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Jeep Wrangler vs. Ford Bronco

In comparing the Jeep Wrangler to the Ford Bronco, the Jeep Wrangler has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Jeep Wrangler versus the Ford Bronco, the Jeep Wrangler is a better car than the Ford Bronco.

Jeep Wrangler versus Ford Bronco Pricing

For a new model, the Jeep Wrangler's price is between $34,717 and $52,978, with the Ford Bronco priced between $37,696 and $68,249.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Jeep Wrangler’s base engine makes 285 horsepower, and the Ford Bronco base engine makes 275 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Jeep Wrangler, a compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Ford Bronco, a midsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and front leg room. The Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco are comparable in regards to rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Jeep Wrangler has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Ford Bronco has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2023 Jeep Wrangler

2023 Ford Bronco

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$34,717 - $52,978

Used Asking Price:

$33,781 - $49,942

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

8.9%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,696 - $68,249

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

9.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.6 / 10

Safety:

Not available

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Summary Review

The Jeep Wrangler is a compact SUV with off-road prowess few vehicles can match. The current Wrangler was redesigned for the 2018 model year, with new models costing an average of $41,959 and 3-year-old models averaging $34,489.

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Summary Review

The Ford Bronco is a compact SUV with excellent off-road capability. The original Bronco was discontinued back in 1996, with 2021 marking its return to the Ford lineup. The average new model costs $51,186.

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Pros and Cons

  • Exceptional off-road capability
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Powerful engine options

  • Pricing climbs quickly with higher trims and options
  • Fuel economy isn’t great
  • Lots of road and wind noise

Pros and Cons

  • Superior off-road capability
  • Excellent cargo capacity for four-door models
  • Highly customizable through factory accessories

  • Bouncy on-road ride
  • Tight rear seats for two-door models
  • Low fuel economy

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Freedom, Willys Sport, Rubicon, Willys, Sport, Sport S

Trim Levels

Black Diamond, Black Diamond Advanced, Big Bend, Heritage Limited Edition, Wildtrak Advanced, Badlands Advanced, Big Bend Advanced, Outer Banks, Raptor Advanced, Base, Heritage Edition, Everglades Advanced, Outer Banks Advanced, Base Advanced

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

285 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.072 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

275 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

315 foot-lbs @ 3400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.064 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

17 / 25 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

298 / 438 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Cargo Space:

31.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

150.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

51.8 inches

Cargo Space:

22.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

52.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

121.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3948 lbs

Width:

73.9 inches

Height:

73.6 inches

Length:

166.8 inches

Wheelbase:

96.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4294 lbs

Width:

86.2 inches

Height:

71.9 inches

Length:

173.7 inches

Wheelbase:

100.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P245/75R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P255/70R16