If you want an SUV designed to go anywhere you can imagine, no matter how rough things get, you cannot beat the 2024 Ford Bronco. Since the Bronco made its return a few years ago, it has consistently blown us away with its incredible power, bold and adventurous capability, and stunning design that beautifully blends the traditional and the new. Of course, we are not the only ones, as it has proven to be a remarkably popular vehicle and quite challenging to find without ordering one. If you need a vehicle that can handle the roughest, most difficult trails out there that keep you looking good as you're doing it, then the Ford Bronco is the one for you.
Although every Bronco can be a solid pick for hitting the trail, thanks to standard features that include a High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system and numerous Goes Over Any Type of Terrain (GOAT) Modes, some trim levels have been built for greater challenges than others. This is why it is so important that you consider your options and work with a dealership that will ensure you find the perfect Ford Bronco with everything you need.
Although the Ford Bronco is not a large or full-size SUV, you still want it to have plenty of power for a few reasons. For one thing, you should always get a good engine in any vehicle you are interested in to ensure it is actually fun to drive—this is true no matter what you plan to do with it. But just as important is that the engine in the Bronco is directly connected to its overall performance and how well it can handle itself out on the trail.
The Bronco has three engines to choose from, giving you the kind of power you've been looking for. The standard 2.3L Turbo I-4 engine will work for most people with its 275 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque, which you can get with either a manual or automatic transmission. This is an excellent starting engine that ensures the Bronco is a lot of fun to drive, with standard 4x4 engineering to help you stay in control at all times. You can get this standard engine with either a seven-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic, letting you choose the kind of driving experience you prefer.
If you want more power, then there is an available 2.7L EcoBoost Turbo V6 engine that delivers 330 hp and an impressive 415 lb-ft of torque. While you can only get this engine with the 10-speed automatic, its power and torque are perfect for navigating challenging trails and pushing through rough terrain.
The Raptor trim level takes its engine up another level with a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 that produces 418 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. Although the Ford Bronco comes with four-wheel drive (4x4), there are some notable differences when looking at available trim levels.
If you are interested in hauling a camper behind your Ford Bronco or taking a trailer with an ATV or two on it to a remote location, then consider the towing capacity these three engines offer. The 2.3L V4 or the 2.7L V6 engines can handle up to 3,500 lbs of towing, while the Raptor, with its 3.0L V6 can handle an additional thousand pounds, bringing its capacity to 4,500 lbs of maximum towing capacity. Be sure to consider how much weight you need your SUV to be able to handle and choose accordingly so that you get a Bronco that meets your needs.
Although there are plenty of things about the Ford Bronco that we like, such as its overall style and gorgeous interior, the Bronco’s potential for hitting the trail is what stands out above everything else. Few other SUVs can come close to the level of off-road capability that you find in the Ford Bronco, with certain trim levels leaving pretty much everything else in their dust. If you are looking for an SUV that you can take anywhere you can imagine and conquer the most challenging trails out there, you need to check out the 2024 Bronco and everything that Ford’s engineers and designers have loaded into it.
For starters, you have the fact that every Ford Bronco comes with its incredible HOSS (High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension) system, one of the most impressive off-road suspensions on the market. That being said, there are different HOSS versions available on different trims; the standard Big Bend trim comes with HOSS 1.0, for example, while the Bronco Wildtrak features HOSS 3.0 with FOX Internal Bypass Dampers for incredible off-road performance. Similarly, every Bronco features Ford’s Terrain Management System with GOAT Modes designed to ensure you get the best traction possible when going off-road. You can find up to seven GOAT Modes on Bronco trims, including Sport, Eco, and Normal for everyday driving, Slippery for boosted traction, Sand/Snow for loose terrain, and Rock Crawl for climbing over boulders.
These kinds of remarkable off-road features are significant, creating an incredibly capable SUV for hitting the trail. For the most challenging situations, we suggest choosing a trim with 35-inch tires to ensure you can go just about anywhere. This will give you up to 11.5 in of ground clearance and more than 33 in of water fording capability. You also get an approach angle of up to 43.2 degrees, a breakover angle of up to 26.3 degrees, and a departure angle of up to 37 degrees. All this comes together to create an incredible SUV that can take you anywhere the trail leads you.
Ford could have made the Bronco one of the most capable and adventurous SUVs on the market and called it a day, but they refused to come up short in any way. That is why you will also find terrific technology in the 2024 Bronco to make every drive better. For example, the starting Big Bend trim features remote keyless access with a Push-Button Start, an eight-inch LCD instrument panel in the gauge cluster, and advanced safety features like Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. You will also find a 12-inch Infotainment display with Ford’s SYNC 4 software, a seven-speaker sound system, and comfortable seating, all standard.
With the available Wildtrak trim level, you'll get a Ford Bronco with advanced features such as dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, Intelligent Access, and a Blind Spot Information System. The Wildtrak also comes with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls, and heated front seats for added comfort on cold mornings or after a mountain getaway. You can get an available wireless charging pad in the Wildtrak and a 660-watt 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with a subwoofer for an incredible audio experience on the road or trail.
Best of all are the impressive tech options to enhance your experience off-road. Trail Control, for example, acts as cruise control while on the trail, maintaining a set speed so that you can focus on maneuvering through tough spots. Trail Turn Assist gives you a much tighter turn radius for situations where you need to really cut it short when off-road, while Trail One-Pedal Drive lets you use a single pedal for low-speed driving and maneuvering on the trail. All of this comes together to create an exceptional SUV that you will look forward to driving—on or off the road.