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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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    2021 Ford F-150 Will Offer Desk-Like Surface, Sleeper Seats

    • Ford is introducing new features in the 2021 F-150 that aim to make it easier to work out of your truck and relax in the cabin.
    • The optional Interior Work Surface creates a sort of desk-like flat surface between the front seats.
    • The optional Max Recline Seats fold nearly flat to give you a comfy place for some shut-eye.

      Today’s full-size pickup trucks already offer nearly everything but the kitchen sink, and the 2021 Ford F-150 is now attempting to become even more like your home or your office. Newly optional features include a foldable shifter and center console that creates a sort of desk or table, and lay-flat front seats that create a place to rest.

      The so-called Interior Work Surface (pictured above) is an option for all trim levels of the 2021 F-150. In models equipped with bucket front seats, it’s enabled by a movable console-mounted shift lever

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      2021 Ford F-150’s New Tailgate Is Construction Site Ready

      • The 2021 Ford F-150 will offer several new functions on its tailgate to boost its usability on job sites.
      • New features on the tailgate include cleats on either side of the tailgate to tie down long items and pockets to attach clamps.
      • The cleats and clamp pockets will come on every F-150’s tailgate, but other features that are part of the tailgate’s work surface, such as pencil holders and a ruler, are optional.

        As the pickup wars have heated up in recent years, the tailgate has become the latest battleground. GMC recently began offering the innovative MultiPro tailgate on the Sierra, and Ram came out last year with its own multifunction tailgate on the 1500. Now, the 2021 Ford F-150 will offer its own tailgate whose functionality has the job site in mind.

        Every F-150 tailgate will come with cleats mounted to the sides of the tailgate. When the tailgate

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        2021 Ford F-150 Pickup Is Less of an Overhaul Than We Expected

        • The massively popular Ford F-150 pickup is new for 2021 with some added work-oriented productivity features, larger touchscreens, and the addition of a hybrid powertrain.
        • Four gasoline engines and one diesel are carried over from the previous generation, and the new hybrid model has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost. The electric version of the pickup isn’t coming for a couple more years.
        • The 2021 Ford F-150 will arrive this fall, and pricing is expected to start at around $30,000 for the XL model and reach upwards of $70,000 for the Limited model.

          Ford is introducing the 2021 F-150 as an all-new truck. But when you get down to the details and look at this new generation of the best-selling truck, it doesn’t actually seem all that changed from the 2020 model. There have been a few exterior tweaks, the addition of some useful productivity features, bigger touchscreens, and the addition of a

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