After an absence of 25 years, the Ford Bronco will return for the 2021 model year. The Bronco was last offered for the 1996 model year. In an early review of the pre-production 2021 Ford Bronco, MotorTrend gushed about how amazing the revived SUV is. Among its neat features are ways to easily clean your 2021 Ford Bronco. It has plenty of features for drivers who don’t off-road as well, and it may give the Jeep Wrangler a run for its money.
Features that help you keep your 2021 Ford Bronco clean
The 2021 Bronco is designed for drivers who get dirty. Each footwell has a drain hole to make hosing off the rubber-lined floors easy. A waterproof silicone membrane covers and protects any vertically exposed switches on the steering wheel and the center stack. Leather and carpet are available options, but marine-grade vinyl upholstery is a good match to the rubber-lined floors and easy to clean.
Cleaning the Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler is the Ford Bronco’s primary competitor, and it has some similar features to help clean it up. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler also sports drain holes for easy cleanup after off-roading. The Wrangler’s floors feature weather-resistant removable carpet. Unlike the Bronco’s easy-clean seat option, the Wrangler has either cloth or leather upholstery.
Other interior features in the 2021 Ford Bronco
In addition to easy cleaning, the 2021 Bronco includes other great interior features. Both the glove box and the center console bin can be locked with a key, which adds security for when the doors have been removed.
The seatbacks provide a MOLLE strap system, which lots of different accessories can be added to. The tech is great too, with either an 8.0-inch or a 12.0-inch infotainment screen as well as a 6.5-inch driver information screen.
The 2021 Ford Bronco
The 2021 Bronco takes its cues from early Broncos in the ’60s and ’70s while still looking modern. The two-door Ford Bronco is 6.9 inches longer than the two-door Jeep Wrangler, and four-door Bronco is one inch longer than the four-door Wrangler. The Broncos are 2.1 inches wider than the Wranglers and have more cargo space.
Overall, the four-door Bronco and Wrangler are similar sizes, while the two-door Bronco is larger than the two-door Wrangler. There are two hardtop roof options and a soft top one.
The 2021 Bronco offers two turbo engines, two transmissions, and two transfer cases. The engines are a 2.3-liter four-cylinder, generating 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.7-liter V6, generating 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The transmissions are a 10-speed automatic and a six-plus-one-speed manual, with the extra speed for a super-low crawler gear.
It has lots of different driving modes: Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Baja, Mud, and Rock Crawl, although MotorTrend points to the last one as the most important. Off-road drivers have plenty of available features, from front- and rear-locking differentials, stabilizer disconnect, and one-pedal driving. The Bronco will have a maximum ground clearance of 11.6 inches.
Various cameras and displays make the path ahead safer. Drivers can see vehicle pitch and roll angles as well as tire pressures. A 360-degree camera gives a fisheye view forward. To help customize the Bronco, there are also over 200 available accessories that can be installed.
In addition to the base trim, the Bronco comes in Big Bend, Outer Banks (a sport luxury option), Black Diamond (a rugged design), Wildtrak (a blacked-out desert-running option), Badlands (the top off-roader), and the First Edition (limited production of a Badlands trim with Wildtrak exterior and Outer Banks interior).
One of the most eagerly awaited new vehicles this year, the 2021 Ford Bronco is expected to be available for sale early in 2021. With its many features and easy cleaning, it’s expected to be popular with buyers.