Ford Bronco. It’s one of the biggest automotive stories of the decade, and we’ll have the full review of the exciting off-road vehicle in this edition of America on the Road. Host Jack Nerad recently had the opportunity to drive the all-new Bronco both on the road and off-road at the Ford Bronco Off-Roadeo outside Austin, Texas, and he’ll deliver a complete report. Can the new Bronco match the Jeep Wrangler when it comes to rock-crawling and creek crossing? He’ll have the answer.
In the other portion of the road test segment, co-host Chris Teague will offer his assessment of the 2021 Mazda CX-5. With new turbocharged horsepower, the compact sport-ute promises to be better than ever. But did Mazda put too many ingredients in the soup?
In the news segment, we talk about a troubling unexpected consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic — more traffic deaths. Fatalities on the road were up substantially in 2020 despite the fact that miles driven by U.S. motorists were way, way down. What happened? Jack Nerad and Chris Teague will give you their opinions.