One big complaint about the new Ford Bronco is the wind noise that comes through the multipiece roof. Even with the optional Sound Deadening Headliner (which our example featured), at right around 70 mph the cabin sounds as if the windows are open. During a phone call while driving, the person on the other end asked if it was raining. Another person who came along for a ride—and who has a Bronco on order—asked, “Are you kidding me?” “Unacceptable” is a bit too strong of a word here, but there is a lot of room for improvement. Continue reading
To summarize the on-road experience: It’s no fancy Italian exotic, but we think a cross-country trip in a 2021 Ford Bronco would be far more tolerable than one in a Jeep Wrangler, though not nearly as enjoyable as the same trip would be in a Land Rover Defender.
The good news is that the Bronco is a hit and reservations are strong. The bad new is that Ford now has 190,000 reservations for the new Bronco and it will take a couple of years to fill the orders they already have.
So far 190,000 customers have reserved a Bronco, the rugged SUV that has seen its launch delayed a number of times, and which has had to sort out an issue with the supplier of its hardtops. But production is underway to fill the 125,000 reservations that have been converted to orders, (Ford CEO Jim) Farley says. The SUV is essentially sold out for two years.
After much speculation, MotorTrend’s Jonny Lieberman and Truck Trend’s Sean Holman got an exclusive early look at the 2021 Ford Bronco in the desert.
In this video they show you the four-door, two-door, drivetrain, design elements, and suspension options, and they they tell you which configuration they’d actually buy.
Jonny Lieberman says, “Design wise, it’s a knockout. I mean, this is such a cool looking vehicle.”
Sean Holman has been involved in the project for three years, and has signed a non-disclosure agreement, so he wasn’t able to add much, but if you read between the line and listen to the questions he’s asking …
Bronco Expeditions and Adventures. Getting there is half the fun.