2021 Ford Bronco Specs and Features

2021 Ford Bronco Specs and Features

Last Updated August 8, 2023 | C.J. Tragakis

The 2021 Ford Bronco is a true off-roader. A perfect contender for the Jeep Wrangler, the Bronco boasts features purpose-crafted for conquering the outdoors. Ford designed the Bronco to combine the “toughness of an F-series” and “spirit of a Mustang.”

We think they nailed it. The new Bronco brings style cues from its classic namesake while still offering modern amenities. All in a rugged package.

2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door Antimatter Blue

2021 Bronco Specs

Below are the specs for both the 2-door and 4-door Bronco models. Its smaller cousin, the Bronco Sport, offers the same vibe but in a smaller package. We compare the Bronco Sport and Bronco here, if you want to learn more about the differences between the two.

2021 Ford Bronco Specs
Specs2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door2021 Ford Bronco 4-Door
Starting MSRP$28,500-$59,305+$33,200-$64,995+
Engine2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo 4-cylinder or 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V62.3-liter EcoBoost turbo 4-cylinder or 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6
Horsepower300 hp, 330 hp 300 hp, 330 hp
Torque325 lb-ft, 415 lb-ft325 lb-ft, 415 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed manual or 10-speed automatic7-speed manual or 10-speed automatic
Length (Base)173.7 inches189.4 inches
Width (Base, Mirrors Folded)75.9 inches75.9 inches
Height (Base)71.9 inches73.0 inches
Wheelbase100.4 inches116.1 inches
Ground Clearance8.4 inches / 11.6 inches (35-inch tires)8.3 inches / 11.5 inches (35-inch tires)
Approach Angle35.5 degrees / 43.2 degrees (35-inch tires)35.5 degrees / 43.2 degrees (35-inch tires)
Breakover Angle21.1 degrees / 29.0 degrees (35-inch tires)20.0 degrees / 26.3 degrees (35-inch tires)
Departure Angle29.8 degrees / 37.2 degrees (35-inch tires)29.7 degrees / 37.0 degrees (35-inch tires)
Water Fording Depth33.5”33.5”
Suspension Travel (Front/Rear, mm)200/215 (Base), 240/261 (Badlands)200/215 (Base), 240/261 (Badlands)
Curb Weight4,319-5,129 pounds4,499-5,320 pounds
Max Towing Capacity3,500 lbs3,500 lbs
Max Payload1,170 lbs1,370 lbs
Cargo Space (Seats Up)52.3 cubic feet77.6 cubic feet
Cargo Space (Seats Folded)23.6 cubic feet35.6 cubic feet
MPG20 city/ 22 hwy/ 21 comb (2.3 L), 18 city/20 hwy/19 comb (2.7 L)20 city/ 22 hwy/ 21 comb (2.3 L), 17 city/18 hwy/17 comb (2.7 L)


The 2-door Bronco starts at $29,995, just under $30,000. This is a very competitive price in the market. But most people won’t walk out the door with that price. With a fully-loaded model plus additional dealership accessories, the out-the-door price can easily top $60,000. See below for trim-specific pricing.

2021 Ford Bronco Trims
TrimSlogan2-Door Base MSRP4-Door Base MSRP
Base“The Bare-Bones Bronco”$28,500$33,200
Big Bend“Mainstream Off-Roading”$33,385$35,880
Black Diamond“Adventure Off-Roading”$36,050$38,545
Outer Banks“Off-Roading in Style”$38,955$41,450
Badlands“Extreme Off-Roading”$42,095$44,590
Wildtrak“High-Speed Off-Roading”$48,875$51,370
First Edition“Reserve Now Before They Sell Out”$59,305$63,500

Bronco’s Exterior Features

The two-door Bronco is the halo model of the family. It bears the shape of its predecessors, paying tribute to its legacy. However, the four-door Bronco is more practical for many buyers. It will be the first-ever four-door Bronco model in Ford’s history.

