The Ford Bronco II was a compact Sport Utility Vehicle sold between 1984 and 1990 and was commissioned as a smaller complement to the full-size Bronco. Its intent was also to offer a Ford alternative to the Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, the Jeep Cherokee and the Toyota 4Runner, which was and still is a particularly highly regarded model. The Bronco II marked a first for Ford in that it was their first compact SUV since the original Bronco which was sold from 1966 to 1977. It is mechanically and structurally identical to the Ford Ranger. It had a 94-inch (2,388 mm) wheelbase, much like the Volkswagen Beetle, and was enclosed in the rear. By 1989, Ford was ready to give the Bronco a facelift, but the restyle of the Bronco II ended with the cancellation of its production in February 1990. It was quickly replaced by the larger Ford Explorer.
Auto Transport Cost For The Ford Bronco II
A few 1990 models were produced after November 1989 and that particular four-wheel drive came equipped with the Dana 35 front axle, as opposed to the Dana 28 front axle used in earlier production. It wasn’t all good news for the Bronco II, and in fact, it was hammered by reports that it was prone to rollovers. Some of the headlines in 1989 and 1990 included “NHTSA Investigates Bronco II Rollovers”, “Magazine Gives Ford’s Bronco II ‘Avoid’ Rating”, and “Consumer Reports Criticizes Ford Bronco II’s Handling”. Further, according to the Environmental Working Group, 3,826 people have died in Bronco II and Explorer rollovers between 1983 and 2001. Reports such as the aforementioned have significantly affected the resale value of both vehicles. On the other hand, this is somewhat beneficial to the driver who is looking for an economical SUV and does not have a history of driving in a manner that would produce such a rollover. Auto transport costs for the Ford Bronco II are available here using our original shipping quote calculator. Also learn more here about the Ford Bronco II.