2024 6th Gen Ford Bronco Trim Options

How to Choose the Right 2024 Bronco Trim

The 6th-generation Ford Bronco has been on the market for a few years. While they may seem alike at first glance, the various trims offer a wide range of options that can be overwhelming to navigate.

Not sure which trim is right for you? In today’s post, I’ll be taking a look at each of the 2024 Bronco trims more closely, helping you understand what sets them apart and guiding you toward the perfect choice based on your needs and preferences. Let’s dive in and help you find your ideal trim!

Overview

2024 Bronco Badlands in the Desert
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Suspension 

Across the 9 different trim levels, there are 4 different suspension systems tailored to different trim levels, each optimized for specific driving conditions.

The standard HOSS (High-performance Off-road Stability Suspension) system across lower trim levels such as the Big Bend, Black Diamond, and Outer Banks provides a balanced blend of comfort and capability for everyday driving and light off-road adventures. It’s designed to absorb impacts and maintain stability, offering sufficient performance for casual off-road driving and urban commuting.

For more demanding off-road conditions, the HOSS 2.0 suspension is available on trims like the Badlands, Heritage, and models equipped with the Sasquatch Package. This upgraded suspension features Bilstein position-sensitive damping (PSD) shocks and a high clearance ride height. The Bilstein PSD shocks enhance damping performance, providing better control and stability over rough terrain, while the increased ride height improves ground clearance for tackling obstacles.

Exclusive to the Wildtrak trim, the HOSS 3.0 suspension incorporates Fox internal bypass dampers. These dampers offer multiple internal bypass zones to enhance damping control and adjustability, allowing for a smoother ride and improved handling in off-road conditions.

The HOSS 4.0 system, reserved for the Raptor trim, features Fox Live Valve 3.1 internal bypass semi-active dampers. These dampers continuously adjust damping settings in real-time based on driving conditions, providing unparalleled off-road capability and comfort.

Technology 

The Bronco is outfitted with advanced technology features to enhance both on- and off-road experiences.

The Trail Stability Control optimizes off-road performance by enhancing traction. Many of the trims also come standard with the Ford Co-Pilot360. This safety suite offers advanced driver-assist features for added peace of mind, including blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, a lane-keeping system, and pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking.

Some trims also feature a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment center with AppleCar Play and Android Auto, and some trims offer the option to upgrade to premium Band and Olufsen speakers.

Engine Options 

The 6th Gen Bronco offers a range of engine options to suit different preferences and driving needs. The standard is a 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 engine, delivering robust performance and efficiency for everyday driving and off-road adventures. For those seeking additional power, an optional 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine offers increased horsepower and torque for enhanced performance on any terrain. The Raptor trim has a 3.0L EcoBoost V6 engine, delivering even more power and performance for extreme adventures.

G.O.A.T. Modes

Each Bronco trim has a terrain management system, aka G.O.A.T. Modes (Goes Over Any Terrain), allowing drivers to optimize vehicle performance for different off-road conditions. The available modes include Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Baja, Mud/Ruts, and Rock Crawl, each tailored to provide maximum traction and stability in specific environments.

What Packages Are Available?

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You’ll see that each of the trims has different packages. Here’s a quick overview of what each package entails.

Standard Package

  • LED headlamps
  • 12-in LCD touchscreen
  • Rearview camera with backup assist grid lines
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Rear fender flares and fender tie-down hooks
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Push-button start

The standard package is standard on all of the trim levels.

Mid Package 

  • Remote Start System
  • Two-door intelligent Access with lock/unlock
  • AC power outlets
  • Heated front seats
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • SYNC 4 technology with enhanced voice recognition software
  • Ford Co-Pilot360 technology

The mid package is available on the Outer Banks, Heritage Edition, Everglades, Wildtrak, and Heritage Limited Edition trim levels.

High Package

  • 360-degree camera
  • Additional sound deadening
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • B&O sound system by Bang & Olufson, 10 speakers including subwoofer
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Front parking sensors
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Information on Demand Panel
  • Side view mirrors with LED approach lamps and spotlight
  • Smart charging USB ports
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Wireless charging pad

Sasquatch Package 

  • Advanced 4×4 with automatic on-demand engagement
  • 17-in beadlock-capable black high-gloss wheels
  • 35-Inch Mud-Terrain Tires
  • High clearance suspension
  • High-clearance fender flares
  • Electronic-locking front and rear axles with a 4.7 gear ratio
  • Position-sensitive Bilstein shock absorbers

This package is an add-on and can be added to any other package. It is available at the Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, and Badlands trim levels. The package offers a better approach, breakover angle, and departure angle and increases the amount of ground clearance.

