The Ford Bronco Makes It Difficult to Say Anything Negative

You may have noticed that the 2021 Ford Bronco is finally hitting the streets in some areas. Those who have tested the Ford Bronco are primarily impressed, but finding negative things to say is seemingly impossible as they attempt to provide fair reviews. 

There’s not much bad to say about the Ford Bronco 

A yellow 2021 Ford Bronco SUV under a blue sky
2021 Ford Bronco | Ford

The team at Cars.com mentioned that they had six pros and three cons to say about the 2021 Ford Bronco. Just to clarify, we’re discussing the larger Ford Bronco, not the Baby Bronco Sport. 

The first con involves the lack of engine options. The 2.3-liter four-cylinder option generates 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. You can upgrade to the 2.7-liter for 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. These are both stout options. 

But this is a problem because the Jeep Wrangler offers five engine options, including a diesel variant and a hybrid powertrain. But give the Bronco some time. It just came out! We’re sure more engine options will arrive, especially with the push for electrification. 

More potential Bronco problems 

The second con involves the steering. Apparently, it has a sterile and detached feeling, along with uncommunicative brakes. But the Cars.com team also mentioned that the on-road ride and handling are commendable for an off-roader. That’s a positive mentioned with their negative. 

Plus, when mentioning what they like about the 2021 Ford Bronco, they shared that it’s an excellent daily driver. The Bronco features a smooth ride and handles more agreeably on various surfaces that off-roaders will spend the most of their time on. So the steering issue must not be that big of a problem. 

Last but not least, the third con involves the control layout. The window and side mirror controls are positioned behind the gear and drive mode selector. The switches aren’t on the doors because the doors can be removed, though. 

This feels like an incredibly minor inconvenience as you get to connect with nature. This is also a similar feature with the Jeep Wrangler, and it’s a complaint we’ve never heard before. We’re sure you’ll quickly get used to reaching behind the drive mode selector to roll down the windows. 

More Bronco positives 

An orange 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak 4-door with no doors or roof drives down a desert dune
2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak 4-door side | Ford

Along with enjoying the way the 2021 Ford Bronco drives, the Cars.com team enjoyed its interior. It has a practical layout. All of the controls, even the ones for the windows, are easy and convenient to reach. But they did mention that it feels less spacious than the Wrangler’s interior. 

The Bronco also proves itself as a worthy competitor to the infamous Jeep Wrangler. While off-roading, the Bronco was able to crawl over all the challenges that wranglers faced with ease. They aren’t saying the Bronco is better, just that it can keep up. 

While off-roading with the Bronco, you don’t need a spotter. This makes trekking through mud and over steep inclines more convenient. The 360-degree camera system that provides a view in front of the vehicle is incredibly useful while planning how to conquer obstacles ahead. 

As more drivers finally get behind the wheel of the Bronco, more complaints may surface. But so far, critics are finding it challenging to come up with anything negative to say. It’s one impressive beast.

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