Jeep Wrangler vs. Ford Bronco: It’s a storied rivalry that’s caked in mud, dirt, and sand. They’ve both left their fair share of tire tracks on those paths less traveled around Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park, IL, but which one is the true all-terrain champion?
Our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is here to put them to the test. It’s the Jeep Wrangler vs. Ford Bronco—let’s see which one comes out on top!
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If you’re looking for the power of choice, you’ll get it with the Jeep Wrangler. This adventurous SUV sports various engines so you can add as much pep as you need for your early-morning trail treks or weekly water fording fun. Plus, with extended open-air freedom in the Wrangler, we hope you’re not afraid of a little dust, dirt, water, and mud. You’re about to experience your adventure from all fronts.
The Jeep Wrangler offers four engines, so you can power your journey the way you see fit. The Bronco, on the other hand, gives you the option of three EcoBoost® engines.
You’ll be able to stay in touch whether you’re right around the corner or way off the grid. Both SUVs come with very similar infotainment systems to keep you connected on the go. They could come equipped with:
Only the Wrangler is available with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, which lets you and up to eight of your co-adventurers pair their devices wherever and whenever. It features a 50-foot radius too, so you can connect while sitting around a campfire, resting in your tent, or lounging in a hammock.
There’s nothing quite like an open-air SUV. You can feel the splash of mud, a crisp morning breeze, and the warmth of the afternoon sun. The Wrangler and the Bronco each offer a removable roof as well as removable doors.
Only the Wrangler’s windshield is available with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, which reinforces the windshield and creates a strong defense against chips, cracks, and fractures caused by kicked-up debris on the trails.
If you think the showdown between the Jeep Wrangler and the Ford Bronco is intense, it only gets more heated when their two most off-road-ready trim levels go head-to-head. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and the Ford Bronco Wildtrak are only for the most daring adventurers. Is that you? They’re ready to tackle any trail and answer your soul’s call of the wild.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and the Ford Bronco Wildtrak share the following all-terrain performance features:
The Wildtrak may come with an Advanced 4x4 that’s more tuned for off-road conditions, but it’s nothing compared to the decades of off-road knowledge that’s gone into the Rock-Trac® 4x4 system of the Rubicon. It has a 4:1 low-gear ratio that’s ideal for crawling over uneven ground and big boulders.
Electronic Front Sway Bar Disconnect is one all-terrain performance feature that’s only available with the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. When you’re pushing the limits of what’s possible, it helps this SUV answer the call. It remotely disconnects the front sway bar, allowing the wheels to drop and compress. This improves suspension articulation on rough trails.
The legacy of the Jeep Wrangler began long before the Ford Bronco. Its great-grandfather, the original Willys MB, took to the battlefields of World War II during the 1940s. That’s why this SUV is still a symbol of freedom and capability for adventurers all over the world.
The Wrangler vs. Bronco rivalry heated up in the 1980s. Both manufacturers released their most luxurious versions of the SUVs to date. Drivers demanded more comfort, and Jeep gave it to them. The Wrangler was the ideal mix of rugged and refined, while the Bronco was too trail-focused for common drivers and too road-focused for hardcore enthusiasts.
Demand for the Bronco dried up, and Ford was forced to retire it in 1996. That made the Wrangler the winner of the first round and the enduring choice for explorers everywhere.
The Bronco is making a comeback and ready to star in the rematch of the century. The Wrangler has been rocking the trails for decades in its absence, though, and all that know-how is sure to push it to victory once again. Which side of history will you be on?
Both SUVs have cemented their places in the pantheon of off-road performance, but with a more fine-tuned off-road trim level, more ways to power your adventure, and an enduring legacy of reliable off-road performance, the Jeep Wrangler is clearly the right choice for your wild rides around Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, or Forest Park, IL.
When you’re ready to see it up close and experience it firsthand, schedule a test drive at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram!
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