2020 Jeep Wrangler
Features & Specs
2021 Ford Bronco
Yes
Diesel Engine Option
No
44-degrees
Approach Angle
43.2-degrees
Yes
Fold-Down Windshield
No
Yes
Manual Transfer Case
No

Jeep Wrangler vs Ford Bronco

The Ford Bronco is back, but is it any real competition to the Jeep Wrangler? We're going to take a look at the powertrain lineup, available 4x4 systems, features, and design of these two off-roading SUVs to determine which is truly the best.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Power & Handling

When it comes to powertrain options, Jeep offers the Wrangler with three different engines with the two gas engines being available with or without eTorque technology. The standard engine for the Wrangler is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that makes 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The optional 2.0-liter Turbo engine outputs 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The new third-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine cranks out 260 horsepower and a massive 442 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to 4x4 systems you can choose between the full-time Selec-Trac 4x4 system, the Command-Trac 4x4 system with a 2.72:1 low range, and the Rock-Trac 4x4 system with a 4:1 low gear ratio, an electronic front sway bar disconnect, and Tru-Lok electronic locking front and rear differentials.

2021 Ford Bronco Power & Handling

The Ford Bronco is only available with two powertrain options and two 4x4 options. The standard engine for the lineup is a four-cylinder 2.3-liter engine that outputs 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The engine can be paired with either a manual or automatic transmission. The optional engine Asia six-cylinder 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine that outputs 310 horsepower, 400 lb-ft of torque, and can only be outfitted with an automatic transmission. The Bronco can be paired with either a 4x4 system with part-time selectable engagement or an advanced 4x4 system with automatic on-demand engagement.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Features & Design

The Wrangler is available as the Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon along with the special edition Willys, Freedom, High Altitude, Rubicon Recon, and Black & Tan. The Sport model gets you 17-inch steel wheels, push-button start, tow hooks, skid plates, manual mirrors, cruise control, removable full metal doors, removable soft top, and a fold-down windshield. On other models, you can find 32-inch all-terrain tires, a hardtop, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated seats, a premium sound system, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, Off-Road Pages, rock rails, steel bumpers, the Sky One-Touch Power Top, and remote start.

2021 Ford Bronco Features & Design

With the Ford Bronco, we're looking at half a dozen standard trim levels. The unnamed base model receives carpeted flooring, cloth seats, removable doors, a revocable rood, and a Terrain Management System with five G.O.A.T. modes. The Big Bend model is next in the lineup and comes with privacy glass, LED fog lamps, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a Carbonized Gray grille. On higher trim levels, you can find rock rails, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and electronic-locking front and rear axles.

Conclusion:

We have to say the Wrangler continues to impress us, while the Ford Bronco left us underwhelmed. We love the diesel engine option for the Wrangler with all that extra torque for off-roading, special edition trims, and a long list of available features like the Off-Road Pages that displays important off-road information such as wheel articulation, suspension height setting, transmission temperature, and more! If you'd like to check out the Jeep Wrangler in person, we hope you will come on down and see us here at Newark Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Newark, DE.


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