For off-roading enthusiasts that want a vehicle that can tackle the toughest terrain, there is a new top dog in town: the 2021 Ford Bronco. While Jeep has dominated the off-road segment for years, the resurrection of the Bronco nameplate has catapulted Ford to the top of the leaderboard. Offering best-in-class performance, two- and four-door configurations, and options galore, the 2021 Ford Bronco is the real thing.
2021 Ford Bronco
Ford has brought back its signature Bronco nameplate on a vehicle that is completely deserving of the legacy. All-new for 2021, the Bronco is blazing its own path into the world and crushing competitors left in its wake. For those wanting to venture into the great unknown, the Bronco offers best-in-class departure and breakover, ground clearance, and water fording.
Starting at $40,499, the 2021 Ford Bronco is offered in six series configurations that are designed around the types of adventures that drivers wish to tackle: Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Badlands, Outer Banks, and WildTrak. The 2021 Ford Bronco comes standard with a 270-hp turbocharged 2.3-litre inline-four engine, Ford’s latest Sync 4 multimedia software, 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot.
2021 Jeep Wrangler
Jeep has produced off-road-ready vehicles for over 80 years, and the capability is still present in the 2021 Jeep Wrangler. That legendary Jeep look and rugged capability combine with comfort and convenience features that allow the Wrangler to be used both on and off the road. With upgraded technology features and new powertrains, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is the most capable Wrangler ever produced.
Starting at $35,122, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler is available in 16 model configurations to meet the wants and needs of every driver. The base two-door Sport model features the Uconnect 3 multimedia centre with 5-inch touchscreen, 17-inch wheels, back-up camera, and a 3.6-litre V6 engine with stop/start technology and a six-speed manual transmission.
The comparison – Features
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler has long been the best off-road-ready vehicle, but the 2021 Ford Bronco offers more capability, more standard features, and broader appeal to drivers looking for both on- and off-road action. The Jeep Wrangler is no longer one-of-a-kind as the Bronco features the removeable doors and roof that once made the Wrangler unique. Now, the Jeep Wrangler is simply a vehicle that wishes it could be as sophisticated and sinuous as the 2021 Ford Bronco.