2024 ford bronco Engine, Redesign, Price – While it may have a similar name, the Ford Bronco Sport is entirely different from the truck-based Bronco. The Bronco Sport has more in common with the Ford Escape SUV. It offers a comfier ride than the big Bronco, carlike handling, and better fuel economy. It also carries a lower starting price of roughly $2,000.
The trade-off is that the Bronco Sport is not as capable off-road and can’t tow or haul as much. Its acceleration and engine performance fall short of the Bronco as well. The Bronco Sport is an acceptable option for daily driving and weekend camping excursions, but the Bronco is the one to pick if you want a true off-road SUV.
2024 Ford Bronco Redesign
The retro-styling and resurrected aesthetic appeal will drive the attention of most customers and even eyes on the roads. The revived Ford Bronco will feature the inspired round headlamps from the legend that ruled 22 years before. This time, there are new exterior paint colors: Eruption Green and Hot Pepper Red. The 2-door comes with a modular hard top with no option for a convertible. You can choose a soft-top or modular hardtop on the 4-door.
The current-generation Bronco may be only a year old, but Ford is already rolling out substantial updates for the 2022 model. The 2022 Bronco is now available with a high-performance Raptor trim, which packs a 400-horsepower engine, 37-inch tires, an upgraded frame, and a long-travel suspension. An Everglades special edition is also available with a factory-equipped winch and snorkel. Lastly, buyers can now spec the big-tire Sasquatch package in models with the manual transmission (this was previously an automatic-only option).
The Ford Bronco pairs its rugged go-anywhere exterior with an appropriately macho cabin. The appearance is bold and chunky, from the numerous grab handles and upright dashboard to the sizable center console. Most of these surfaces are trimmed with hard plastics, and they all seem built to withstand use and abuse. Additionally, most of the controls are rubberized and sealed against water. That’s important because you can remove the Bronco’s roof and doors, and, in some trims, even spray down the interior to clean it after mucky off-road adventures.
The Ford Bronco is one of the best cargo haulers in the compact SUV class. The two-door model offers a respectable 22.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 52.3 cubic feet with these seats folded. The four-door Bronco provides 35.6 and 77.6 cubic feet, respectively, when paired with the hardtop and 38 and 83 cubes with the soft top. That’s plenty of room for stowing camping gear, home improvement supplies, or big-box store purchases.
The Bronco doesn’t come with eight cylinders. Instead, there’s a standard 300-hp turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder or an optional 330-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6. A 10-speed automatic transmission bolts to both gas engines, but a seven-speed manual is only compatible with the smaller one. Unfortunately, neither machine has an enthusiastic soundtrack.
Every Bronco sends power to all-wheel drive, and its independent front suspension is more sophisticated than Jeep’s front stick axle. Other noteworthy options include 35-inch mud-terrain tires, bead-lock-capable wheels, electronic locking front, and rear differentials, and a sway-bar-disconnect feature. After our first driving impressions, the Bronco most impressed us with its on-road refinement. Its steering is more precise than the Wrangler’s wheel, and the Ford handles better overall. Of course, equipped with the giant tires and softest suspension, there’s significant brake dive, and its body-on-frame construction isn’t kept secret. Still, the Bronco isn’t a one-trick pony, and it’s capable of conquering truly treacherous terrain. The two- and four-door models are also rated to tow 3500 pounds—the same as the Wrangler.
2024 Ford Bronco Release Date and Price
Ford was reportedly planning to build a pickup-truck version of the new Ford Bronco, which would have gone on sale in 2024. According to Automotive News, the proposed Bronco pickup has now been canceled, with Ford recently telling suppliers about the change of plans.
The Bronco pickup was initially supposed to be built in Wayne, Michigan next to the Bronco SUV and Ranger, but it could have created too much overlap the Ranger within Ford’s lineup.