Order banks for the 2021 Ford Bronco just opened up last month, which means that many of the 190,000+ reservation holders are either in the process of converting those reservations into an order, waiting for a 2022 model and the many changes it’s bringing, or still trying to choose which trim level is best for them. For those that fall into the latter two camps, we decided to break down each of the seven 2021 Ford Bronco trim levels to make it easier to understand what each is all about.
The Base Bronco resides at the bottom of the Ford Bronco food chain and is essentially a bare-bones model that only comes with the essentials. This is a good thing for those that want a blank canvas to build upon, however, and plan on adding things like their own wheels and tires anyway. The Base Bronco does come with standard four-wheel-drive, removable doors and roof, Terrain Management System with five G.O.A.T. modes, SYNC 4, an 8-inch touchscreen, and starts out at $28,500 for the two-door and $33,200 for the four-door.
Moving up to the Big Bend adds a few creature comforts including a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated seats, 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum wheels, a power inverter, remote start (10-speed transmission only), and six G.O.A.T modes. Pricing for the Big Bend two-door starts at $33,385 for the two-door and $35,880 for the four-door.
The Black Diamond adds to the Big Bend with a standard locking rear differential, steel front and rear bumpers, rock rails, heavy-duty skid plates, seven G.O.A.T. modes, marine-grade vinyl seats, and a washout interior. Pricing for the Black Diamond starts at $36,050 for the two-door model and $38,545 for the four-door.
The Outer Banks adds a bit of style to the Bronco with features including 18-inch high gloss black-painted aluminum alloy wheels, standard signature LED headlights and taillights, body-color painted fender flares, and powder-coated tube steps. Pricing starts out at $38,995 for the two-door and $41,450 for the four-door.
The Badlands adds more off-road capability with a host of features including Bilstein position-sensitive monotube shocks, stabilizer bar disconnect, front and rear locking differentials, rock rails, bash plates, and 33-inch all-terrain tires as standard equipment. The two-door Badlands starts out $42,095 for the two-door model and $44,590 for the four-door.
The Wildtrak comes standard with the Sasquatch Package, which includes 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels wrapped with 35-inch tires, as well as locking front and rear differentials, Bilstein position-sensitive monotube shocks, Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6 and 10-speed automatic transmission, and unique graphics. Pricing starts out at $46,980 for the two-door and $49,475 for the four-door.
The sold-out First Edition lies at the top of all 2021 Ford Bronco trim levels, as it comes fully loaded with the mechanical features of the Badlands, the interior of the Outer Banks, and the exterior of the Wildtrak to create a fully-loaded Bronco. The First Edition is also equipped with unique graphics and a front push bar as standard equipment and is the only Bronco trim level available with Lightning Blue as an exterior paint choice. Pricing for the First Edition starts out at $57,410 for the two-door and $61,605 for the four-door.