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2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport features and powertrains broken down by trim level

Scroll down to see every trim level the 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport are being sold in.

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The two- and four-door 2021 Ford Bronco will come in seven trim levels. The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport comes in five. This article breaks down the trim levels by model and explains a little bit about who each was designed for.

Rather than just refer to them as trim levels, Ford is rebranding the equipment levels "series". Each series is named after a land feature in the U.S., aside from Base and First Edition: Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Wildtrak, and Badlands.

2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Base

Ford designed the base model for customers who want a no-frills SUV. Perhaps they plan on modifying it or just want to keep the price tag to a minimum.

The model comes standard with:

  • 4x4 with part-time selectable engagement
  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine
  • Seven-speed manual transmission with a crawl gear
  • Easily removable doors and roof
  • Terrain Management System with G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 16-inch silver-painted steel wheels, 30-inch P255/70R16 all-season tires
  • SYNC 4 infotainment system
  • 8.0-inch infotainment screen
  • Carpeted flooring
  • Cloth seats
The list of available equipment includes:
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control
  • Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement
  • Sasquatch Package

Starting Price: $28,500 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Big Bend

The Bronco Big Bend is for customers that want off-road capability but with greater comfort and more technology features than the Base model. The SUV features all the Base content and more.

The model comes standard with:

  • Terrain Management System with six G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum wheels
  • 32-inch P255/75R17 all-terrain tires
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
  • LED fog lamps
  • Carbonized Gray grille
  • Privacy glass

The list of available equipment includes:

  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control
  • Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement
  • Heated front seats and remote start (with 10-speed automatic only)
  • Sasquatch Package
  • Mid Package
Starting Price: $33,385 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Black Diamond

The Bronco Black Diamond is a mid-grade model that adds heavy-duty equipment and a marine-grade washout interior. The SUV gets all the Big Bend content in addition to other features.

The model comes standard with:

  • Heavy-duty modular front bumper, powder-coated steel rear bumper
  • Rock rails and heavy-duty bash plates
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 17-inch black-painted steel wheels
  • 32-inch LT265/70R17 all-terrain wheels
  • Auxiliary switches in overhead console
  • Marine-grade vinyl-trimmed seats and rubberized washout flooring

The list of available equipment includes:

  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control
  • Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement
  • Sasquatch Package
  • Mid Package
Starting Price: $36,050 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Outer Banks

Customers who value style and technology above ruggedness will want to take a look at the Bronco Outer Banks. The model includes Big Bend content and adds more comfort and convenience features.

The model comes standard with:

  • Terrain Management System with six G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 18-inch black-painted machined-face aluminum wheels
  • 32-inch P255/70R18 all-terrain tires
  • Signature LED headlamps and taillamp
  • Body-color exterior door handles, mirror camps, and fender flairs
  • Powder-coated tube steps
  • Cloth heated front-row bucket seats
  • Mid Package
The list of available equipment includes:
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control
  • Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Sasquatch Package
  • High Package
  • Lux Package
Starting Price: $38,955 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Wildtrak

If you want to take your Ford Bronco to the desert, this is the trim level you'll want to consider. It comes with all the Bronco Outer Banks content.

The model comes standard with:

  • Mid Package
  • Sasquatch Package
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control
  • Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes including Baja
  • Modular Shadow Black-painted hard top
  • Wildtrak hood graphic
  • Carpeted flooring
  • Cloth heated front row bucket seats
The list of available equipment includes:
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • High Package
  • Lux Package
Starting Price: $48,875 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Badlands

The Bronco Badlands model is the most capable Bronco you can buy. It comes with its own unique heavy-duty suspension and builds on the offerings of the Big Bend package.

The model comes standard with:

  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes including Rock Crawl and Baja
  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted machined-face aluminum wheels
  • 33-inch LT285/70R17 all-terrain tires
  • Unique Badlands suspension with front stabilizer bar disconnect
  • Heavy-duty modular front bumper, powder-coated steel rear bumper
  • Auxiliary switches in overhead console
  • Marine-grade vinyl-trimmed seats and rubberized washout flooring
The list of available equipment includes:
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Sasquatch Package
  • Mid Package
  • High Package
  • Lux Package
Starting Price: $42,095 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door First Edition

The Bronco First Edition builds on the Badlands trim level, Outer Banks interior appointments, and Wildtrak exterior features. Only 3,500 will be built.

The model comes standard with:

  • Lux Package
  • Sasquatch Package
  • First Edition hood and bodyside graphics
  • Modular Shadow Black-paired hard top
  • Safari bar
  • Carpeted floorign
  • A unique interior
  • Leather-trimmed seats with heated front-row, 10-way power driver's seat
Starting Price: $59,305 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Four-Door Base

Ford designed the base model for customers who want a no-frills SUV. Perhaps they plan on modifying it or just want to keep the price tag to a minimum.

