How Does the Ford Bronco Differ from the Ford Bronco Sport?

April 16th, 2021 by

Excited about the return of the Ford Bronco? Before you decide to pick one up, you may also want to take a look at the new Ford Bronco Sport. See how they compare:


With the Ford Bronco, you’ll get a turbocharged 2.3-liter engine that puts out 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The other option is a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine that offers 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.

A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard, but you can get a 7-speed manual in the base trim. Four-wheel drive is standard.

You can think of the Ford Bronco Sport as sort of a Ford Bronco Jr., and as such, its engine isn’t as powerful. It’s a 1.5-liter turbocharged configuration that generates 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. There is, however, a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that will give you 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque.

Both engines are paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive comes standard.

Off-Road Ability

The Ford Bronco has always been known as a great off-roader, and the 2021 model won’t disappoint. In addition to four-wheel drive, many other amenities can be added, including:

  • 35-inch mud-terrain tires
  • Beadlock-capable wheels
  • Long-travel dampers
  • Electronic locking front and rear differentials
  • A sway-bar disconnect feature

The Ford Bronco Sport is no slouch in this area either, as multiple skid plates and 8.8 inches of ground clearance are standard. You can also get a locking rear differential, a low-speed cruise control system, and tow hooks.


While different in many ways, the Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport are similar when it comes to tech, and both models come with:

  • Keyless access
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • An 8-inch touchscreen
  • 4 USB ports
  • A 6-speaker stereo

Not sure which model to go with? Come check out both at our Blair Ford dealership.

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