The Ford Bronco Sport brings a sterling off-road name to a car-like crossover based on the latest Ford Escape.
With the Bronco Sport, Ford wraps classic SUV design cues around a vehicle available with a choice between a turbo-3 and a turbo-4 engine paired to standard all-wheel drive. It’s new for the 2021 model year.
Rivals include the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Compass, as well as Ford’s own Bronco, which has been revived for the 2021 model year and spun off the Ranger pickup truck architecture.
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The Bronco Sport’s style clearly derives from the classic ’60s Bronco, with some nods to Ford’s former Land Rover brand. It’s crisply folded, with big round headlights, flat door panels, tall windows, and a roofline that steps up to create a little more room behind the front seats. Unlike the bigger Bronco, it doesn’t wear a spare tire on its tailgate—but…