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Should I Trade my 22 Wrangler for a Bronco?

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Personally, I feel like the Bronco has the best stock stance. I got a Big Bend. I always felt like I was going to flip a jeep rounding a corner or hydroplane when it was raining. I do not feel that way in my Bronco. I haven't had to deal with substantial snow yet, but I'm excited to see how she handles in that.
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Jeep was finally forced to offer 35’s on the Wrangler thanks to the Bronco. That $4k Xtreme Recon package is pretty sweet.
The stance of the XR package is really what sold me on going in on the Jeep. I wouldn’t have done it otherwise. I’m not a mechanically inclined guy and it’s perfect for the trails I take the Jeep on.
 

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I recently purchased a 22 JLU Willys XR fully loaded for $53K brand new. It’s an awesome rig and more than capable for my uses. The stance is great on the 35s and it just looks incredible. The cabin is a little small but not unbearable and I recently had Katzskin leather installed.

Just looking for different perspectives from current and future Bronco owners. TIA
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, I'm a Bronco guy and always have been, I loved them as far back as I can remember. With that being said, I would probably keep the JEEP, that thing is Beautiful and You already are in possession of it! You will likely have to wait for a Bronco.
 
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I have a 2020 JLUR and at first I was super stoked to get into the Bronco. Though I am still interested, the waiting game is clearly a negative. In fact, it seems you can’t even order one until maybe the end of the year now. Factor in an additional 6-8 months wait (or more), I feel like this is one of those things you circle back to in a couple years. I’m not a fan of paying ADM (especially leading up to a recession), so unless a dealer just happens to have what I want on the lot at a random time, it’s really not much of a debate on the “should I trade it or not” question.
Valid points. I do have a 21 reservation at a below invoice dealer. I’m weighing my options for 2023. I’ve been waiting for over a year so I put my order on hold.
 

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I recently purchased a 22 JLU Willys XR fully loaded for $53K brand new. It’s an awesome rig and more than capable for my uses. The stance is great on the 35s and it just looks incredible. The cabin is a little small but not unbearable and I recently had Katzskin leather installed.

Just looking for different perspectives from current and future Bronco owners. TIA
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Looks great! Love it!
 

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I've had my Bronco 9 months, I'd never driven a Wrangler, sat in plenty and didn't like it. I'm on vacation and decided to rent a 4dr Wrangler. To me its no comparison. I can touch the passenger side door panel sitting in the driver seat without leaning. It feels a lot smaller inside. Switch locations aren't great especially the window switches. It drives terrible compared to the Bronco mostly on the highway. Power is OK but doesn't feel as peppy as my 2.7 Sasquatch 4dr.

All in all to me there's no comparison between which is a better driver/all around vehicle. Bronco is miles ahead IMO.
 

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I'm making a similar decision now. I placed my Bronco order early this year. I was content to wait however long it took. Then both my kids' cars died. After buying a random over-priced used car for one kid, we decided to pass my SUV down to the other kid. Then we walked onto the lot and left with a new 2022 Sahara JL. It had 9 miles on it. I have been driving it for 5 months and I LOVE it. We just took it on a road trip, and it was fantastic. Then yesterday I got my Bronco build date notification. I really thought (since I picked so many deal breakers like a hard top) that I wouldn't see the Bronco till late 2023. I would 100% keep my Jeep except every Bronco I see on the road makes me so envious haha. I hope when it arrives (and if my dealer honors his pricing) I will hate it so the decision wont be so hard. I need a 4X4 to get to my house (easily) and the Jeep and the Bronco were my top picks. We already have a truck. I wish I could keep both.
 

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This is a Bronco forum, so opinions here will be biased. Go ask the same question on a Jeep forum and they’ll be biased there too, just the other direction.


I will say this though…Jeep was never on my radar. I grew up thinking how cool a lifted Jeep was with its top and doors off. How cool those people were. Then I got older and rode in a Jeep and thought “yeah, this is it, this the dream”…then I grew up. And rented some Jeeps and every time I’ve rented one I’ve left with a feeling of “this is too cramped for me, this is too small for me, this won’t work for me”….so I stuck with full sized SUV/trucks. Durango, 4Runner, Tundra…then the Bronco came along and here I am. Can’t see myself in a Jeep no matter how many I see, and I see a lot of them in Houston.
 

