2021 Ford Bronco & Ford Bronco Sport Differences

Ford Bronco vs Ford Bronco Sport

Feel your wild side come unfurled behind the wheel of a pair of reimagined classics at the leading edge of SUVs built boldly: the Ford Bronco vs. Bronco Sport. Style and substance reign supreme on two brolic models that love to get their wheels dirty. See which hard-charging four- or two-door model has the giddy-up to earn a spot atop the podium in your driveway.

2021 Ford Bronco
2021 Ford Bronco Sport
MSRP (starting at) $28,500
MSRP (starting at) $26,820
Engine 2.3L EcoBoost - 270 horsepower
Engine 1.5L EcoBoost - 181 horsepower
Torque 310 lb-ft
Torque 190 lb-ft
Transmission 7-Speed Manual
Transmission  8-Speed Automatic
MPG  Estimated 21 city / 26 highway
MPG Estimated 25 city / 28 highway
# of seats 4
# of seats 5
Cargo Space 26.3 cu-ft / 52.3 with rear seats down
Cargo Space 32.5 cu-ft / 65.2 with rear seats down

Unleash the Beast: Behind the Engine

The engine inside both the Ford Bronco vs. Bronco Sport pack plenty of power pound for pound. Whether you're looking for big things in a smaller package inside the Ford Bronco Sport or the EcoBoost engine inside the Ford Bronco, these two models can hold their own under the hood.

The Ford Bronco Sport model's slightly smaller frame runs on a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged base engine that produces 181 hp, and a 245 hp turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder is available inside certain trims. Both engines team up with an eight-speed automatic transmission and have all-wheel drive. The engine with 245 hp also comes with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for quick gear changes and upgraded cooling components to take on lurking climate challenges.

The Ford Bronco Base™, Big Bend™, Black Diamond™, Outer Banks™, and Badlands™ trims run on a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine, and the 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine comes standard on the Wildtrak™; First Edition trims are available on the previously mentioned models as well. Seven-speed manual transmission with crawler gear comes standard on the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, and Badlands trims. The remaining Outer Banks, Wildtrak, and First Edition trims have a 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control.

Measuring the Bronco Sport vs. Bronco Size

As you may have taken note of by now, the Ford Bronco outsizes the Ford Bronco Sport. Here's how the duo stacks up in a couple key measurements:

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Length: 173.7 inches for the two-door Base, Big Bend, and Wildtrak, and 174.8 inches for the Badlands trim. The four-door length is 189.4 inches for the Base & Big Bend trims, 189.5 inches for the Wildtrak trim, and 190.5 inches for the Badlands trim.
  • Width: Widths on the Ford Bronco range from 75.9 to 76.3 inches, depending on trim level.
  • Height: The shortest Bronco model is the two-door model's 71.9 inches, and the tallest is the four-door Badlands model at 73.9 inches.
  • Passenger Volume: 99 cubic feet offers plenty of room to stretch out inside the two-door model; 103.7 cubic feet is the total inside the four-door version.
  • Cargo Volume: 3.9 to 10.6 cubic feet with the seats up and an additional 5.2 to 26.4 cubic feet when they're down.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

  • Length: 172.7 inches
  • Width: 76.3 inches
  • Height: 71.4 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 106 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume behind rear row: 29 cubic feet

Taking the Ford Bronco vs. Bronco Sport Off-Road

These two bad brawlers love to take the good times where other SUV models pull up and struggle. GOAT driving modes don't just stand for greatest of all time; that's not for us to decide. But both of these models can Go Over Any Terrain (GOAT) you put in front of them. Everything from the rough and tumble tires and wheels to the several trims designed to fulfill your exact visions of future faraway fun is meant to bring your good times everywhere.

2021 Bronco vs. 2021 Bronco Sport Pricing and Trims

There's no way you walk away from these two models feeling like there's just not one for you. There's a litany of trim levels across both two- and four-door versions, so you'll surely find a Ford Bronco vs. Bronco Sport that fits.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

  • 2021 Bronco Sport Base - Starting price of $26,820 MSRP1
  • 2021 Bronco Sport Big Bend - Starting price of $28,320 MSRP1
  • 2021 Bronco Sport Outer Banks - Starting price of $32,320 MSRP1
  • 2021 Bronco Sport Badlands - Starting price of $32,820 MSRP1
  • 2021 Bronco Sport First Edition - Starting price of $38,500 MSRP1

2021 Ford Bronco

  • 2021 Bronco Base - Starting price of $28,500 MSRP1
  • 2021 Bronco Big Bend - Starting price of $33,385 MSRP1
  • 2021 Bronco Black Diamond - Starting price of $36,050 MSRP1
  • 2021 Bronco Outer Banks - Starting price of $38,955 MSRP1
  • 2021 Bronco Badlands - Starting price of $42,095 MSRP1
  • 2021 Bronco Wildtrak - Starting price of $46,980 MSRP1
  • 2021 Bronco Sport First Edition - Starting price of $57,410 MSRP1

The Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport models range from starting prices of $26,820 MSRP1 to $57,410 MSRP,1 which is a favorable range when contrasting price points on the Bronco Sport vs. Compass.

Those looking for larger models like the Bronco vs. Wrangler will enjoy the range of trims and price levels available in the 2021 Ford Bronco as well. If you're somebody who doesn't want to sit in the living room all weekend or maybe you just enjoy a great view at sunset, ride the Ford Bronco past its lesser competition.

Towing Comparison

The towing capacity of the Ford Bronco vs. Bronco Sport stacks up as such. The maximum available towing capacity for both the two-door and four-door Ford Bronco models is 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The Bronco Sport models, as you might expect given their less large frame, tow as much as 2,200 pounds with 2,000 pounds being the capacity for the base model (when properly equipped).

Frequently Asked Questions About the Ford Bronco vs. Bronco Sport

Here are some questions we hear all the time inside our showroom about the newest SUV models from Ford. Drivers just like you are wondering about this stuff!

What colors do the Ford Bronco Sport come in?

This slick slider comes in a staggering 10 exterior colors. Good luck finding that kind of diverse palette in other models that bring it any time, any place. Beautiful manes are available for your Ford Bronco in striking shades like Cyber Orange and Rapid Red, as well as classy classics like Shadow Black and Carbonized Gray.

Can I take my Ford Bronco vs. Bronco Sport to the beach?

Those that love to pack up the whole squad and head towards the waves will enjoy the GOAT driving modes inside these SUVs. Switch your driving mode from Normal, Sport, or Eco into Slippery and Sand modes and conquer the beachside roads. The Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport don't have to strain to do what other SUVs gear up for; they're built for it.

How Does the Bronco Sport Conquer Danger Below?

Selecting the available 235/65R17 A/T Off-Road tires will give you the ability to go where others can't. You'll get 23.6 inches of water-fording capability2 and 8.8 inches of best-in-class3 ground clearance, meaning muddy off-road obstacles and rocky, uneven trails are no match for you and your ambition.

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