2021 Jeep Wrangler vs 2021 Ford Bronco Pinckney MI
2021 Jeep Wrangler vs 2021 Ford Bronco
After years of waiting for a comeback, fans of the Bronco finally have a reason to celebrate. The Bronco is back, and it comes with two powerful engines and a host of off-road features that are sure to get drivers excited. While the Bronco looks to be a hot commodity, it will have a lot to live up to if it’s going to compete with the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler is back and better than ever in 2021 as it comes with several engine options, including a hybrid option and several wonderful tech and performance-enhanced features. While there is a lot to love about both of these SUVs, only one has the edge. Continue reading as we compare these two SUVs to see which one comes out ahead.
2021 Jeep Wrangler Power & Handling
With several engine options, you’ll never be short on power with the 2021 Wrangler. The standard engine is a robust 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out an impressive 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. You have the option to pair with V6 with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission, and both give you a terrific ride. Optional for all trims is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. There is a diesel engine available for the four-door Wranglers, and it’s a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 that kicks out 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Brand new to the Wrangler this year is a 6.4-liter V8 that pumps out an amazing 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which is available on the Rubicon and comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also new this year is a 4xe plug-in hybrid that takes the turbocharged four-cylinder and adds hybrid elements to kick out 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque and up to 25 miles of all-electric range.
2021 Ford Bronco Power & Handling
There are a few engine options available for the 2021 Bronco and there is some interesting power to be had with both. Coming standard is a 2.3-liter four-cylinder that makes 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, which you can pair with a manual or automatic transmission. Optional is a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 that gives you a touch more power with 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. You can only pair this engine with an automatic transmission. There is a lot to love about both of these engine options, but the Bronco lacks a diesel or V8 option so the power here is very limited.
2021 Jeep Wrangler Features & Design
There are four main trim levels and several sub-trims available for the 2021 Wrangler, and each comes with an amazing amount of features. The Sport trim is the base trim 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. Adding to this is the Sport S, which has air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and alloy wheels. There is an Altitude version of the Sport S, including all-terrain tires, an upgraded off-road suspension, and black 18-inch wheels. The next main trim level is the Sahara, which gets some more luxury items such as automatic climate control, body-colored fender flares, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are Altitude and High Altitude versions of the Sahara that gets 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. Several off-road features are standard on the Rubicon, which has 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
Strewn throughout the Bronco’s lineup are a lot of on-road and off-road features. No matter what trim of the Bronco you go with, you get removable doors and roof. There is an available Sasquatch package with 35-inch tires with 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, front and rear locking differentials, and Trail Control for off-roading. When you take a peek inside the cabin, the Bronco has tons of space for drivers and passengers, a fold-down windshield, a 60/40 split-fold second-row seat, and a choice between leather-trimmed, durable cloth, or marine-grade vinyl seating, all of which are comfortable and easy to clean. There are many tech features available for the Bronco, which include a built-in instrument panel with gauges and dials that are easy to use. There is also the latest version of the Ford Sync system, which brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
While there is a lot to love about both of these SUVs, and we think the Bronco will get better, we will give the victory to the 2021 Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler comes with a staggering number of engine options and a lot more tech and performance-enhanced features than the Bronco. We highly recommend taking a test drive of the Wrangler by heading down to Pinckney Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM and scheduling one with our knowledgeable and friendly sales team. You can also check out the entire Wrangler inventory here on our website.