Feature VehicleNews

The 2021 Ford Bronco

By Nick Almada

Just southwest of the Las Vegas strip lies Mt. Potosi, a Beautiful valley with lush green trees and brush now home to one of the nations most premiere off-road experiences, The Bronco Off-Rodeo.

Nestled in the valley of Mt. Potosi, the Bronco Off-Rodeo came in and restored an abandoned Boy Scouts camp built back in 1988 and turned it into an obstacle course of wide variety. Current Bronco reservation holders are invited out to one of 4 different Bronco Off-Rodeo locations across America (Nevada, Utah, Texas, and New Hampshire) to learn about what the Bronco has to offer.

Guests are provided a Bronco of their own and trail guides to help them around the course. Also included is lunch and dinner along with some snacks and water for the trails.

Ever since 1996, people have been waiting for a new Bronco to be released and just over 25 years later, the Icon returned. Ever since 1965, the Ford Bronco has always been a leader in the SUV market especially in the off-road world, and this successor lives up to the iconic Bronco heritage in every way.

This retro inspired 2021 Bronco, styled heavily off the original 65, has so many interesting features and beautifully integrated technology that makes the driving experience that much more enjoyable. From the differential locking switches, to the sway bar disconnect (which can be disconnected under load) to the G.O.A.T modes, the Bronco has no shortage of options to help you get through Any and all terrain possible.

After driving the Bronco through some of the trails at the Nevada Bronco Off-Rodeo, it’s very apparent that Ford made this car as Easy to drive as possible. Getting tilted and losing traction? Disable the sway bar and lock the diffs from the driver seat without breaking a sweat. Have a tight hairpin U-turn in front of you? Activate trail turn assist and let the Bronco pull you around with ease. Steep downhill with loose gravel and rocks? Activate the hill decent feature and select your desired mph. No matter the situation you find yourself in, the Bronco can tackle it and then some.

Ford really set the bar with this new rendition of the Bronco and it’s forcing other competitors in the class to up their game specifically with the new Jeep Wrangler 392, Land Rover Defender, and the Toyota 4Runner. And with a rumored “Raptor” version of the Bronco coming soon dubbed the Bronco Warthog, Ford is ready to take back the SUV market.

 

What do you think about the new Ford Bronco? Do you have one on order or have you already taken delivery? Can it compete with the already proven Jeep platforms? Let’s talk about it!

Jerry Zaiden

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 22, 2001
Posts
9,886
Reaction
1,321
Location
Huntington Beach, CA
Website
www.camburgEngineering.com
We love ours so far!
7D628629-03F1-42FA-83D7-D975FBF85257.JPEG
 

Attachments

  • 871A7527-86A3-42CB-9DB2-D636A2459DD9.JPEG
    871A7527-86A3-42CB-9DB2-D636A2459DD9.JPEG
    1.2 MB · Views: 0
  • 42C6AD50-603D-4BA9-8223-5E5B9D152FDC.JPEG
    42C6AD50-603D-4BA9-8223-5E5B9D152FDC.JPEG
    4 MB · Views: 0

bullnerd

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2007
Posts
380
Reaction
168
Location
Creamridge NJ
That Bronco factory dude has vids of this thing actually doing stuff if you'd like to see that rather than these parking lot shots.
 

Dezertpilot

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2005
Posts
5,704
Reaction
512
Location
Yuma, Az
Sat in one last week when picking up my new Super Duty, I want one now lol.
 

Chris_Wilson

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2001
Posts
3,304
Reaction
1,377
Location
Gilbert, AZ & San Felipe, Baja
When the Raptor was announced in what, 2009? I poo-poo'd that it would just be Bold New Graphics and some uprated shocks.
Then reports started coming in from RDC that it was actually pretty darn good for an off the showroom truck, not a prerunner but pretty good.
So I bought one, a Gen 1, and was pretty disappointed. Comparing it to my bad ass bronco it came up way short. The steering was too slow.
The suspension was underwhelming. So I modified it and due to lack of tuning, it got worse.

Then the Gen 2 came out, and reports were that it was vastly improved. So I drove a Gen 2 then bought one. Suspension much better, steering still too slow.
But ok, it's good. And now 3 years later I'm still stoked on it and plan to buy a Raptor R on 37's if anyone will sell me one at MSRP.
What does this have to do with the new Bronco?

Well I'm on the reservation list. But I'm increasingly convinced that it's not the platform upon which to build a legit trail/rock machine which what I hoped it would be.
I see no path to 40" tires for example. And I'm not even sure that if they release a version on 37's that the platform is up to the punishment of rock crawling on 37's.
Thinking seriously about building a Jeep instead. Anyway I await reports that the Bronco is the trail machine I want it to be but so far, it seems only as capable as a stock Rubicon. Hope I'm wrong like I was about the Raptor.

At this point I think the only way a new Bronco will see the inside of our garage is if my wife wants to replace her Edge Sport grocery getter with it. I'll try that!
As it sits, I think the trails I want to run will kick the Broncos ass.
 

calstyl2

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 9, 2013
Posts
592
Reaction
1,024
Location
Cherry Valley, CA
When the Raptor was announced in what, 2009? I poo-poo'd that it would just be Bold New Graphics and some uprated shocks.
Then reports started coming in from RDC that it was actually pretty darn good for an off the showroom truck, not a prerunner but pretty good.
So I bought one, a Gen 1, and was pretty disappointed. Comparing it to my bad ass bronco it came up way short. The steering was too slow.
The suspension was underwhelming. So I modified it and due to lack of tuning, it got worse.

Then the Gen 2 came out, and reports were that it was vastly improved. So I drove a Gen 2 then bought one. Suspension much better, steering still too slow.
But ok, it's good. And now 3 years later I'm still stoked on it and plan to buy a Raptor R on 37's if anyone will sell me one at MSRP.
What does this have to do with the new Bronco?

Well I'm on the reservation list. But I'm increasingly convinced that it's not the platform upon which to build a legit trail/rock machine which what I hoped it would be.
I see no path to 40" tires for example. And I'm not even sure that if they release a version on 37's that the platform is up to the punishment of rock crawling on 37's.
Thinking seriously about building a Jeep instead. Anyway I await reports that the Bronco is the trail machine I want it to be but so far, it seems only as capable as a stock Rubicon. Hope I'm wrong like I was about the Raptor.

At this point I think the only way a new Bronco will see the inside of our garage is if my wife wants to replace her Edge Sport grocery getter with it. I'll try that!
As it sits, I think the trails I want to run will kick the Broncos ass.
Wait for the Warthog Edition if you like rocks. Its worth it