2021 Ford Bronco 4-Door Front
2021 Ford Bronco 4-Door Side
2021 Ford Bronco 4-Door Rear Quarter
2021 Ford Bronco Tailgate
2021 Ford Bronco Doors and Roof Removed

The combination of modern style and classic shape has garnered a positive response. And we’d have to agree, it’s a good-looking vehicle. Even before being outfitted with some equipment.

"Offers a true open-air experience"

The Bronco also features removable doors. The only other vehicle that offers this is the Jeep Wrangler. The Bronco 4-door can even stow all four of its doors in the rear cargo area. Body-mounted mirrors mean you can take the doors off without losing rear visibility, unlike the Wrangler.

There are options to take the roof off or use a mesh shade, called a “Bimini Top.” This offers a true open-air experience and aids visibility during off-roading. There’s also no center beam across the top area. When the Bronco has the roof off, the view is completely unobstructed.

Bronco Colors

The 2021 Bronco launched with 11 different exterior paint color options.

2021 Ford Bronco Showing All Colors

First Edition models were also available in Lightning Blue

2021 Bronco Paint Colors
Antimatter Blue
Area 51
Cactus Gray
Carbonized Gray
Cyber Orange Pearl Metallic
Iconic Silver
Oxford White
Race Red
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Shadow Black
Velocity Blue

Sample colors are for representative purposes and may not accurately portray actual paint color due to screen settings, metallic finish, etc.

The Bronco’s Interior Comforts

2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door Interior
2021 Ford Bronco Blue Seats
2021 Ford Bronco Dashboard Touchscreen
Off-Road Hero Toggle Switches in 2021 Bronco
Gear Clipped to 2021 Bronco Seats
2021 Ford Bronco Trunk

The Bronco’s interior is stylish, but focused on utility. The rugged cabin includes a passenger assist grab handle and the option for a washout interior for easy cleaning. Automatic versions use a traditional gear lever, instead of a rotary knob like the Bronco Sport.

The dashboard is streamlined, with a touchscreen that actually sits flush instead of appearing stuck-on. SYNC 4 is standard on all models. The large 12-inch touchscreen is optional, with an 8-inch screen serving as standard.

Rugged toggle switches sit at the top of the dashboard. Ford calls them “Off-Road Hero Switches.” Apart from operating the hazard lights, they can be used to control various off-road functions (such as the sway bar disconnect).

Available trail maps can be downloaded right to the infotainment system. You can even document the details of a trail and share it with friends and family. Both the 360-degree camera and trail cameras aid immensely with off-road driving.

There’s class-exclusive hidden storage under the second row. Plus, you can get available MOLLE straps or hooks on the back of the front seats. An optional rear tailgate table gives you a great place to put gear or have a meal out on the trail.

The 2021 Bronco also comes equipped with an auto start-stop feature that can be toggled on and off with a button on the dash. If you would like to learn how to disable this feature permanently, check out our 2021 Bronco auto start-stop eliminator install guide.

Bronco Engine Specifications

The 2021 Bronco has two engine options: 2.3- and 2.7-liter EcoBoost engines. Many were disappointed about the absence of a V8 option, it’s hard to argue with the benefits of EcoBoost engines. Plenty of power and torque with solid MPG ratings.

2021 Bronco Engine Specs
Specs2.3-liter EcoBoost Turbo 4-Cylinder2.7-liter EcoBoost Twin-Turbo V6
Horsepower 300 hp 330 hp
Torque 325 lb-ft 415 lb-ft
Displacement 138 CID 164 CID
Bore x Stroke 3.45” x 3.7” (87.55 mm x 94 mm) 3.27” x 3.27” (83 mm x 83 mm)
Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery Direct injection Port fuel/direct injection
Engine Block Material High-pressure die cast aluminum alloy Compacted graphite iron
Valve Diameter/Lift Intake: 32.55 mm/ 8.9 mm
Exhaust: 30 mm/ 7.8 mm
Intake: 32.50 mm/ 10 mm
Exhaust: 28.30 mm/ 9.0 mm
Valve Lifters Direct acting mechanical bucket Roller finger follower, hydraulic compensating lash adjusters
Induction Twin-scroll turbocharger with electrically actuated wastegate Dual mono-scroll turbochargers with electrically actuated wastegate
Oil Capacity 6.2 quarts 7.0 quarts

Transmission, Transfer Case, and Axles

The 10-speed automatic is available with any trim and either engine. It includes Trail Control and has better fuel economy. But the 7-speed Getrag manual transmission is only available with the 2.3L EcoBoost engine.

