New 4-door Bronco: 21 Square Feet of Sleeping Space

While it might not be the first feature that would-be Bronco owners are considering, 21 square feet of interior space in the new four-door model provides enough room for all but the biggest and tallest folks to sleep. Ford says this functionality was a consideration that their design team incorporated into the new Bronco.

“We spent a lot of time engaging in the outdoors with off-road enthusiasts and understood Bronco had to elevate the off-road camping experience with cleverness and comfort,” said Bill Mangan, Bronco chief interior designer. “So we made sure our four-door models could accommodate in-car camping and we followed it with best in class overall openness with the top removed so campers can enjoy spectacular nighttime views.”


To create the 6 feet, 6 inches of fully enclosed sleeping space that Ford has described, users will have to fold down Bronco’s rear seats and position the front driver and passenger seats at their most forward position. Accommodations in the back of the Bronco will only provide 3 feet, 7 inches of width, which in my opinion is better suited to individuals than pairs of travelers. So while it will be possible, ultimately a rooftop or ground tent might be your best option for sleeping, leaving the back of the vehicle dedicated to (easily accessible) camping gear and cargo. And with over 200 Ford-licensed accessories available from the factory, including Yakima tents and platform roof carriers, there’s no reason you can’t find a sleep and cargo solution that works ideally for you.

“Bronco is designed to be more than just the rugged 4×4 that gets you there, but also the destination in itself,” Mangan said. “You can have fun all day running in the desert sands or crawling along rocky trails–and at the end of the day, it’s your base camp and place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.”


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When he's not publishing campervan content or gear reviews on ExPo, Matt Swartz is honing his paragliding skills, hiking a 14er, or exploring the backroads of Colorado. His love of travel has seen him bike across the United States, as well as explore more exotic destinations like the Amazon basin and Patagonia. Matt spent three years living in a 1964 RV with his partner, Amanda. He's worked as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and his photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.