Is the 2021 Ford Bronco Black Diamond All Hype?

The 2021 Ford Bronco was easily one of the most unattainable SUV models of 2021. It was also one of the most sought-after SUVs of 2021. The Bronco nameplate returned after a long hiatus to the delight of automobile fans both young and old. The Blue Oval produces several different 2021 Bronco trims. Even more trim levels are available for the 2022 model year. Is the tiny 2021 Ford Bronco Black Diamond all hype, or is it worthy of its $36,000+ price tag?

The 2021 Ford Bronco Black Diamond is a small SUV with big off-road capability

A blue 2021 Ford Bronco is parked outdoors.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is parked outdoors | Ford

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The 2021 Ford Bronco Black Diamond is one of seven different Bronco trims for the 2021 model year. 2021 Bronco trims include the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrak, and First Edition, respectively. Prices range from $28,500-$56,915, although the scarcity of the small off-road SUV has created a huge resale market. Buyers have been reselling Bronco models for double their retail price on sites like eBay.

The Bronco Black Diamond starts at $36,050. It costs $7,550 more than the base model Ford Bronco. What does the Bronco Black Diamond feature to justify its price?

What does the 2021 Ford Bronco Black Diamond feature?

A blue 2021 Ford Bronco is driving uphill.
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The 2021 Ford Bronco Black Diamond comes with rubberized flooring for easy cleaning after off-road adventures. It includes a heavy-duty modular front bumper to protect the Bronco against natural obstacles off-road. Owners can easily fit lighting configurations and a winch to the heavy-duty modular front bumper for even more utility.

The Bronco Black Diamond features full underbody bash plates to keep the small SUV’s underbody from being damaged by stumps, jagged rocks, or steep inclines. It includes Ford’s Terrain Management System with seven unique driving modes for different conditions. The off-road SUV features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, two 12-volt power outlets, and an 8-inch color LCD instrument panel.

It comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The small SUV includes a six-speaker sound system as well. It also features 911 Assist and FordPass Connect. The Bronco Black Diamond includes advanced standard safety features like pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking.

Is the Ford Bronco Black Diamond worth the money?

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The 2021 Ford Bronco Black Diamond isn’t the most capable off-road Bronco. That being said, it does include plenty of great off-road features. It comes with a fully protected underbody and plenty of different terrain modes. The Ford Bronco received an Editor’s Choice award from Car and Driver.

The Bronco Black Diamond is worth its $36,050 price tag because of its unique capabilities. Unfortunately, the chances of finding a Bronco Black Diamond for its retail price are slim. Hopefully Ford Broncos will be easier to purchase after more model years are in circulation.

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