Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport

Ford Bronco Sport

You might have heard about the return of the Ford Bronco. The revival of this iconic name has generated quite a stir around West Point, King William, and Williamsburg. There are two Bronco models to consider: the Ford Bronco and the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. The Bronco Sport is slightly smaller. Plus, there are various performance and customizability differences between the two SUVs.

At West Point Ford, we wanted to help local drivers understand what each version of the Bronco is all about. So, we created this 2021 Ford Bronco vs. Bronco Sport comparison!

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Customizability and Trim Levels

Ford Bronco Sport InteriorBoth the Ford Bronco and the Ford Bronco Sport can be easily conformed to your preferences. Features, technologies, styling, and performance will all vary from trim to trim. The larger 2021 Ford Bronco allows you to adjust the actual shaping of your SUV, though.

The Bronco can be had in either a two-door or four-door style. The four-door option comes standard with a soft top. However, you can opt for a modular hardtop or dual tops. The four-door also comes with a removeable hardtop middle panel. Between this removeable panel and the easily removable doors, your Ford Bronco can become an open top cruiser with ease.

For trims, the two SUVs have a lot of overlap. The 2021 Ford Bronco comes in Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, and Wildtrak. For the Ford Bronco Sport, you can go for the Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, or Badlands.

Powerful and Capable

Ford Bronco Sport SpecsThe 2021 Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport both offer superb performance dynamics while also giving you the chance to explore off-road trails with confidence. Each SUV comes with a pair of available motors.

The Ford Bronco Sport has a standard 1.5L EcoBoost® engine making 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque, and a larger 2.0L EcoBoost® engine that generates 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic is standard for both powerplants.

The 2021 Ford Bronco touts a 3.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, or a 2.7L 6-cylinder making 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. What's interesting about the Bronco is that you can choose either an automatic transmission, a 10-speed, or go for a manual, 7-speed gearbox.

In terms of capability, either SUV is going to feel sturdy and confidence-inspiring when you head off the beaten path. Here's a look at the available water fording and ground clearance for each:

  • Ford Bronco maximum ground clearance of 11.6 inches
  • Ford Bronco maximum water fording of 33.5 inches
  • Ford Bronco Sport maximum ground clearance of 8.8 inches
  • Ford Bronco Sport maximum water fording of 23.6 inches

2021 Ford Bronco and 2021 Ford Bronco Sport: Evenly Matched

Your choice of either the 2021 Ford Bronco or the Bronco Sport is going to come down to personal preferences. Do you need the extra space and capability of the larger Ford Bronco? Or do you prefer the more compact dimensions of the Bronco Sport?

In the end, test driving both near West Point, King William, or Williamsburg may be the easiest way to make a decision. At West Point Ford, we can make that happen!