The model comes standard with:

  • 4x4 with part-time selectable engagement
  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine
  • Seven-speed manual transmission with a crawl gear
  • Easily removable doors and roof
  • Terrain Management System with G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 16-inch silver-painted steel wheels, 30-inch P255/70R16 all-season tires
  • SYNC 4 infotainment system
  • 8.0-inch infotainment screen
  • Carpeted flooring
  • Cloth seats
The list of available equipment includes:
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail COntnrol
  • Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement
  • Sasquatch Package
Starting Price: $33,200 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Four-Door Big Bend

The Bronco Big Bend is for customers that want off-road capability but with greater comfort and more technology features than the Base model. The SUV features all the Base content and more.

The model comes standard with:

  • Terrain Management System with six G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum wheels
  • 32-inch P255/75R17 all-terrain tires
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob
  • LED fog lamps
  • Carbonized Gray grille
  • Privacy glass

The list of available equipment includes:

  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control
  • Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement
  • Heated front seats and remote start (with 10-speed automatic only)
  • Sasquatch Package
  • Mid Package
Starting Price: $35,880 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Four-Door Black Diamond

The Bronco Black Diamond is a mid-grade model that adds heavy-duty equipment and a marine-grade washout interior. The SUV gets all the Big Bend content in addition to other features.

The model comes standard with:

  • Heavy-duty modular front bumper, powder-coated steel rear bumper
  • Rock rails and heavy-duty bash plates
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 17-inch black-painted steel wheels
  • 32-inch LT265/70R17 all-terrain wheels
  • Auxiliary switches in overhead console
  • Marine-grade vinyl-trimmed seats and rubberized washout flooring

The list of available equipment includes:

  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control
  • Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement
  • Sasquatch Package
  • Mid Package
Starting Price: $38,545 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Four-Door Outer Banks

Customers who value style and technology above ruggedness will want to take a look at the Bronco Outer Banks. The model includes Big Bend content and adds more comfort and convenience features.

The model comes standard with:

  • Terrain Management System with six G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 18-inch black-painted machined-face aluminum wheels
  • 32-inch P255/70R18 all-terrain tires
  • Signature LED headlamps and taillamp
  • Body-color exterior door handles, mirror camps, and fender flairs
  • Powder-coated tube steps
  • Cloth heated front-row bucket seats
  • Mid Package
The list of available equipment includes:
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control
  • Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Sasquatch Package
  • High Package
  • Lux Package
Starting Price: $41,450 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Four-Door Wildtrak

If you want to take your Ford Bronco to the desert, this is the trim level you'll want to consider. It comes with all the Bronco Outer Banks content.

The model comes standard with:

  • Mid Package
  • Sasquatch Package
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission with Trail Control
  • Advanced 4x4 with automatic on-demand engagement
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes including Baja
  • Modular Shadow Black-painted hard top
  • Wildtrak hood graphic
  • Carpeted flooring
  • Cloth heated front row bucket seats
The list of available equipment includes:
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • High Package
  • Lux Package
Starting Price: $51,370 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Four-Door Badlands

The Bronco Badlands model is the most capable Bronco you can buy. It comes with its own unique heavy-duty suspension and builds on the offerings of the Big Bend package.

The model comes standard with:

  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes including Rock Crawl and Baja
  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted machined-face aluminum wheels
  • 33-inch LT285/70R17 all-terrain tires
  • Unique Badlands suspension with front stabilizer bar disconnect
  • Heavy-duty modular front bumper, powder-coated steel rear bumper
  • Auxiliary switches in overhead console
  • Marine-grade vinyl-trimmed seats and rubberized washout flooring
The list of available equipment includes:
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Sasquatch Package
  • Mid Package
  • High Package
  • Lux Package
Starting Price: $44,590 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Four-Door First Edition

The Bronco First Edition builds on the Badlands trim level, Outer Banks interior appointments, and Wildtrak exterior features. Only 3,500 will be built.

The model comes standard with:

  • Lux Package
  • Sasquatch Package
  • First Edition hood and bodyside graphics
  • Modular Shadow Black-paired hard top
  • Safari bar
  • Carpeted floorign
  • A unique interior
  • Leather-trimmed seats with heated front-row, 10-way power driver's seat
Starting Price: $63,500 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Base

The Bronco Sport Base features less frills than every other Bronco Sport model, but it has best-in-class cargo room.

The model comes standard with:

  • 4x4
  • 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Terrai Management System with five G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 17-inch Sparkle Silver wheels
  • First- and second-row grab handles
  • Safari-style roof
  • Flip-up lift gate glass
  • Liftgate adjustable flood lights
  • SYC 3 infotainment system
  • 8.0-inch LCD infotainment touch screen
  • Ford Co-Pilot260
  • FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Starting Price: $26,600 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Big Bend

The Bronco Big Bend features all the equipment on the Bronco Base and adds adventure-ready features.

