It's the clash of a lifetime! We've been waiting for Ford to release the 2021 Bronco, and the questions remains: how does it compare to the Jeep Wrangler? The battle between these two off-road rivals is unprecedented. These two vehicles, with their similar silhouettes and performances, are bringing out all the stops, stacking up against one another in this showdown of the year. Now that both models have had a chance to revamp for the 2021 model year, Jacky Jones Ford of Hayesville, NC is here to explore how these two adventure mobiles compare.  

Which Off-Road SUV is More Affordable?

Ford offers the two-door Bronco model at just under $30,000. It's almost exactly the same price as a Wrangler, but both will have price hikes when you include any off-roading packages. For many, they're investing in one of these models specifically for off-roading. To invest in the four-door Bronco, you'll need around $35,000, which is nearly equal in price to the Unlimited Wrangler. In price, these two are quite similar. But, in quality, you'll see that Ford has the advantage.  

Engine Options

The Wrangler starts with a Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 with 285 horsepower. However, the Bronco starts with a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four, which produces 270 horsepower. On paper, it seems as though the Wrangler is the obvious choice. The optional engines change the game entirely. The Bronco has an optional 2.7-liter V-6 that can reach 310 horsepower, and it's offered as standard on the top three trims. The Wrangler has an optional turbo engine, but it only reaches 270 horsepower. When you compare at this level, the winner is clearly the Bronco, and it's a noticeable difference when you're driving.  

How Do They Drive?

The Bronco has the beefiest tires, with three different sizing options. And, while Jeep has a similar lineup from five manufacturers, nothing quite meets that expectation. In terms of transmission, the Bronco has an impressive seven-speed manual that includes a 'crawler' gear for the toughest obstacles. This allows for an interesting array of experiences while driving that the Wrangler can't recreate. The Wrangler has a formidable eight-speed automatic, but the Bronco's ten-speed automatic ends up winning the race.  

Which Off-Roader Wins?

On paper, the Bronco takes the lead. More impressive driving options push it ahead of its main competition. The prices on both models are nearly identical, so we'll need to wait and see on which one is the better value. Though, we suspect that when these models drop, we'll be seeing impressive results from the 2021 Ford Bronco.  

Reserve Your 2021 Ford Bronco at Jacky Jones Ford of Hayesville, NC

Curious about what else the Bronco has to offer? Jacky Jones Ford of Hayesville has you covered! Our extensive Ford inventory is available for you to browse, and our friendly staff can help you find the model you've been searching for. Don't wait! Contact us today to see if the Bronco you need is available on our lot.