The Ford Bronco is so iconic in the off road world and it certainly deserves credit for being one of the most capable off road SUV’s on the planet. Although the Bronco ranked #10 in the category of Mid Sized SUV’s this is by far one of my favorites. I love the tough stance, oversized tires, generous ground clearance, and weather hearty – sports adventurer interior.
If you’re living up in the mountains or get up there to enjoy them on a year round basis, the Ford Bronco will get you to where you want to go. There is quite a step change between the Bronco and Bronco sport, and please don’t let the names fool you into the sense that they’re the same.
The Bronco is worlds apart on this list, especially when you compare the X5 and Cayenne in the same review. You’re going to give up luxury, smooth ride handling, some extra road noise, and highway performance to get a vehicle that is truly equipped to handle the most burly mountain roads.
The Ford Bronco comes in a wide variety of trims including 2 Door and 4 Door versions in all 7 trims including the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, OuterBanks, Badlands, Wild Track and the First Edition. You also can select from 2 powerful engines 2.3L with 300 HP, and 0-60 in 7 Seconds, or the 2.7L 330 HP, with 0-60 in 6.3 Seconds.
The base prices range from $30,000 – $48,000 keeping this in a more moderate price range among this group. I built a Badlands 4 Door the way I would want it equipped and the build came in at $51,000 which is $9,000 above the base. There are a lot of great options to select from, and you can certainly go nuts outfitting yours to meet your personal style and off road needs.
The Bronco offers 8.8″ of ground clearance which is more than enough for most snow covered roads, plowed or not. However the Defender and 4Runner offer more clearance if this is important to you.
If you enjoy Mt Biking, remote camping, or have a cabin up a lesser improved or poorly serviced / unplowed roads… this should be on your short list with the 4Runner. Go ahead and bash this bad boy around as it can take it!
Check out this great video review I found on the web: