2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs. Its Competition

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

Based on the front-wheel drive Ford Escape, the Ford Bronco Sport climbs a middle ground between the sedate compact crossover and the larger Bronco all-terrain conqueror.

The Jeep Cherokee and the Jeep Compass can be optioned as overlanders to occupy a similar space as the Bronco Sport, and they can all take on the Wrangler for the urban and suburban crowd that may foray off-road on occasion.

Any Subaru crossover appeals to a similar set, but the Crosstrek better compares to the Bronco Sport than the wagon-like proportions of the Subaru Outback.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport carves out a new all-terrain niche for one of the most beloved off-road names in auto history.
7.0
The 2021 Ford Escape is the softer side of the Blue Oval’s small crossover 1-2 combo.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is a throwback SUV in all the best ways.
5.7
The 2021 Jeep Cherokee prioritizes off-road capability beyond all else.
5.2
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler SUV is an iconic off-roader that endures because it’s capable and cool.
6.0
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.
MSRP From     
$27,215$25,555$28,500$27,210$28,900$22,245
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall SUV 2WDN/ASmall SUV 2WDN/ASmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
Base 4x4S FWDBase 2 Door 4x4Freedom FWD80th Anniversary 4x4Manual
Drivetrain     
Four Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
554545
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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