Wait for the 2021 Ford Bronco?

Wait for the 2021 Ford Bronco?

Advice from St. Clair Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Saint Clair, MI

Were you considering a 2021 Jeep Wrangler but you've put the brakes on because you've seen all the press on the new 2021 Ford Bronco? Well, there's no question that the new Ford Bronco will be a contender in the segment but truth be told, it's lacking in a few key areas.  Besides, the Bronco is still nine months away and we may see some additional features on the 2021 Wranglers appear during that time. Want to hear more? Let's quickly examine some of the differences between the new Bronco vs the 2021 Jeep Wrangler.

A Diesel Engine

The 2021 Bronco has two fine gas engine choices: a 270-hp turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder and a 310-hp twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6. The Jeep Wrangler, however, can be optioned with Jeep's 260-hp turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 that offers a full 442 lb-ft of torque. If you are doing any serious towing, the Jeep diesel is impossible to overlook.

Solid Axles

If you are a serious off-roader, you know that solid axles are the best for rugged terrain and the 2021 Bronco is slated to have independent front suspension, not solid axles. While there is nothing wrong with independent suspensions, serious off-roaders may balk. Why? Independent suspensions are much more difficult and expensive to lift in order to fit the bigger tire sizes, and many off-roaders love those big tires.

Fold-Down Windshield

OK, this may be a minor item to some, but to many Jeepers, fold-down windshields deliver 100% fun. And, the current Wrangler made this feature easier than ever to deploy. Frankly, nothing is more fun than off-roading with your top off, doors removed and the windshield folded down.

A Hemi on the Way

Want some serious horsepower with that 4-wheeling? The recently announced Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept features a genuine 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 rated at 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. With a strengthened eight-speed automatic transmission, the engine torque flows to third-generation Dana 44 axles with Tru-Lok electronically locking differentials and 3.73 gears. This is some pretty impressive stuff for a SUV!

Aftermarket Support

This one is big. The Wrangler is arguably the most modified vehicle in the world, and that aftermarket popularity isn't likely to change anytime soon. While Ford plans to have a few hundred factory accessories available at the launch of the Bronco, this is going to pale next to an entire industry just making aftermarket parts for Jeeps. Yes, assuming the Bronco is a hit, the aftermarket will come around with some goodies but this won't be for quite some time.

Still want to see the 2021 Bronco?

No question, the new Bronco should be a good vehicle. It is designed to appeal to the broader 4x4 set and has the backing of none other than Ford behind it. However, if you are considering a purchase of your dream 4x4, we urge you to consider the Jeep 2021 Wranglers first. They are superior vehicles and have been made for decades with hundreds of thousands on road today. Frankly, it's hard to argue with success like that.

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