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Here’s What Makes Each Of The Seven 2021 Ford Bronco Trim Levels Unique


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.

Base Bronco

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.

Big Bend

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.

Black Diamond

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.

Outer Banks

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.

First Edition

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.

We’ll have more on the 2021 Bronco soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and around-the-clock 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. royly

    I think this article failed to point out the 7sp Chinese made manual is only available with the 4cyl ecoboom mill. I would not be surprised if this manual is a problem for ford if they ever actually start delivery. Ford has made a big deal over the manual, with it’s “super low” gear. We shall see.

    1. John

      Yes, this article specifically talks about trim levels, not powertrain combination (unless they’re specific to the trim level). If ONLY they had mentioned that from the onset, and put it in the title. So confusing! They must’ve failed, like everything else in your life that you f up: someone else’s fault.

      I’m sure you can find something to hate about it, so don’t get too upset!

  2. Dan Beilman

    Another Huge problem Ford is facing and will continue to face until they change is base 3 cylinder motor. Its an absolute joke, the vibration and humming noise it makes is uncalled for. They change the 4 cylinder to a 3 cylinder. The humming and vibration start at about 20 mph and all the way up as you increase speed, it gets worse!. We have this in or 2020 Escape and Ford will not or has not come up with a fix for this. We have been to two different Dealers per Ford Engineering to change our complaint. Both Dealers and every Tech has said its not right. The humming is so bad you have to turn the radio up. The vibrations can be felt in the steering wheel in the seat, the whole vehicle. Then when it shuts down to 2 cylinder mode and you step on the gas to pass it hesitates for a few seconds before going back into 3 cylinder mode. The Dealers Service Managers said its a HUGE complaint from consumers and that every vehicle equipped with this motor does it. The sales Manager said thats why sales are way down and Ford has had to shut down plants. They made a huge huge mistake. We have tried to trade this in. No matter what manufacture we have gone to the already know about the bad 3 cylinder and won’t give us squat!!


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