Available Trim Levels

Big Bend

2024 4-Door Ford Bronco Big Bend

Starting Price (4-door): $40,370

Key Features

  • Standard, Mid, and Sasquatch Packages
  • Terrain Management System with six G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted aluminum wheels
  • 32-in P255/75R17 all-terrain tires
  • Carbonized Gray grille painted with “Bronco” lettering
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift know

As of 2024, the Big Bend is Ford’s entry-level trim in the Bronco lineup, replacing the discontinued Base trim. This trim offers a gateway to the Bronco platform without the added expense of higher-tier features.

Equipped with a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine delivering 275 horsepower, it’s ideal for those prioritizing fuel efficiency. It comes with a standard 7-speed manual transmission, or an optional 10-speed automatic is available. You can also opt for various gear ratios from 3.7 up to 4.7, which comes standard with a read diff locker.  It comes standard with part-time 4-wheel-drive (4WD), or you can upgrade to a full-time 4WD system.

If you plan on off-roading it, I suggest getting Light Tire (LT) tires, as the standard Passenger (P) tires aren’t the best option. The LT tires tend to be thicker and have better reinforced sidewalls, perfect for heavy-duty use and challenging driving conditions.

Equipped with just the right amount of amenities, the Big Bend ensures a comfortable ride both on and off-road.

Black Diamond

2024 4-Door Ford Bronco Black Diamond

Starting Price (4-door): $44,070

Key Features

  • Standard, Mid, and Sasquatch Packages
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 32-in LT265/70R17 all-terrain tires
  • Powder-coated steel bumper with integrated LED fog lamps and tow hooks and a powder-coated steel rear bumper
  • Rock rails and heavy-duty bash plates
  • Rubberized flooring with drain plugs
  • Marine-grade vinyl seats

The Black Diamond is just a step up from the Big Bend. You can think of it as the more off-road version of the Big Bend, as it comes standard with front and rear bumpers and skid plates (bash plates). This trim will also come standard with G.O.A.T Modes, but you will get one additional rock crawling, which is fitting for this trim level.

The Black Diamond has a 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder or a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. It also has 4.46 or 4.7 gears and comes standard with a rear diff locker.

The interior is also a bit more customized for off-road use. With rubberized flooring and included drain plugs, it can be easily cleaned if it gets dirty. Plus, it comes with marine-grade vinyl seats that are mildew-resistant and wipe clean

You will also get some auxiliary switches that come pre-run for different accessories. The auxiliary switches are fused and prewired, with a bundle in the engine bay and another in the cab. Pick out some lights and run the power to the bundle, and you have everything wired up!

Outer Banks

2024 4-Door Ford Bronco Outer Banks

Starting Price (4-door): $47,190

Key Features

  • Mid, High, and Sasquatch Packages
  • Terrain Management System with six G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 18-in bright machined black high Gloss-painted aluminum
  • 32-in P255/70R18 all-terrain tires
  • Signature LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Powder-coated tube steps
  • Leather-trimmed/vinyl heated front-row seats

Right off the bat, you’ll notice a few differences with the Outer Banks trim level. You’ll enjoy the upgraded signature Bronco headlamps, offering a more modern appearance. Additionally, it comes standard with larger 18-inch wheels. This is an important consideration because while you are getting bigger wheels, the diameter of your tire isn’t getting bigger, meaning you’ll have less tire surface. This isn’t ideal for off-roading because you want a bigger tire to help with more grip and traction. Of course, you can always upgrade to bigger tires, but you may need to change the vehicle to help fit the larger tires.

One of the other major differences between this trim level and the two lower ones is that it only comes as a 4-door option. If you are looking for the 2-door Broncos, this is not the trim for you.

Another minor aesthetic change with this trim will come from the fenders. Instead of having the black fenders, you will receive the color-matched ones.

The Outer Banks comes standard with the 2.3L engine (option to upgrade to the 2.7L) and part-time 4WD (option for full-time 4WD). You will not have the option for the manual transmission, meaning you will have the 10-speed automatic transmission. It comes standard with a 3.73 gear ratio, making it the perfect option for those looking to save money on gas consumption.

Of course, the interior does not disappoint. The Outer Banks trim will have the Ford CoPilot360, leather-trimmed/vinyl seats, heated front-row seats, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, and remote start.

