Comparison: Ford Bronco Badlands Sasquatch & Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

After numerous delays, the deliveries of 2021 Bronco are finally underway. While designing the modern Bronco reboot, Ford used Jeep Wrangler to benchmark its new off-roader. Now, thanks to the YouTube channel TFL Car we have a hands-on comparison of the most off-road capable Ford Bronco Badlands Sasquatch and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

Tommy Mika and Andre Smirnov from TFL Car flew down to Texas and offered an in-depth breakdown of all the features that give each off-roader their distinct identity. Tommy was quick two profess that he preferred Bronco’s styling over Wrangler’s design.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Feature Highlights:

  • Available in a hybrid variant
  • A wide range of powertrain options includes a 392 Hemi V8
  • Slightly better approach angles at 44 degrees
  • Lighter than Bronco

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The presenter also pointed out that Bronco Sasquatch comes equipped with LED headlights as standard, whereas the Wrangler continues to employ halogen lamps for illumination. As part of the Sasquatch package, the 2021 Bronco gets 35-inch tires. Until last, week, Wrangler did not have a 35-inch tire option, but the company has now introduced the larger tire size, as part of Jeep’s Xtreme Recon package.

Ford Bronco Badlands Sasquatch Feature Highlights:

  • Better breakover angle at 26.3 degrees
  • 11.5 inches of ground clearance
  • Superior water fording at 33.5 inches
  • Better payload capacity than Wrangler

Ford tested the 2021 Bronco on the grueling Baja stages to fine-tune the off-roader’s performance. This is probably the reason why most components on the new Bronco get a well-thought-out design. Case in point, the off-roader comes equipped with hood-mounted rearview mirrors, which eliminate the need for ancillary mirrors. For more information on the two models, check out TFL Car’s quick comparison video featured at the top of the article.

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Manish Kharinta

Manish Kharinta is a SoCal-based automotive & lifestyle journalist who currently writes for FutureCar, HotCars, TheRichest, TheTalko, CorvetteForum, Rennlist, TeamSpeed, and Speednik amongst several other websites.
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