2021 Jeep Wrangler vs Ford Bronco Shippensburg PA
2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. Ford Bronco
The SUV world is about to get even better as Ford is re-introducing the Bronco! The Bronco is a terrific off-road SUV that comes with many available features and some terrific engine options. There is a lot of reason to be excited about the Ford Bronco, but it will have a lot to live up to if it’s going to compete with the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler returns in 2021 with a vengeance as it comes with several engine options, a ton of tech features, and a few surprises that we will get into. Both of these SUVs would make wonderful additions to your driveway, but which one will come out on top? For the answer, continue reading!
2021 Jeep Wrangler Power & Handling
There are three engine options available for the 2021 Wrangler, with the standard being a 3.6-liter V6 capable of producing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The V6 is available with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. Optional on all trims is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque or a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 producing 260 horsepower and an astounding 442 lb-ft of torque. These two engines pair exclusively with the eight-speed automatic. Midway through the model year, Wrangler fans can expect a 4xe plug-in hybrid that combines the turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic with two electric motors. The combination is set to pump out an amazing 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
2021 Ford Bronco Power & Handling
Only a couple of engine options are available for the Ford Bronco, and neither is a diesel. The first option is a 2.3-liter four-cylinder capable of producing 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. More power can be had with the twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 that pumps out a rather impressive 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. You can pair the four-cylinder engine with either a manual or automatic transmission, while the V6 comes with only the automatic. As mentioned before, the Ford Bronco does not have a diesel engine option, so your torque will be limited.
2021 Jeep Wrangler Features & Design
The Wrangler comes with four trim levels and quite a few sub-trims, so you’re going to get a ton of features. Stating this is the base Sport, which comes with 17-inch steel wheels, tow hooks, skid plates, and foglights. Willy’s versions add to this with four-wheel disc brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, and all-weather floor mats. Stepping up to the Sport S adds to this with air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and alloy wheels. There is an Altitude version of the Sport S, which adds all-terrain tires, an upgraded off-road suspension, and black 18-inch wheels. The next trim level is the Sahara, which adds more luxury features such as automatic climate control, body-colored fender flares, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Altitude version of the Sahara has even more fun features such as leather seats and a body-colored three-piece hardtop, while the High Altitude has a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, keyless entry, and an Alpine audio system. The most off-road ready of all the Jeep Wranglers is the Rubicon, which has a ton of off-road specific features such as 33-inch off-road tires, electronic locking front and rear differentials, rock rails, and an electronic disconnecting front stabilizer bar.
2021 Ford Bronco Features & Design
Ford has equipped the Bronco with several off-road features to make the experience a lot more pleasant. No matter what trim you choose, the Bronco comes with removable doors and a roof. Additionally, a Sasquatch package adds even more off-road features such as 35-inch tires with 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, front- and rear locking differentials, and Trail Control. Taking a peek inside the cabin and you will see the Bronco has plenty of space for the driver and passengers, a 60/40 split-fold second-row seat that can fold down, and your choice of leather-trimmed, durable cloth, or marine-grade vinyl seating. No matter your choice of seating, the Bronco seats are comfortable and easy to clean. As for tech features, the Bronco comes with a built-in instrument panel that comes with gauges and dials that are smart and easy to use, the latest version of Ford’s Sync system, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration.
While we feel that the Ford Bronco will improve, we will give the victory to the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler has a diesel engine option, which means there is a lot more torque, and the four trim levels and several sub-trims provide you with more than enough features and options. We highly recommend taking a test drive of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler, so head down to Shively Motors of Shippensburg and schedule one with our terrific sales team. If you can’t make it down to the dealership, be sure to check out our extensive inventory here on our website!