See all 14 photos. A storage area under the rear seat provides hidden storage for small items. The Wrangler uses an electronic actuator to the Bronco's hydraulically controlled bar that can operate under load. Since the two-door Wrangler’s wheelbase is shorter, its breakover angles are better, ranging from 25 to 27.8 degrees. The axles find common ground with both the Bronco and Wrangler, using Dana-supplied units in the front and rear. According to Ford, it was the first vehicle to be called a sport utility vehicle by an automaker. With the new Ford Bronco, Jeep gets the successor of an old Wrangler competitor – the first five Bronco generations built from 1966 to 1996 were considered legendary off-road vehicles. Ford Bronco. The Jeep Wrangler can trace its lineage back to the old military Jeeps. The 2021 Bronco’s preliminary spec sheet shows that the two-door Base trim has 23.6 cubic feet of storage with the back seat up and 52.3 with it folded. The all-new 2021 Ford Bronco is here, not entirely but nearly, to discredit the Wrangler and take away its crown. The Sasquatch Package, in addition to having a cool name, includes 17-inch black beadlock-capable wheels with 35-inch mud-terrain tires, front and rear electronic locking differentials, higher ground clearance, upgraded shocks, and larger fender flares. The Bronco's manual transmission has seven forward speeds, including a crawler gear designed for providing maximum torque and finite control in severe off-road driving. Leather upholstery, the Sasquatch Package, and the Mid, High, and Lux Packages can be added. Both off-roaders are available with a turbocharged inline-four or a V-6, but which engine is offered as standard fare sets them apart. The approach angle for both the two- and four-door ranges from 35.5 to 43.2 degrees. Thread starter RobNY; Start date Jul 10, 2020; Tags bronco ford rubicon trail; With the Bronco launch, what team are you in? Unlike the Wrangler, the Bronco’s doors are frameless, making them less clumsy to remove and store onboard in their included protective bags. With the automatic you get an additional two ratios: a 3:73.1 in the Base, Big Bend, and Outer Banks models, the latter two having optional 4.27:1 gears. Does it have what it takes to do so? Or would you rather have the most affordable high performing off-road SUV? The Bronco's standard torque router is a shift-on-the-fly unit with a 2.72:1 low-range gear. The focus will be on the Bronco two- and four-door models, rather than the all-new Bronco Sport, which we’ll cover in a separate story. Options for the Big Bend trim mirror those on the base model, plus you can add the “Mid” optional equipment package. On the Wildtrak, Badlands, and First Edition, the Sport mode is replaced with a more performance-focused Baja mode. A carpeted floor and cloth seats with front seat heaters come standard. Simpson and Al Cowlings on the freeways and streets of Los Angeles. See all 14 photos. Part of the reason the Bronco is better than the Wrangler in this area is the longer overall length, namely 6.9 and one inch longer than the equivalent Wrangler. 2020 in Review: Watts to Freedom Just Happened? Tires are the only things that actually connect your vehicle to the ground, and when off … When equipped with the Sasquatch package, Bilstein dampers with piggyback reservoirs are fitted at all four corners. The base four-wheel-drive package features a two-speed electronic transfer case with shift-on-the-fly capability. In the Bronco, the four lowest trims—you can read about all seven here—a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 projected to make 310 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque can be optioned but comes standard in the top three trims. It includes standard equipment from the Outer Banks model, plus several items that are optional on the lower trim model. Available optionally on all Broncos is an electromechanical transfer case that enables 4Auto, or the ability to leave it in four-wheel drive without the threat of the axles binding on the asphalt. Price. Base: Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685, 255/70R-16, Big Bend: Bridgestone Dueler A/T RH-S, 255/75R-17, Outer Banks: Bridgestone Dueler A/T RH-S, 255/70R-18, Black Diamond: General Grabber A/Tx, 265/70R-17, Badlands: BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA KO2, 285/70R-17, Badlands (optional): Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT, 285/70R-17, Wildtrak, First Edition, Sasquatch: Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT, LT315/70R-17. The CJ-5 was built for about 30 years. Most vehicles in the Jeep lineup can hold their own off-road. Both the 2021 Ford Bronco and 2020 Jeep Wrangler are built in the United States. Select configuration: Base 4x4. The 2020 Wrangler is available in two-door and four-door (Unlimited) body styles. On the Unlimited Sahara automatic, even the optional turbo-four can be fitted with the eTorque mild-hybrid system. Those angles and more can also be displayed in the available 7-inch multifunction instrument cluster display. A vehicle’s breakover angle determines its ability to drive over obstacles without high-centering. The 2021 Ford Bronco comes standard with front-, front side-, and side-curtain airbags covering both the first and second rows. Of course, the coronavirus pandemic could force a delay in that