The model comes standard with:

  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted high-gloss aluminum wheels
  • Rubberized cargo floor and second-row setback protector
  • Easy-to-clean cloth bucket seats
  • Rear center armrest
  • Zippered pockets with MOLLE straps one front-row seatbacks
  • Two-way manually folding second-row seats
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • Carbonized Gray grille with BRONCO molded in white
  • Second-row side and cargo area privacy glass
  • Heated sideview mirrors
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
Starting Price: $28,160 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks 

The Bronco Outer Banks delivers a stylish exterior and interior. It builds on the Bronco Sport Big Bend content.

he model comes standard with:

  • Shadow Black roof
  • 18-inch machined-face aluminum Ebony Black-painted wheels
  • 225/60R18 all-season tires
  • Ambient lighting
  • Front and rear carpeted floor mats
  • 6.5-inch digital instrument panel
  • Sport contour, leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Remote start system
  • Reverse sensing system
Starting Price: $32,160 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Badlands 

Ford has made the Bronco Sport Badlands trim level the most rugged in the lineup. It builds one the Big Bend model and adds features and equipment.

The model comes standard with:

  • 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine
  • Off-road suspension
  • Advanced 4x4 with twin-clutch rear-drive uint
  • 28.5-inch all-terrain tires
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Metal bash plates
  • Trail Control
  • Front 180-degree front camera with split-view and washer
  • Front tow hooks
  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum wheels with full-size spare
  • Rubberize flooring
Starting Price: $32,660 (plus destination and delivery charges)

2021 Ford Bronco Sport First Edition

Ford will build just 2,000 Bronco Sport First Edition models. The SUV's trim level builds on the Badlands grade.

The model comes standard with:

  • 17-inch Ebony Black-painted aluminum wheels
  • Grille with BRONCO molded in black
  • Shadow Black hood and side door decals
  • Body-color door handles
  • 29-inch all-terrain tires
  • Class II Trailer Tow Package
  • Navy Pier Leather eight-way power-adjustable driver's essay and six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Heated, leather steering wheel
  • Power moonroof
  • 10-speaker B&O Sound System
Starting Price: $38,500 (plus destination and delivery charges)

Deposits for the Bronco and Bronco Sport are currently being accepted.

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The Nissan Pathfinder is just at home on the trial as it is on the road.

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

One of my favorite poems is Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken". The message is about making choices and, how the road taken made all the difference. Often in life and on the road, we have to make one choice. Take one road. No turning back. I thought of this poem on my recent test drive in the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder in the hinterlands of Montana, when I could take two different roads—paved and dirt—and that made all the difference!

Nissan has redesigned and retooled its fifth-generation Pathfinder instilling greater latitude for buyers who want to travel both types of roads and expand their adventure footprint. After seven decades of off-road development, 35 years in the business of selling Pathfinders, and with more than 1.8 million sold in the U.S., this Japanese automaker has moved the needle with a ground-up revision of the previous-gen model.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is a capable off-roader.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

The full-sized sport utility is available in four trims (S, SV, SL and Platinum) and two- and four-wheel drive versions; Nissan expects that nearly 60 percent of buyers will choose four-wheel drive. The Pathfinder is in a segment that has grown larger each year as more families want a vehicle for around-town, school and playdate runs and for weekend getaways with traction technology that allows travel in the backcountry and good towing capability. Direct competitors are the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Ford Explorer.

A day-long drive of approximately 150 miles on tarmac and over a variety of dirt roads and tracks provided the opportunity to assess the Pathfinder's updates. A late-spring snowstorm added slickness to all the road surfaces in the region and allowed the Pathfinder to show off its traction capabilities at both slow and higher speeds and with lane change and emergency-braking maneuvers, when towing. I concentrated my evaluation on the augmented hardware and software designed to enhance the crossover's capabilities for backcountry travel and towing.

What I found most notable over every road surface was the comfortable ride and responsive handling that come from a collection of upgrades—and, in particular, as a result of the following: the gearing on the new nine-speed transmission, with paddle shifters for personal and more precise shifting for sport driving and slowing over rough terrain; the new terrain mode system that's engineered for different driving conditions; the four-wheel drive system that moves torque more quickly to avoid wheel slip; the improved suspension system; and new tires with a larger contact patch and more aggressive tread pattern, among other changes.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Pathfinder's drive modes are designed to inspire confidence. Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

The Pathfinder provided sure-footed motoring and comfort over uneven surfaces. Its 7.1 inches of ground clearance easily maneuvered over the small obstacles on the trail and hill descent control took the reigns without hesitation for steeper and longer downhills on traction-compromised surfaces.

