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The Ford Bronco Outer Banks is as close to a daily driver Bronco as consumers can get. The Bronco is known for its off-roading prowess. It is available in several different trims. Is the Bronco Outer Banks the ideal choice for a Bronco daily driver?

The Ford Bronco Outer Banks is the perfect daily driver

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The 2021 Ford Bronco debuted with six trim levels. The 2022 Bronco will add even more trim levels for consumers. The current six trim levels include the base model Bronco, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Wildrak, Badlands, and the First Edition.

The First Edition comes standard with Ford’s coveted Sasquatch Package as well as all of the Bronco Badlands’ features. Each Bronco trim is unique and better suited for different types of terrain. The Bronco remains an off-road SUV, but one trim is better suited for daily driving than the others.

The problem with many off-road vehicles is, they don’t perform the best on roads and often have poor fuel economy. The Toyota Tacoma is the perfect example of an off-road vehicle that is tons of fun on the trail but can prove to be a troublesome daily driver.

According to Car and Driver, the Ford Bronco Outer Banks is the best Bronco daily driver. The Outer Banks is a better everyday SUV because it has the best fuel economy out of all the Bronco trims. The Bronco Outer Banks also has smaller wheels and tires than most other Broncos, allowing for better ride quality on roads.

What does the Ford Bronco Outer Banks feature?

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The Ford Bronco Outer Banks uses a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 300 horsepower. This amount of horses is incredible for an SUV as small as the Bronco. The Bronco Outer Banks gets 20 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Bronco Outer Banks has poor fuel economy by today’s standards but it gets more miles per gallon than any other Bronco on the market. The Outer Banks model comes standard with removable doors and a removable top. It also comes standard with two front tow hooks and one rear tow hook.

It features a standard 8-inch color digital instrument panel, ambient footwell lighting and two 12-volt electrical outlets. The Bronco Outer Banks comes standard with plenty of driver assistance and safety features as well.

Should you buy a Ford Bronco Outer Banks?

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The Ford Bronco Outer Banks is the best daily driver Bronco, however there are much better small SUV daily drivers than the Bronco. The Bronco is born to be wild and thus, if you aren’t planning on taking it off-road regularly, it proably isn’t worth buying.

The Ford Bronco Outer Banks starts at $39,355 for the two-door model and $41,700 for the four-door model. The Bronco has been elusive, even to consumers that sucesfully placed pre-orders. Hopefully the release of the 2022 Ford Bronco will help the Blue Oval keep up with overwhelming demand.


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