Jeep Wrangler vs Ford Bronco Baltimore MD
Jeep Wrangler vs. Ford Bronco
After a long wait, Ford has come out with the latest version of its iconic Bronco SUV. The Bronco returns with a few powerful engines and several technologically advanced and off-road features. While there is a lot to be impressed by with the Ford Bronco, it will have a lot to live up to if it’s going to catch up with the Jeep Wrangler. This year’s Wrangler roars back onto the scene with three impressive engines, which include a diesel option, several advanced features, and three special editions. In this article, we are going to pit these two SUVs against one another and see which one comes out on top.
2020 Jeep Wrangler Power & Handling
As we previously discussed, the Jeep Wrangler comes with three excellent engines, which this year includes a diesel option. Standard is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out an outstanding 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. You can pair this engine with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission, which provides you a smooth ride both on and off the road. Optional is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 270 horses and an impressive 295 lb-ft of torque. The diesel engine, which is available on all trims, is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that has 260 horsepower and a remarkable 442 lb-ft, which is perfect for off-roading. No matter what engine you go with the Wrangler brings the power!
2021 FordBroncoPower & Handling
A couple of engine options are available for the Ford Bronco, and they both provide you with an adequate amount of power. The first engine we’ll talk about is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that comes with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. If you want a little more bang for your buck, the Bronco also has a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 that has 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. You can pair the turbocharged 2.3-liter with either a manual or automatic transmission, while the V6 is an automatic transmission only. The one thing that the Ford Bronco lacks is a diesel option, which could have put out the torque needed to compete with the Wrangler.
2020 Jeep Wrangler Features & Design
There are three primary trims, a few sub-trims, and three extraordinary special editions available for the Jeep Wrangler. Kicking things off is the Sport trim, which comes 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 versions add to this with alloy wheels, air conditioning, automatic headlights, remote locking and unlocking, heated power mirrors, and so much more! From here, you can choose between three special editions that bring you more impressive features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, all-terrain tires, limited-slip differential, and unique graphics packages. The most off-road ready trim is the Rubicon, which adds several terrific off-road features such as heavy-duty axles with shorter gearing, 4.0-to-1 low-range gearing, and rock rails. Leather upholstery is also available on higher trims.
2021 FordBroncoFeatures & Design
Ford has outfitted the Bronco with a retro yet still very modern look and feel. Not only is there a sharp-looking horizontal dash inside the cabin, but you also get strategically placed grab handles that passengers can grab onto when the Bronco goes off-road. These, along with the doors, can be removed no matter what trim level you go with. Taking a peek inside the cabin reveals Ford’s latest Sync 4 infotainment system, which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also included is a navigation system that helps you find the best off-road trail near you. There are even more off-road features available for the Bronco, such as Trail Control, which functions as a low-speed cruise system while you’re out on the trail. There is also a Trail Turn Assist System that allows the SUV to make sharp turns both on and off the road. These are some impressive features, but the Wrangler offers you more.
We honestly love a lot about the Ford Bronco, but we are going to give the victory to the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler offers a more impressive engine lineup due in large part to the diesel option, and there are more features on the Wrangler than the Bronco. We highly recommend taking a test drive of the new Wrangler so head down to Len Stoler Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM and schedule one with our amazing sales team. Can’t make it down to the dealership? Be sure to check out the entire Wrangler inventory here on our website.