2021 Ford Bronco Big Bend Walk-Around Plus Staff Builds

Apr 30, 2021
The Big Bend trim has been dubbed by Ford as “Mainstream Off-Roading” and deemed by some in the community as the “true” Base. It’s the first trim level to allow for the Mid Package, a must-have in some folks’ plan, due to the comfort and safety features. Starting at $33,385 for the 2-door model, Big Bend is a relatively accessible way to begin building in more of Bronco features you love. Watch as the Bronco Nation’s Jordan walks us through this 4-door Sasquatch package Big Bend in Iconic Silver at Super Celebration (East) 2021. We start with the Carbonized Gray grille with Oxford White Bronco letters. This vehicle also has the optional upgraded signature headlights that feature the halo and bar styling. It also has the pre-production, pre-updated safari bar. The 17” gloss black beadlock capable wheels come with the Sasquatch package, as do the 35” tires. The wider MIC fender flares remove with five simple quarter turns underneath. The unpainted plastic mirror caps have the blind spot monitoring system. Move down to the rockers, and you’ll see the powder coated tube steps, which allow for easier entry and exit of the vehicle. The doors, as all new Broncos, are frameless, and on the Big Bend, the handles are black plastic instead of body color matched. On this Bronco is the MIC modular hard top, and the upgraded signature taillights. Inside the cargo area, you’ll see the lip between the cargo area and the seats when folded, the only detail preventing it from having a load flat floor. A 12V outlet and light are included on the passenger side, and a built-in bottle opener is on the left. The tailgate carries the ability for mountable accessories. Big Bend comes gray accents on the grab handles, and two options in interior colors: Cloth (a gray tone), or Cloth with Medium Sandstone. Enjoy heated front seats, as well. The hero switches on the dash include the front and rear lockers, traction control off, and hazards. G.O.A.T modes are Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Mud/Ruts, and Sand. After you watch the video, read through some of the builds Bronco Nation team members [USER=21]@David[/USER] and [USER=13]@dwrock[/USER] created below! Late in 2020, we brought you our builds for each trim of the 2021 Ford Bronco. @david in the forums and @dwrock, your friendly Bronco Nation support and fulfillment associate, will each bring a build to the table with a different theme. We aren’t experts and this isn’t a list of recommendations, it’s just a couple Bronco fans dreaming up some rigs.

@David: The Normie

Ford usually talks about Big Bend as the “volume trim” for Bronco so I’m going to go mainstream with my build for today, trying to predict what the most common Bronco will look like. I made my build for Big Bend an Area 51 4-Door and threw in the Mid package. This gives you most of the conveniences that I think families will want while keeping the cost low. Applying the Mid package to this trim also adds the 10-speed automatic, which I think is probably what most people will opt for. Continuing with the family theme, the only option I added besides Mid was the powder coated tube step. I figure that will be helpful for little ones getting in and out of the Bronco.

Let’s face it, might not be the most exciting Bronco build but it will still be one of the coolest cars in the carpool line and it’s still well under $700 a month.

Exterior 4-Door with Soft Top, Powder Coated Tube Step
Interior -
Powertrain 2.3L EcoBoost and 10 Speed Automatic Transmission
Packages Mid
Accessories None
Color Area 51

*All prices are based on an APR 5% and a down payment of 10% of the purchasing price

@dwrock: The Northerner

Most of my choices and options on this build revolve around creature comforts or driving in the cold weather. I was sure to add the Heavy Duty front bumper and the Tubular side steps – to give the Big Bend a slightly more aggressive and capable look. The splash guards and paint protection should help with the Snow slush, rain, and mud – allowing this trim to stay looking it’s best. I thought the Signature Headlamps were a nice touch and classed up the rig a bit.

Between the two engine choices I opted again for the 2.7 Ecoboost. And again, because of the colder months, I was sure to include the block heater and remote starter options.

For the interior on my Big Bend, I added the auxiliary switches, which will come in handy come time for aftermarket lighting. I also made sure to check the box on the Hard Top Sound Deadening Headliner. The last item I threw at this build on the B&P was the floor liners – to keep all the snow, slush, and spilled coffee at bay. All of that brings this Bronco Big Bend example to $764 a month*.

@david’s not wrong, I think the Big Bend trim might be one of the most popular choices for Bronco purchasers, as it’s one step above the Base trim.

Exterior Front Bumper - Heavy-Duty Modular, Splash Guards – Front and Rear, Paint Protection Film, Tube Step – Powder Coated, Headlamps – LED with LED Signature Lighting
Interior Auxiliary Switches in Overhead Console with Front Map Lights, Floor Liners – Front and Rear, Hard Top Sound Deadening Headliner
Powertrain 2.7L EcoBoost and 10 Speed Automatic Transmission
Packages Mid Package
Accessories None
Color Antimatter Blue

*All prices are based on an APR 5% and a down payment of 10% of the purchasing price


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