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Canadian Parts Website Seemingly Leaks Ford Bronco Engine

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Canadian Tire’s parts finder suggests the Ford Bronco engine will be the same as the Ranger
Photo: Canadian Tire

It’s been 30 months since Ford at long last confirmed that the Bronco would be returning to its lineup. Since then? Well, nothing, really. Ford’s been almost completely mum about all things Bronco, with most of the space filled by speculation about transmissions and rumors about removable doors and tops and so on.

Until the Bronco is revealed in full, we’ll likely have to keep snacking on speculation like the recent discovery made on the Canadian Tire website. Per, the retailer inadvertently revealed that it knows or expects that the 2021 Bronco will be powered by a 2.3-liter four-cylinder with a displacement of 140 cubic inches.

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Ford Bronco sheet
The one teaser image we have of the Ford Bronco after 30 months of waiting
Photo: Ford Motor Company

That would likely mean that the Bronco will get the same EcoBoost engine that powers the 2019 Ford Ranger, which backs up the idea that the Bronco will be Ranger-based. What’s not known, as Ford Authority points out, is whether this would be the “Baby Bronco” that’s been bandied about like buggy bumpers or the full-sized Bronco. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see — which has been pretty much the exact same thing we’ve said about the Bronco for going on three years.

While this wouldn’t be the first time that it’s been suggested that the Bronco is getting the Ranger’s 270-horsepower four-cylinder, this seems to be somewhat more credible than past suggestions. As puts it: “For those not #blessed with a Canadian Tire in their country, know that the north-of-the-border nationwide chain is like a mix of Autozone and Lowe’s with a bit of WalMart thrown in for good measure.”

Even more helpful? It’s written that “if one could bottle [Canadian Tire’s] ambient smell and put it into an air freshener, Canadian ex-pats would buy them by the truckload.” Well, that’s something!

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Sources:, Ford Authority, Canadian Tire