schedule. The Wrangler Rubicon’s crawl ratio of 84.2:1 was best-in-class – at least, until the Bronco rolled onstage. Jeep Wrangler vs the 2021 Ford Bronco: Crawl Ratios This is one aspect every off-road enthusiast knows to be the most integral part of off-roading, which is the Crawl Ratio. It’s matched exclusively to the eight-speed automatic, and it’s only available on the Wrangler Unlimited. There’s a lot in common between the two vehicles, including hardware for incredible off-road prowess, the ability to remove roofs and doors, and vast ranges of available configurations. For the Bronco, the Co-Pilot360 package includes automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic high-beam headlights. In the Bronco, Ford fits a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four projected to make 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, or identical to that of the Ford Ranger. We compare the two off-road vehicles in the first duel of data. Both the Wrangler and Bronco are rated to tow up to 3500 pounds. Like the Wrangler, the Bronco features either a soft or hard top (both are removable). Jan 16, 2020. But like Wrangler, the do-it-yourself gearbox can only be had with the base engine, which in this case is the turbo-four. For the four-door, it ranges from 20 to 26.3 degrees. Since the Bronco’s side-view mirrors are mounted on the front fenders, rather than the front doors, you still have use of them even after the doors are removed. The Bronco will be produced at Ford’s Wayne, Michigan assembly plant. A four-piece removable hardtop is available for the four-door. The U.S. News Best Price Program connects purchase and lease shoppers with local dealers offering pre-negotiated prices. Next up is the breakover angle, or the maximum angle a vehicle can drive over an apex without anything within the wheelbase scraping. But the four-door has a wheelbase that’s almost two inches shorter. Here, we compare all available specifications between the 2021 Ford Bronco and 2020 Jeep Wrangler. The Bronco vs. Wrangler shows additional similarities in interior design. A thundering stampede of 450 horsepower. Models with the “High” option package gain a 12-inch horizontally oriented touch screen. The base model of the two-door Bronco starts at $28,500, plus $1,495 destination. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is built in Toledo, Ohio. (in Eric Cartman’s voice): Screw you guys, I am going home. As for storage, the new Ford Bronco features up to 83 cubic feet of cargo storage on most trims (the higher-end Wildtrak and First Edition only reach 77.6 cubic feet). Grab bars are located on the dash and roof pillars. The Wrangler's optional turbo 2.0-liter four goes backward in horsepower, producing 270 ponies but generates more torque at 295 lb-ft. Forget about these so-called truck wars. The Toledo War, by the way, resulted in Ohio being awarded a parcel of land that's good for nothing. Pricing for the option packages has not been released. Ford has announced more than 200 dealer-installable accessories for the 2021 Bronco. The four-door base price is $33,200. Between a host of factory options and accessories, and the vast array of aftermarket products available for the Wrangler, your Wrangler's price can be as high as your wallet is deep. It’s equipped with drain plugs for emptying water from the cabin. Many of the options available on the Big Bend are also available on the Black Diamond. Jeep Jamboree Adventures and other outfitters offer off-road adventures and special events where thousands of Jeep owners gather. Instead, unequal-length control arms are the foundation of the independent front suspension. Or would you rather have the most affordable high performing off-road SUV? You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at, This Blue: Only Available on First Edition Broncos, 2021 Ford Bronco Looks Great as Lego Model, U.S. Bronco Badge Is Better Than Everyone Else's, How to Remove the New Ford Bronco's Doors and Roof, Ford Prices the Bronco Sport Just below Bronco. Ford will initially offer a choice of two engines for the 2021 Bronco. The breakover angle for the two-door Bronco varies from 21.1 to 29.0 degrees, depending on the tire choice. The FordPass Performance app features off-road navigation and can display detailed trail maps for more than 1,000 areas. The number of USB ports, 110-volt outlets, and other 12-volt power connections you get varies based on the trim and option packages you choose. Starting Price (MSRP) 8.9. Michigan, on the other hand, was awarded the Upper Peninsula and all the mining riches below the soil. Ford offers two systems. The Wrangler's transfer cases are similar; part-time units in the Sport and Sahara carry a 2:72.1 low-range gear, while the beefier unit in the Rubicon receives 4.00:1 gear for better creeping. The standard Wrangler has a 96.8-inch wheelbase, while the Unlimited measures 118.4 inches between the axles. The High Altitude model is intended for buyers looking for a blend of capability and luxury, with features including Nappa leather upholstery and 20-inch wheels. The Wrangler comes standard with 3.45:1 gears, while the off-road supreme Wrangler Rubicon gets a 4:10.1 ratio. We simply won’t know the answer to that question until journalists thoroughly test the new Ford. The Bronco Badlands has a wheelbase of 116.1 inches while the