Talking Cars 339: Driving the 2021 Ford Bronco

We also discuss what it takes for a car to earn a CR recommendation

Main theme: We give our first impressions of one of the mostly highly anticipated models of the year: the 2021 Ford Bronco. Yes, after a two-year wait, we finally got our Outer Banks SUV for testing. And we took no time in quickly comparing it with its chief rival, the Jeep Wrangler. We also dished on some of the Bronco’s off-road hardware, its strong turbocharged V6 engine, and the many thoughtful details in the interior. While these are just our initial thoughts, we all agree on one thing: This rig has presence.

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"Talking Cars" panelists Jake Fisher, Mike Quincy, and Alex Knizek.

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Mike Quincy

My automotive journalism career started when I was hired by David E. Davis Jr. at Automobile Magazine in 1989. I joined Consumer Reports in 1993 and started working at our test track full time in 2001. I’ve purchased over 100 cars for testing and received high-performance driving training from Jackie Stewart and at the Skip Barber Racing School. Non-automotive pursuits include long-distance bike riding, homemade pizza, and old-school martinis.