Do You Remember The "OG" Ford F-150 SVT Lightning?
Back in the day, automakers like Dodge, Chevy, and GMC, tried to develop pickup trucks that were more than their towing and payload prowess. They came up with performance versions of their respective trucks, but could not break this perception people had about trucks and failed to create a niche. Ford, too, threw its hat into the ring with a product called the Lightning. The Lightning stayed around for a decade before going down the same way as its counterparts. But, does that mean it was a bad truck? No, sir!
With the moniker being resurrected again, we thought it would be a good time to remember the original truck and tell you everything you need to know before Ford blankets its legacy with its first electric truck with the same name.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor
The 2021 Ford Bronco has been the talk of the town since it was unveiled. The off-roader was, arguably, the most anticipated model this year, and it would be fair to say that it didn’t disappoint. But we enthusiasts are a greedy bunch and still want a Raptor version of the Bronco. That’s like asking for an off-road version of an off-roader! The Bronco comes with most of the stuff needed, but a Raptor trim could push things beyond the boundaries. Also, the Bronco has taken part in Baja 1000 before it was reincarnated, so that makes having a Raptor version even more imperative, and it could further cement the new off-roader’s place in the segment.
Comparing the 2021 Ford Bronco Family - Which is the Right Model For You?
Ford just unveiled the 2021 Bronco,, which marks the return of the iconic nameplate after a 25-year hiatus. The SUV won’t arrive in showrooms until 2021, but you can already place reservations, and Ford has already released details about each and every trim. The 2021 Bronco is available in seven trim levels, most of them named for off-road enthusiasts. The lineup includes Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Wildtrak, Badlands, and First Edition. The latter is a limited-series launch edition model that won’t be offered beyond 2021. Each trim level features a unique emblem, and it’s equipped for a different purpose. Want to know which Bronco suits you best? Find out below where we look at all seven versions.
6 Things Automakers Could Learn From the 2021 Ford Bronco
The Ford Bronco just returned after 25 years and SUV enthusiasts are going crazy over it. The boxy hauler is heavily based on the original Bronco of the 1960s, it features a pair of powerful engines, and off-road tech that enables it to tackle the mighty Jeep Wrangler.
Ford apparently spent a few good years drawing a plan to dethrone the Wrangler and the 2021 Bronco is a project that many automakers could learn from. Here’s six things that will probably make the Bronco a highly successful SUV.
2021 Ford Bronco Sasquatch Package - Making Even the Base Bronco an Extreme Off-Roader
Ford has tried to cater to all kinds of customers with the Bronco. That probably explains why the Bronco Sport came to be – an off-roader that is equally comfortable for weekday duties. If you’ve been following the Bronco carefully, you’ll know how well it is spec’d in terms of off-roading equipment and features. However, they are available in the higher trims which are in the ballpark of $50,000.
But, even if you are looking to buy the base trim and want a Bronco that can handle harsh terrain easily, you should opt for the “Sasquatch Package” that Ford has introduced. The package includes most of the stuff you’d need to convert your bare-bones Bronco into a boulder-carver - even the base model!
What is the 2021 Ford Bronco’s GOAT System?
The Bronco has lit up the automotive scene in more ways than even Ford would’ve imagined. The off-roader is filled with features that enthusiasts have been asking automakers for all along. One exciting feature that Ford has introduced on the Bronco is the cleverly named GOAT mode. This is essentially the Bronco’s driving modes that make it a capable off-roader. So, what are these drive modes?
2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport Reservation and Buyer’s Guide
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.
Here’s Everything We Know About the New Ford Bronco
I read a lot of Bronco stuff in my research for this article and let me tell you right away that we are in for the ride of our lives. Ford has some balls and, if we are lucky, it will probably give us just what we wanted - a retro looking 2020 Ford Bronco with live axles, three doors, a cool “no-roof” mechanism, a modern engine, and a freaking spare tire slapped at the back. A gazillion rumors have surfaced over the past few years about the new Bronco, but the last teaser picture revealed a lot.
The Bronco always was a cool vehicle. All the way from 1966, but it wasn’t until that OJ Simpson situation that it reached the status of an automotive icon like no other. Interestingly enough, we’ve had to wait a quarter of a century for Ford to reveal an all-new Bronco, a vehicle that will be a staple of American off-roading culture and the first one in a long time to attack the likes of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
This is what we know about the 2020 Ford Bronco.
PaxPower Ford F-150 Raptor V-8 and Ford F-150 Raptor EcoBoost Comparison
With Ford introducing the EcoBoost F-150 Raptor, we witnessed the end of an era. The end of the V-8 Raptor era. Some, however, weren’t exactly thrilled with it. At all. People wanted the Raptor V-8. Luckily, thanks to PaxPower, they’ve got it. The Houston-based company took the Ford F-150 V-8, slapped a supercharger to it, installed all OEM 2019 F-150 Raptor parts on it, and called it a deal. It is now up to me to compare the two, although, it seems that PaxPower did not leave me a lot to compare here. The PaxPower Raptor has all the bells and whistles as the real thing - only with far more power and better performance.
Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison vs Ford F-150 Raptor
There are few things in this world as resolutely badass as a hugely capable off-roader pickup truck. These are the machines you want with you when there’s a forest, mountain, or desert between you and your destination. With a go-anywhere attitude and the right stuff to walk the walk, the street-legal off-roader used to be something cobbled together in a shed. Now, you can get one direct from the factory, be it the Colorado ZR2 Bison from Chevrolet, or the F-150 Raptor from Ford.
These purpose-built, highly specialized variants offer tons of good stuff for those who prefer the trail to the street. For example, the Bison was created in collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), an aftermarket off-roader company that knows exactly what’s needed when the going gets rough. Then there’s the F-150 Raptor, which Ford developed into a full-blown Baja racer with a license plate. But how do these two stack up against one another? Read on to find out.