people have been nitpicking this feature to a point where Ford had to address the “issue” and shed some light on it. This goes on to show how entitled people are these days.

This Is A Big Enough Concern Prompting Ford To Address It

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The Bronco is an off-roader. It comes with removable doors and roof. Does this honestly need any other reasoning?

Instead of offering the rear A/C vents like other cars, Ford decided to offer it underneath the seats. So, the rear A/C vents are not missing in the SUV.

Even if they were not present, it still wouldn’t be a deal-breaker. But, some people have nitpicked the lack of AC vents at the back, prompting Ford to explain the reason behind it.

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Speaking to Ford Authority, Bronco’s Chief Engineer, Eric Loeffler, said, “It gets down to package constraints. Can we fit all that in the second row and can we fit it in a way that we also have the space we need in the front? Though there are no A/C vents in the center console – but there are vents underneath the seats.” Although people are worried that it won’t offer sufficient cooling, the bigger problem here is, that the Bronco features a waterproof floor on a few variants so it can be cleaned easily with a pipe. But, how can the floor be hosed when you have the vents present underneath? This is something Ford will have to address or find a smart solution for it.

Final Thoughts

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Being an off-roader, you’d expect very few people to be bothered by the placement of the rear vents. But, the fact that Ford had to clarify the reason behind it goes on to show that this complaint was raised by a bigger chunk of people.

Well, this is concerning the Bronco, but what about the Bronco Sport that is marketed as an urban commuter version of its rugged sibling? Well, the Sport features A/C vents on the rear center console, but there are no controls for the same with the rear passengers. If this was a concern that came to light, it would make more sense than the Bronco’s air vents placement.

If you were a potential Bronco customer, would the under-seat A/C vents positioning be a negative point, or furthermore, affect your final decision? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Source: Ford Authority

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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