Bronco vs Wrangler: Which is best? (MotorTrend)

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Didn't find this posted anywhere.

Spoiler: Ugh.

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Interesting Video,
I rent a lot of Wranglers when I travel. I just Had a Rubicon/Recon with the one-touch sky roof out in Zion National Park. That is a game-changer! I hope Bronco gets one too!

The other ugly part is watching the two vehicles flex. The Rubicon just seems more at home.

Still want the Bronco :p
 

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“Wrangler is the best!”
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I don’t care which one is “best”
I can tell ya the Bronco blows the tired looks of the Jeep out of the water…
 

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These guys are crazy. I get it if they were judging the most hardcore off roader, but everyday usability? Seriously?

Plastic pan for holding bolts, that's an advantage? as opposed to the tool bag Ford provides?
They have a hard time opening a strut assisted back gate? After saying it was the Jeep that has issues some times?
All those cubbies on the sides of the cargo area in the Jeep? Didn't see much of that.

Just seemed like they just really wanted to select the Jeep because that's what they had in mind the whole time.

My 2 cents.
 

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These guys are crazy. I get it if they were judging the most hardcore off roader, but everyday usability? Seriously?

Plastic pan for holding bolts, that's an advantage? as opposed to the tool bag Ford provides?
They have a hard time opening a strut assisted back gate? After saying it was the Jeep that has issues some times?
All those cubbies on the sides of the cargo area in the Jeep? Didn't see much of that.

Just seemed like they just really wanted to select the Jeep because that's what they had in mind the whole time.

My 2 cents.
I will say, in person, I was actually kind of shocked how heavy the door felt opening with the gas-assisted strut.
 

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The Bronco is new and different, it doesn’t make it better. For each person, each machine fulfills different needs.

I don’t see the need for the hate on the Jeep. Just like on the Jeep forums I don’t see the need for hating the Bronco.

I won’t get my Bronco for a while, in the mean time I’ll be out on the trails in my JLUR. I’m looking forward to seeing some Bronco’s out there, hopefully we can all have a good time and not worry about who’s rig is better.
 

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Looks and personality is what pulled me towards the Bronco and the fact that I would never buy a jeep :p, always been Ford guy and owned a lot of Mustangs. I think the on road driving goes to the Bronco as well as any High Speed running on or off road (IFS>SFA). I'm a bigger guy and the Bronco was just way comfier and spacious.
 

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Motortrend doesn’t even try to hide the fact that they are getting money from stellantis with these bogus reviews. Who has ever listed build quality, interior fit and finish as pros for a wrangler??? They can fuck right off with that.
 

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Motortrend doesn’t even try to hide the fact that they are getting money from stellantis with these bogus reviews. Who has ever listed build quality, interior fit and finish as pros for a wrangler??? They can fuck right off with that.
The JLs and JTs interior fit and finishes are really nice. They have come a long way. I think I like the styling of the Bronco interior better, but the fit and finish in the Jeep is nicer. I would say Bronco takes the win on seats.

As for build quality, time will tell. I have had my JT for a year with zero issues. But that is only a sample of one. But the Pentastar is a very reliable engine.
 

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Regardless of any other features, the Bronco is definitely better for tall people though, in Jeep’s my head is above the roll bar, so in a rollover I’d be dead. The Bronco I’m at least slightly below the roll bar, that alone makes the case for me.
 

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The JLs and JTs interior fit and finishes are really nice. They have come a long way. I think I like the styling of the Bronco interior better, but the fit and finish in the Jeep is nicer. I would say Bronco takes the win on seats.

As for build quality, time will tell. I have had my JT for a year with zero issues. But that is only a sample of one. But the Pentastar is a very reliable engine.
That’s good. I’ve had 3 or four buddies who had wranglers and they were all literally in the shop every other month… I don’t think the interior on the higher level wranglers are as nice or aesthetically pleasing as their bronco counterparts. But I’ve had pretty bad experiences with FCA.
 

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That’s good. I’ve had 3 or four buddies who had wranglers and they were all literally in the shop every other month… I don’t think the interior on the higher level wranglers are as nice or aesthetically pleasing as their bronco counterparts. But I’ve had pretty bad experiences with FCA.
Yeah, I was worried when I bought my Gladiator, because I didn't have faith in their reliability either. This is my first jeep product. I have a few friends with JKs, who are happy after owning them for long time. So I went for it and it's been great so far. I am happier now with it, then when I bought it, because how solid it has been and how well it does what it is intended to do. Now I am nervous about the Bronco, the same way I was about the Gladiator.

Aesthetics are personal opinions, but I do think Bronco really did a great job on the interior. I looks awesome. As for fit and finish, I think the Bronco plastic are cheap feeling. Not all of them but a lot. It reminds me of an FJ. It's full of basic plastics. But I am here, waiting for my Bronco, so obviously I still dig it.
 

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Regardless of any other features, the Bronco is definitely better for tall people though, in Jeep’s my head is above the roll bar, so in a rollover I’d be dead. The Bronco I’m at least slightly below the roll bar, that alone makes the case for me.
This is for sure. Plus the seat doesn't go back really far for taller people.
 
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