When Ford announced the new Bronco models, the focus was largely on the big SUV variants of the rig, made to compete directly with Jeep’s Wrangler series. The Bronco Sport, though largely overlooked, is a solid off-roader, winning the X-class of the Rebelle Rally last year despite being discounted as the “Baby Bronco” model.
At a Glance
- Based on the Escape model, but with far more capability
- Two engine options with electrification coming soon
- A solid entry into the small crossover category
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is a new sport utility based on the Ford Escape, but with an emphasis on ruggedness and capability instead of family hauling utility. While there are similarities between the Bronco Sport and the Escape, they are largely under the skin as the Bronco Sport has far different styling and emphasis.
Unlike the large Bronco SUV, which we’ll review soon, the Bronco Sport does not have a body-on-frame design, removable doors or roof panels, or options for off-road wheel…