2021 Ford Bronco vs 2020 Ford Explorer 

2021 Ford Bronco vs 2020 Ford Explorer

Earlier this year the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer returned more adventurous than any of its generational predecessors. This year Ford doubles down on its off-road chops with a rock-crawling SUV that redefines standards for its class. Yes, the Ford Bronco is back and badder than ever. See which Ford SUV is the right fit in this comparison of the 2021 Ford Bronco versus the 2020 Ford Explorer.

The 2020 Ford Explorer comes tailor-made for growing families with three rows of seating and versatile cargo storage. The Ford Bronco has just two rows of seating, and drivers can choose between two- and four-door formats. It’s also worth noting that you can drop the roof and doors on the Ford Bronco for open-air freedom.

2021 Ford Bronco


2020 Ford Explorer 

$28,500 2-Door, $33,200 4-Door Starting MSRP $32,765 
270 horsepower Engine Horsepower 300 - 400 horsepower 
4 - 5 passengers  Seating Capacity 6 - 7 passengers 
4x4 Standard Drivetrain RWD Standard (4x4 Optional)

Should You Choose the New Ford Bronco or the Next-Gen Ford Explorer? 

The 2021 Ford Bronco was bred for the wild and it’s no secret. It scores best-in-class departure and breakover angles, ground clearance, and water fording up to 33.5 inches. There’s a multitude of off-road specialized features on board like the Terrain Management System with up to seven terrain-conquering G.O.A.T. Modes, plus available class-exclusive Trail Control™, Trail Turn Assist, and FordPass Performance with Off-Road Navigation.

The 2020 Ford Explorer isn’t without its own off-road merits. The available Intelligent 4WD System enables dynamic on- and off-road capability, packing on a Terrain Management System™ with several selectable drive modes, including Trail and Deep Snow/Sand modes. But we’d describe the Explorer as more of an adventurous and well-rounded family hauler than a rugged rock conqueror.

As for the remaining feature highlights, the Explorer keys in on on-road safety and convenience. Standard on every sixth-generation Explorer is automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps. Upgrades like Active Park Assist 2.0, the 360-Degree Camera, adaptive cruise control, and evasive steering assist make their way in other parts of the lineup. For more information, you can contact the team at Akins Ford using the support form below.