2024 Ford Bronco Wildtrak Release Date: Unleash the Beast in the Mud
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In the world of off-road vehicles, few names command as much respect and admiration as the Ford Bronco. A symbol of rugged American adventure, the Bronco has been a beloved companion for thrill-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts for decades. With the 2024 Ford Bronco Wildtrak, the legacy continues, promising an exhilarating experience that combines power, versatility, and style.
A Response to Jeep Wrangler
The Ford Bronco was created as a direct response to the Jeep Wrangler, which had enjoyed a long reign as the unchallenged champion of off-road vehicles. The Bronco is here to shake things up, offering a compelling alternative for those who crave the call of the wild. Much like the Wrangler, the Bronco comes in both two- and four-door variants, and it boasts features that make it an off-roader’s dream.
Under the hood, the 2024 Ford Bronco Wildtrak offers two compelling powertrain options. The base model is equipped with a 300-horsepower turbocharged inline-four engine, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. For those who demand even more power, there’s a wilder option: a 330-horsepower twin-turbo V-6 engine that promises an adrenaline-pumping ride. If you’re looking for sheer off-road prowess, the Bronco Raptor, with a mighty 418 horsepower, is a force to be reckoned with.
Interior: Rugged yet Practical
Inside the Bronco, you’ll find a control room that’s built to withstand the rigors of the great outdoors. The interior is designed to be easy to clean, making it perfect for those moments when you’ve ventured deep into the mud and want to keep your Bronco looking its best. While it’s a beast on the trail, it’s surprisingly easy to handle on the streets, showcasing its duality as both a fun lifestyle vehicle and a serious rock-crawling machine.
Pricing: A Range for Everyone
The 2024 Ford Bronco Wildtrak offers a wide range of options, with prices starting at $41,025 and reaching over $71,000 for the top-tier models. The entry-level Big Bend trim is relatively spartan, but as you move up the ladder, trims like the Black Diamond and Outer Banks bring more features to the table. For those looking for a balance between affordability and capability, the four-door Black Diamond is an appealing choice.
Power and Performance
Unlike some of its competitors, the Bronco doesn’t rely on eight cylinders for its power. Instead, it offers a standard 300-horsepower turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine or an optional 330-horsepower twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6. Both engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, but if you prefer the tactile feel of a manual, it’s available with the smaller engine. While the Bronco’s engines might not produce the most enthusiastic soundtrack, they more than make up for it with their performance.
Every Ford Bronco comes with all-wheel drive, and its independent front suspension sets it apart from vehicles with a front stick axle, offering a smoother and more sophisticated ride. The Bronco also offers various off-road options, including 35-inch mud-terrain tires, beadlock-capable wheels, electronic locking front and rear differentials, and a sway-bar-disconnect feature. These features ensure that the Bronco is more than capable of tackling the most challenging terrains.
Despite its rugged exterior, the Bronco doesn’t sacrifice interior comfort. Even in the two-door version, there’s ample space in the back seat to comfortably accommodate two adults. The four-door version takes it a step further, offering a middle seat in the rear and increased legroom. The cargo area in the four-door Bronco is more than 50 percent larger than the two-door version, providing extra space for all your adventure gear.
It’s worth noting that some features have been added or changed for the 2024 Ford Bronco. The front axle disconnect feature, previously available on the Big Bend, Black Diamond, and Outer Banks versions, has been removed. However, the Towing Prep Package now comes standard on every version except the Raptor. For those who need towing capabilities, dealer-installed equipment for the towing package is readily available.
The Big Bend, Black Diamond, and Outer Banks versions also offer an advanced 4WD system when ordered with the Sasquatch Package. On the other hand, the Badlands, Wildtrak, Heritage, Heritage Limited, Everglades, and Raptor versions come factory-equipped with this system, ensuring that no matter which Bronco you choose, you’ll have the off-road prowess you need.
In the world of off-road vehicles, the 2024 Ford Bronco Wildtrak stands as a testament to the spirit of adventure. It’s a formidable competitor to the reigning champion, the Jeep Wrangler, and it offers power, performance, and practicality in one impressive package. Whether you’re tackling muddy trails or cruising down the highway, the Bronco is a versatile companion that’s ready for any challenge.