2021 Ford Bronco Sport preview: The Bronco gets an Escape-based companion

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

While its big brother the Bronco takes on the Jeep Wrangler, the new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport goes after the Jeep Cherokee and Compass.

Ford revealed the 2021 Bronco Sport on Monday as a smaller, less capable off-roader that is still meant to conquer the terrain where the road ends.

Based on a modified version of the unibody platform from the Ford Escape, the Bronco Sport is a lower-cost, smaller, and slightly more refined alternative to the Bronco. It has independent front and rear suspensions rather than the Bronco’s solid rear axle, and it also lacks its larger sibling’s locking front and rear axles.