Here's How To Spec Your 2021 Ford Bronco If You Want It Now

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There's a way to move up the line.

It's a frustrating time for Ford Bronco owners. Hardtop versions of the 2-door and 4-door Bronco are plagued with an unsightly quality control issue affecting the molded-in-color roof, just a few weeks after owners took delivery. To be fair, Ford has acted fast and will replace every molded-in-color roof. Unfortunately, this means that orders for 2021 hardtop Broncos that have not yet been scheduled for production will be delayed until the 2022 model year.

Even hardtop versions of the Bronco on order that have already been built are being delayed until at least October as Ford won't ship them until the roof has been replaced.

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If you want to receive your Bronco as soon as possible, a document posted on the Bronco6G forum details which specification options you should select and avoid to speed up the order process.

For starters, you'll need to switch from a hardtop to a soft-top roof as soft-top versions of the Bronco are unaffected by the production delays. The only downside is that the soft top Bronco is only available with four doors, so if you want a two-door Bronco a hardtop is your only option. As for powertrains, you'll need to equip an entry-level 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and a ten-speed automatic transmission if you want to receive your Bronco as soon as possible.

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Broncos configured with the more powerful 2.7-liter turbo V6 and seven-speed manual transmission are more likely to suffer delays. Ford also recommends avoiding the Wildtrak trim and removing the Sasquatch, trailer tow, and luxury packages as well as the Safari bar to improve the delivery timing. It's not an ideal situation, but these are the best options if you want to avoid delays.

As a consolation, it's worth noting that owners of the 4-door soft-top Bronco will be able to buy a hardtop roof accessory kit, which will be available in 2023.

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