Heritage Edition

2024 4-Door Ford Bronco Heritage Edition

Starting Price (4-door): $49,475

Key Features

  • Mid and Sasquatch Packages
  • Hard top in Oxford White paint
  • Heritage bodyside graphic
  • White-painted grille with red “FORD” lettering
  • Unique floor liners with heritage style logo
  • HOSS 2.0 System with Bilstein PSDs and high clearance ride height

The Heritage Edition was built to pay homage to the original Bronco. It takes inspiration from the 1966 Bronco and features plaid cloth seats, Oxford White accents on the instrument panel, a hard top, and wheels. Unlike the rounder fenders featured in most other trims, it also features the original squared fenders.

Ford wanted to celebrate the Bronco’s vintage looks from the original model but bring in today’s Bronco’s power, performance, and technology.

The Heritage Edition trims are also the only ones that offer the Robin’s Egg Blue color, an original color the original Bronco offers.

It comes standard with a 2.3L (with the option of a 2.7L), 35-in tires, and a 4.7 gear ratio with a rear differential locker. This trim also comes standard with the Sasquatch package; unlike other trims, you must pay extra. And for those looking for a small but cool feature, it comes with a slide-out tailgate, something other trims need to pay extra.

Badlands

2024 4-Door Ford Bronco Badlands

Starting Price (4-door): $51,385

Key Features

  • Standard, Mid, High, and Sasquatch Packages
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes
  • 17-inch Carbonized Gray-painted machined-face aluminum wheels
  • 33-in LT285/70R17 all-terrain tires
  • Unique Badlands suspension with front stabilizer bar disconnect
  • Rubberized flooring with drain plugs
  • Marine-grade vinyl seats

The Badlands trim is the most similar to the Black Diamond trim, with a few additional goodies. One of the main changes was the suspension. This is the first in the lineup with the upgraded suspension system offering the Bilstein dampers.

You’ll also get a front stabilizer bar disconnect at the touch of a button allowing the driver to disconnect the front sway bar. By disconnecting the sway bars, each wheel can move independently, maximizing traction on uneven terrain. This feature ensures the Bronco can conquer obstacles with ease.

Finally, you’ll see a change in the G.OA.T. Modes with the addition of the Baja.

Everglades

2024 4-Door Ford Bronco Everglades

Starting Price (4-door): $55,720

Key Features

  • Mid and Sasquatch Packages
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes
  • Factory-installed WARN winch
  • Factory-installed snorkel
  • 35-in mud terrain tires
  • Hard top in Carbonized Gray molded-in-color
  • Ford Performance heavy-duty modular front bumper
  • Everglades bodyside graphic
  • Marine-grade vinyl seats with washout flooring

Think of the Everglades as you’re ready-to-off-road trim. It comes equipped with practically everything you would need to go on any trail.

Building upon the rugged foundation of the Black Diamond trim, the Everglades elevates your off-road game with a standard factory-installed Ford Performance by WARN winch kit, an air-intake snorkel, and 35″ mud terrain tires. Paired with the advanced 4×4 system and Sasquatch package, the Everglades ensures unmatched capability on the toughest terrains.

Equipped with a 2.3L engine and 10-speed automatic transmission, the Everglades offers seamless power delivery and efficiency. Inside, you’ll have the same luxurious amenities of the Outer Banks trim, ensuring comfort and convenience. And just like the Outer Banks, you’ll only have the option to purchase it in a 4-door.

Wildtrak

2024 4-Door Ford Bronco Wildtrak

Starting Price (4-door): $60,765

Key Features

  • Mid, High, and Sasquatch Packages
  • 2.7L EcoBoost engine
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes, including Baja
  • Wildtrak hood graphic
  • HOSS 3.0 with Fox internal bypass dampers
  • Leather-trimmed vinyl heated front seats

The Wildtrak comes standard with the 2.7L engine. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, rear differential lockers, and a 4.7 gear ratio, it ensures uncompromised power and capability on the trail.

Unlike other trims, the Wildtrak comes with a full-size spare tire and an upgraded HOSS 3.0 suspension with Fox internal bypass dampers. It also has front and rear locking differentials for superior traction. Additionally, it has a powder-coated front steel bumper, front bash plates, and Ford Severe Performance heavy-duty steering rack and tie-rod ends. Because they are constructed of steel, these components, prone to breaking down on trails, will be more durable, ensuring dependable steering control out on trails.

The Wildtrak is also one of the only trims developed and tested in legendary racing locations like Johnson Valley, California, and it is engineered for Baja-focused use.

