Jeep Wrangler vs Ford Bronco
Jeep Wrangler vs Ford Bronco
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Ford Bronco is back! After a long absence, the Bronco roars back onto the scene with a couple of terrific engines and several off-road and technologically advanced features. While its good to have the Bronco back in the SUV lexicon, it will have a lot to live up to if it’s going to compete with the all-new Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler looks to continue its dominance in the SUV world with a few excellent engine options in its own right, and now there is a diesel option that ups the torque output to 442 lb-ft. Inside the cabin, the Wrangler comes with a ton of impressive features and beautiful materials that make driving it a breeze. Both of these SUVs promise to be heavy hitters in the segment, but which one is better? For the answer, continue reading down below!
2020 Jeep Wrangler Power & Handling
There are several engine options available for the Jeep Wrangler, and each has impressive power output. Coming standard is a 3.6-liter V6 that makes 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which pairs with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Optional is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that has 270 horsepower while upping the torque to 295 lb-ft and connect specifically to the eight-speed automatic. The best part about the Wrangler engine lineup is the diesel option, which is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel and comes with an astounding 442 lb-ft of torque. Several four-wheel-drive options are available, including a sophisticated one for the Rubicon trim, which allows the Wrangler to go over anything the off-road world throws at it!
2021 Ford Bronco Power & Handling
A couple of engine options are available for the Ford Bronco, and they both have a decent amount of power. The first engine is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that pumps out an adequate 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Optional is a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 that ups the horsepower to 310 and the torque to 400 lb-ft. The turbocharged 2.3-liter comes with the choice of either a manual or automatic transmission, while the V6 is automatic transmission only. While there is a lot to love about both of these engines, we are disappointed in the Bronco’s lack of a diesel engine option, which could have upped the torque even higher.
2020 Jeep Wrangler Features & Design
With three primary trim levels, a few sub-trims, and three special editions, you’re not spoiled for choice when it comes to features for the Wrangler. The base Sport is well equipped with 17-inch steel wheels, skid plates, tow hooks, a fold-down windshield, manual mirrors and locks, cruise control, push-button start, and a 5-inch touchscreen. Sport S variants add on to this with alloy wheels, air conditioning, automatic headlights, remote locking and unlocking, heated power mirrors, and more! Three special editions of the Wrangler area available, which build off the Sport S with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, all-terrain tires, limited-slip differential, and unique graphics packages. Higher trims add more luxury and off-road features such as leather upholstery, heavy-duty axles with shorter gearing, 4.0-to-1 low-range gearing, and rock rails, most of which you can find on the Rubicon trim.
2021 Ford Bronco Features & Design
The all-new Ford Bronco comes with a retro look and feel thanks to a broad horizontal dash that is present inside the cabin. For off-roading, the Bronco has strategically placed door handles that passengers can grab onto when going over a particularly difficult path. You can remove these handles, along with the doors, at any trim level. Several tech features are available for the Bronco including a Sync 4 system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also a navigation system that comes standard and allows you to find the best trails available. Additionally, each Bronco comes with Trail Contol, which functions as a low-speed cruise control when you are driving down the trail. The all-new Trail Turn Assist helps the Bronco make sharp turns with needed. We like a lot of these features, but the Wrangler offers you more.
For us, this one is a no-brainer and a clear victory for the Jeep Wrangler. The Wranglers engines are more powerful while offering several four-wheel-drive systems, while the trim levels and sub-trims provide you with more features. We highly recommend taking a test drive of the all-new Wrangler so head down to Fred Martin Superstore and schedule one with our fantastic representatives. Can’t make it down to the dealership, but still want to find the best Wrangler for you? Check out our full inventory here on our website!