2021 Ford Bronco vs 2021 Jeep Wrangler – What we Know so Far
Jeep started using the name Wrangler in the 1980s, but the idea has been around for much longer. During its life, the Jeep has become a favorited vehicle with a loyal customer base. With the highly anticipated release of Ford’s newest entry into the midsize SUV market, consumers are left with a hard question; switch to the Bronco or remain loyal to the Wrangler? To best answer that question you must first break it down.
Oftentimes pricing will play a big role in the vehicle one chooses, but in this instance, it doesn’t make the decision any easier. Both vehicles give similar pricing for the lowest model 2 door variants as well as the highest trim 4 door variants.
Both vehicles can be purchase with turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engines that make very similar power. Where the differences come in are the larger displacement options. Ford has carried over the EcoBoost platform to give the Bronco a twin turbocharged V6 that is capable of 310 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Jeep’s naturally aspirated V6 option is rated at 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. I wouldn’t fully discount the Wrangler if you’re looking for power, though, as FCA has recently announced a 392 engine option that produces 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Jeep also has an EcoDiesel option and will later provide electric options.
This is another area in which the manufacturers have taken different approaches. Jeep has stayed true to their solid front axle design, while Ford has gone with an independent front suspension system. The high end models each come with designer shocks; Jeep uses Fox while Ford uses Bilstein. Options such as quick disconnect sway bars are available on both vehicles.
|Ford Bronco||Jeep JL|
I4 - 270/310
V6 - 300/410
I4 - 270/295
V6 - 285/260
EcoDiesel - 260/442
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