2021 Ford Bronco Engine

2021 Ford Bronco Engine

Last Updated March 12, 2020

Everyone is on edge waiting for Ford to release all the details surrounding the 2021 Ford Bronco. Although we don’t have specifics yet, there’s a lot of speculation about what might be under the hood.

Since we don’t have any spy shots of the engine yet, this video of a Bronco prototype will have to suffice for now. Watch as this test model Bronco tears through the Johnson Valley in California. Rocks and sand are no match for this rugged rig. Whatever engine is hiding under the hood, we may never know. But one thing is for sure, the Bronco will be powerful enough to tackle the toughest terrain.

2021 Bronco Engine Options

When news first spread that the Bronco was returning, fans began speculating about possible engine options. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, 2.0-liter EcoBoost I4, and 3.2-liter Power Stroke I5 diesel engines made the shortlist. In February, Ford Authority reported that the twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 will be an option. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, this engine would produce 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.

The Bronco is also based on the new Ranger pickup, which features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. Producing 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, this engine is likely to be the base option in the Bronco as well. We’d be pretty disappointed if we didn’t see a diesel engine option, but we’re holding out for a 5.0-liter Coyote V8.

Go Green with the 2021 Bronco Hybrid

Off-roaders are notorious for being gas guzzlers. Many auto manufacturers are looking to change that. Jeep revealed a new lineup of plug-in-hybrids that’ll sport a “4xe” badge. Along with the Renegade and Compass, the Wrangler will be getting a hybrid engine option.

It seems likely that the 2021 Bronco will come with a hybrid option as well. With news of an upcoming Ford F-150 Hybrid, it wouldn’t be surprising to see electric engines offered for the new Bronco and Ranger. Now whether you would actually want a hybrid engine for off-roading is a different topic.

2021 Bronco Engine Upgrades

No matter what engines launch with the 2021 Bronco, they can always be upgraded for more power. When it comes time to upgrade your 2021 Ford Bronco engine, be sure to check out our website for all the newest parts. From cold air intakes to exhausts, there are a variety of aftermarket products to improve performance. Sign up for our newsletter to receive deals on Bronco parts once they’re released.

Sources: Car and Driver, Ford Authority

2021 Ford Bronco Engine

There are rumored to be several 2021 Ford Bronco engine options. Sources say that the new Bronco will offer a twin-turbo 2.7L EcoBoost V6 as one of the engine options. It is also likely that the Bronco will receive an electric engine option to compete with the upcoming hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler.