The Ford Bronco is one of the hottest vehicles on the market right now and Matt Farah and Zack Klapman recently had the opportunity to put it to the test.
The following review is the first video in a two-part series that will focus on the new Bronco. This first part is centered on driving the car on the road, while the second will explore its off-roading chops.
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Ford sells the Bronco in seven different trim levels, including the limited-run First Edition. This model is the Outer Banks which sits above the Base, Big Bend, and Black Diamond in the range and below the Badlands and Wildtrak. It starts at $38,995 in two-door guise and $41,450 as a four-door. The Bronco tested also had the flagship 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 rather than the smaller 2.3-liter EcoBoost.
A key point of difference between the Wrangler and its main rival, the Jeep Wrangler, is its use of independent front suspension. It also has rack and pinion steering whereas the Wrangler has a recirculating ball steering system. Compared to the Wrangler, the Bronco is much more refined when driving on-road.
Farah also notes that the tires of this Bronco Outer Banks model don’t produce too much road noise but above 60 mph, the off-roader does create a lot of noise and is very loud. This is despite the fact that the Bronco tested had the available fixed roof complete with extra noise insulation.