The Ford Bronco is one of the most highly anticipated SUVs in recent memory. With customer deliveries set to begin in the summer of 2021, it’ll be quite a while before we get our hands on one. For now, Ford has decided to upload the Bronco’s configurator with all of the pricing information and available features. As Motor1 reports, the most expensive version of the Bronco costs $63,995.
Why are we so excited to see the new Ford Bronco?
Before we dive into the pricing information, let’s quickly recap what has us excited about the Ford Bronco. For starters, the Bronco’s development team didn’t just build its idea of an off-roader. The team surveyed owners of competing SUVs to find out what they actively disliked about their vehicles.
As a result, the Bronco is set to fix all of the main problems experienced by off-roading SUVs. Ford’s newest SUV then should be the ideal combination of off-roading capabilities with on-road comfort.
Powering the Ford Bronco is a choice of two engines. The first is a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine developing 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The second is a 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 producing 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
A seven-speed manual transmission comes standard on the four-cylinder powered Bronco and is not available with the V6. The only other transmission option available is Ford’s 10-speed automatic.
Aside from two robust engine choices, the Bronco features Coilover suspension, 11.6 inches of ground clearance, and removable body panels. Marine-grade vinyl and rubber protecting the center control ensure that the Bronco’s interior is not fazed by mud. This means that both the exterior and interior of the Bronco are ready to go exploring.
Here’s the price breakdown by trim level
Thankfully, hitting the trails doesn’t mean breaking the bank. The 2021 Ford Bronco has a starting price of $28,500. Since the Bronco has seven available trim levels available with two or four doors, we can’t get to them all. Instead, we’re going to look at the base, a mid-range, and the range-topping trim levels.
The base trim level is imaginatively called the Base. The entry-level Bronco will set you back $28,500 for a two-door or $33,200 for a four-door variant. Ford is not kidding when it means base. This version of the Bronco comes with 16-inch steel wheels, all-season tires, and cloth seats. Thankfully, Ford includes an eight-inch infotainment screen, although it does not seem to include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
The mid-range trim most buyers will likely end up buying is called the Outer Banks. As the name suggests, this isn’t the most serious version of the Bronco and leans toward being stylish. The two-door Outer Banks starts at $38,955, while the four-door version costs $41,450. The $10,000 over the base model gets you things like 18-inch wheels, a powder-coated tube step, and LED headlights. The leather-trimmed seats are a $2,195 optional extra.
The range-topping Bronco is the First Edition with its $57,410 starting price for the two-door and $61,605 for the four-door variant. As Motor1 reports, the four-door First Edition Bronco with a couple of options and the mandatory destination charge comes out to $63,995.
Aside from being the most expensive, the First Edition is also the most capable version of the Bronco. Included are 17-inch Beadlock wheels and off-roading tires. Most notably, the First Edition includes the hard-top roof, heavy-duty front bumper, a 12-inch infotainment system, and even a 360-degree camera. As far as the new Bronco goes, the First Edition is as good as it gets.
Should you reserve a Bronco?
If the Ford Bronco has stolen your heart and you’re set on getting one, the American carmaker has a dedicated reservations page. However, before you put your money down to secure your newest SUV, there are a couple of things you should know.
For starters, the reservation requires a down payment of $100, regardless of the trim level. While it may seem like a small sum, especially for an SUV worth over $60,000, there’s little information on the reservation process. Ford’s reservation states that deliveries should begin in the summer of 2021 but can extend into 2022.
According to Motor1, Ford, as of July 2020, Ford had received over 230,000 reservations. With such a large amount of orders placed, it may be quite a while before you see your Bronco in the flesh. So while reserving it won’t hurt your chances of getting it early, it seems like the new Bronco won’t reach dealerships for quite some time.