Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler Rifle CO
Ford Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler
The war between the open-air freedom, off-road capable SUVs is officially on. The Ford Bronco has arrived on the scene with a set of removable doors that can fit inside its trunk and removable hard or soft-top roof. The hardtop roof has several panels that can easily be popped in or out and stored in your trunk. The Wrangler, on the other hand, has removable doors that need to be left at home, hardtop, soft top, and the Sky One-Touch Power Top. The Wrangler has a crossbeam between the front and rear seats that obscure the view of the rear passengers. The Bronco does not have this feature so your rear occupants can get an unobstructed view.
Ford Bronco Power & Handling
The standard engine under the hood of the Bronco is a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that busts out 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The optional engine for the lineup is a 2.7-liter EcoBoost with 300 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Ford then offers two transmissions for the Bronco a ten-speed automatic and a segment-exclusive seven-speed manual. On the 4×4 system front, you can get either a 4×4 system with part-time selectable engagement or the advanced 4×4 system with automatic on-demand engagement.
Jeep Wrangler Power & Handling
The standard powertrain option for the Wrangler is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that outputs 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. You’ll notice the standard Bronco engine has 40 more lb-ft of torque than the standard engine of the Wrangler. Other Wrangler engine options include a 2.7-liter turbo engine with 295 lb-ft of torque and a 3.0-liter diesel with 260 horsepower. The Command-Trac 4×4 system is the standard 4×4 system for the lineup, while the Sahara is available with a full-time Selec-Trac 4×4 system, and the Rubicon uses a Rock-Trac 4×4 system.
Ford Bronco Features & Design
There are six main trim levels for the Bronco and one 2021 special edition model. The Base model is your essential Bronco with a Terrain Management System with 5 G.O.A.T Modes, an 8-inch touchscreen, automatic high-beam headlamps, and trailer sway control. The Big Bend adds remote start, heated seats, and a power inverter. On the Black Diamond, you’ll get steel bumpers, a rear locking differential, and marine-grade vinyl seat trim. The Outer Banks model is available with a 12-inch touchscreen and comes standard with power-coated tube steps, body-color fender flares, and more. The Badlands model then comes with Bilstein position-sensitive monotube shocks, front and rear locking differentials, and a stabilizer bar disconnect. The high-speed off-roader, Wildtrak comes with 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, 35-inch tires, unique hood graphics, and a black-painted hardtop.
Jeep Wrangler Features & Design
The lineup for the Wrangler starts with the Sport model and tow hooks, skid plates, crank windows, cruise control, manual mirrors, foglights, a one-piece folding rear seat, and push-button start. The Sport S comes with some added features but not much. Features include heated power mirrors, air conditioning, alloy wheels, and automatic headlights. The Sahara steps things up a small notch with a hardtop, a 7-inch touchscreen, all-terrain tires, side rails, smartphone integration, and painted exterior body panels. With the rock-crawling Rubicon, you’ll get special tires, 17-inch wheels, rock rails, and electronic front and rear lockable differentials.
A true competitor has finally come to attempt to throw the Jeep Wrangler off its pedestal and we have to admit the new Ford Bronco has unquestionably replaced the Wrangler at the top of the off-road capable, open-air freedom SUV pedestal. We can’t wait to get our hands on the new Ford Bronco, and we bet you can’t either so make sure you order yours today!