The 2021 Ford Bronco launched with two engine options – Ford’s 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 and 2.7L EcoBoost V6. The latter powerplant has proven to be a very popular option, to the point where those ordering a Bronco with the V6 have faced longer wait times due to supply constraints. However, several Ford Authority readers who have reached out lately say that they’ve experienced some issues with their 2.7L EcoBoost V6 equipped Ford Bronco models, which had us wondering – is this a widespread issue, or one affecting a small percentage of owners?
Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6 is optional on all trims, save for the Wildtrak, where it’s included as standard equipment. While the 2.3 is rated to produce 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque on premium fuel, the larger 2.7 cranks out a healthy 330 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque on the same higher-octane gas. Both engines utilize a 10:1 compression ratio, while the 2.3 features direct injection, and the 2.7 has both direct and port injection. The four-cylinder uses a single twin-scroll turbo to make its power, while the 2.7 has a pair of mono-scroll units.
While the 2.3 can be mated to Ford’s new seven-speed manual transmission, the 2.7 cannot and is only available with Ford’s 10-speed automatic. However, when the Ford Bronco originally launched, buyers couldn’t pair the Sasquatch Package with the seven-speed either, but Ford reversed course on that decision for the 2022 model year after receiving quite a bit of customer feedback on the topic.
Thus, we’re interested to hear if any of our other readers have experienced problems with their 2.7L EcoBoost V6-equipped Bronco. If you own one of these versions of the rugged, reborn SUV, be sure and let us know in the poll below!