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Discussion in 'Bronco Sport' started by Evan Smith, Feb 3, 2021.

  1. Evan Smith

    Evan Smith New Member

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    While Mustangs are our normal choice of high-performance vehicle, we jumped at the
    chance to try the all-new 2021 Bronco Sport. With cameras and warm clothes in hand, we
    were off to wintery Michigan for a drive. Ford set us up with a Cyber Orange First
    Edition model with the 2.0L EcoBoost engine and a full day at Holly Oaks ORV Park in
    Holly, MI. The park is a maze of trails, hills and obstacles and covered in snow, it made
    the perfect playground for the new Ford.

    As you can see in the video, Bronco Sport is a capable machine. We enjoyed the day
    climbing hills, sliding and drifting in the snow and cruising the various trails at Holly
    Oaks. Bronco took us everywhere we asked it to and never complained. The ride was not
    harsh, even over some bouncy sections and the G.O.A.T. modes let you select the best
    suspension and power combo for the conditions. The 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder had
    plenty of power and even produced a nice exhaust note (listen to the audio in the video).

    Simply stated, we had a blast and felt the Bronco Sport exceeded our expectations.
    In addition, we spent a few days on the streets, and were pleased with the daily driver
    capabilities. Bronco is not noisy and there’s plenty of room for five adults or a ton of
    gear. Now, click the video link and come along for a day with us at Holly Oaks ORV
    Park in the all-new 2021 Bronco Sport First Edition.


     
  2. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    So this video is on your YouTube Channel? You don't post much so I wasn't sure if you were the one who produced the video. Informative. I'm not a big fan personally of the smallish Bronco Sport. The regular Bronco, though, THAT is the real deal Bronco. The one folks have been impatiently waiting for. Thanks for the review of the Sport.
     
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  3. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Some nice information, i would assume the 2.0 ecoboost is really the only engine to want in the bronco sport
     
  4. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    Had our '19 Explorer Sport in for a recall and scored a 2021 Bronco Sport for a loaner.
    My .02¢:

    I like this Bronco Sport Outer Banks Edition. Drove it about 50 highway miles. It only had 100 miles on it to start with. Reminds me of my 2020 GT Mustang. You sit lower, big hood, smaller windshield view.
    Leather seats are very comfortable. I also like the raised touch screen and temp controls.
    Heated steering wheel & seats are nice. Layout of steering wheel buttons are well thought out.
    Rode like a smaller SUV, no surprise.

    This Bronco Sport had the 1.5L, 181 hp/190 trq. 3 Cylinder Ecoboost. I didn't get on it at all.

    I heard someone say the Bronco Sport is, "An Escape with a big hood". That's probably true. We have a '12 Escape and this is the same size.

    Cons:
    - Confusing Bronco Sport (4 dr./front wheel drive) & Bronco (2 dr. or 4 dr./rear wheel drive). Ford must have been trying to extend the name into other vehicles like they did with the Mustang MachE. SMH.
    - Not a fan of the black/tan interior. Make it black or tan, not both. Looks like they ran out of each color to complete it.
    - I don't like the dial shifter and never will. Give me the handle.
    - Ugh, I hate that auto-off feature of the engine.

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    Actually, I thought it had a 6 cylinder after I popped the hood and saw the 3 injectors. Just assumed there were 3 on the opposite side under the cover - lol.

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    If I was going to buy one, I'd probably look at the basic 2 dr. with a manual.
     

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