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How We’d Spec It: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

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The Bronco is back, finally, and with it is its crossover-based cousin the Bronco Sport. It comes in four of the same guises as the bigger Bronco—base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, and Badlands—and it also gets a limited-run First Edition. Unfortunately, the more exciting 2021 Ford Bronco isn’t on Ford’s configurator yet, so we can’t build and price it. But the smaller and cuter Bronco Sport is, so a few Car and Driver staffers headed over to Ford’s site and built their dream Ford Bronco Sport.

Drew Dorian’s $32,240 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Big Bend

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Since this isn’t the real-deal Bronco, I’ve decided it’s not wise to get too crazy, so I’ve chosen the Big Bend model. It’s just one rung up from the base model in the Bronco Sport’s five-trim lineup, but for a modest $1500 price bump over the entry-level model, the Big

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Ford Bronco vs. Jeep Wrangler: The War Begins

  • In case you’ve been under a rock, the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco is here.
  • Though the Bronco spec panels leave a few voids, we know now the hard basics about Ford’s highly anticipated off-roader.
  • Naturally, we scanned the Bronco technical specifications and compared the data with its innate and long uncontested competitor, the Jeep Wrangler.

    Forget about these so-called truck wars. The Toledo War is about to pop off again. You’ve never heard of the territorial dispute in 1835 between the bordering states of Michigan and Ohio? That’s okay, neither had we. But now that the new Ford Bronco is here, the Michigan-built off-roader is set to encroach on the Ohio-built Jeep Wrangler and its well-earned seat on the off-road throne. It’ll be some time before we can settle this score on the battlefield, so here’s how the two stack up on paper.

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    Both off-roaders are available with a

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    Jeep Teases Video of Quiet Plug-In-Hybrid Wrangler 4xe

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    • Jeep has shared a video with a nearly silent plug-in-hybrid Wrangler 4xe on the same day it showed off a Hemi-powered Wrangler Rubicon.
    • The automaker had been expected to share more details at auto shows that were canceled this year.
    • Jeep says that the electrified Wrangler is coming soon but offers up no other details.

      While the world was focused on the Bronco, yesterday Jeep tried to disrupt the hype with its V-8 Hemi-powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept. It did turn some heads, because who wouldn’t want 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque in something that crawls over rocks and blasts down dirt roads? The automaker also went in a completely different direction via social media, teasing its upcoming plug-in-hybrid Wrangler 4xe.

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      2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition Makes the 3-Row Look Great

      • Kia is adding a blacked-out Nightfall edition to the 2021 Telluride SUV, and we approve of the looks.
      • It includes an exclusive black grille, tons of black accents, and special 20-inch all black wheels.
      • The Nightfall treatment costs $1295 and is available on the Telluride EX AWD with the Premium package, the SX AWD, and the SX Prestige, and will arrive by the end of the summer.

        We’re big fans of the Kia Telluride here at Car and Driver. So much, in fact that we gave it a 10Best award its first year on the market and immediately parked one in our long-term garage. Our long-termer gets tons of praise from the staff on its comfort and good looks—our test car is finished in an elegant Dark Moss shade of green—and for the 2021 model year, Kia is adding a blacked-out Nightfall edition. We’re very much intrigued by the

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        Land Rover Defender Classic Goes Electric but at a Shocking Price

        • Twisted, a U.K.-based specialist in Land Rover modification, has turned its hand to electrifying the long-serving Land Rover Defender—not the new one, but any of the previous-generation models.
        • Twisted says that its models use the identities and chassis numbers of imported Defenders more than 25 years old and are registered in Virginia as reconstructed vehicles.
        • The North American Specification Defenders will be available in three bright colors and at the top end, cost more than $200,000.

          Being an early adopter of new technology tends to come at a high price, and that’s also true when it gets retrofitted into an old vehicle. While many will see the appeal of an EV version of the classic Land Rover Defender—the one that was last officially sold in the States in 1997—few will be able to contemplate one with a base price of $185,000. For those who can, it’s a rare opportunity to

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          Biden’s Climate Plan Includes Cash for Clunkers to Speed Electric-Car Adoption

          • Presumptive Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden shared his plan for a cleaner future today that includes a push to expand electric-vehicle production.
          • Biden announced a Cash for Clunkers–type plan to offer incentives or rebates to people to replace gasoline-powered vehicles with electric vehicles.
          • Biden also announced that he wants to replace the United States’ government fleet with U.S.-made electric vehicles to help spur demand.

            Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden shared his goal for a climate change plan today. A large part of the plan involves electric vehicles and what Biden believes can make the United States the leader in electric-vehicle development.

            The piece that would impact drivers the most is a plan to offer incentives or rebates for people to swap their older, less fuel-efficient cars for EVs made in America. It essentially sounds like the Cash for Clunkers scheme back in 2009 where people could replace their

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