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2021 Bronco Sport Wheels Guide For Every Trim Level

The sixth-generation 2021 Ford Bronco stole the show when it and the Ford Bronco Sport were revealed back in July, but we’re certainly not going to discount the “little brother” of the Ford Bronco family. Like its big brother, the Bronco Sport is designed to offer excellent off-road capability and durability, but in a small, easy-to-live-with package. And with production scheduled to start at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico on October 26th, 2020, now is a good time to take a look at all of the 2021 Bronco Sport wheels available by trim level.

The 2021 Bronco Sport wheels lineup starts with the Base model, which comes standard with 17 inch wheels finished in Sparkle Silver. The Big Bend comes standard with 17 inch Carbonized Gray-painted high gloss aluminum wheels, or optional 18 inch Ebony Black-painted machined-face aluminum wheels.

The Outer Banks also comes standard with 18 inch Ebony Black-painted machined-face aluminum wheels, albeit in a different design than the optional Big Bend wheels.

Bronco Sport Badlands models come standard with 17 inch aluminum Carbonized Gray-painted wheels, but optional 17 inch Carbonized Gray-painted low gloss aluminum “steelie-style” wheels are also available.

17-inch Gray-painted aluminum wheels standard on 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

17-inch Gray-painted aluminum wheels standard on 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

17-inch Gray-painted low-gloss aluminum "steelie" wheels optional on 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

17-inch Gray-painted low-gloss aluminum “steelie” wheels optional on 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands

Ford Authority was the first to report that these “steelie” wheels would be used in conjunction with the range-topping Badlands trim. Ironically, these old school-looking wheels are not made of steel like the ones that inspired the design, but rather from lightweight aluminum.

Finally, the sold-out Bronco Sport First Edition comes standard with 17 inch Ebony Black-painted aluminum wheels.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Wheel Options
Base Big Bend Outer Banks Badlands First Edition
Standard Wheels Size 17 inch 17 inch 18 inch 17 inch 17 inch
Standard Wheels Finish Sparkle Silver High Gloss Carbonized Gray-Painted Machined-Face Ebony Black Painted Carbonized Gray-Painted Ebony Black-Painted
Standard Wheels Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Optional Wheels Size - 18 inch - 17 inch -
Optional Wheels Finish - Machined-Face Ebony Black-Painted - Low Gloss Carbonized Gray-Painted -
Optional Wheels Material - Aluminum - Aluminum -

In terms of tires, the Bronco Sport Badlands will ship standard with 28.5-inch 225/65R17 Pirelli Scorpion A/T tires, though 29 inch 235/65R17 Falken Wildpeak A/T tires are optional. The Falken Wildpeak A/T tires are also standard equipment on the Bronco Sport First Edition.

Bronco Sport Badlands Pirelli Scorpion A/T Tires

The remainder of the Bronco Sport lineup comes with standard all-season tires measuring in at 225/65R17 for the Base and Big Bend models. Customers can also opt for 225/60R18 tires as an option on the Big Bend, which are standard on the Outer Banks model.

We’ll have much more on the Bronco Sport very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco newsBronco Sport news, and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Roy Chiles

    This Bronco Sport looks worlds better than the Jeep Compass, A bigger problem for FORD is this might out sale the vehicle it started it’s platform with the Escape. It will be interesting to see how both sale on the same floor.

    1. TXCOMT

      Good point! It’ll definitely be up to the sales folks to differentiate the two products.


  2. Bruce Turner

    What exactly is “Ford Escape Platform”

    1. Roy Chile’s

      Ford C2 platform shared with the Escape Lincoln Corsair and Bronco Sport

    2. Roy Chile’s

      Which was used for the Ford Focus

  3. Gary L Graves

    Is the optional 235 65 17 tire only available with the one style wheel because that 17″ wheel is a different width than the others? And if so, what are the different specifications?


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