2020 vs. 1996 Ford Bronco



It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen new models of the Ford Bronco on the road, but the gorgeous SUV is finally making a comeback in 2020. The last production of the Ford Bronco was in 1996, nearly 30 years after the model was first launched in 1966. 

The Ford Bronco history is a long saga that has seen numerous changes over the years. The 1996 Ford Bronco ended its production with a host of safety features such as front crumple zones and three-point seatbelts, engine changes, and special editions. 

Now the Ford Bronco has come a long way. While the 2020 model is true to the Ford Bronco history and legacy, it still has several amazing upgrades that make it worthy of purchase in Wilson, Benson, or Greenville. 

If you have been a fan of the age-old Ford Bronco and wish to indulge in the 2020 model but are worried it’ll be made too modern, don’t be. Nearly 24 years since its last production, here are a few things that are new in the 2020 Ford Bronco.

A much powerful engine than before

The 1996 production of the Ford Bronco came with a 351 cu-in (5.8 L) Windsor engine coupled with available options for a 4-speed AOD-E automatic, 4-speed E4OD automatic, and 5-speed M5OD-R2 manual transmission. The 2020 Ford Bronco model will have a 2.3-liter Turbo 4 Cylinder Gas Engine with a 10-Speed Automatic transmission and an All-Wheel-Drive Drivetrain. 

Much better mileage

The 1996 Ford Bronco offered 14 mpg in the city, while the new and improved 2020 Ford Bronco is expected to go up to 28 mpg on the highway. This will make for a much powerful and versatile driving experience. With the Turbo Engine and 10-Speed Automatic transmission, the SUV will likely provide a horsepower of about 335.

Repackable airbags

The Ford Bronco was always ahead of its time with incredible safety features available even in 1996. The new and improved 2020 model is expected to come with repackable airbags. This way, if you are in an accident, you can stuff the airbags back into the compartment so that driving becomes easier and more convenient. 

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