Unless you have a 2021 Ford Bronco already, then it might be challenging to get. The new Ford Bronco keeps getting hit with delays and insane price markups. It might be better to go for an alternative off-roader until Broncos become more widely available.
2021 Ford Bronco alternatives
We aren’t saying that the 2021 Ford Bronco is a bad option or that you shouldn’t buy it. But the timing might not be so great. There is a pretty long delay. Some reservations are being pushed back until 2022.
A limited quantity is raising the prices of Ford Bronco models too. The semiconductor chip shortage and low equipment inventories are causing delays. For example, the molded-in-color hardtop is in minimal supply for the time being. Now hardtops are experiencing quality issues that Ford needs to address. So, you might be able to have some fun in a different off-roader until these issues are resolved.
1. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler
Gasp, how dare we mention the biggest 2021 Ford Bronco rival? Well, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is a fun option that will hold its value. You can easily flip Jeep Wrangler models when it’s time to trade one in.
You can get started in a new Wrangler for about $28,070. The Rubicon off-roading trim raises the price to about $38,520. Like the Bronco, the Wrangler is pretty versatile with tons of options. For example, you can get a two-door or four-door model.
There are various hardtop and soft-top options, the doors are removable, and the windshield even folds down. You can get a manual powertrain, a diesel engine, a hybrid variant, or a V8 engine.
2. The 2021 Toyota 4Runner
No one will blame you for going with the 2021 Toyota 4Runner. It’s a reliable option with a great resale value. The base model starts at about $36,765, and the TRD Pro trim raises the bar to about $50745.
The 4Runner doesn’t get as naked as other options, but it does include a sunroof. Also, it has a third-row seat for smaller kids. It can tow up to 5,000 lbs, while the Bronco and Wrangler can only tow up to 3,500 lbs.
Plus, it’s pretty darn capable with its TRD Pro Fox shocks and Kinectic Dynamic Suspension. The sway bars reduce on-road lean with a hydraulic discounting system to enhance off-road articulation.
3. The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor
If you want the 2021 Ford Bronco, the Ranger could be an excellent option while you wait. The base model has an MSRP of $24,820. The off-roading oriented Ford Ranger Tremor has a base price of $46,275.
The Tremor package includes a factory-installed suspension lift, 32-inch off-roading tires, and a wider stance. You also ger an upgraded suspension, electronically locking rear differential, skid plates, fixed metal side steps, and six auxiliary power switches for accessories.
Best of all, the Tremor has the same engine that’s found in the Bronco. It’s the base 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine with 275 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. With the Bronco, you can upgrade to the 2.7-liter V6 engine for 310 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.