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I recently purchased a 22 JLU Willys XR fully loaded for $53K brand new. It’s an awesome rig and more than capable for my uses. The stance is great on the 35s and it just looks incredible. The cabin is a little small but not unbearable and I recently had Katzskin leather installed.

Just looking for different perspectives from current and future Bronco owners. TIA

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What answer would you expect on a bronco page.

Personally not a jeep fan at all so my vote is get the Bronco.
 

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I bought from Gupton too, great people, seamless experience. The only thing that prevented me from the XR package is that you can't get it with a manual (one thing Bronco definitely has an advantage on). All of these are valid points on both sides. Some people want more space/wider stance, some don't. I'm kinda like you, if the XR was available in a manual, I'd have that and I'd live without a sway bar disconnect and LSD instead of a locker in a Willy's XR.

My decision will likely come down to a few key things:

-Build/Reliability, right now Jeep has the edge as I've had 0 issues with anything.
-Aftermarket - I really need a solid bikini top option for the summer.
-Arrival Date/Price (Bronco)/Trade in or Sell Price for Jeep - I have roughly $2k in add-ons that would go with the Jeep so that factors in, but if my 2.3 Badlands goes from original $46k to say $50k, that's a no go.

-Driving Time - I may do the Bronco Off-Roadeo just for hell of it, I've only had one IFS vehicle I off-roaded in ('93 Toyota pickup), so I'd like to see the differences on moderate trails.

Good thread without getting too bias.
 
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I've had my Bronco 9 months, I'd never driven a Wrangler, sat in plenty and didn't like it. I'm on vacation and decided to rent a 4dr Wrangler. To me its no comparison. I can touch the passenger side door panel sitting in the driver seat without leaning. It feels a lot smaller inside. Switch locations aren't great especially the window switches. It drives terrible compared to the Bronco mostly on the highway. Power is OK but doesn't feel as peppy as my 2.7 Sasquatch 4dr.

All in all to me there's no comparison between which is a better driver/all around vehicle. Bronco is miles ahead IMO.
I test drove one back in 2021 and those are all understandable. Thanks for the input!
 
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I'm making a similar decision now. I placed my Bronco order early this year. I was content to wait however long it took. Then both my kids' cars died. After buying a random over-priced used car for one kid, we decided to pass my SUV down to the other kid. Then we walked onto the lot and left with a new 2022 Sahara JL. It had 9 miles on it. I have been driving it for 5 months and I LOVE it. We just took it on a road trip, and it was fantastic. Then yesterday I got my Bronco build date notification. I really thought (since I picked so many deal breakers like a hard top) that I wouldn't see the Bronco till late 2023. I would 100% keep my Jeep except every Bronco I see on the road makes me so envious haha. I hope when it arrives (and if my dealer honors his pricing) I will hate it so the decision wont be so hard. I need a 4X4 to get to my house (easily) and the Jeep and the Bronco were my top picks. We already have a truck. I wish I could keep both.
Yeah! Pretty much the same situation. The Bronco looks impressive on the road but I can’t decide if it’s because it’s so new or not. The Jeep is a great vehicle and looks awesome as well. It’s just you see them everywhere. Bronco you don’t see them all the time yet. I will say from a looks perspective, the lower trims on the Bronco crushes the looks of the lower trim Jeeps. No comparison.
 
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Personally, I feel like the Bronco has the best stock stance. I got a Big Bend. I always felt like I was going to flip a jeep rounding a corner or hydroplane when it was raining. I do not feel that way in my Bronco. I haven't had to deal with substantial snow yet, but I'm excited to see how she handles in that.
This is true. I Big Bend vs a Sport the Bronco wins every time from a looks perspective. As the trim levels increase, it levels out. Jeep needs to make power locks/windows and LEDs standard.
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