It’s only natural that the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport have many accessories to add to your new SUV. This long-anticipated return of the Bronco means designers had aftermarket accessories for the Bronco by the time it came to market in 2021.
Why is this good for you? Accessories you purchase from Ford for your Bronco are generally going to cost more than aftermarket items. However, you can choose a particular trim level and accessorize your Bronco.
Accessories for the exterior of your Bronco
The Ford Bronco is available in eight trim levels, so they give you an excellent place to start your adventure. So let’s take this from the outside in, and see how many ways you can personalize your Ford Bronco.
1. Front bumper/brush guard
Like any accessory you find for your Bronco, you can go from the most basic to high-end bumpers for mounting a winch, tow loops, and light bars. Whether fitted with brush guards or not, most front bumpers for the Ford Bronco are made to accommodate a winch.
If you want a front bumper with a brush guard, you can take that route, and it will still give you room to attach lights and other accessories. It will also offer more protection for the front of your Bronco.
2. Heavy duty rear bumper
You can keep the stock bumper of your Bronco or replace it with a Premium bumper with recovery hooks. The towing capacity of the Ford Bronco is 3500 pounds when properly equipped with a Class II hitch. So, it would help if you kept this in mind when choosing a bumper. Also, be sure it will fit if towing is part of your future with your Bronco.
3. Roof Racks
A roof rack can be added to your Bronco when you purchase it. However, you may want to wait. If so, like every other accessory available, you can find different styles of roof racks for your Bronco. Some are minimal, while others are large enough to pitch a tent upon.
4. Soft Top
Like the Jeep, the Ford Bronco has been designed to go topless when configured with the right accessories. Full soft tops and slant back tops allow you only to open the area over the front of the cabin.
Ford has done an excellent job of giving the Bronco the off-road chops that make it a competitor against the Jeep Wrangler. In addition, the accessories you can find to add to your Bronco are almost limitless, and new items are added daily because the 6th generation Ford Bronco is a hot commodity.
5. Running boards
Running boards can be round, flat, oval-shaped tubes, or angular. However, they help you and your passengers get out of your Bronco. Power running boards extend for boarding and retract up against the door sill.
The ability to retract is a feature that keeps your running boards tucked away until needed. The wrong type of running board can get hung up on obstacles when on the trail; retractable running boards can help prevent this.
6. Car Cover
Whether you store your Bronco in the garage or the driveway, a cover can keep it from being damaged by the sun and inclement weather. Car covers are made for two-door and four-door Bronco and will protect your Bronco from rain, UV rays, water, dirt, and dust.
7. Tow hitch — for towing and recovery.
Like many accessories, a tow hitch will make your Bronco more versatile and enable you to tow your boat or camper trailer. A Bronco can be equipped with a Class II or Class III trailer hitch. With the Class II and the V6, your Bronco can tow up to 3500 pounds. With a Class III hitch and V6 power, the Bronco can get up to 4500 pounds.
8. Front mounted winch
This was mentioned in the front bumper section and is a must-have accessory if you travel to the wilderness. A front winch can help you get yourself out of the mud or one of your buddies.
9. Tow straps
As crucial as a winch, tow straps are also an accessory you need on board your Bronco. Made to handle the stresses of the weight of your SUV, and another vehicle too, if necessary, without tow straps, may keep you waiting in a mudhole until someone with tow straps comes along to help.
10. LED lighting
Light bars and spotlights on your Bronco will help you see and be seen. They are made to attach to your front bumper, roof rack, facing front and rear. You can brighten the night around you when off-road with the correct lights.
Interior accessories for your Bronco
11. Seat covers
Seat covers can protect your car’s seats. Keeping the inside of a vehicle clean will help you maintain its value. For example, if you are using your Bronco on the trail, seat covers will keep the mud on you off of the upholstery.
12. Floor mats
Like seat covers, the best floor mats for your Bronco will collect any dirt and water you deposit in your Bronco, making it easier to discard when it’s time to clean your SUV. The suitable mats will fit properly and don’t forget a mat for the cargo area, because it needs to stay clean, too.
13. Tailgate storage unit
Storage for your tailgate gives you space to store tools and other items you want to leave in your Bronco all the time. This storage unit is designed to fit inside the tailgate and is an excellent addition to your Ford.
14. Door sill plates
Door sill plates add a stylized look when you open the door of your Bronco. Or, you can get door sill covers for your Bronco, designed to prevent scratching the sill. They also protect the paint they cover on the door sills.
15. Ford Bronco interior trim Kits
Interior accent trim is another way to personalize your Bronco and make it yours. Accent trim can be added to A/C vents, door handles, and other parts of your Bronco’s interior.
Electronic accessories for your Bronco
16. Off-road and weather-proof speakers
Although you can get an excellent stereo with your Bronco, you can never have too many speakers. This tailgate-mounted sub-woofer can add deep bass to your Bronco’s other speakers.
