Another pair of doors equals a lot more space.
The second half of 2020 has been all about the Ford Bronco. After finally being unveiled in July, the Bronco has continued to make headlines. Customers have ordered them in droves, and they're going for the more expensive trims, too.
Don't expect the Bronco momentum to die down anytime soon because Ford has just announced details of the bigger, more practical Bronco four-door, which will go up against the Jeep Wrangler Limited. Not only does the four-door Bronco offer more space for passengers at the back, but cargo capacity has increased and it can comfortably sleep two people with the rear seats folded.
The key dimensions tell part of the story. Whereas the two-door Bronco is 173.7 inches long, the four-door version is over 190 inches in length in its Badlands trim. The enclosed rear area length of the Bronco four-door works out to six feet, six inches. We haven't come across many people who are seven feet, six inches tall, but Ford says that individuals up to this height can sleep in the back if they position their bodies diagonally. So, even though the Mustang's V8 may not fit in a Bronco, at least you can.
Late next year, an optional slide-out tailgate will be made available, adding more than another foot of length to the back for truly stretch-out space. For cargo carrying duties, the four-door Bronco's rear compartment measures 83 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded, dropping to 77.6 cubes with the available hard top roof.
By comparison, the two-door Bronco has 52.3 cubes of space with its rear seats folded flat. Making the Bronco four-door an even more tempting buy for adventurers is a retractable soft-top roof or a lightweight hardtop roof. When removed, an expansive 13.3 square-foot area is opened, making star-gazing as enjoyable as possible.
"We made sure our four-door models could accommodate in-car camping and we followed it with best-in-class overall openness with the top removed so campers can enjoy spectacular nighttime views," said the Bronco's chief interior designer, Bill Mangan.
The base Bronco four-door begins at an MSRP of $33,200, which represents a $4,700 premium over the equivalent two-door version.