The return of the Ford Bronco has signified the Blue Oval's challenge against the Jeep Wrangler. Featuring a boxy-design reminiscent of the first-generation Bronco, the latest 4x4 comes with EcoBoost powertrains, 4x4 capability over any terrain, as well as other off-road technologies.
All of these are made possible thanks to a wide variety of variants (7) and packages available for the 2021 Bronco. There are a total of five packages available but what really caught our attention was the Sasquatch Package. From its namesake, the Bronco gets a plethora of suspension and chassis upgrades meant for the ultimate in off-roading.
With the off-road package, the Bronco gets 17-inch painted-aluminum beadlock wheels, 35-inch 315/70/R17 BWS mud-terrain tires, an electronic-locking front, and rear differentials, suspension lift kit, position-sensitive Bilstein dampers, high-clearance fender flares, and a 4.7:1 final drive ratio for better acceleration.
Don't think that the Sasquatch package is only available for the top-of-the-line Wildtrak and Badlands variants. Ford says that the Sasquatch off-road package is available across the Bronco lineup. This means the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, and Outer Banks versions can come with the Sasquatch package.
As for the rest of the package lineup, there's Standard, Mid, High, and Lux. Standard equips the Bronco with LED headlights, black door handles, fender flares, fender tie-down hooks, manual-airconditioning, and push-button start.
It is then followed by Mid which upgrades the Bronco with dual-zone automatic climate control, 110V power outlet, heated front seats, remote starting system, SYNC 4, reverse sensing with reverse camera, and Ford Co-Pilot360. Next up is 'High' which comes with all of the features from Mid, but comes with a 12-inch touchscreen media system, 360-degree camera, extra sound deadening, and forward sensing system.
Serving as the most luxurious package is called 'Lux'. This one comes with all of the features found on High but gets additional high-tech features and extra amenities. It has a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, heated steering wheel, universal garage door opener, adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, two additional front USB chargers, a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, and wireless charging.
Opt for the First Edition model, and it will have the Lux and Sasquatch packages as standard, along with several more extras. Only a total of 3,500 examples will be made by Ford.
Should the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon be worried about the Ford Bronco Badlands with the Sasquatch package? From the looks of things, I think Ford's newest 4x4 might give the Wrangler a run for their money