Comparison - Ford Explorer ST 2020 - vs - Ford Bronco Sport Badlands 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
54,740
Updated: 
25 Jan 2020
$
32,660
Updated: 
28 Dec 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.80gals
16.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#727476
Star white Metallic Tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Blue Diamond Metallic
#264154
Atlas Blue Metallic
#0741D6
Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#4A1414
Lucid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Silver Spruce metallic
#B1BBB1
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Color: 
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Rapid red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
iconic silver metallic
#C7CAD0
shadow black metallic
#242424
Kodiak Brown Metallic
#6F3C2B
Alto blue metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#354A55
Carbonized Gray metallic
#4F453E
Area 51
#687580
Cactus Gray
#9BA29D
Cyber Orange metallic Tri-coat
#FBB23C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Although it looks much like the model it replaces, the Explorer is all new for 2020 and boasts much-improved ride and handling, interior features, and modern powertrains.

Pros
Composed ride,
plentiful cargo space,
comfortable driving position.

Cons
Cramped third row,
some subpar interior materials,
desirable twin-turbo V-6 is pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Ford Explorer's #17 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.4 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Impressive standard safety and tech features
Broad, airy cabin
Lots of cargo space
Lineup of powerful, refined engines

Cons
Bland interior in lower trims
So-so upgraded infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

The Ford Explorer is fully redesigned for 2020.Part of the sixth Explorer generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
ncreased passenger space and cargo room
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Additional tech and driver assistance features
New hybrid and high-performance ST versions

Cons
Maximum seating capacity is seven, and most are equipped to seat six
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Interior materials could be better in the higher trims
Not enough USB ports

By: 
edmunds.com

The Bronco Sport is an all-new model that's intended to serve as a smaller alternative to the larger Bronco. Although neither Ford has been officially revealed, we've heard lots of rumors and seen a lot of spy photos. The most recent images appear to show a production-ready Bronco Sport before its official debut in April, which is expected to follow the big Bronco's reveal date.

By: 
caranddriver.com

A new off-road capable SUV based on the Ford Escape.

Pros
More all-terrain capabilities than your typical SUV
Smart features for both adventures and everyday use
Lots of customization options

Cons
Rugged styling
Three-cylinder base engine is likely pretty weak
Last-generation infotainment system

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport carves out a new all-terrain niche for one of the most beloved off-road names in auto history.

Pros
Smart echoes of the past
Strong turbo-4 power
Off-road potential
Hybrid to come
Good-looking—and a good value

Cons
Light on towing capacity
More Bronco II than Sport?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
415ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
275ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 5 500rpm
245hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)
Heated and Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Bronco Badge, cruise and audio controls
Front 180-Degree Camera with Split View and Washer
Trail Control for Off-Road
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.30in
172.70in
Width: 
78.90in
74.30in
Height: 
70.20in
71.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
Front Track: 
66.90in
63.40in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
119.10in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
41.50
Rear Head Room: 
40.50
41.70
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
42.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
36.90in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.80in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
53.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.90in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
65.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
32.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4701.00lbs
3707.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Power Windows with Driver's Front One-Touch Down (Driver's Only)
Privacy Glass - 2nd Row Side and Liftgate
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Premium Cloth
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8-way Power Driver seat
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
Second-Row, 60/40 Split-Fold-Flat
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Independent MacPherson strut-type with stabilizer bar, twin-tube hydraulic gas-pressurized shocks
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Independent double lateral link semi-trailing arms with stabilizer bar, springs and hydraulic gas-pressurized shocks
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electronic Automatic Temperature Control with rear air duct
Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (Available Option)
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors (Driver and Front Passenger)
Front and Rear Map Lights
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
6 speakers
B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, 10-Speakers and subwoofer (Available Option)
Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, Sirius XM™ Traffic with Travel Link® (Available Option)
SYNC with Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System
SYNC®3 voice-activated technology with an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen with swipe capability
Smart-Charging USB Ports - Four (4) - USB A: 1 Frt/Rear and USB C: 1 Frt/Rear
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Body-color door handles with black insert
Liftgate Appliqué - black
Black mesh insert with chrome bars
EXPLORER badge on hood
Rain-Sensing Wipers
LED Signature Lighting
Mirrors, Sideview - Heated Glass
Unique Roof Rack Side Rails-Black
Privacy Glass - 2nd Row Side and Liftgate
Rear Fixed-intermittent/continuous wiper/washer
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Bash Plates - Metal
Unique Roof Rack Side Rails - Black
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
17-inch
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Solid Disc Brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Solid Disc Brakes
Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Braking
Engine Block Heater
Safety Canopy® System - Front and Second Row Safety Canopy® Side Curtain with Rollover Sensor
Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children
SOS Post-Crash Alert System
Belt-Minder® (Front and Second Row)
SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System
Front 180-Degree Camera with Split View and Washer
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 400A
Street Package
Premium Technology Package
Track Package
Badlands Package
Equipment Group 400A
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rack Crossbars
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Splash Guards
235/65R17 Falken Wildpeak All-Terrain Tires
Front And Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Bracket
17" Carbonized Low Gloss Gray Painted Aluminum Wheels
Off-Road Roof Rail Crossbars
Class II Trailer Tow Package W/Trailer Sway Control
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Rear Cargo Well Protector
Smokers Kit W/Element
Front And Rear Floor Liners W/Carpet Mats
Cargo Management System
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#000000
Color: 
Ebony/Active Orange, premium cloth
#453827
Ebony/Area 51, premium cloth
#363637
Ebony/Roast, leather
#4A362A