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Sorry, Your Ford Bronco Is Already Facing Major Delays

What do you want? The 2021 Ford Bronco! When do you want it? Now!! Well, good luck with that because the new Ford Bronco is already facing its first delay. If you haven’t reserved your Bronco yet, then you might have to wait a while. 

The Ford Bronco has a waiting list 

If you didn’t reserve your Ford Bronco yet, then stop delaying it. The Ford Bronco now has an 18-month waiting list for newcomers. You might have to wait until 2022 or about 18 months to get your Ford Bronco now. 

2021 Ford Bronco kicking sand in the desert
2021 Ford Bronco kicking sand in the desert

While the first round of deliveries is still on track for the spring of 2021, the deliveries have been pushed back from April to June, but June is technically still in the spring. Ford suggests that this is technically not a delay because they never specified April for first deliveries. But a variety of sources got April from somewhere

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You can still put $100 down to reserve your Ford Bronco now and then put in your order in December. Then the individual dealer that you’re working with will specify your exact delivery date. This is an excellent way for Ford to pass the blame to dealerships if more delays occur. 

However, reserving your 2021 Ford Bronco is still the best way to get yours the fastest. So many reservations for the two-door and four-door models have caused the delay, but preorders will be filled before stock models are released. 

The Ford Bronco Sport is still on track 

The significant delays are for the two-door Bronco and the four-door Bronco. So, if you’re dying to get one as soon as possible, go with the Ford Bronco Sport. It’s still on track for deliveries to be made by the end of the year. 

2021 Ford Bronco Sport off-roading
2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Ford

The Ford Bronco Sport is still worth buying, even if it is the least popular option. It shares the same chassis as the Ford Escape, which had a boxy shape and off-roading abilities long before it was turned into a pavement princess. 

It is shorter than the Ford Escape, but a lot more powerful. It may look a little like the original Escape, but the grille and headlights pay respect to the original 60’s Bronco. Also, this model is targeting the Jeep Cherokee despite feeling more similar to the Jeep Renegade instead. 

Ford Bronco Sport power 

The Ford Bronco Sport shares the same Turbo-3 181 horsepower base engine as the Escape. It also shares the beefier 2.5-liter turbo-4 engine in higher trim levels of the Ford Escape, but the Bronco has 245 horsepower compared to the Escape’s 250. 

Also, the Ford Escape shares the same strut and multi-link suspension, but the Escape gets 19” wheels, and the Bronco Sport sits on 18” wheels. You can also upgrade to monotube shocks and off-roading tuned shocks in Bronco for a better off-roading experience. 

2021 ford bronco sport models
2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Ford

To our surprise, the Ford Escape can tow up to 3,500 lb while the Ford Bronco Sport can only tow up to 2,200 lb. It seems like you can get a Ford Escape now to enjoy the taste of a Ford Bronco Sport until each of the Bronco models finally arrive.