Heritage Limited Edition

2024 4-Door Ford Bronco Heritage Limited Edition

Starting Price (4-door): $71,105

Key Features

  • High and Sasquatch Packages
  • Hard top in Oxford White paint
  • Heritage Limited Edition bodyside graphic
  • White-painted grille with red “FORD” lettering
  • Unique floor liners with heritage style logo
  • HOSS 2.0 System with Bilstein PSDs and high clearance ride height

The Heritage Limited Edition is one step up from the Heritage Edition. You’ll see right off the bat there isn’t much difference between the two except that it does come in one additional Bronco signature color, Yellowstone. And you will get a bit of an upgrade with badging and the interior style.

If you are planning on getting one of the Heritage Edition Broncos and prefer a manual transmission, you will need to opt for the Heritage Edition, as the Limited only comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Raptor

2024 4-Door Ford Bronco Raptor

Starting Price (4-door): $90,035

Key Features

  • High Package
  • Terrain Management System with seven G.O.A.T. Modes
  • HOSS 4.0 System with Fox live valve 3.1 internal bypass semi-active dampers
  • 37-in all-terrain tires
  • 3.0l EcoBoost V6 engine
  • Hard top in Carbonized Gray molded-in-color
  • Ford Performance heavy-duty modular front bumper with RIGID fog lamps
  • Heavy-duty full-vehicle steel bash plates
  • Front stabilizer bar disconnect
  • 360-degree camera

The Bronco Raptor is the top-tier trim, available exclusively in a 4-door model. It is primed for extreme off-road adventures, built tough with a fully boxed steel frame, 13.1 inches of ground clearance, and a robust HOSS 4.0 suspension featuring semi-active Fox live-valve dampers.

Under the hood, the Raptor houses a potent 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine generating 418 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque, with the 10-speed automatic transmission and On-Demand 4WD system. The Raptor sports a hardtop as standard and rides on 17-inch wheels wrapped in 37-inch A/T tires. It is complemented by a heavy-duty front bumper with Rigid fog lamps, full vehicle steel bash plates, and rock rails with removable running boards for added protection.

It is equipped with front and rear locking axles and an upgraded tow kit that boosts the max towing capacity to 4,500 pounds. Its distinctive design features, including unique body parts and Raptor-inspired interior elements like vinyl seats and branded floor liners, further elevate its rugged appeal. You get a custom Raptor color, Shelter Green, which you can add to the Orange Code Appearance Package to enhance the appearance.

The Raptor includes features such as the front stabilizer bar disconnect, 360-degree camera, upgraded Band & Olufsen speakers, and top-of-the-line interior options. You can’t go wrong with picking this trim, but it will come at a steep price tag.

How to Find the Best Trim?

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You’re in luck if you’re in the market for a new Bronco. There are many different options available to suit everyone’s needs. But having all those different options can definitely seem overwhelming.

When I think of purchasing any vehicle, I consider what it has and my long-term plans. If I plan on using a vehicle daily, maybe making a few modifications, I’ll opt for something mid-tier that isn’t too expensive but still has enough features that I will be happy driving it every day. On the other hand, if I know I will modify the vehicle and change all major components, I will most likely not get something super expensive and built. Here’s what I have to say about these trims:

Everyday Usage: Go with either the Big Bend or Outer Banks. These vehicles offer just enough luxuries to make you forget you’re driving a truck. You can also upgrade both with the mid package, which offers a more comfortable interior. You can also throw in the Heritage Editions here because they are great for everyday usage but more unique in style.

Light Off-Roading: I would consider Black Diamond and the Badlands trim. Both options are equipped to go out on the trails, but you aren’t paying too much extra for these additions, so you can get away with spending a bit more money upgrading the gear. Both have additional options in the G.O.A.T. modes and have rear lockets. The biggest difference between the two will be the upgraded suspension and the addition of the sway bar disconnect on the Badlands trim.

Moderate/Extreme Off-Roading: Everglades and WildTrak are the best options for those looking to do more extreme activities like rock crawling or Baja racing.

If Money Isn’t a Problem: Obviously, pick the Raptor! Regardless of whether you plan to go off-road, you can’t get better than the Bronco Raptor. It has all the bells and whistles and is definitely a head-turner anywhere you go.

Final Thoughts

6th Gen Bronco at Camp
Official Photo by Ford Motors

Always assess your needs first to figure out the best option for you.

The Bronco is a versatile truck that can appeal to many people. Whether you are looking to ride in style or for your next off-road build, you’ll surely find one that fits your needs. Comment below on what trim you would pick and why!

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