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2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door Base Seems Lonely and Cheap Riding on Small Steelies

Earlier this week, the Bronco fan base caught wind that from April 15th onwards, the orders for the 2021 model year will be complemented by “scheduled for production” emails with relevant information that might include the week of production and even estimates for delivery. As such, it’s all the more important to make sure that reservation holders made the right call for their dream SUV.
Spotted 2-Door 2021 Ford Bronco Base at Michigan Assembly Plant via bronco6g.com 9 photos
Spotted 2-Door 2021 Ford Bronco Base at Michigan Assembly Plant via bronco6g.comSpotted 2-Door 2021 Ford Bronco Base at Michigan Assembly Plant via bronco6g.comSpotted 2-Door 2021 Ford Bronco Base at Michigan Assembly Plant via bronco6g.comSpotted 2-Door 2021 Ford Bronco Base at Michigan Assembly Plant via bronco6g.comSpotted 2-Door 2021 Ford Bronco Base at Michigan Assembly Plant via bronco6g.comSpotted 2-Door 2021 Ford Bronco Base at Michigan Assembly Plant via bronco6g.comSpotted 2-Door 2021 Ford Bronco Base at Michigan Assembly Plant via bronco6g.comSpotted 2-Door 2021 Ford Bronco Base at Michigan Assembly Plant via bronco6g.com
Helping with that is the ton of spotted Broncos caught by the prying camera eyes of just about everyone interested in knowing the reinvented sixth generation in real-world details. We have seen the 2021 Bronco and even the 2022 Warthog in various postures, but many of them have delivered the higher-end trim take (including the First Edition guise).

But how about contemplating the acquisition of a more affordable option? After all, the limited series (which is sold out, anyway) goes for at least $57,410 or $61,605 as a 2-Door and 4-Door, respectively. Luckily, the Bronco can be had in various other configurations, such as the Wildtrack, Badlands, Outer Banks, Black Diamond, or Big Bend.

In case one wants the absolute cheapest Bronco, there’s also the Base version, which is called the “essential” Bronco by FoMoCo. As far as pricing goes, it comes with the advantage of costing just $28,500 or $33,200, depending on how many doors will be taken home.

The bronco6g.com forum manages to strike again, although judging by the spotted example in the gallery, we couldn’t venture as far as calling it a gold find. It’s a 2021 Bronco Base 2-Door, casually enjoying a moment of relief in the parking lot of Ford’s own Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP).

According to the shared information, it’s an Iconic Silver example dressed up with the contrasting MIC (Molded-In-Color) hardtop and the stock 16-inch “Bright Polished Silver-Painted Steel” wheels. Interestingly, the one thing that really strikes us on this unit is how small and cheap the steelies seem; the general consensus is that Ford really skimped when it opted not to equip the SUV with bigger rubber.

Our advice is to shell out the $4,995 needed to add the Sasquatch package or scour the aftermarket realm for some proper replacement if one wants to avoid mockery from the Wrangler fan base.

Editor's note: Gallery includes official renders from the Build & Price online tool for comparison purposes.

 

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