While a lot of people were disappointed that you couldn’t upgrade the engine and get the manual, it’s hard to argue with the automatic’s track record. Both transmissions are great options.

2021 Ford Bronco 7-Speed Manual

Transmission Gear Ratios
Gear7-Speed Manual10-Speed Automatic
Crawler 6.588:1 N/A
First 4.283:1 4.714:1
Second 2.365:1 2.997:1
Third 1.453:1 2.149:1
Fourth 1.00:1 1.769:1
Fifth 0.776:1 1.521:1
Sixth 0.646:1 1.275:1
Seventh N/A 1.00:1
Eighth N/A 0.853:1
Ninth N/A 0.689:1
Tenth 0.636:1
Reverse -5.625:1 -4.885:1

All Broncos will come with a 4x4 as a standard feature. But there are two options for 4WD system.

The standard system is a part-time 4WD with electronic shift-on-the-fly. But an optional advanced system with automatic on-demand engagement is also available. You can select either of these transfer cases regardless of which transmission you select, but your choice of transmission will affect your crawl ratio.

Bronco Transfer Case Specs
SpecStandard 4WDOptional Advanced System
Low Ratio 2.72:1 low ratio 3.06:1 low ratio
Maximum Crawl Ratios 7-speed manual: 79.92:1
10-speed automatic: 57.19:1
7-speed manual: 94.75:1
10-speed automatic: 67.80:1
Flat-Tow Capability Yes Yes

The Bronco has a solid rear axle and an independent front suspension. IFS has proven its off-road capabilities, and incorporating it lets the Bronco have a higher off-road speed. While that might not matter to rock crawlers, some people prefer a little speed when they’re off-roading.

The standard Dana axles are available with both front and rear locking differentials.

2021 Bronco Axle Specs
Standard Dana AdvanTEK M190 independent front suspension Dana 44 AdvanTEK M220 solid rear differential
Optional Upgrade Dana AdvanTek M210 independent front suspension with Spicer Performa-TraK electronic locker Dana 44 AdvanTEK M220 solid rear differential with Spider Performa-TraK electronic locker

Off-Roading in the Bronco

The Bronco comes equipped with a fair amount of equipment designed to take it outside. A H.O.S.S. (High-Performance, Off-Road, Stability, Suspension) comes standard. A more advanced H.O.S.S. system with position-sensitive Bilstein shocks is optional. This is similar to the systems used by trucks that race at Baja and King of the Hammers.

2021 Ford Bronco 4-Door Driving on Rocks

A hydraulically-operated stabilizing bar disconnect (front sway bar) is optional. It can be electronically disconnected, like the Wrangler Rubicon’s. However, unlike the Jeep, it can be disconnected while under load. After you’ve conquered your obstacle it can reconnect using smart technology.

All Broncos come standard with at least five selectable terrain modes. There are up to seven G.O.A.T. modes (Go Over Any type of Terrain) total, including Normal, Mud/Ruts, Rock Crawling, Slippery, Sand, Baja, and ECO.

Both the 2- and 4-door Broncos have an available best-in-class ground clearance of 11.6 inches. You’ll have to buy the Sasquatch Package to obtain that though. The same is true for the available best-in-class max breakover and departure angle.

2021 Ford Bronco Removable Door Panel

Love Your Bronco

The numbers don’t lie. There’s a lot to love about the sixth-generation Bronco. And these specs? Only cover what the Bronco comes stock with. Just like Jeeps and other off-road vehicles, Broncos can be modified to become the perfect beast for any terrain.

If you’ve just gotten a new Bronco and aren’t sure where to start building it out, then check out some other Bronco owners’ favorite accessories and make sure to sign up for our Bronco newsletter.

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Source: 2021 Ford Bronco Brochure, Ford | 2021 Ford Bronco Tech Specs, Ford

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