Iconic off-roader the Jeep Wrangler may be the gold standard in them thar hills, but it’s gonna have a hard time bustin’ this Bronco when Ford’s all-new-for-2021 SUV hits the trail. Anti-asphalt activists won’t simply be choosing between the two rugged vehicles; the 2021 Ford Bronco’s seven trim levels, optioned up (and themed up) for action in the Great Outdoors, offer a host of escalating features and capabilities as shoppers rise through its ranks — but which to choose?
No need to feel overwhelmed (save that for when you’ve gotten yourself stuck between a literal rock and a hard place in the canyons), we’ve pored over the specs ’n’ such to break out exactly what you get with each trim level to ensure you buy the perfect Bronco for you. From the base model, starting at $29,995 with two doors and $34,695 for four, climb on up through the roster to the Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Wildtrak and Badlands, summiting with the limited First Edition (sold out, then doubled in production … sorry, then sold out again) topping out at $64,995; all prices include a $1,495 destination charge. You can find our comprehensive trim-level guide to the Bronco by following the link below to Cars.com No. 1 story of the week.
Right on the Bronco’s tail is another SUV resurrected for the 2021 model year after an extended hiatus, the Toyota Venza. Don’t expect the Venza to get the Bronco’s enthusiast fanfare upon its return, however, as it’s really just an even-more-SUV-like-than-before wagon crossover that’s likely the closest we’ll come to the coveted (by some, at least) Camry wagon. Read Cars.com reviewer Brian Normile’s full critique of the all-new Venza via the link below to our second-most-popular article of the past seven days.
Rounding out the week’s top five are our comparo of two fun-to-drive four-cylinder Toyota sports cars, the 86 and Supra, at No. 3; our exhaustive head-to-head-to-head comparison of the 2020 Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla, at No. 4; and our report on what the most common causes currently are for your car’s check-engine light to come on (and how much resulting repairs will set you back), at No. 5.
Beyond all that, we’ve got headlines on the Genesis G80 and GV80, Mazda CX-30, Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue, so don’t channel your inner-Frank Costanza and stop short. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:
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