How Does the Ford Bronco First Edition Perform After 1 Year?

The Ford Bronco First Edition is the reincarnation of the Bronco nameplate. The Bronco’s second coming has sent ripples throughout the entire automotive industry. The midsize off-road SUV is easily one of the most sought-after vehicles in its class. How does the First Edition model perform after one year?

How does the Ford Bronco First Edition perform after 1 year?

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The Fast Lane Car is an extremely popular automotive YouTube channel. The channel is so popular that the folks behind it get some sweet exclusive experiences and opportunities. One of the perks of being so well-connected in the automotive industry is first dibs at many of the quickest-selling vehicles on the market as well as the knowledge of when to pounce on a pre-order.

The Ford Bronco First Edition was the ideal Bronco trim when it first surfaced in the summer of 2020 as a 2021 model year. The Bronco was discontinued, but it has returned now that SUVs of its size are back in style. In the video above, Roman of The Fast Lane Car YouTube Channel gives viewers an update on how his 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition is faring one year after its purchase.

Overall Roman claims that the Bronco First Edition has held up well over the course of the last year. The YouTube star emphasizes that the midsize SUV provides incredible comfort off-road, which is important to him, and many Bronco drivers. In the video Roman demonstrates the SUV’s off-road capabilities as it navigates a trail with ease.

Roman critiques the Ford Bronco First Edition’s cabin materials. Outside of the SUV’s interior, the YouTuber has few complaints about the off-roader after a year of ownership. He does comment on the vehicle’s fuel economy. The Bronco isn’t practical as a daily driver because of its poor gas mileage (especially by today’s standards).

What is a Bronco First Edition?

The Ford Bronco First Edition is the best Bronco trim of the 2021 model year. The First Edition comes standard with all the best Bronco features including 35-inch tires and Bilstein shocks. It also includes front and rear locking differentials, a terrain management system with seven different drive modes, and a 360-degree camera.

A yellow Ford Bronco midsize SUV is driving off-road.
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The Bronco First Edition had an MSRP of $56,915 before taxes and additional fees. After fees, its starting price tops $60K. Motor1 praises its design, performance, and handling. The automotive publication criticizes its fuel economy and pricing.

Should you buy a Ford Bronco?

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The Ford Bronco is a great midsize off-road SUV for drivers that like to take the road less traveled. That being said, it isn’t suited for small families because it’s expensive to refuel. Road trips would be nightmarish because of the Bronco’s 20 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway. The Bronco Sport is a better daily driver. It offers many of the same great off-road features as the Bronco, especially its Badlands trim.

Read more about the Ford Bronco Sport in the next article below.

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