New Ford Bronco Review: Meet the new Top Dog

The Ford Bronco came back with one job: to beat the Wrangler. And it delivered. BIG TIME.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you a review of the new Ford Bronco. And let's get one thing straight: Ford got this right.

The teases and delays have only amped up the hype for the highly-anticipated release of the new Bronco. And this is one of the few times that all the hype delivers, and even over-exceeds expectations. At this point, I've reviewed 14 cars, and there hasn't been a single one that has left me as impressed as the Bronco did. My particular loaner Bronco was had the Badlands trim, which is the most capable Bronco in the business. The massive 33-inch mud tires capsuling the equally impressive 17-inch beadlock wheels immediately sets the tone for what this new Bronco has to offer.

Our test Bronco started at $57,655, and that's partly due to the $11,500 in options that our Cyber Orange Bronco was equipped with. One thing that surprised me the most is the sheer size of the Bronco, and while part of it may have to do with the flared fenders, the rest of it just has to do with the sheer girth of the Bronco. And thus, a girthy turbo-four cylinder is what powered our Bronco. That engine is good for 300 horsepower (on premium fuel) and 325 lb-ft of torque, a really healthy number for this truck.

The technology on our Bronco was rather impressive too, with a massive 12-inch screen being the focal-point of the interior. However, the G.O.A.T drive-mode selector is also impressive. Oh yeah, and don't forget that it's essentially a convertible.

For a full, in-depth review and walkaround of the Ford Bronco, check out the video below. This video was made possible because of Delaware's Porter Ford dealership, so make sure to check them out by clicking right here!

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Comments (10)

  • I really want one of these

      12 days ago
  • I recently saw a new Ford Bronco on the road for the first time, it appeared to be a base model in dark grey. As we were driving I had the opportunity to see the vehicle from all angles and if I’m honest, I was neither impressed or disappointed. To put it bluntly I was left feeling pretty neutral about the vehicle. The compact size of the vehicle surprised me, I thought it would be a bit bigger. The styling is very utilitarian, it neither offends the eye but it also doesn’t leave one with a feeling like you just have to rush out and buy one. Maybe my impressions will change once I’ve had the opportunity to drive one, and/or see some better equipped versions in different colors.

      12 days ago
    • You probably are describing the Bronco Sport...a completely different vehicle. The full size Bronco is as rare as Hens teeth at the moment. The sport is a unibody, the platform the Escape and Maverick uses.The Bronco is a proper body on...

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        4 days ago
    • You are likely correct, none the less it didn’t leave me feeling excited about the vehicle like I was initially.

        4 days ago
  • They look super soft and from the back sort of like a volvo xc90. I loved my early Bronco this looks very soft and slight.

      7 days ago
  • Unfortunately not available in the U.K. Here it’s between Jeep and the Land Rover.

      12 days ago
  • Thanks for the review! I think im going to go ahead and purchase one as soon as the dealers here in Canada come back down to earth with the insane dealer markup that they’re currently charging.

      12 days ago