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2020 Jeep Wrangler Review: Wrangler vs Bronco

2020 Jeep Wrangler Review: Wrangler vs Bronco

For just over 20 years, the Jeep Wrangler has been without rivals. Then, halfway through 2020, the Ford Bronco returned to attempt to give the Wrangler a run for its money. The real question is, can it? We at Richmond Chrysler personally don't think so, but nevertheless we've created this Wrangler vs Bronco review to show you how the 2020 Jeep Wrangler stacks up against the Ford Bronco.

 

 

2020 Jeep Wrangler

 

 

The Jeep Wrangler has been unmatched for so long for good reason: it's simply the best adventure vehicle on the market. With 12 model options to choose from, you can find something that fits your needs perfectly. They range from the basic Wrangler Sport at $33,590 MSRP to the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon at $49,340 MSRP. There's also a handful of engine options to choose from, starting with the standard 3.6 L Pentastar VVT V6 with 285 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, and an available eTorque Mild-Hybrid System that adds 90 lb-ft of supplemental launch torque. You can also choose the available 3.0 L EcoDiesel V6 engine that boasts 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque or the 2.0 L direct injection turbo engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque and the option to add on the eTorque Mild-Hybrid System.

 

Keep in mind that the 2020 Jeep Wrangler is the Most Capable Wrangler Ever with advanced traction and secure handling from the 4x4 systems, from which there are 3 to choose. The available Selec-Trac 4x4 system for Sahara models has an always active 4x4 transfer case that does all the thinking for you by analyzing the situation and sending torque to the wheels with the most grip while switching to 4WD for optimal traction. There's also a 4-Low setting for slippery surfaces to help you navigate with more torque and slower speeds. If that's not enough, every Jeep Wrangler has the Trail Rated badge, meaning it has conquered a series of grueling tests over the toughest terrain in categories such as Traction, Water Fording, Maneuverability, Articulation, and Ground Clearance.

 

 

2021 Ford Bronco

 

2021 Ford Bronco

 

On the other hand, the Ford Bronco is back with 2 and 4-door options among the 6 model options. These range from the Base essential Bronco starting at $40,499 MSRP for a 2-door model and ends with the Bronco Wildtrak at $61,994 MSRP for the 4-door. So, what makes a Bronco worth the price tag over the more modesty priced Wrangler? Well, it claims Extreme Performance, for starters. It also claims an available best-in-class maximum departure angle of 37.2 degrees and a 29.0 degree breakover angle as well as an available best-in-class maximum ground clearance of 29 cm and best-in-class Water-Fording capability of up to 85 cm. Your engine choices are the standard 2.3 L EcoBoost with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque and the available 2.7 L EcoBoost with 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.

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