2020 Jeep Wrangler vs 2021 Ford Bronco
2020 Jeep Wrangler 2021 Ford Bronco
Horsepower
  285 270
Ground Clearance
  9.7 inches 8.4 inches.
Standard Wheels
  17-in. Steel Wheels 16-in. Steel Wheels
Trim Levels
  13 unique trims available 7 unique trims available

2020 Jeep Wrangler vs 2021 Ford Bronco

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The Jeep Wrangler has been a premier choice among adventure-minded SUV shoppers for several decades. It directly competed against the Ford Bronco until that model was discontinued in 1996. Now that the Bronco is returning to the market, you understandably need to learn how the Wrangler and the Bronco stack up before you make your next purchase.

Exterior

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler has a recognizable and unique exterior design. Its façade has changed minimally throughout its history, and it continues to have a cube-like profile, a vertical bar grille and round headlights. Depending on the trim that you select, it may have different roof configurations with removable doors. Its appearance is both fresh and new as of 2018 while maintaining the iconic styling Jeep is known for. The 2021 Bronco also has a boxy shape, which is aligned with its heritage. It has a wide stance and functional ground clearance. Although, it should be noted that the Jeep Wrangler has a higher ground clearance, which is especially important when it comes to off-roading. The Bronco's doors and roof are also removable, and it has round headlights. The 2021 Ford Bronco also has thick body molding rounded over the wheel fenders. Standard wheel size for the Jeep Wrangler starts at 17 inches while the Bronco wheel size only starts at 16 inches. The Wrangler is available with a huge selection of both OEM and aftermarket accessories, and while the Bronco surely will have its own accessories, they will be new and untested with questions about their reliability and durability.

Interior

Both of these models are offered with two doors and four doors, and they have available leather material and a folding rear row. The Wrangler's dashboard has a rugged look with a flat façade, round air vents and a digital display screen embedded in black molding. The Bronco's interior design features a scooped look across the dashboard. The color display screen sits in this scoop with outcroppings above and below it. It has a wireless charging port, console-mounted hand grips, driving modes controlled via a rotary dial, and more.

Performance

The Wrangler's standard powertrain is a 3.6-liter, V6 gas engine. Four-wheel drive is standard across most of the 2020 trim levels and available as an option otherwise. There's also a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine available with 270 horsepower and an increased torque output of 295 lb-ft. An addition diesel powertrain is highly anticipated for the Wrangler and is expected to produce 442 lb-ft of torque making it perfect for rock crawling. Meanwhile, the standard powertrain for the Bronco is a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 270 horsepower. Four-wheel drive is also available or standard for all trim levels.

Because the 2021 Ford Bronco is an entirely new model, it's hard to predict its reliability. Meanwhile, the Wrangler has been in production since 1986 with the current generation introduced for the 2018 model year, and each new generation represents an improvement over the last while maintaining the performance and durability Jeep drivers love. Our D'Amico CDJR sales team is available to support your comparison of Wrangler and Bronco trims, features and powertrains when you arrive for a test drive. Call our sales department today to schedule an appointment.