The Jeep Wrangler VS. The Ford Bronco: Which One is Right For You?
When Ford announced that the Ford Bronco was going back into production, people everywhere were excited to see the Go On Any Terrain return. Of course, Jeep enthusiasts proclaimed that the GOAT never left because the Jeep Wrangler is also an off-road beast that’s always been available.
Which one is the right off-road SUV for you? Let’s take a look and find out.
Pure Power Under The Hood
Both the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco come with a series of awesome engines. The Wrangler comes standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 that offers 286 horsepower and 260 lb0ft of torque. The Bronco, on the other hand, starts out with a 2.3-liter inline-four that delivers 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
As you move through the various engine options, you’ll find a full-on competition for the most power. While these two SUVs have comparable options, the Wrangler’s 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine has no counterpart. The 442 lb-ft of torque is nothing to mess with. There’s also a rumor that Jeep is working on a 6.4-liter V8 that will surely rise to top the competition.
Dimensions That Impact The Drive
The size of the vehicle often doesn’t mean it’s better or worse than another automobile. That is, of course, unless you’re talking about hitting the open trail and plowing through some rocks. The approach angle determines your clearance and if you’ll run into issues.
At the base level, the Bronco offers a max angle of 35.5 degrees to the Jeep Wrangler’s 41.4 degrees. Even if you opt for the higher-level and more extreme models, the Wrangler’s 44 degrees rises above the Bronco’s 43.2 degrees.
Similar But Different
There’s more to an off-road warrior than its powertrain or exterior dimensions; the inside counts as well. At first look, both the Jeep Wrangler and Bronco offer a fully capable interior. Both come with touchscreen infotainment centers, comfortable seating, and a slew of safety features.
You’ll be happy to find that either vehicle allows you to pop off the doors and/or roof to really open up the world around you. You can also enjoy a variety of trims, upgrade packages, and more to customize your off-road ride.
Deciding which infotainment center, standard features, and overall value come down to a personal preference and budget. Talk to your local auto dealers to explore these SUVs for yourself.
The True GOAT
The Bronco may have earned the nickname for being the GOAT because of its ability to tackle any terrain. The Jeep Wrangler is also known as the GOAT but for a different reason. This classic American vehicle can easily be called the Greatest Of All Time.
The good news is that drivers are pretty happy with either option, but it’s still worth doing your homework and taking each one out for a test drive before making up your mind.