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.
The SUV was redesigned for the 1992 model year, with the addition of Eddie Bauer and XLT models.
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.
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 Tahoe and GMC Yukon.
The Ford Bronco lasted through the 1996 model year, with the last cars leaving the assembly line in June 1996.
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)
- $600 (1993 to early 1995 models)
- $615 (1995 and early 1996 models)