The retro-styled Bronco is one of the most successful revived nameplates in automotive history. Its three main variants – the Bronco Sport and 2-door and 4-door versions of the Bronco – all enjoying strong sales since they came back into the fold several years ago. For model year 2024, Ford has revamped the Bronco lineup by dropping the base trim, making the Big Bend the starting point for this iconic SUV. Buyers still have nine choices for their Broncos, including the retro-inspired Heritage and Heritage Limited. More intense adventurers will appreciate the uniquely capable Wildtrak or Everglades edition, while those seeking the ultimate in performance and off-road ruggedness can get behind the wheel of the Raptor.View Inventory
The trim choices for the 2024 Ford Bronco are the Big Bend, Black Diamond, Heritage, Outer Banks, Badlands, Everglades, Wildtrak, Heritage Limited, and Raptor. Most of them are available in a two-door or four-door body style (the Outer Banks, Everglades, and Raptor are four-door only). Availability of a hard versus soft top varies with the trim package.
Most of them get their power from a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine making 300 horsepower. The 330-horsepower turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 is standard for the Wildtrak and Heritage Limited and optional for the Black Diamond, Heritage, Outer Banks, and Badlands. The Raptor alone gets a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with an output of 418 horsepower; it also receives steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Bronco trims with the base four-cylinder EcoBoost will get either the seven-speed manual transmission or the optional ten-speed automatic. Both six-cylinder engines are paired with the automatic (because the Everglades, Wildtrak, Heritage Limited, and Raptor get a standard six-cylinder, they aren’t eligible for the manual tranny). The Big Bend and Outer Banks have a six-mode G.O.A.T. (Go Over Any Terrain) four-wheel-drive system, while the other trims get a more advanced seven-mode setup.
Fuel economy as rated by the EPA varies by engine, transmission, and trim. The four-cylinder EcoBoost is rated for 16 to 18 mpg around town and 17 to 21 mpg on the open road, while the V6 is estimated for 17 to 19 city/17 to 21 highway. The Raptor is rated for 15 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. The Bronco has a maximum towing capacity of 3,320 to 3,500 pounds (this varies by powertrain), while the Bronco Raptor has a 4,500-pound towing limit.
The Big Bend starts off the 2024 Ford Bronco with a removable top and doors, remote keyless entry, push-button ignition, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, single-zone manual air conditioning, a digital instrument display, four smart-charging USB ports, LED headlights, LED fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth seats, rear privacy glass, front and rear tow hooks, heated power side mirrors, and 17-inch aluminum wheels with 32-inch all-terrain tires. The Black Diamond is ready for higher adventure with marine-grade vinyl upholstery, underbody bash plates, a steel front bumper with integrated LED fog lights and tow hooks, rubberized flooring with drain plugs, and LED headlights.
Building off the Black Diamond, the Heritage borrows design accents from the original Bronco, like a white hardtop with a coordinating grille; its plaid fabric upholstery also pays tribute to the original Bronco of the 1960s. Ford includes the Sasquatch Package (electronic front- and rear-locking axles, a HOSS 2.0 suspension, high-clearance fender flares, and 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels with 35-inch mud-terrain tires). Heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and proximity keyless entry are also part of the Heritage's standard equipment.
The Outer Banks drops the nostalgic styling as well as the Sasquatch Package (although those off-road features are made optional). This mid-tier trim also gets unique LED exterior lighting, body-color fender flares, powder-coated tube steps, fabric seats, and 18-inch black-finished wheels with 32-inch all-terrain tires. The Badlands dials up the Big Bend with Bilstein shock absorbers, an electronic sway bar disconnect feature (for improved body articulation over rocks and other irregular obstacles), and 33-inch all-terrain tires. This trim also has ruggedized items from the Black Diamond, such as marine-grade vinyl upholstery, a steel front bumper with integrated LED fog lights and tow hooks, and rubberized flooring.
The Everglades is for those whose offroad adventures are more aquatic in nature. It’s set up like the Heritage (minus the vintage design touches), but with these specific features: the Sasquatch Package, marine-grade vinyl upholstery, washout flooring, a factory snorkel (adding water-fording capabilities in depths of up to 36 inches), a WARN winch, a Carbonized Gray molded-in hard top, an exclusive graphics package, and a heavy-duty modular front bumper. Ford engineered the Wildtrak for flat-out runs in the desert, giving it the Sasquatch Package, the exclusive High-Speed Off-road Suspension System (HOSS) 3.0 with FOX shocks (with five-zone damping), and upgraded steering components borrowed from the Raptor. There are also special hood graphics to tell everyone that this is no ordinary Bronco.
The Heritage Limited brings together the Badlands' capability and the Heritage's look. Its additional standard equipment includes the Sasquatch Package, leather- and vinyl-trimmed seating with perforated plaid inserts, and a heated steering wheel. Even casual observers can tell the Raptor apart from the other Bronco versions thanks to its wider fenders and flares. Underneath, this extra-capable edition gets a HOSS 4.0 suspension with FOX shocks, a heavy-duty modular front bumper with Rigid Industries fog lights, full-body steel bash plates, and 37-inch all-terrain tires. The Raptor also has its share of premium touches, like proximity keyless entry, remote start, wireless device charging, additional USB ports, leather upholstery, heated Recaro front seats, dual-zone climate control, and a heated steering wheel.
All 2024 Broncos are equipped with the Ford Co-Pilot360 technology bundle, giving them forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, dynamic brake support, and automatic high beams. Blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping support, rear parking sensors, and driver alert are available with the Big Bend, Black Diamond, and Badlands and are standard on the other trims. A surround-view monitor and front parking sensors are standard on the Raptor and optional for the Outer Banks, Badlands, and Wildtrak. Adaptive cruise control and evasive steering assist are standard with the Raptor and Heritage Limited and available on the Outer Banks, Badlands, and Wildtrak.
The Supplemental safety equipment on all trims includes multiple airbags, anti-lock brakes, vehicle stability control, traction control, hill start assist, and a rearview camera with backup assist grid lines. Broncos with the manual transmission also get hill descent control.
Ford’s 12-inch touchscreen SYNC4 infotainment system with enhanced voice recognition is found on every trim level of the 2024 Bronco. The highlights of its features list are a six-speaker audio system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM satellite radio, and access to Ford AppLink and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Heritage, Outer Banks, Everglades, Wildtrak, Heritage, and Limited get connected navigation. The Raptor also gets integrated navigation and a ten-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Many premium infotainment features that come standard with specific trims may be optional on select lower trims.