The 2021 Ford Bronco: The Jeep Wrangler Killer
The 2021 Ford Bronco: The Jeep Wrangler Killer
The Jeep Wrangler has had a firm grip on the off-road of the American market for a long time. And for good reason. Jeep is built for off-road experiences. From the frame to engine capability and design, it is ideal for the purpose.
On the other hand, the Ford Bronco line was put to rest in 1996 when OJ Simpson was still the most talked-about person. However, Ford is out to challenge the Wrangler for a piece of the offroad pie. The 2021 Ford Bronco is bucking for a return to the road. Will it match up to Wrangler’s offerings?
2021 Ford Bronco Trim Levels
The Ford Bronco 2021 will be released in 3 models. Ford is releasing a 4-door Bronco to specifically take on the Wrangler. And this is where it gets interesting. These models will all have detachable doors. Removable doors have been a staple for the Wrangler lineup. However, the 2021 Bronco might have a leg up on the Wrangler’s detachable door feature. Unlike the Wrangler, the 2021 Bronco design allows the side mirror to be attached to the cowl. The Bronco’s frameless doors are also much lighter and easier to store in the back. This might help sway the attention in Ford’s favor.
2021 Ford Bronco Turn Assist and One Pedal Driving
If you have to compete for the title of Off-Road King, you need to make sure the contender is a real beast even on the toughest terrain. Turn Assist will be great for those tricky turns. This feature is only one of the funky bits in what Ford terms as Trail Toolbox. The Trail Toolbox also features one-pedal driving. This means that every time you let up on the acceleration, you automatically engage the brake. This is a safe option especially for intermediary drivers who might have a problem with navigating downhill.
Ford Bronco Sway Bar
Both vehicles have this feature. Wrangler drivers have to disconnect the bar when the road gets especially tough. However, Ford Bronco’s ace up the sleeve with the sway bar so you disconnect the bar as you drive. If one wheel was off the ground and you're having a tough time with control, disconnecting the bar drops the wheel to meet the terrain, and that sets you back on track. Even when you're not driving offroad, this feature is a big helper in handling normal roads.
Hitting the offroad comes with surprises. One minute you’re revving over rocks and the next you’re deep in murky water. The 2021 Bronco has this covered. The buttons and switches are all waterproof for safety. Ford is willing to go further by giving buyers the option to order the car with water-resistant upholstery and rubber flooring. And if the car fills up, use the drain plugs included.
2021 Ford Bronco Interior Options
The dash of the 2021 Bronco comes with a 12-volt outlet. If you're going offroad, you might as well bring out all the gadgets. The dash has a mounting rack that can accommodate some offroad-appropriate devices such as your phone, cameras, and audio devices. Of course, this isn’t including the Sync-4 software that Ford has included in nearly all their models. The Sync-4 will support cloud updates, android and apple audio play, and a subscription-based hotspot. The screen is much bigger than the Wrangler’s 5.0-inch screen. The biggest screen Jeep offers for the wrangler is 8 inches, which the Bronco’s 12-inch blows right off the water. The Bronco also offers dual-zone air-condition and a 360-degree camera
35 Inch Tires
Unlike the Wrangler’s 33-inch tires, the 2021 Bronco comes with 35-inch tires meant to clear any terrain. The large tires give the driver more clearance and better handling even in deep waters. The Wrangler also has a shorter wheelbase that gives it a better breakover angle.
2021 Ford Bronco Slide Out Rear Table
This is an addition to the Bronco that is set to take the party anywhere. The tailgate door can be used as the carrier for a spare tire. The slide-out tray is a great addition that acts as a makeshift table or seat during camping and tailgating. The rear section also has a 400-watt inverter and flood lamps with an illumination range of 129 square feet. However, the inverter and flood lamp is in the 2021 Bronco Sport model.
The ‘Sasquatch package’ is Ford’s main contender against the Jeep Wrangler. And if the pre-order numbers are anything to go by, Jeep has a reason to worry. The 2021 Bronco might have been gone off the market for a while but their latest offering might be the challenger that topples the Wrangler off the top. The Wrangler might have more engine options but the 2021 Ford Bronco has clearly created a great comeback to the offroad. It’ll be an interesting faceoff especially when Jeep releases its Rubicon 392 concept.