The Best Roof Racks and Storage Solutions for the 2021+ Ford Bronco Sport
When the Ford Bronco Sport hit the market, it quickly became the vehicle of choice for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With its compact size, off-road capability, and modern features, the Bronco Sport is built to tackle diverse terrains and weather conditions without compromise. Picture this: you’re on a spontaneous weekend getaway, exploring unbeaten paths with your family or friends, but your Bronco Sport is already packed to the brim. This is where adding extra storage space with a roof rack can transform your adventure, pushing the Bronco Sport’s versatility even further.

The Benefits of Roof Racks: Maximizing Space and Adventure

Roof Racks are more than just a convenient addition; they're a game-changer for anyone looking to maximize their Bronco’s storage capacity. Whether you’re planning a cross-country road trip, a weekend camping expedition, or a quick trip to the beach, roof racks offer a versatile solution for carrying extra cargo and gear. Imagine effortlessly transporting bulky items like kayaks, bikes, skis, or camping equipment without compromising the interior space of your Bronco. Roof racks allow you to securely fasten these items on top of your vehicle, freeing up room for passengers and enhancing comfort on long journeys. They also make it easier to organize and access your gear, ensuring that you have everything you need right at your fingertips. For the adventurous spirit, a roof rack can significantly expand the range of activities you can undertake, from mountain biking in remote trails to paddling through serene lakes. Additionally, they can provide a sturdy base for Roof-Top Tents, allowing you to turn your Bronco into the ultimate mobile basecamp.

2021+ Bronco Sport Roof Rack Upgrades

At Stage 3 Motorsports, we recommend two roof rack solutions, each with unique benefits to cater to different needs and preferences: the Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rack Kit and the Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform Kit. The Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rack Kit is a full-size, 53.5" long roof rack designed with versatility and durability in mind. This kit includes a wind deflector and four feet, offering complete design flexibility. The L-shaped rear and front slat design increases the strength of the entire rack, allowing it to withstand greater stresses than other racks on the market. Manufactured entirely from corrosion-free aluminum, this roof rack is both lightweight and robust, making it an excellent choice for those who need a strong yet agile setup. This rack is ideal for outdoor adventurers who need a customizable solution for various activities. With over 50 compatible accessories, you can tailor the rack to carry anything from rooftop tents and bikes to fishing rods and kayaks. Additionally, the adjustable slats allow for easy modifications, whether you want to add more slats for additional support or remove some to enjoy your sunroof.

The Rhino Rack 60x49" Pioneer Platform Kit is renowned for its versatility and modular design. Made from aluminum and fiberglass-reinforced nylon, this rack features a corrosion-resistant black powder coat, ensuring durability in any climate. The flat, slatted design provides ample space to tie down all your gear, making it perfect for long road trips, camping expeditions, or simply freeing up interior space for passengers. This rack is perfect for those who prioritize a sturdy and versatile cargo platform. It includes integrated wiring routes within all extrusions, allowing you to easily attach some Off-Road Lighting to better command the night sky on every adventure. The Pioneer Platform is light yet tough, able to withstand any adventure without weighing down your vehicle. Its aerodynamic design reduces wind drag and noise, ensuring a smooth and quiet drive. The kit also comes with a torque-limiting tool to ensure proper fastening, and a five-year manufacturer warranty for added peace of mind.

Product Name Price Features
Front Runner Slim Line II Roof Rack $1140
  • Complete aluminum construction
  • Can withstand greater stresses than the best all-steel roof racks
  • Offers limitless possibilities for customization
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Rhino Rack 60x49" Pioneer Platform Kit $1070
  • Made from aluminum and fiberglass reinforced nylon
  • Corrosion resistant black powder coat
  • Integrated wiring routes within all extrusions
  • Completely customizable

Additional Storage Solutions

If you're not quite ready for a roof rack upgrade, a few additional storage solutions can also help optimize your Bronco Sport’s cargo space. The Builtright Velcro Tech Panel for the back of the rear seat is a fantastic option for keeping your tools, straps, and other essential items organized and easily accessible. This MOLLE storage system fits into the OEM mounting points on the back of your Bronco Sport’s rear seats, offering full coverage with panels for both the driver and passenger sides. Made from durable Denier 1000 nylon fabric with heavy-duty 'hook' Velcro and industrial bartack stitching, it ensures long-lasting performance and customization to fit your needs. To enhance this setup further, consider the Ford Genuine OEM MOLLE Pouch Kit. This 7-piece kit includes various sized pouches that can be attached to the Tech Panel, providing additional storage for smaller items like a compass, multi-tool, or first aid kit. The black color scheme of the pouches blends seamlessly with your truck's interior, maintaining a clean and organized look. These solutions will help you get more out of your Bronco Sport’s cargo area, making every adventure more efficient and enjoyable.

FAQs: Your Most Pressing Roof Rack Questions Answered

How much weight can a roof rack support on the new Ford Bronco?

Most roof racks for the Ford Bronco Sport can support between 150 to 200 pounds, but it’s crucial to check the specific weight limit of the roof rack you choose and ensure it matches your needs. Always consult the manufacturer's guidelines to avoid overloading.

Are roof racks difficult to install?

Many roof racks are designed for easy installation and come with comprehensive instructions. Most can be installed using basic tools and don't require professional help. However, if you're unsure or want a perfect fit, seeking professional installation is a good idea.

Will adding a roof rack affect my Bronco Sport’s fuel efficiency?

Any addition to your vehicle can impact fuel efficiency. Roof racks, especially when loaded, can create additional drag, slightly reducing fuel efficiency. The extent of the impact depends on the size and weight of the load, as well as your driving speed.

Can I leave my roof rack on my Bronco Sport year-round?

Yes, most roof racks are designed to withstand various weather conditions and can be left on your Bronco year-round. However, if you don’t need it for extended periods, removing it can help reduce drag and potential wear.

Are roof racks noisy?

Some roof racks can produce wind noise, especially at high speeds. Choosing an aerodynamic design can help minimize noise. Additionally, properly securing your load can prevent rattling and other noises.

Conclusion

Adding a roof rack to your 2021+ Ford Bronco Sport is a surefire way to amplify its already impressive versatility. Whether you're an avid camper, an extreme kayaker, or someone who simply needs more space for road trips, a roof rack offers the perfect solution to maximize your vehicle's storage capacity. By selecting the right roof rack and storage solutions, you can ensure that your Bronco is equipped to handle all your adventures, making every journey more comfortable, organized, and enjoyable.

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