ExtremeTerrain is back with a fresh review of the brand-new 2021 Ford Bronco. The team at ExtremeTerrain recently featured the beast that is the Bronco’s Big Bend model on its popular vehicle walk around videos.
Host Justin Dugan highlights all of the nooks and crannies on the Ford Bronco in a 24-minute explainer. The new Big Bend Ford Bronco will give Jeep a run for its money, Dugan says, with functionality and styling improvements in 2021.
ExtremeTerrain’s own Big Bend model boasts a throwback vibe, all while also showcasing Ford’s new off-road capabilities.
ExtremeTerrain’s Big Bend Ford Bronco
“Ford kept the sheet metal nice and boxy,” Dugan said. “Unlike the predecessors that came before, this is the first time ever the Bronco is offered with four doors. Ford actually expects the four-door variant to outsell the two-door one.”
The team put the Bronco on its in-house dyno before revving its engine on the streets, evaluating its raw power. This specific one has a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine, with a 3,500 pound towing capacity. Overall, it’ll have roughly 300 horsepower. “It feels peppy” Dugan said, even with Sasquatch’s 35-inch tires.
“It’s an absolute rocket ship,” he said. “You’re looking at 330 horsepower and 415 pounds of torque on 93 Octane. Depending on your transmission, there’s about 10 to 15% loss from drivetrain loss.”
Evidently, they hit 295 horsepower on the dyno.
The New Bronco Is Built Very Modular!
The grille, Dugan explained, is easy to remove as well. That will help the Bronco be modified to your liking. Additionally, the modifications made to its exterior, such as the front lights, gives it a look unlike any other.
“The Bronco also gives you two options for the front bumper,” Dugan said. “We have the base bumper on our Big Bend. The cooler bumper, however, is the heavy duty modular steel front bumper, which will allow for additions.”
An interesting touch to the 2021 Bronco is the windows are frameless, he points out. This makes a door lighter, and it also makes it easier for people to store the doors in the rear cargo area. The doors are 40 pounds each on the four-door version and 60 pounds on the two-door Bronco.
The dashboard layout, he said, is “great” thanks to a fresh design. The 12-inch screen is a “sizeable upgrade in tech, as well as physicality.”
The Bronco is so special thanks to its G.O.A.T. Modes (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain). There are plenty of off-roading options in the all-new Bronco, and that makes its drivability as smooth as it gets.
“Ford did a great job of making this thing very enjoyable to drive on the road and still being able to hold its own off the road as well,” Dugan said.
Besides this review, ExtremeTerrain also offers parts reviews and installation videos.