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2024 Ford Bronco Sport Drops Base Trim

Entering its fourth model year of production, the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport remains largely unchanged, save for the addition of a couple of new packages and the typical shuffling of exterior color options. However, the rugged crossover is getting one big change for the new model year – the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport will no longer be available in Base trim form, as the Big Bend has now become the lowest-priced, entry-level trim in the lineup.

This change has already been reflected in the build and price configurator for the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport, as the Base trim is no longer listed at all, while the Big Bend features a starting MSRP of $31,230, sans destination and delivery charges. This also means that the Bronco Sport will effectively cost customers more – even though they’re getting more features – as the Base model for 2023 featured a starting price tag of $29,215 without destination and delivery factored in.

Aside from this major change, the 2024 Ford Bronco is gaining a pair of new exterior paint colors and two enticing new options – the Black Appearance Package and the new Free Wheelin model. As one might have gathered by its name, the Black Appearance Package – which is offered in conjunction with the Big Bend trim level – adds a Carbon Black front grille, two-tone Bronco lettering, matte black 17-inch wheels, matte black hood graphics, a Shadow Black-painted roof, black accent trim, and a smoked chrome Blue Oval badge. Inside the cabin, the package includes Sport Contour seats and a modified air bag cover, which features a black bucking Bronco badge for added effect.

Meanwhile, the Bronco Sport Free Wheelin brings back a popular package from the 1970s that adds reflective red, orange, and yellow gradient graphics on the hood, sides, and liftgate, along with painted Shadow Black steel wheels with red accents, a Shadow Black roof, a silver-painted grille with two-tone Bronco badging, as well as a modified lower front end insert. Inside, the special model features Black Onyx and Dark Space Gray treatment with sunset-colored seat inserts, red and orange pinstriping on the dash and seats, and Race Red C-channel trim for the door panels as a way to bring that retro theme inside.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Bronco Sport 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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  1. Brice

    I’m sure the Big Bronco is next. Base has been unavailable to order for 6 months now. At least early adopters were able to get a sub 40k base sasquatch which was an unbelievable deal.

  2. David Dickinson II

    Every move Ford is making is driving up the price of their products and cutting off customers at the lower end of the spectrum, who will now be forced to other brands in their price range. This is unwise.

  3. Dan Bolan

    there is now a recall on the emergency brake system .Ford should have stuck with the tried and true mechanical system ! I’m afraid to tow my boat!


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