2021 Ford Bronco vs. 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

2021 Ford Bronco vs 2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2021 Ford Bronco


2021 Ford Bronco Sport

Starting MSRP

2.3L Turbocharged EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder / 2.7L Twin-Turbocharged EcoBoost® V6

Engine Options

1.5L EcoBoost® 3-Cylinder / 2.0L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder
7-Speed Manual / 10-Speed Automatic

Transmission Options

8-Speed Automatic


Up to 4 (2-door model) / Up to 5 (4-door model)

Seating Capacity

Up to 5
52.3 cubic feet (2-door model)) / 77.6 (4-door model)

Maximum Cargo Capacity

65.2 cubic feet
3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

2,200 pounds

If you want a vehicle that can easily tackle off-road trails outside of Normal, the 2021 Ford Bronco and 2021 Ford Bronco Sport are both up to the challenge. So, what is the difference between the Bronco vs. Bronco Sport? The Bronco Sport is often referred to as the “Baby Bronco” because of its more compact size, and while it is every bit as capable on off-road adventures as the mid-size Bronco, its engine offerings are less powerful. Learn more in this Bronco Sport vs. Bronco comparison from Sam Leman Ford.

Bronco vs. Bronco Sport: Price

The sticker price is always going to be one of the first considerations for Decatur area SUV buyers. Compare the Bronco Sport vs. Bronco price below to see which is the better fit with your budget:

  • 2021 Ford Bronco Sport: Starts at $27.215
  • 2021 Ford Bronco: Starts at $28,500

Bronco vs. Bronco Sport: Performance

While the price of both the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Bronco are comparable, the available engines of each show a significant difference in output and capability. 

Ford Bronco Sport

  • Introductory 1.5L EcoBoost® 3-cylinder engine rated at 181 hp and 190 lb-ft
  • Optional 2.0L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine rated at 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Two power takeoff unit options, both capable of sending between 0 and 50 percent of available engine torque to the rear wheels if the front wheels slip
  • Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Sand terrain-mode settings, with Badlands models adding Rock Crawl and Mud-and-Ruts G.O.A.T. Modes (Goes Over Any Terrain) 
  • 2.000-pound towing capacity (Big Bend and Outer Banks models with available Class II Trailer Tow Package) / 2,200-pound towing capacity (Badlands model with available Class II Trailer Tow Package)

Ford Bronco

  • Introductory 2.3L EcoBoost® Inline-4 engine rated at 270 hp and 310 lb-ft
  • Optional 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine rated at 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 7-speed manual transmission or 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Locking front and rear differentials
  • Standard electric shift-on-the-fly transfer case offering 2Hi, 4Hi, 4Lo, and neutral, with a low-range gearing implementation of 2.72:1
  • Optional upgraded transfer case features electromechanical shifting, with a full-time 4-Auto mode and a 3.06:1 low-range
  • G.O.A.T. Mode settings include Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Baja, Mud, and Rock Crawl
  • 3,500-pound towing capacity (with available Class II Trailer Tow Package)

Bronco vs. Bronco Sport: Interior Dimensions

As noted above, the Ford Bronco sport is a compact SUV, while the Ford Bronco is considered a mid-size SUV, but the Bronco Sport actually slots in between the 2-door and 4-door Bronco options in terms of size. Take a look at the Brondo Sport vs. Brondo interior dimensions to see which has the dimensions that will serve you best on the roads in and around Champaign:

Ford Bronco Sport

Headroom (First row / Second row): 41.5 inches / 39.1 inches

Legroom (First row / Second row): 42.4 inches / 36.9 inches

Passenger Volume: 105.7 cubic feet (standard) / 102.3 (with moonroof)

Cargo Capacity Behind 2nd-Row (standard 1.5L / 2.0L): 32.5 cubic feet / 29.4 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity Behind 1st-Row (standard 1.5L / 2.0L): 65.2 cubic feet / 60.6 cubic feet

Ford Bronco (4-Door)

Headroom (Hardtop – First row / Second row): 40.8 inches / 40.1 inches

Legroom (First row / Second row): 43.1 inches / 36.3 inches

Passenger Volume: 103.7 cubic feet (Hardtop)

Cargo Capacity Behind 2nd-Row: 35.6 cubic feet (Hardtop)

Cargo Capacity Behind 1st-Row: 77.6 cubic feet (Hardtop)

Compare the Bronco Sport vs. at Sam Leman Ford

Choosing between the Ford Bronco vs. Ford Bronco Sport can be tough, since both of these SUVs have so much to offer. The best way to decide between them is to contact us to schedule a test drive at our dealership in Bloomington. Meanwhile, explore the available Bronco accessories and browse our current new vehicle specials to find the best deal possible on your next Ford SUV!


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