Ford launched the build-and-price configurator for both the 2021 Bronco and 2021 Bronco Sport a few days ago.
We’ve already navigated through the 2021 Bronco configurator, so now it’s time to take a close look at the trim levels, paints, interior materials, options and prices of the 2021 Bronco Sport. As with the Bronco, the Bronco Sport’s exterior color palette offers a mix of earthy grays, blues and blacks, plus a few new vivid reds and oranges tracing back to the vintage hues of the first-generation Bronco.
For “our” SUV, we went for the Cactus Gray exterior, which is available on all trim levels bar the Base model. Speaking of trim levels, the Bronco Sport can be had in Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, and Badlands guises, plus a First Edition that will be offered for a limited time.
Our choice had to be the Badlands because it’s the best-equipped for off-roading – after all, we’re still talking about a Bronco. The 2021 Bronco Sport Badlands brings a rugged exterior featuring metal bash plates and off-road tires. More importantly, it comes with an off-road suspension, Advanced 4×4 system, Trail Control for Off-Road, and Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain) modes as standard.
Besides the Cactus Gray paint, we’ve also optioned the 17-inch Carbonized Gray-Painted Low Gloss Aluminum wheels shod with 235/65 R17 A/T off-road tires ($795). The only other exterior option we ticked is the gray roof, a no-cost option on the Badlands.
As for the interior, we selected the Badlands Package ($2,595), which brings leather-trimmed seats with mini-perforation in Ebony/Brown, 8-way power driver and 6-way power passenger seats, 4-way manually adjustable front head restraints, as well as a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel.
The package also brings a 10-speaker B&O Sound by Bang & Olufsen with subwoofer and HD Radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, power moonroof, remote start, reverse sensing system, and a wireless charging pad. For added practicality, we also fitted our SUV with a cargo mat ($130), floor liners with carpet mats ($200) and Cargo Management System with Shelf/Divider/Table ($110).
We were tempted to opt for the $795 Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ package too, but we gave up on it because, for some reason, it’s not compatible with the Badlands Package. All in all, our well-equipped 2021 Ford Bronco Sport totaled $38,630, including the standard (for the Badlands) 245 HP 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. That’s a lot of money, considering that the vastly more capable 2021 Bronco 4-door with the Sasquatch Package will set you back $40,485 – but then again, we did choose quite a few options.