I was also impressed with the Pathfinder's towing competence and appreciated the standard trailer sway control onboard all trims. It offered notably strong, mannered acceleration from a standing start and excellent straight-line braking without porpoising for either exercise.

The new 2022 Pathfinder brings off-road and towing attributes that are important to families who are seeking to spend time in the backcountry for days trips and longer and for overlanding in terrain that doesn't require a true off-road vehicle with a low range. It's will appeal to buyers who want don't want to have to choose only one road.

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The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder arrives on dealer lots this summer.

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder doesn't have to be capable of rock crawling or deep water fording. What it has to do is service the needs of families in their daily life and give them the opportunity to competently go off-roading on rocky trails should they desire. The new, fifth-generation models does just that and adds in enough nifty features to make it among the most compelling choices for three-row SUV buyers.

The 2022 Pathfinder is thoroughly modern though not the boxy off-roader it once was. The SUV's styling harkens back to that time with a tilted, darkened C-pillar and a return to a more muscular body style. That styling makes straightforward visibility good but for shorter drivers seeing what is immediately in front of the grille is a challenge that necessitates using surround view camera technology (available only in upper trim levels) when navigating challenging terrain.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder The Pathfinder can easily handle the roads less traveled.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

Under the hood is a 3.5-liter V6 that offers up 291 horsepower and torque - plenty to do the job without complaint. The SUV's nine-speed automatic transmission replaces the continuously variable transmission (CVT) from the previous generation and delivers smooth shifts. Though low-end torque isn't as robust as I like it to be, once up over 35 mph, the Pathfinder's powertrain delivers smooth, powerful sailing.

The redesigned architecture and components underpinning the Pathfinder make it stable on the road and don't allow it to wallow on winding roads. Even off-road, the suspension provides the right blend of stability while the drive dynamics allowing the driver to feel engaged with their surroundings whether on freshly paved roads, city streets, or muddy trails.

Nissan has given the Pathfinder a 6,000-pound towing capacity and even when maxed out the engine's functionality is strong as ever. The transmission can get held up in a gear mid-range when performing this function, however, with 5,000-6,000 rpms registering on the tachometer but a quick release of the gas pedal recalibrates the offering bringing it down to a more traditional 2,000 rpm range.

The eight-seater Pathfinder clearly has the Toyota Highlander in its sights, with good reason. It's the top-selling three-row SUV in the country. Nissan boasts that three adults can fit across the rear bench seat of the Pathfinder and, as long as they're average size or smaller, the marketing talking point holds up. There is gobs more room back there than there is in the Highlander.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Nissan has given the Pathfinder ample cargo space.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

Getting in and out of the third row is easy thanks to one-touch buttons on the outboard side of the second-row chairs that move the SUV's captain's seats forward creating enough room to get through to the back. Smartly, Nissan's engineers have put duplicates of these buttons on the back side of the same seats allowing third-row passengers to simply press the button to move the seat up.

The third row can also be accessed via a split between the captain's chairs as well, a space traditionally occupied by a center stowage bin/cup holders/arm rest. Owners can quickly remove the center console by opening a panel on the front and pulling the release mechanism. The one-handed operation takes seconds and the console can be easily stored in the under-floor trunk space behind the third row seat for ease.

Speaking of cargo space... The Pathfinder is one of the most spacious midsize SUVs on the market today for both passengers and cargo. There is a substantial amount of room behind the third-row seat and the under-floor storage area is nearly twice the size of the one in the Highlander. Plus, it has a feature that allows the area cover to be automatically propped up when pushed up by a user. This is especially help when carrying groceries or plants home and keeps them from being crushed.

The first- and second-row seats are suitably comfortable, even for extended periods of time and standard trig-zone climate control makes finding the right in-cabin mix easy. Bottle holders in the pockets of the front doors are exceptionally large, fitting even bulky water bottles.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder The Pathfinder's front row seats are comfortable.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

In front of the driver is a standard tachometer, speedometer, and 7.0-inch driver information display. Buyers can upgrade to a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster and head-up display but they're not reason enough to upgrade to the top-tier Pathfinder Platinum on their own.

Nissan packs the new Pathfinder with a host of desirable features that make living with the Pathfinder easier including one-touch auto up/down windows, a wireless phone charger, grocery hooks in the rear cargo area, USB ports in all three rows, second-row sunshades, rear door keyless entry, wireless Apple CarPlay, and a motion-activated lift gate.

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is priced to start at $33,410 for the two-wheel drive S base model and $35,310 for the four-wheel drive S base model. The model tops out around $50,000 with destination and delivery included, which seems fair when comparing the Pathfinder to other vehicles in the market.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder The Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

If you're thinking of purchasing a Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, Honda Pilot, or Highlander, do yourself a favor and schedule a test drive of the new Pathfinder when it arrives at a dealer lot near you. You may just be surprised how seamlessly it fits into your daily life compared to the competition.

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