Jeep is at 118.4 inches. The midrange Bronco Outer Banks models start at $38,995 for the two-door version, and $41,450 for the four-door. Supplies of popular 2020 Jeep Wrangler models may be limited due to plant closures forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. A bank of six pre-wired auxiliary switches eases customization hassles. The V6 is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, while an eight-speed automatic transmission is available. Ford looked back to the first generation of the Bronco for the inspiration that drove the model's design. There’s seating for four in the Wrangler and five in the Wrangler Unlimited. Jeep offers four basic Wrangler trim levels, plus an ever-changing array of special edition models. It's been a long time coming, but the iconoclastic Jeep Wrangler finally has direct competition in the 2021 Ford Bronco.Both trucks have removable roofs, removable doors, throwback … The Bronco returns with a manual transmission, optional 35-inch tires, a removable top and doors, and that’s just the start. It is the only Wrangler engine that can be matched with the manual. The Wrangler’s 3.6-liter V6 makes 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The mid-1960s were a busy time at Ford. Like the Wrangler, the Bronco's floors are weatherproof and include drain plugs. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links. Both the Wrangler and Bronco are rated to tow up to 3500 pounds. Select configuration: Base 2-Door AWD. The Wrangler measures 166.8 inches in length, including the spare tire. The optional transfer case has a 3.06:1 low-range gear, and paired with manual transmission it offers a 94.8:1 crawl ratio. A series of UConnect off-road pages display the current driveline setup, several auxiliary gauges, plus the vehicle’s pitch and roll angles. The big Bronco two-door soldiered on until 1996 when it was replaced by the four-door Ford Expedition. When head to head with a vertical obstacle, the approach angle determines clearance before the bash plates are needed. Take away the Bronco’s 35-inch tyres, though, and … Is the all-new Ford Bronco better than the Jeep Wrangler? It’s time to unleash the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept. But again, those damn Sasquatches pay off with 11.6 inches of ground clearance to the Rubicon's 10.8 inches. The Wrangler’s approach angle, which is the maximum slope you can drive forward onto without striking your front bumper, varies from 41.4 to 44 degrees depending on the model and trim level. The four-door is 189.5 inches long, which is about an inch longer than the Wrangler Unlimited. $26,660. The big Bronco, on the other hand, was built to take on Jeep’s flagship—the Wrangler. In the excitement of car shopping, it’s easy to forget that you have to buy auto insurance. Other than the available hill descent control, you won’t find a lot of fancy electronics to help you maintain traction in the Wrangler. General Bronco Discussion. It’s matched to either a manual or 10-speed automatic transmission. Both were subsequently replaced in 2018 by the current Wrangler JL. At the top of the range is the $63,500 Bronco First Edition four-door, which sold out within hours of its introduction. Policy. The current generation of the Jeep Wrangler was introduced in 2018, so it's currently available at dealerships. Front and front side airbags are included on all models. Sean P. Holman Author. The four-door Broncos lose 0.1 inch to the two-door models, while the Rubicons stay the same. The Wrangler also has several storage cubbies throughout the cabin, including mesh pockets that span the length of its doors. Bronco Nation will be an online community where owners can share their experiences with the vehicle. Two days prior to the 2021 Bronco launch party, Jeep tweeted a cryptic “392” Hemi Wrangler. The diesel-backed Jeeps utilize 3.73:1 gearing. Its interior features cloth seats, carpet, and an 8-inch SYNC 4 infotainment system. The top off-road capable trim level of the Wrangler is the Rubicon. Now for the numbers, which are critical in comparing the capability of off-road vehicles. That’s where the similarities end. While the Bronco and Wrangler are poised to face off as two of the most capable off-road vehicles in the marketplace, they’re not the only vehicles available with phenomenal off-road capability. Ford Bronco vs. Jeep Wrangler By Ronan Glon July 14, 2020 Ford’s born-again Bronco is the most serious rival the Jeep Wrangler has faced in decades. 1987 marked one of the darkest days in Jeep Wrangler history, when designers dared to replace its round headlights with rectangular lights. This SUV also comes with a weatherproof floor and drain plugs. We can only imagine how bad a wet Sasquatch must stink. Advocate III. Push-button start comes standard, as do power windows and door locks. Though the Jeep's interior is more refined than ever, it still features many of Wranglers' heritage attributes. Wrangler specs list "body width." Looks like the angles generally fall in favor of … You can opt for a package that includes both, which is a good option as you can include both in your financing. The Bronco ($28,500) and Wrangler ($28,295) are priced similarly, while the Defender ($49,900) offers a more upmarket take on off-roading, with a price to match. 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