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2021 Ford Bronco vs 2021 Jeep Wrangler The Right-Branded Off Roader

2021 Ford Bronco vs 2021 Jeep Wrangler The Right-Branded Off Roader

Serious off-roading capability is not found on many vehicles because many drivers do not find it necessary in their daily lives. However, there are a significant number of individuals who spend their weekends exploring the trails less traveled.

 

For this reason, Ford has brought back the "Bronco" nameplate for 2021. With a rich off-roading history, this signature brand is ready to go head-to-head against the iconic Jeep Wrangler to find out which offers the best value and capability.

 

Bronco vs Wrangler - Design

Bronco vs Wrangler - Design

 

Ford brings back the Bronco in a big way with cool retro styling and innovative features. Inside, the layout is simple but loaded with technology and smart choices, such as waterproof surfaces that will not be damaged when the soft or hardtop roofs are removed. The ability to remove the doors and roof challenge the Wrangler's stranglehold on that particular feature.

 

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler embodies the Wrangler's iconic legacy. Its legendary Jeep look draws attention to itself, and bystanders know exactly what brand and model they are looking at without needing to see the name.

 

With it being all new for 2021 and including some of Jeep's supposedly one-of-a-kind features, the Ford Bronco wins for its innovative design.

 

Bronco vs Wrangler - Performance

 

The 2021 Ford Bronco is built with a turbocharged 2.3-litre inline-four that delivers 270 horsepower, 310 lb-ft of torque, and 1,587 kg max towing. Ford does offer an engine upgrade, which is a twin-turbo 2.7-litre V6 that delivers 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque with the same towing capability.

 

While Jeep offers more engine options for the 2021 Wrangler, more choices do not always mean better choices. The standard engine is a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 that delivers 285 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, and 907 kg max towing capability. Drivers will have to opt for the most powerful engine option--a 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6--if they want to match the Bronco's towing capability.

 

The Bronco might be a few horses behind the Wrangler, but it offers more torque and towing capability with its standard engine, without having to pay for an upgrade.

 

Bronco vs Wrangler - Models and Pricing

 

Ford designed its six Bronco models around types of adventures: Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Badlands, Outer Banks, and WildTrak. Starting at $40,499, the Bronco comes outfitted with an 8-inch touchscreen, Ford's latest Sync 4 multimedia system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

 

Starting at $35,687, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is available in 16 model configurations, which can get confusing for drivers trying to figure out which options matter and which do not. The base two-door Sport model includes a Uconnect 3 multimedia centre with 5-inch touchscreen, 17-inch wheels, and back-up camera.

 

Even though it is priced a bit higher, the Bronco offers more value with the latest in infotainment technology, a larger touchscreen, and more standard features.

 

Bronco vs Wrangler - Comparison

Bronco vs Wrangler - Comparison

 

The 2021 Ford Bronco and 2021 Jeep Wrangler are both off-roading icons with proven histories, offering features that drivers want and need. However, drivers in Vancouver and across Canada will find better value and updated design with the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco.

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