2021 Ford Bronco Sport

A grey 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands is angled left.

Tradition meets contemporary design and innovation with the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. The iconic Bronco name is reimagined in this compact go-anywhere 4x4 that looks just as good caked in mud as it does at the five-star restaurant valet. What's not to love about the all-new Bronco Sport? And this standout SUV is available at Town & Country Ford now!

It's hard to appreciate everything this SUV has to offer without appreciating the Bronco nameplate and history as a whole, but this forward-thinking, reintroduced version sets a course for the future in every way. Add a dose of heritage to keep the Bronco bloodline pure, and buyers receive the best of both worlds. U.S. News and World Report wrote, "the Bronco Sport impresses with its civilized ride, easy-to-use infotainment system, and many active safety features."

First and foremost, the Bronco Sport is designed with off-roading adventure in mind. Standard 4x4 and Ford's unique Goes Over Any Type of Terrain drive modes (affectionately referred to as G.O.A.T. mode) headline the list of utility features adventurous buyers are seeking. Trims like the Badlands supersize capability with bash plates and special off-roading tires designed to get you through the rigors of the trail.

The best part about this newest Bronco iteration is its versatility. The Bronco Sport is at home covered in dirt and grime or waxed and polished curbside at the trendiest downtown eatery. Its chameleon-like curb appeal is a refreshing change from the usual vanilla category options. Ho-hum styling used to be the price buyers paid for getting the extra utility an SUV offers, but that compromise is no longer necessary with the Bronco Sport.

MSRP: $26,820
Horsepower (hp): 181-250
Fuel Economy (mpg): 25/28
Max Towing (lbs): 9,300

 

A yellow 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands 4-door is shown from a high angle driving down a dirt road.

Lineup

Starting with the Base trim, priced at an affordable MSRP of $26,820, Ford keeps it simple. Bronco Sport Base buyers want the utility of a 4x4 without the bells and whistles common in modern-day off-roading SUVs. There is a manual liftgate with classic flip-up rear glass for easy access to the cargo area, cloth seats, and a 1.5-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine (a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is optional and takes horsepower from 181 to 250, and torque from 190 lb-ft to 277 lb-ft).

Big Bend and Outer Banks

The Big Bend trim is next, with a price tag of $28,320. This upgraded trim offers useful features like keypad entry, LED fog lights, heated side-view mirrors, push-button start, and special easy-to-clean cloth seats. It's a step up for buyers who value convenience features but still want a simple and utility-focused option.

The Outer Banks trim adds some luxury, which justifies the $32,320 price tag. Perforated leather seats, heated in the front, join a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel to increase comfort on cold days. A premium Bang & Olufsen sound system is also standard, as is built-in navigation with SiriusXM.

Badlands and First Edition

At $32,820, the Bronco Sport Badlands trim gets the off-roading adrenaline pumping. This is the most fully-equipped trim, built for serious trail riding. Special 4x4 torque-management systems work together to deliver a customized performance profile across a wide range of trail conditions. Two additional G.O.A.T. modes are also added (Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl), and the 250 horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is standard.

The highest-priced Bronco Sport, The First Edition, will set you back $38,500. But what you'll gain is special exterior accents (like a black and gray carbonized grill and tough-as-nails bash plates) that visually convey the First Edition's distinctiveness. Front tow hooks and a pair of adjustable liftgate flood lights also adorn the exterior. Inside, a power moonroof, wireless charging pad, a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, and special first edition-exclusive perforated leather seats combine to deliver utility and luxury.

A yellow 2021 Ford Bronco Sport 4-door is shown kicking up sand driving in the dunes.

Capability

Ford has the corner on capability throughout the 2021 truck and SUV lineup, and nowhere is this more apparent than with the Bronco Sport. Every trim is sold with standard 4x4 and an off-road-ready design. Additional systems - standard on some trims and optional on others - further validate the Bronco Sport's go-anywhere profile.

H.O.S.S. and G.O.A.T

Systems like the High-Performance, Off-Road, Stability, Suspension system (H.O.S.S.) equip the Bronco Sport to perform admirably at any speed and on any terrain. It's that versatility buyers will love because not every Bronco Sport owner will forge a new path in the wilderness: some will buy for style points. Luckily, the Bronco Sport fits both buyer profiles. 

If you do plan to head outdoors, the Bronco Sport is an ideal companion. Every trim has at least five G.O.A.T. modes, and you can dial in the vehicle's performance for just about any condition by selecting from Sand, Slippery, Sport, Eco, and Normal. If you choose the Badlands or First Edition, you will also get Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl modes. The dash-mounted dial makes it easy to select the best mode and maximize output to tackle difficult terrain.

Available Performance Features

The available Trail Control feature is exclusive to Ford's most capable off-road models and acts as an off-roading cruise control feature. You can select the travel speed, and the system will maintain it, so your sole focus becomes navigation. The 180-degree split-view camera displays a feed of the trail ahead, taking out the guesswork and allowing you to stay in full control.

The Badlands trim comes standard with a Twin-Clutch Rear-Drive Unit, which can shift torque laterally, determining which tire has the most traction and concentrating torque for maximum grip. The system can even act like a locking differential and send nearly 100 percent of the available power to a single wheel, a lifesaver when tackling slippery, loose terrain.

The black interior and infotainment screen is shown in a 2021 Ford Bronco Sport.

Technology

Infotainment touchscreens are no longer on buyers' wishlists: they're an expected part of any modern vehicle. Fortunately, the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport delivers, with a standard 8-inch screen that operates on Ford's SYNC 3 software. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are built-in, so smartphone integration is simple. Opt for the available wireless charging pad and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and everyone stays charged and connected, even in the middle of nowhere.

Off-Road Technology

The Bronco Sport puts a twist on built-in navigation with an available GPS system that can drop virtual breadcrumbs as you travel off-road, leaving you to explore every twist and turn without worrying how you'll find your way back to civilization. The available 180-degree camera displays a crystal clear view of the trail ahead, eliminating the need for a spotter when traveling over uneven terrain. The camera is even designed to withstand the elements, thanks to a built-in washer that keeps the lens clean.

Safety Technology

An important part of the Bronco Sport's impressive range of integrated technology is the range of standard and available driver-assist systems, all designed to keep occupants safe and avoid collisions and other on-the-road peril. These systems use cameras and sensors to monitor road conditions continuously and alert the driver when potential hazards are detected.

All Bronco Sport trims are equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360 standard. This advanced safety suite includes features like Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, a Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, and a Lane-Keeping System. It also includes auto high-beam headlamps and a rearview camera for added convenience.