A dash cam has several purposes. First, it will record your travels, and in the event of an accident, it will record what happened. Also, think of what you might record when you are off-road because you will likely see animals and things in the woods that you missed when driving through when you preview the recording.
18. Rear seat entertainment
There are several rear seat entertainment systems for the back seat occupants of your Ford Bronco. They are available for both seats, have remotes like at home, and are a great way to keep rear passengers occupied.
19. Remote start
Starting your car with a remote is a great feature and is especially helpful when the weather is extremely cold or hot. Remote start is an accessory that is available on all Ford vehicles.
20. Keeping your valuables secure
Ford offers a lockable tied-down security drawer that fits your Bronco’s cargo area. You can use it to protect your valuables and to organize items you want to leave in your Bronco.
Performance and offroad accessories for your Ford Bronco
21. Engine performance
A few mods have come out that will give your Broncos engine a boost. However, cold air intakes are the most common modification. Exhaust systems can also be tweaked to eke out a few more horsepowers, but the Ford Bronco has the right stuff, out of the box.
22. Leveling and Lift kits
Lift kits get you above the terrain and will make your Bronco more capable on the trail. You can do a mild lift on your SUV or take it to the limits. Leveling kits keep everything on an even keel when you increase the size of the tire you are running on your Bronco.
23. Adjustable suspension components
Leveling kits are great, and adjustable coil-over shocks add another facet to your ride. Adjustable shocks can give you a better ride in your Bronco on and off the road and can give your SUV a better quality of ride. The truth is, however, that the Ford Bronco is designed with an exceptional suspension system. More lift for your Bronco, though, will make it decidedly yours.
24. Skid plates
Not all Bronco models have full skid plates as standard equipment. However, if you use your SUV offroad more than on, full skid plates from front to back will keep the underside of your Bronco protected when you are off-road.
Rocks and brush can damage your exhaust and drive train. However, skid plates take the brunt of impacts from rocks and other objects. Skid plates are made to protect your engine, drivetrain, and exhaust system and are worth the cost if your Bronco is going to be used off-road.
25. Wheels & Tires
The standard wheels on the Bronco are 16 inches in diameter. There is an optional 17-inch wheel that is available that is fitted with 35-inch tires. That alone will give your Bronco a little lift. In addition, many aftermarket wheels and tires provide your Bronco and set it apart from the others when you park.
Bronco accessories for on the trail
26. Roof top tent
You can make your Bronco home for days with a rooftop tent or rear-mounted tent, an awning to sit under, and your camping gear. There are two distinct kinds of tents for your Bronco. One attaches to the rear of your SUV, and you pitch it on the ground like a regular tent.
A rooftop tent, however, attaches to the top of your Bronco, and you will require a ladder to access it. The good thing about a tent above the ground is you needn’t worry about bugs, snakes, or other beasties that roam about the woods at night. Add a tent annex to your rooftop tent, and you will have a place to change and store some of your gear.
27. Air mattress for the rear of your Bronco
If you want to take a minimalist approach when overnighting on the trail, an air mattress for your Bronco may be all you need. The cost is much less than a tent. However, you won’t have as much space for sleeping or changing clothes.
However, if you are just starting off-roading, you may want to take the least costly approach when first getting your feet wet. An air mattress will get you started, and if you decide you want a tent, an air mattress can be used for it, too.
28. Awnings to keep you shaded
Awnings for your Bronco can serve two purposes. First, they can keep you in the shade and out of the sun and rain and extend your wilderness living space. For trips of a day or more, an awning is a perfect way to make your stay more comfortable.
29. Portable kitchen
This portable camp kitchen unfolds into an area where you can set up a stove and place to prepare food, and it also has a pantry where you can store your food.
A portable kitchen with gas burners included is the Aioks® (eye-ox) kitchen in a box. It unfolds for use and will hold everything you need to make a meal on your outdoor adventures.
You may not need anything as elaborate as this cooking area for camping, but you need a way to store your cooking gear so that when it’s time for dinner, you have what you need to cook dinner or breakfast.
30. Added storage space for the Bronco
The interior cargo basket fits in the cargo area of your Bronco and sits high so that you can store items high and leave the lower area for other things.
This heavy-duty shelf can be used to store items you want in your Bronco all the time and will add extra space when it’s time to gear up to go offroad.
Clever accessories for you and your Bronco
31. Hard top lifter
When taking the hard top from your Bronco, you need to remove it and store it. With the hard top lifter, you can do both, without help from another person, unless you want to.
One type of hard top lifter is installed in your garage and uses a cable and pulley system to remove the roof from your Bronco. It can make removing and installing the hardtop of your Bronco much more manageable and will save your back and your patience.
32. Mesh cargo holder
A mesh cargo holder will help you keep your stuff where you put it, and when you open the tailgate, you won’t need to worry about a loose object falling out. Helpful for organizing your Broncos cargo area, you can keep your SUV neat and organized when used with other space-saving accessories.