2024 Ford Bronco Sport Models, Colors, Changes – The 2024 Ford Bronco is an off-road SUV built on a pickup truck chassis. It features essential 4×4 capability. The Bronco, available in two-door or four-door, soft-top or hard-top versions, attempts to dethrone the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon as the off-road king. It’s an excellent off-road SUV with suspect road manners. There were some problems with the Bronco’s relaunch last year, but Ford worked out the kinks.
This summer, a Bronco Raptor will debut, but it will most likely be a 2023 model. Ford teased an Everglades variant equipped with a winch and snorkel, but the vehicle’s release date has not been announced. For 2024, color and off-road options are expanded, and the Sasquatch package is now available with a seven-speed manual transmission. With 35-inch Goodyear mud-terrain tires mounted on 17-inch Beadlock-capable rims, Dana locking axles, a higher suspension, and long-travel Bilstein shocks, the Sasquatch could be considered a Full Bronco. It comes in two-or four-door basic Big Bend, Black Diamond, or Badland configurations.
When Outer Banks and Wildtrak variants are included, the 2024 Bronco is available in six trim levels, five package options, two engine options, two body types, two roof styles, and as many permutations as there are ways to get lost in the woods. The Bronco’s squat frame and substantial proportions give it the appearance of a bulldog riding on 16-inch steel wheels or studded 35-inch all-terrain tires. Inside, the dashboard is wide and flat, and rubberized gear levers, switches, knobs, and floor mats keep the car on the ground in any kind of weather.
The 2024 Ford Bronco seats four passengers in two-door vehicles and five passengers in four-door variants, with ample head and shoulder room. It’s more spacious, longer, and wider than a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Our ranking here is based on the four-door Bronco. It costs $2,345 more than the base two-door model in most grades and adds 16 inches to the length. It scores one point for its considerable cargo space of 35.6 cubic feet and back legroom of 36 inches. At highway speeds, the soft top squeaks, and the available all-terrain tires make enough wind and road noise to take a point off its score of 6.
Standard on two-door vehicles is a hard top divided into three sections, with left, right, and rear panels. Retractable soft-top options cost between $1,390 and $2,480 and replace the hard panels overhead for an easier convertible on the move. For $695, four-door models get a quieter and roomier fabric soft-top or an optional hardtop. Because there is no crossbar overhead, it takes less than a minute to fold back the soft top options for wide open. Although the hardtops demand more effort, they are manageable by one person. The available four-door hard-top roof features four panels, but you can only store one of the roof panels or the four doors in the back.
Standard equipment includes a 2.3-liter turbo-4 engine with 275 horsepower and 315 pound-feet of torque (or 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet with premium fuel), which is also found in the Ranger pickup and the Mustang coupe. The F-150’s 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine produces 315 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque in the Badlands and Wildtrak trim levels (or 330 hp and 415 lb-ft with premium fuel). When properly equipped, the Bronco can pull up to 3,500 pounds with either engine. A seven-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2.3-liter engine; it is not available on the 2.7-liter. The manual transmission has a low “crawler” gear ratio of 94.75:1. Apart from that, the Manny Tranny operates similarly to a six-speed manual, with short shifts and a clutch that is neither too springy nor too mushy.
A smooth, 10-speed automatic transmission is optional with the 2.3-liter engine for $1,595 and comes standard with the 2.7-liter. Change the driving dynamics by adjusting the console dial to one of seven drive modes; for example, Sport mode illuminates the instrument cluster in red and improves throttle response and steering feel. The steering system is adjustable in three modes and automatically maintains the center without the need for corrections. Despite its disregard for aerodynamics, the Bronco’s massive 4,500-lb weight helps it feel stable on the road without being tossed around by the wind. Wind noise is expected of a vehicle with detachable components, as is road noise from any seven tire options, ranging from standard 30-inch all-seasons to massive 35-inch mud-terrain tires included with the $4,995 Sasquatch package. However, hard-top variants are particularly audible at highway speeds.
Release Date and Price
The base two-door sedan is priced at $30,795 (all prices include $1,495 destination) and features an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 16-inch steel wheels, and cloth upholstery, and keyless entry. Each model is available in four trim levels: Mid, High, Lux, and Sasquatch. Making it a four-door vehicle adds between $2,395 and $4,150 to the base model. However, that upgrade comes with the 10-speed automatic transmission, which costs $1,595 on its own.
Optional features such as the 12.0-inch touchscreen and surround-view camera system are well worth the additional cost due to the enhanced off-road visibility. The Wildtrak starts at $50,000, but with optional packages and powertrain upgrades, it can reach $60,000 before adding any of the more than 200 accessories, which range from Warn winches to Carhartt seat covers.