The Ford Bronco rose to dominance with a wicked one-two punch. Its relatively short wheelbase provided good off-road maneuverability, while its strong V8 engines could haul almost any load. The inevitable result was a vehicle that appealed to buyers seeking a versatile truck capable of towing and carrying heavy loads on or off the road.
Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]
1992[edit | edit source]
The SUV was redesigned for the 1992 model year, with the addition of Eddie Bauer and XLT models.
1993[edit | edit source]
The Bronco, available in a 4-wheel-drive 2-door body style only, was powered by an all-V8 lineup. The standard engine was a 5.0-liter ohv V8. The optional engine was Ford's venerable 5.8-liter ohv V8. Although there was only a 5 horsepower difference between the two powerplants, the 5.8-liter developed an extra 50 ft.-lb. of stump-pulling torque. The 5.0-liter came with either a 5-speed manual or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. The 5.8-liter received the automatic only. A 2-speed transfer case and automatic locking hubs allowed shift-on-the-fly 4wd operation.
1995[edit | edit source]
Ford was content to let the Bronco coast this year, as it received only a few minor changes for 1995. First and foremost, the optional 5.8-liter engine was re-engineered to pass stricter emissions controls so it would be legal in California. It was also more fuel-efficient as well. In addition, the 4-speed transmission was beefed up to improve performance.
The other significant change was the addition of a new upscale trim level, XLT Sport. That meant the Bronco was now available in four trim levels: the XL, the XLT, the new XLT Sport and the top-of-the-line Eddie Bauer. The Bronco competed most directly against the Chevrolet Blazer/Tahoe and GMC Yukon.
1996[edit | edit source]
The Ford Bronco lasted through the 1996 model year, with the last cars leaving the assembly line in June 1996.
Retail prices[edit | edit source]
As of May 2, 1994:
- $21,725 (1994 Ford Bronco XL)
- $23,965 (1994 Ford Bronco XLT)
- $26,800 (1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer)
As of late 1994:
- $21,785 (1995 Ford Bronco XL)
- $24,540 (1995 Ford Bronco XLT)
- $27,610 (1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer)
As of January 12, 1995:
- $21,985 (1995 Ford Bronco XL)
- $24,740 (1995 Ford Bronco XLT)
- $27,810 (1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer)
As of June 15, 1995:
- $22,715 (1996 Ford Bronco XL)
- $25,470 (1996 Ford Bronco XLT)
- $28,540 (1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer)
Shipping prices[edit | edit source]
- $600 (1993 to early 1995 models)
- $615 (1995 and early 1996 models)