Why the Basic 2021 Ford Bronco Makes Us Happy

  • The entry-level Bronco offers both body styles and both engines.
  • The hilariously named Sasquatch package is also available and offers real off-road capability.

Though we are sometimes attracted to a base model’s simplicity, or perhaps one of its standout features (like a manual transmission), most manufacturers don’t take the base model very seriously. Entry-level variants are usually loaded (or un-loaded) with the chintziest upholstery, the dinkiest engine, the skinniest wheels and various other nagging reminders that you cheaped out.

But the 2021 Ford Bronco does the base model proud, and here’s why.

Power to the Cheap People

Since the Bronco is kind of a light truck, you’d expect Ford to take a trucky approach to packaging body styles, engines and capability. But the base Bronco bucks (hey, it’s been a rough week) that trend by offering both body styles as well as both powertrain options at the entry level. As

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Nissan’s redesigned Rogue Sport may offer e-Power series hybrid tech

Nissan is working on a redesign for its Rogue Sport, with prototypes currently out testing ahead of a market launch in 2021.

The Rogue Sport is badged a Qashqai in other markets, including in Europe where Nissan will offer the vehicle with e-Power series hybrid powertrain technology, the automaker said Friday.

An e-Power vehicle is essentially an electric car whose battery is charged on the go via a combination of energy regeneration and a small internal-combustion engine serving purely as a generator. Electricity generated by the engine can also directly power the vehicle’s electric motor(s) during high-load situations.

This concept is also found in extended-range EVs like the Karma Revero and BMW i3 REx, though the batteries in these vehicles are much bigger than in Nissan’s e-Power vehicles. As a result of their small batteries, Nissan’s e-Power vehicles don’t have a plug. Instead, you fill up at a gas station

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These are the Coolest Wheels You Can Buy on New Cars Today

Call this a bit of a no-brainer statement, but wheels (or “rims,” if you prefer) are one of a car’s most important parts. A car can still drive if you strip away most of the tinsel and extraneous stuff that make the passenger’s lives better, but without wheels and tires, you’re going nowhere, no how.

Beyond the physical necessities of the wheel, a shiny—or not so shiny—set of rims can help set you apart or make you blend in, rounding out a design and giving owners a chance to distinguish themselves from the rest of their car’s family. We love a good wheel design so much, we went out and picked a few of our favorite designs on sale now—or soon to be—on new cars, and rounded them up here, in no particular order.

Again, this list is in no particular order, but we bet you

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