BUT I WANT MAH V8 AND I WANNA TOW AND GO OFF ROAD.Lifted, high clearance vehicles with generally a more narrow track and shorter wheelbase needed for real off-road maneuverability and duty generally make poor tow vehicles. It is not a matter of horsepower strictly speaking but one of stability. If the Bronco is going to quote Ford go toe to toe with the Wrangler off-road then I doubt it could have a significantly higher tow capacity without severely compromising off-road capability. It is physics, not magic.
The Gladiator has a higher tow limit as I suspect maybe a Bronco PU would have, if it ever really come to fruition. Nothing but vaporware so far and big talk by the Blue Oval.
I think some of you guys just really want a big PU truck with Bronco decals on it. There are already plenty of good tow vehicles available, what there is not plenty of is truly off-road capable vehicle, the Wrangler being the only one left. Well, the Tacoma is pretty capable as is the 4Runner but last I checked, their tops do not come off nor do the doors.
My 14yo Tacoma does not break a sweat towing our BW Outrage, both truck and boat loaded to the gills. Made many long distance, cross country tows.
Exactly. If I wanted a pickup, I'd buy a pickup. I don't understand why that's so difficult to understand.the Tacoma is pretty capable as is the 4Runner but last I checked, their tops do not come off nor do the doors.
BUT I WANT MAH ESCAPE WITH A VERTICAL WINDSHIELD AND A LIFT KITBUT I WANT MAH V8 AND I WANNA TOW AND GO OFF ROAD.
^People who don’t understand towing wanting the “full size” bronco.
Ford has never said that. The dealer meeting in NV in Nov last year had a PowerPoint slide that just said "beat Jeep" -- we don't know if that means sales volume, off road capability, number of paint colors offered, road manners etc etc etc because _Ford_ has never told us what purpose or goal they have for the Bronco.Exactly. If I wanted a pickup, I'd buy a pickup. I don't understand why that's so difficult to understand.
But really, Ford may SAY that the Bronco is going to be a direct jeep competitor, but we know it's going to be wider, will likely be longer, and ultimately will not be as off-road capable..
No, they haven't. Not even remotely. Ford has said absolutely nothing about what the intend the Bronco to compete with. Nothing about what it is supposed to be capable of, beyond meaningles marketing fluff (i.e. "way beyond the city")....
Ford has said that the Bronco would have capabilities and features similar to the Wrangler .... .