Staff Builds: Big Bend

November 24, 2020
By: The Bronco Nation

All this week, we’ll be bringing you our builds for each trim of the 2021 Ford Bronco. @david in the forums and @dwrock, your friendly Bronco Nation support and fulfillment associate, will each bring a build to the table with a different theme. We aren’t experts and this isn’t a list of recommendations, it’s just a couple Bronco fans dreaming up some rigs. 

 @david took the W for the Base build but today we continue with the Big Bend. 

@David: The Normie 

Ford usually talks about Big Bend as the “volume trim” for Bronco so I’m going to go mainstream with my build for today, trying to predict what the most common Bronco will look like. I made my build for Big Bend an Area 51 4-Door and threw in the Mid package. This gives you most of the conveniences that I think families will want while keeping the cost low. Applying the Mid package to this trim also adds the 10-speed automatic, which I think is probably what most people will opt for. Continuing with the family theme, the only option I added besides Mid was the powder coated tube step. I figure that will be helpful for little ones getting in and out of the Bronco.  


Let’s face it, might not be the most exciting Bronco build but it will still be one of the coolest cars in the carpool line and it’s still well under $700 a month.  


Exterior 4-Door with Soft Top, Powder Coated Tube Step
Interior -
Powertrain 2.3L EcoBoost and 10 Speed Automatic Transmission
Packages Mid
Accessories None
Color Area 51

*All prices are based on an APR 5% and a down payment of 10% of the purchasing price

@dwrock: The Northerner 

Most of my choices and options on this build revolve around creature comforts or driving in the cold weather. I was sure to add the Heavy Duty front bumper and the Tubular side steps – to give the Big Bend a slightly more aggressive and capable look. The splash guards and paint protection should help with the Snow slush, rain, and mud – allowing this trim to stay looking it’s best. I thought the Signature Headlamps were a nice touch and classed up the rig a bit.  

Between the two engine choices I opted again for the 2.7 Ecoboost. And again, because of the colder months, I was sure to include the block heater and remote starter options 

For the interior on my Big BendI added the auxiliary switches, which will come in handy come time for aftermarket lighting. I also made sure to check the box on the Hard Top Sound Deadening Headliner. The last item I threw at this build on the B&P was the floor liners – to keep all the snow, slush, and spilled coffee at bay. All of that brings this Bronco Big Bend example to $764 a month*.

@david’s not wrong, I think the Big Bend trim might be one of the most popular choices for Bronco purchasers, as it’s one step above the Base trim.


Exterior Front Bumper - Heavy-Duty Modular, Splash Guards – Front and Rear, Paint Protection Film, Tube Step – Powder Coated, Headlamps – LED with LED Signature Lighting
Interior Auxiliary Switches in Overhead Console with Front Map Lights, Floor Liners – Front and Rear, Hard Top Sound Deadening Headliner
Powertrain 2.7L EcoBoost and 10 Speed Automatic Transmission
Packages Mid Package
Accessories None
Color Antimatter Blue

*All prices are based on an APR 5% and a down payment of 10% of the purchasing price

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