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Ford Bronco Grilles Explained For Every Trim Level

Ford Authority exclusively reported that the 2021 Ford Bronco would be available with three different front grille designs back in April of 2020, and that rang true when the reborn off-road SUV launched last summer. This trio of Ford Bronco grilles is available in different finishes, depending on trim, however. Regardless, we thought it would be helpful to show off all of these Ford Bronco grilles in one place and explain how each differs between trim levels.

Base Bronco

First, we have the Base Bronco, which comes equipped with a basic grille with no frills. This grille features simple square cutouts and dark badging, which gives it more of a stealth appearance.

Big Bend

The Bronco Big Bend steps up to a gray grille that adds a bit of contrast as well as six oval-shaped openings and white Bronco lettering, which helps it stand out quite a bit more than the subdued Base model.

Black Diamond

The Black Diamond Bronco utilizes the Base model’s front grille with the aforementioned square cutouts but adds white “Bronco” badging for a bit of contrast that also informs passers-by that this isn’t just any old SUV.

Outer Banks

The Bronco Outer Banks is the more luxurious trim level, and its front grille reflects that by taking the Big Bend’s design and finishing it in a classy shade of black instead of gray. Otherwise, it’s identical to the other trim level.


The Bronco Badlands – the ultimate off-road version of the sixth-gen model – features its own unique front grille with an egg crate-like design and a gray finish, which helps it stand out from the pack.


The range-topping Wildtrak, which comes equipped with the Sasquatch Package as standard equipment, also features the same egg crate-style grille as the Badlands but gives it a black finish to distinguish it from that trim level.

It’s worth noting that the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor will utilize its own unique grille design when the ultra-high-performance off-roader launches next summer, complete with the same bold “FORD” lettering present on existing Raptor models. And for those that don’t particularly like the front grille on their Bronco, changing them out is a rather easy task, as Ford Authority reported back in March.

We’ll have more on the Bronco soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and ongoing 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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