Since Ford released the 2021 Bronco, many adventure enthusiasts have been asking which off-road vehicle is better? The Ford Bronco or the Jeep Wrangler? Considering we offer both the Wrangler and Bronco at our dealerships; we are proud to offer you a non-bias review of the two. All statistics and no opinions.
To start the comparison of the Bronco and the Wrangler, let’s cover all the important specs between the two off-road powerhouses.
Wrangler VS Bronco Specs Comparison:
|Max Payload||1,351 lbs||1,370 lbs|
|Approach Angle||43.9 Degrees||43.2 Degrees|
|Crawl Ratio Automatic|
Crawl Ratio Manual
Crawl Ratio Diesel
|Max Torque||442 lb-ft||400 lb-ft|
|Door Options||2 – Door|
4 – Door
|2 – Door|
4 – Door
|Engine Options||2.0L Turbo Engine with eTorque|
2.0L Turbo Engine
3.0L EcoDiesel Engine
3.6L Pentaster V6 with eTorque
Features Comparison of the Bronco VS Wrangler
4×4 System Comparision
Jeep Wrangler 4×4 System
The Jeep Wrangler comes with three available 4×4 systems. The Command-Trac 4×4 system, Select-Trac Full-time 4×4 system, and the Rock-Trac 4×4 system. With the Command-Trac 4×4 system the front and rear axels are split 50/50 to assist tough traction. The Select-Trac Full-time system locks and uses continuous traction for snow, ice, rocks, or mud. Lastly, the Roc-Trac system uses a low gear to assist in crawling at a low speed.
Ford Bronco 4×4 System
The Ford Bronco has a 4×4 with part-time selectable engagement system and an advanced 4×4 with automatic on-demand engagement system. The part-time selectable engagement system is a two-speed transfer case that offers the driver three driving modes to choose from. The advance 4×4 system also features a two-speed transfer case except this one is an electromechanical transfer case that adds an automatic mode to choose from.
Infotainment System Comparison
Jeep Wrangler Infotainment System
The Jeep Wrangler comes standard with a 5-inch infotainment screen and an available 8.4-inch infotainment screen. The Wrangler’s infotainment center comes equipped with:
- Apple Carplay
- Android Auto
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Uconnect 4C Nav
Also available on the Wrangler is a 7-inch driver information digital cluster display that provides the driver with all the vital information you need right in front of you. Included in the cluster display is:
- Key vehicle stats
- Available off-road pages – vital information while off-roading such as such as suspension height, drive modes, and more
Ford Bronco Infotainment System
The Ford Bronco comes standard with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen or an available 12-inch touch screen. The Bronco’s infotainment center comes equipped with:
- Available off-road navigation
- Apple Carplay
- Android Auto
- Trail mapping – plan and record your off-road excursions
The Bronco, much like the Wrangler, also has a digital cluster display that shows all the vital vehicle information right in front of you.
Terrain Management Systems Comparison
Jeep Wrangler Terrain Management System
The Jeep Wrangler comes with Selec-Trerrain Traction Management systems that features five driving modes:
Ford Bronco Terrain Management System
The Bronco comes with a terrain management system that is paired with the iconic G.O.A.T modes to help tackle any terrain nature throws your way. You can adjust your drive mode to:
- Mud/Ruts (Badlands trim)
- Rock Crawl (Badlands trim)
- Sport (Baja trim)
Cargo Management System Comparison
Jeep Wrangler Cargo Management System
Every outdoor enthusiast needs and expects to have ample cargo space for their gear. With the Jeep Wrangler, you have a variety of adaptable cargo space that you can add to your vehicle, hide gear, or even lock your gear in. There is an available Trail Rail System for the Wrangler that will help you store smaller cargo items, a removable cargo floor to store extra essentials, and a locking glove box and center console for your valuables.
Ford Bronco Cargo Management System
In comparison to the Wrangler, the Bronco has less cargo management features available but still holds a large amount of cargo space overall. Unique to the Bronco is a slide out tailgate that allows you to sit on or easily organize your gear on. The Ford Bronco Sport comes with more cargo management features than the Bronco.
As you can see, both the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco are great vehicle choices for any adventure enthusiasts. They both are equipped to get you where you need to go and they offer unique features. Overall it comes down to which is the better fit for YOU! Stop out at either at McGrath Fordtown to check out the brand new 2021 Ford Bronco or McGrath Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to take a look at the Wrangler. Shop our full inventory online at McGrathAuto.com.