TFL does a video showing the new Bronco hauling a 3500lb trailer up the Ike gauntlet. The Bronco maintains speed and does quite well. Better than I thot it would do. Check it out sometime.My guess is you’ve not driven a Jeep 3.0 Diesel over the mountain passes in Colorado.. I’d luv to say I’ve driven the Bronco but I haven’t…..maybe you have…don’t know. What I do know is I’m out rock climbing and hitting trails in Colorado and UT…today…..hence My ability to state facts. My guess is that the Bronco will be good but not great at 9500 Foot elevation maybe some down shifting and high RPM’s.….The Jeep with 3.0 diesel is pretty much effortless going up the pass…. I really hope I’m proven wrong and the Bronco has power to spare….I’m looking forward to someday owning a Bronco….hence an honest review will be forth coming. Till then I’m not waiting for Ford to deliver I’m out doing what most don’t do with a Jeep or Bronco….. True it’s not about speed….for that I drive my other car…lol.
Yes, on the Jeep the Diesel is the way to go. I have a friend shopping for one now.If you want to experience power try one with the Diesel, I seriously doubt that the 2.7 will be able to keep up.... With that said I'm truly excited to be on the list to get a Badlands with the 2.7 so that I can give an honest assessment later down the road. I did get the chance to ride in a Bronco out in MOAB last Easter and the experience was really positive. I didn't see myself owning another Jeep however with Summer and fall activities and hunting season coming up it was a necessity. I've owned (3) JK's with the 3.6 van engine I came to really dislike this engine because of a total lack of power in the mountains of Colorado. The JL with 3.0 diesel is a beast, the steering is tight and crisp and a pleasure to drive and own.
Consumers (generally) don't want to rev the car to 6k rpm to get access to their power-band. They generally perceive "power" as something more akin to torque: i.e. how much do I need to rev it to get the power I need?Diesels aren't fast. The 2.7 in the F150 is a full 1.5 seconds faster to 60 than the diesel Gladiator, and it's faster in the quarter, too. Diesels have a very narrow, torquey powerband, but they don't produce power. Power is speed.
Yeah, I think that's why some people think diesels are fast - you get that punch right away but then there's nothing to back it up.This get us to the diesel. It has a mountain of torque. It achieves this torque at exceptionally low RPMs, and it runs this flat torque curve all the way out to 3k rpm. The result is user perception of a "wall of power" because the torque is always there. It's damn fun to drive a 500 lb-ft engine in a 5klbs vehicle.