First Look

First Look: 2021 Ford Bronco

The call of the wild calls for you

Under the hood, the prototype Bronco hid a twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 under a mass of hoses and wires. It’ll all be prettied-up by the time copies hit your nearest Ford dealership in the spring of 2021, though, but what won’t change will be the horses chilling in the stable. The twin-turbo V6 makes 310 of them, all delivering a combined 400 lb-ft of torque to the corners, more than enough to scale the toughest terrain like a mountain goat.

The V6 is an optional engine, though. The base motor is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo-four putting out 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque to whatever tires you choose. A seven-speed manual with a crawler gear directs the power on the turbo-four only, while an optional 10-speed automatic handles the work for both engines.

200 ways to build the perfect beast

Here, we have Fadra Nally of All Things Fadra picking up one of the doors of the two-door Bronco. The stock doors each weigh as much as “a big bag of dog food”; thus, somewhere around 30 pounds. The Bronco also sported a three-section removable roof, which, per Ford, can all be removed by one person.

Speaking of removable doors and roof panels, the Bronco will have over 200 pieces from the factory and approved vendors to truly make your horse unique to you. There is an option for a more open door — the center section is hollowed-out — likely weighing as much as a medium bag of dog food, for one. Other parts could include rock sliders, fenders for various needs, maybe even a soft top for the two-door; it’s standard on the four-door Bronco.

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