Big Bend vs Wildtrak Bronco

Big Bend vs Wildtrak Bronco

Last Updated June 12, 2023 | Nate Moonis

The Big Bend and Wildtrak are two of the 8 trim levels available for the 2021/2022 Ford Bronco. The Big Bend is towards the lower end of the spectrum of Bronco trim levels and is aimed at enthusiasts who want to build their dream spec Bronco and dig deep into the aftermarket.

On the other hand, the Wildtrak is maxed out from the factory. It comes with almost everything you could need to do some serious off-roading and is aimed at people who want to hit the trail and not have to worry about supportive mods.

These two trim levels couldn't be more different, but let's see how they stack up against one another.

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Bronco Big Bend vs Wildtrak Specs Comparison
Spec Bronco Big Bend Bronco Wildtrak
Cost 2-Door: $33,385
4-Door: $35,880
2-Door: $48,875
4-Door: $51,370
Engine 2.3L EcoBoost
Optional: 2.7L EcoBoost
2.7L EcoBoost
Transmission 7-Speed Manual with Crawler Gear
Optional: 10-Speed Automatic with Trail Control
10-Speed Automatic with Trail Control
G.O.A.T. Modes Normal, ECO, Sport, Slippery, Sand, and Mud/Ruts Normal, ECO, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, and Baja
Wheels and Tires 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum wheels 32-inch P255/75R17 all-terrain tires 17" black-painted aluminum beadlock-capable wheels 35" LT315/70R17 BSW Mud-Terrain tires
4WD System 4x4 with part-time selectable engagement
Optional: Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement
Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement

Bronco Big Bend

Mainstream Off-Roading

This trim adds features that are nice to have in a modern vehicle. Think leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated seats, and remote start.

You'll also get slightly bigger wheels (a full inch bigger) and an extra G.O.A.T mode for dealing with mud and ruts.

If you're looking for a cost-effective option that won't require any building for a while, this is a perfect option. While the base model is truly lacking any comfort or amenities, this is a solid vehicle. It includes all of the features that you would expect in a modern off-roader while still leaving the door wide open for future modifications.

Big Bend Trim Level for 2021/2022 Ford Bronco

Bronco Wildtrak

High-Speed Off-Roading

The Wildtrak is the range-topper. It comes with the Sasquatch Package, standard. This means 35-inch tires wrapped around 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels. If that's not enough, the front and rear diffs and Bilstein shocks are also standard. Plus, the engine is the twin-turbo 2.7 EcoBoost with 10-speed automatic.

With a black hardtop, wheels, and grille (plus unique hood graphic), it's sure to stand out. Technically the Bronco Raptor trim is above the Wildtrak, but in terms of dollars to value the Wildtrak is king. The Raptor does come equipped with a few extra off-road upgrades, including 37-inch tires.

Front facing view of a 2021 Bronco Wildtrak

Bronco Big Bend vs Wildtrak: Which Should You Buy?

Both of these trim levels have their pros and cons. If you're looking for a more stripped-down Bronco with a cheaper starting point, than the Big Bend is the trim level for you. It starts at over $15,000 dollars less than the Wildtrek. You can do a lot with $15,000 dollars. If you're looking to mod your Bronco and set it up exactly how you want it, the Big Bend makes much more sense than the Wildtrak.

However, the Wildtrak trim level is the top-of-the-line model for a reason. That extra $15,000 gets you a well set-up, top of the line off-roader straight from the factory. You won't have to worry about potentially voiding your warrenty by installing the mods you need to tackle some serious trails.

You can still modify the Bronco Wildtrak, but that higher entry price can definitely hamper some budgets.

Still not sure if either of these trims is right for you? See how they stack up to these other popular Bronco trim options:

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