|Available 10-speed Automatic||Transmission||Available 8-speed Automatic|
|Up to 11.6||Ground Clearance (inches)||Up to 10.8|
For decades, the Jeep Wrangler has been the king of the trail, offering incredible off-road performance with a design that was clearly built for leaving civilization behind. That was then, however, and now there is a new contender looking to dominate the trail in ways Jeep has only ever dreamed of. When looking at the 2021 Ford Bronco (2dr) vs 2020 Jeep Wrangler (2dr), the all-new Bronco is clearly the new master of the trail. With a number of fantastic trim levels to choose from and off-road performance that is second-to-none, the two-door 2021 Ford Bronco is truly something special.
Much like the Jeep Wrangler, the all-new Ford Bronco is available as either a two-door or a four-door version. While there is a difference in interior size with the two-door model, otherwise, the incredible level of off-road performance and amazing features offered inside is much the same. That means you can choose the style of Bronco that best meets your needs, without worrying about missing out on anything great. It is clear that Ford designed the all-new Bronco to not only be an off-road contender but to clearly dethrone the reigning champion.
For example, the Bronco has removable doors, just like the Wrangler, but Ford’s designers placed the side mirrors on the body of the Bronco rather than the door – so you keep your mirrors, unlike with the Jeep model. The all-new Sasquatch Package for the Ford Bronco is an off-roading dream, featuring 35-inch tires on 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels, front and rear-locking differentials, and a high-clearance suspension – best of all, this package is available on every model. Come visit us at DePaula Ford today to see the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco two-door model for yourself and discover the future of off-road performance.
Although the engine might not be the first thing you consider when looking at a great off-road machine like the 2021 Ford Bronco or the Jeep Wrangler, it certainly should be important to you. After all, amazing off-road designs and great features inside do not really matter if the vehicle does not have an engine that makes it fun to drive and can get you through some tough situations. You want enough power to handle anything the trail throws at you, from steep inclines to rough roads and rocky terrain.
Both the 2020 Jeep Wrangler and the all-new Bronco have two standard gas engines available, so comparing them is quite simple. The standard engine on the Wrangler is a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine that offers up to 285hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, which comes with either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine is standard on every trim, even the high-level Rubicon. A 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine is available and provides up to 270hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, which comes with an 8-speed automatic. As you can see, while this engine has very good torque, you lose some horsepower, rather than simply enjoying a full upgrade.
By comparison, the 2021 Ford Bronco comes with a 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine standard, which gives you up to 270hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. As you can see, this is already superior to the available engine on the Jeep Wrangler, and it comes paired with a 7-speed manual transmission for an even smoother driving experience if you prefer a manual. This engine is standard on nearly every trim.
You can choose a more powerful engine, however, which comes standard on the high-end Wildtrak trim. This is a 2.7L EcoBoost 6-cylinder engine that delivers up to 310hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, you get far more power than the Jeep Wrangler can muster, and it comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Overall, this incredible engine ensures you can handle anything you encounter on the trail and provides you with far more power and muscle than the Wrangler can even imagine.
For decades, the Jeep Wrangler has been the first choice for a lot of people looking for an off-road machine, and for a good reason. The Wrangler has a lot of great off-road features and functionality, but you will soon see that the all-new Ford Bronco has surpassed it in essentially every way. Let us take a quick look at what the 2020 Wrangler has to offer, and then you will see how the Bronco has been designed to dominate the trail.
Since there are numerous trims and options on these vehicles, we will only look at the very-best off-road features that you can get, so remember that not all models will have these. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon comes with 17-inch aluminum wheels and 33-inch off-road tires. It has heavy duty axles with front and rear locking differentials, along with a performance suspension system. The Rubicon has skid plates to protect the fuel tank and transfer case, along with full-framed removable doors and a wash-out interior.
In terms of numbers, the two-door version of the Wrangler has a ground clearance of 10.8 inches, with an approach angle of 44 degrees, a departure angle of 37 degrees, and a breakover angle of just over 27 degrees. It has a maximum water fording depth of 30 inches, with a maximum towing capacity of up to 2,000 lbs. when properly configured for it.
Now, let us take a look at the 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak, the trim that comes with the incredible Sasquatch off-road package, though it is available for every model. The Wildtrak comes with 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels that are perfect for rough terrain and 35-inch mud-terrain tires. It has an independent front axle and solid rear axle, with front and rear locking differentials, heavy duty steel bash plates to protect the underside, and a high-performance off-road suspension with Bilstein position sensitive dampers. While the Bronco also has removable doors, the side mirrors are on the body of the vehicle, so they remain – with the Wrangler, removing the doors also removes the side mirrors and reduces your visibility.
You get a wash-out interior with the Bronco, including plugs that let you easily drain the inside. The two-door Bronco Wildtrak, with its 35-inch wheels, gives you nearly a full foot of ground clearance, with an approach angle of 43 degrees, departure angle of 37 degrees, and breakover angle of 29 degrees. With the Bronco, you get a water fording depth of more than 33 inches, with a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,500 lbs.
Whether you are looking at these vehicles for driving around town, hitting the trail, or both, you should still be comfortable while doing so. Inside the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, you will find cloth seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7-inch driver information display, 7-inch Infotainment display, and a standard 8-speaker sound system. Other features like leather-trimmed seating, keyless entry and remote start, an 8-inch Infotainment display, and a 9-speaker Alpine sound system are all available but not standard, even on the high-end Rubicon trim. The two-door Wrangler offers seating for four people, with about 31 cu.ft. of interior cargo space.
By comparison, the 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak gives you a lot more. It has cloth seats with heated front seats standard, and leather-trimmed seats available. You get a remote start system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls, and dual-zone automatic temperature control. There is an available 12-inch Infotainment display, along with a 10-speaker B&O sound system, and a wireless charging pad. Inside the two-door model of the Bronco, you get 99 cu.ft. of passenger space, with seating for four, along with about 52 cu.ft. of total interior cargo space.