2021 Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport Comparison

It's the moment we've all been waiting for! Reservations are now available on the long-awaited return of the Ford Bronco. You may have noticed the 2021 Ford Bronco is offered alongside what has been dubbed as the “little brother,” the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. Here is a comparison between these two exciting new models that can help you determine which vehicle will best suit your off-roading adventures in 2021.

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2021 Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport Performance

2021 Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport Performance

The performance features of the Bronco versus the Bronco Sport are quite different. The Bronco Sport is offered as an everyday driver that can still tackle light trails off-road. The Bronco, on the other hand, is engineered with off-roading as its priority. The Bronco can tackle very difficult terrain and has plenty of power, control, clearance, and more. Still, the Bronco Sport has impressive off-road features for a daily driver.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • 2.3L turbocharged four cylinder
    • 270 hp
    • 310 lb-ft of torque
    • Manual 7-speed with “crawler gear” or,
    • Automatic10-speed transmission
  • 2.7L twin-turbo V6
    • 310 hp
    • 400 lb-ft of torque
    • Automatic 10-speed transmission
  • Dial-controlled drivetrain (4WD Low, 4WD High, 4WD Automatic, and 2WD High)
  • Towing up to 2,200 lbs
  • Trail One-Pedal Drive (prevents rollbacks)
  • Trail Turn Assist (for tight corners)
  • Trail Maps (downloadable topographical maps)
  • Heavy duty skid plates
  • 11.6” ground clearance
  • Water-fording up to 33.5”
  • Crawl ratio 94.7:1

2021 Bronco Sport

  • 1.5L turbo three cylinder
    • 181 hp
    • 190 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L turbo-four
    • 245 hp
    • 275 lb-ft of torque
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Towing up to 2200 lbs
  • All-terrain tires available
  • 1” suspension lift available
  • G.O.A.T driving modes
  • Trail Control
  • Up to 8.8” ground clearance
  • Water-fording up to 17.1”
  • Crawl ratio 18:1
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport Seating/Storage/Cargo

Both of these SUV models can fit up to five passengers, and they both offer plenty of secured storage to keep your items in place on uneven terrain. The cargo space varies between these models, with the Bronco having the highest cargo capacity available.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Seats 4-5
  • Marine grade vinyl seating
  • Leather seating option
  • Rear storage space for removable doors
  • Dashboard rail (for mounting cameras, GPS, and other gear)
  • Charging ports conveniently below dashboard rail
  • Plenty of small item storage
  • Seat-back equipment grid (for hooking items)
  • Washable floors
  • Fold-out tray/seat off trunk
  • 23.6 cubic feet in rear cargo space (two-door)
  • 52.3 cubic feet with rear row folded (two-door)
  • 35.6 cubic feet in rear cargo space (four-door)
  • 77.6 cubic feet with rear row folded (four-door)

2021 Bronco Sport

  • Seats 5
  • Rubberized flooring
  • Easy-clean cloth upholstery
  • Built-in liftgate lighting
  • Slide-out table
  • Sport seats
  • Leather seats
  • Heated seats
  • Spring loaded bag hooks
  • Multi-height loading floor
  • Flip up liftgate window
  • 32.5 cubic feet of rear cargo space (1.5L engine)
  • 65.2 cubic feet with rear row folded (1.5L engine)
  • 29.4 cubic feet of rear cargo space (2.0L engine)
  • 60.1 cubic feet with rear row folded (2.0L engine)
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport Seating/Storage/Cargo
2021 Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport Technology Features

2021 Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport Technology Features

Big brother Bronco does have a few more technology options that are not currently available in the Bronco Sport. For instance, you'll find on the Bronco a standard SYNC4 system, a 12” touchscreen option, and 12-volt outlets. The Bronco also has over 1,000 trail maps built in to its GPS system. The Bronco Sport retains Ford's SYNC3 system but still has available perks like wireless charging and premium sound systems.

New in both of these 2021 models is Ford's addition of Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery, which allows you to schedule Amazon deliveries to your car while it is parked at work or anywhere else you may be.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • SYNC4 infotainment system
  • Standard 8” touchscreen
  • 12” touchscreen option
  • 12-volt outlets
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Cloud connectivity
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Built-in navigation
  • Trail GPS
  • Bang & Olufsen premium audio
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

2021 Bronco Sport

  • 180-degree front camera
  • 8” touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi hot spot
  • SYNC3 infotainment
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Satellite radio
  • Wireless charging
  • Bang & Olufsen premium audio
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport Safety Features

Considering both of these vehicles are designed to be used off paved roads, their safety features are an important consideration. The Bronco Sport comes with more standard safety features on its base model compared to the Ford Bronco, but both have plenty of advanced safety features as well as uniquely designed airbag systems.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Forward collision warning (Standard)
  • Automatic emergency braking (Standard)
  • Blind spot monitoring (Standard)
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Parking sensors
  • Automatic high beams
  • Full size spare tire

2021 Bronco Sport

  • Forward collision warning (Standard)
  • Pedestrian detection (Standard)
  • Automatic emergency braking (Standard)
  • Blind spot monitoring (Standard)
  • Rear cross traffic alert (Standard)
  • Lane keep assist
  • Automatic high beams (Standard)
  • Adaptive cruise control available
  • Lane centering available
  • Evasive steering assist available
  • Speed limit sign recognition available
  • Mini spare tire
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport Interior

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The interiors of these two new Ford models are quite different. The Bronco sticks with a nostalgic design based on the original 1960s Broncos. There are plenty of nods to this heritage throughout the cabin, including plaques and emblems. As it is heavily designed for off-roading, the Bronco also has an vinyl and rubber interior with floor drains that allows it to be hosed off.

The Bronco Sport is more like a traditional street SUV on the inside. It still has rubberized surfaces and secure storage, but its design is more simple and attuned to everyday driving needs.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Bronco gear shift plaque
  • Vintage Bronco insignia
  • Washable floors

2021 Bronco Sport

  • Push button start
  • Keyless entry
  • Moonroof
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Why Buy From Heritage Ford near Louisville, KY?

Now that you have a better idea of which Ford Bronco model works best for your driving needs, it's time to see how easily you can make your off-roading dreams a reality.

At Heritage Ford, we help you customize your Ford Bronco or Ford Bronco Sport to have the power, cargo space, and technology most useful for you. We can also customize your financing, with generous rates on a lease or purchase and unbeatable deals on down payments available exclusively at our Heritage Ford dealership near Louisville, KY.

With delivery set as early as Spring 2021, now is the time to get your pre-order in to secure your head-turning 2021 Ford Bronco or Ford Bronco Sport.

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