As Ford Authority reported recently, production of the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport began at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant back in October. Now, the very first Bronco Sport deliveries have begun. In fact, Ford delivered 22 units of the Bronco Sport in the month of November, and more are beginning to roll into dealerships as we speak.
While Bronco Sport deliveries have started, it’s worth noting that deliveries of its big brother – the Ford Bronco – won’t begin until the spring of 2021. Like the Bronco, the Bronco Sport is designed to offer excellent off-road capability, but in a small, easy-to-live-with, and more affordable package.
Bronco Sport buyers have a variety of trim levels to choose from, including the Base ($26,660 starting MSRP), Big Bend ($28,160), Outer Banks ($32,160), Badlands ($32,660), and First Edition ($38,500), which sold out shortly after reservations became available.
Badlands and First Edition models come equipped with a host of off-road-focused goodies including “steelie” style aluminum wheels and 29-inch Falken Wildpeak A/T tires, along with an advanced 4×4 system, seven G.O.A.T. driving modes, a specially tuned suspension, and four bash plates.
The new Bronco Sport is offered with one of two engines, depending on which model buyers opt for. Base, Big Bend, and Outer Banks models come equipped with Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost engine that produces 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque.
Badlands and First Edition models are powered by Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that produces a best-in-class 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines are backed up by an 8-speed automatic transmission. On Badlands and First Edition models, the transmission also comes with SelectShift technology and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. In addition, 2.0L models come equipped with additional transmission and rear-drive coolers.