Flash Drive

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

Flash Drive 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

The all-new 2021 Bronco Sport First Edition series in Cyber Orange Metallic is a worthy multi-purpose continuation of the legendary brand.

Model Tested: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands First Edition 4×4

Engine:  2.0-liter turbocharged I-4, 250 horsepower, 277 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 8-speed automatic, all-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 21-mpg city, 26-mpg highway, 23-mpg combined

Base Price: $38,160

As Tested: $40,050


Good power from 2.0-liter Ecoboost turbocharged engine

Paddle shifters for 8-speed automatic

When properly equipped, Bronco Sport Badlands models can tow up to 2,200 pounds.

Pleasant, refined driving dynamics

Strong off-road skills

Lockable rear differential on Badlands Edition

Respectable fuel economy—our best was 26.7-mpg highway

Impressive standard safety features

Good driving position/view of the road


Excellent front seat room and comfort

Heated front seats (3 temps)

The all-new Bronco Sport is available with washable rubber flooring in the cargo area and on the second-row seatbacks for easy cleanups, and tie-down carabiner hooks in the cargo area.

Driver power lumbar

Comfy back seat upholstery

Tight back seat even with fronts moved up

Wheel well intrusion for back seat in/out

Medium thick, slightly contoured steering wheel

Good auxiliary controls

Good tilt/telescopic range

Large sun visors with ample slide adjustment

Great headroom both rows

The available Badlands Package on Bronco Sport includes 60/40 split fold-flat second-row leather two-tone seats with a flip-down center armrest and cupholders.


OK size cargo area

Flat cargo deck

No lift-over

Hatch clears tall people

Large console bin

Big glovebox, but no lock

Medium size front door bins

Smart phone charging pad

Receiver hitch

WOW Factors:

Wild Cyber Orange Metallic color

The all-new Bronco Sport small SUV comes standard with SYNC® 3 and an 8-inch touchscreen, which includes compatibility with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

Zippered seatback storage pouches

Fun to drive on and off highway

Excellent standard safety features

Attractive styling

Nicely sized for city and country


Tight rear seat

Back seat wheel well intrusion 

Part of door bins access limited

No rear seat USB ports

Bottom Line:

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands Edition is the new, eagerly anticipated compact SUV/crossover

Bronco Sport can quickly help with basecamp setup thanks to an innovative slide-out working table, part of the available five-way configurable Cargo Management System.

from Ford. It has a strong family resemblance to the big Bronco, which is a big selling point. The Bronco Sport is a more user friendly and versatile SUV than the brawny big Bronco. It’s a much better choice for families and urbanites that want a dual-purpose SUV. The Ford Bronco Sport is new SUV that’s worthy of the legendary Bronco brand.