'); doc.close(); })();
You reached our US 4WP resources center on The Dirt. We will be launching a Canada specific resources center in the future.
2021 Ford Bronco First Edition vs Jeep Wrangler Recon 15

Top Hidden Features of the Ford Bronco

When Ford released the sixth generation Bronco in 2021, it marked the end of a 25-year hiatus for this iconic nameplate that first appeared in 1965, just a bit after the Mustang. The latest Bronco has been received with much acclaim and has attracted the attention of old and young alike. 

In fact, if you’ve got one of these incredible machines, why not check out the range of products for the sixth generation Bronco? We’ve got an excellent range of parts and accessories that covers exterior, interior, and performance, among others. 4 Wheel Parts also has a range of overlanding and camping gear that’s sure to enhance your experience in the great outdoors, as well as look plain stylish alongside your Bronco. 

But the Bronco has more than just your standard comforts and conveniences. Designers have put little Easter eggs into the vehicle for you to find. So, what are the new Ford Bronco features that the sixth-generation brings? Read on.

01 ford bronco raptor lead photo

Coolest Hidden Features

The 2022 Ford Bronco brings with it a host of cool hidden features of sorts for you to check out. Let’s get down to the list.


The sixth-generation Bronco’s headlamps have two distinctive features. One is the circular headlamps with amber signal lights just inside the grille. This harks back to the original Bronco way back in 1965. The second cool thing about the headlamps is that if you look closely, there’s a bucking Bronco in the plastic at the edge of the LED daytime running lamps.

2021 Ford Bronco First Edition vs Jeep Wrangler Recon 19a 1

Tail lamps

The headlamps aren’t the only lights with cool features. In fact, Ford seems to have a thing for lights with cool features. The rear tail lamps also toss it back to the units on the original 1965 Bronco, with a twist; they’re all LED.

Rear Cargo Area Light

Check out the rear cargo area light: It features two regular white LED lights, with a blue-lit bucking bronco between them.

Branded Torx Bolts

The dashboard and other interior trim parts on the Bronco are held together with aluminum Torx bolts, and if you look closely, you can see the lettering “Bronco MNP 8.8” on them. Custom bolts. Isn’t that an incredible amount of attention to detail?

09 arb bronco interior

Cool Designs On The Tie-Downs

The four tie-downs in the rear cargo area feature a lasso logo, and a big bucking bronco can be found on the center floor. Continuing the cowboy theme, are we?

Another Bronco On Automatic Variants

If you choose an automatic transmission equipped Bronco, the shift knob features, surprise, a Bronco!

10 ford bronco raptor

Ford Bronco Performance Features

Can the Bronco cut it off-road? Oh yes, it can. Just check out YouTube, and you can find plenty of videos showing sixth-generation Broncos doing their thing on the trails, from bone-stock ones to fully modified trail beasts. So what are the performance features of the Bronco?

Three Engine Options

You could have an old Bronco with a V8, but the sixth-generation eschews such excesses. That doesn’t mean it’s down on power, though. The entry-level engine is Ford’s famous 2.3L four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost motor that’s also found in the Mustang, and puts out 300hp and 325lb-ft in this application. The next step up is the 2.7L EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6 rated 330hp and 415lb-ft. The top dog engine is the 3.0L EcoBoost, once again a twin-turbocharged V6 that kicks out 400hp and 415lb-ft in the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.

Manual Or Auto Gearbox, But You Can’t Choose For All Engines

The Bronco can be had with either a Getrag 7-speed manual transmission or the Ford-GM 10-speed SelectShift automatic option; however, you can only choose between the two if you take the 2.3L EcoBoost powerplant. Stepping up to the 2.7L V6 limits you to the automatic transmission. Mind you, the manual transmission isn’t a true seven-speed manual, but a six-speeder with an ultra-low gear called Crawl. It’s marked with a C on the shift knob.

07 4WP Ford Bronco Lifted Overland Crawling

Ford Bronco Off-Road Features

So what does the 2022 Bronco have that makes it a legit off-roader from the factory?

Body On Frame Construction With Optional HOSS

The Bronco retains the body on frame construction that is bread and butter for any half-decent off-roader. However, you can spec the optional High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) that brings position-sensitive Bilstein shocks at all corners. The front sway bar also features a hydraulic disconnect to increase articulation at crawl speeds and automatically reconnects at speed.

The GOAT Switch

Ford’s created something called the GOAT, or more accurately G.O.A.T switch as their drive mode selector. G.O.A.T simply means “Goes Over Any Terrain”, and offers modes such as Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Baja, Mud and Ruts, and Rock Crawl. The system adjusts throttle response, 4WD system, traction control, and transmission shifts according to the selected mode.

Dana Axles With Electronic Diffs and transfer case

The 2022 Bronco comes with the much-respected Dana axles at the front and rear, but it uses electronic differentials. These are user-lockable via dashboard switches, and the transfer case offers 4WD Low, 4WD High, 4WD Automatic, and 2WD High (rear-wheel drive), selectable via a dial near the gear selector.

02 ford bronco raptor ecoboost engine

Check Out 4 Wheel Parts For Everything Bronco And Off-Roader

Whether it’s for a forty-year-old off-roader, or the latest metal such as the 2022 Ford Bronco, you can be sure that 4 Wheel Parts will have plenty of aftermarket and OEM enhancement parts for it. In fact, we carry thousands of products across hundreds of brands. Pay a visit at any of our 90+ stores across the nation, or log on to our website, where you can browse the entire range and make a purchase. If you choose the latter, you can be assured of swift and speedy doorstep delivery thanks to our six distribution centers that work tirelessly to send out hundreds of orders every day. 

Our price matching guarantee is watching out for your wallet as well, ensuring that you always receive the best price when purchasing from us. We honor all warranties, and our experts are always ready to provide assistance whenever required. Once you’re a 4 Wheel Parts customer, you’re likely to be hooked for life.