When you’re looking for a vehicle to tackle adventurous terrain and take that big journey, you want to know you’re choosing a model designed for whatever comes your way. Enter two of the biggest off-roading names in the industry: the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport and the Jeep Wrangler.
At Norm Reeves Ford Superstore, our team has crafted a thorough Bronco Sport vs. Wrangler comparison to show you how these two SUVs stack up against each other. Our friends in and around Buena Park, Long Beach, and Orange County should read on to help decide on their next adventure companion.
EVASIVE STEERING ASSIST
An important part of any vehicle—and even more so an adventurous one—is its endurance. After all, when you’re traversing terrain, fallen logs, boulders, and more, you’ll want to focus on what’s ahead and not on the location of the nearest gas station.
The Bronco Sport comes equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost® engine, which allows this Ford SUV to achieve an EPA-estimated 25 city/28 highway/26 combined MPG rating! In comparison, the Wrangler attempts unsuccessfully to keep up with the Ford with its EPA-estimated 21 city/24 highway/22 combined MPG rating.
After a closer look, you can see that the Wrangler lags in the city and combined ratings, which may lead to making more stops to fill up the tank.
The Ford and the Jeep also show their endurance in their standard 4-wheel drivetrains as well. These sturdy drivetrains will help battle the elements, maximize traction, minimize wheel slip, and help you put your best wheel forward on the trail ahead.
As the captain of your vehicle, when you assemble the crew for a jaunt to the lake or an extended road trip, you’ll want everyone to be comfortable. Both these vehicles showcase a healthy appreciation for space within their respective interior cabins.
However, some dimensions are bigger than others, as seen below:
Ford Bronco Sport
|Front Legroom||42.4 inches||41.2 inches|
|Front Hip Room||55.2 inches||53.9 inches|
|Front Shoulder Room||57.3 inches||55.8 inches|
As you can see, the Bronco Sport offers more generous space overall for front passengers to stretch out their legs during longer treks.
Your cargo also needs to fit comfortably inside the cabin! Good thing the Ford Bronco Sport comes with a standard safari-style roof. This roof design increases the height of the ceiling, making it easier to stow away large cargo, like two standing bikes! Add its standard flip-up rear glass to the mix, and you can easily grab items from the trunk without opening the lid.
Unfortunately, the Jeep Wrangler goes without comparable features that make it easier to take along your tall gear and to avoid unpacking everything from the trunk.
Keeping you and your passengers safe is incredibly important. However, which vehicle does it best?
The Bronco Sport comes equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360™, a standard suite of driver-assistive technologies. These features essentially are your first line of defense against the hazards of the road.
Some of the systems included are:
The Wrangler also provides similar features to keep you alerted to danger and even, in certain situations, apply the brakes to help avoid a collision. However, in the Jeep Wrangler, these aren’t baseline amenities, as they are in the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport. So, you’ll need to choose a higher trim level to make them available.
When equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+, the Ford Bronco Sport also offers Evasive Steering Assist. This available feature uses camera and radar sensor technology to detect a vehicle ahead. If the distance between you and the other car is insufficient to avoid a collision, this system will help you maneuver around the other vehicle via steering support.
The Jeep Wrangler’s safety suite goes without a similar system.
Now that our neighbors in and around Buena Park, Long Beach, and Orange County have read our 2023 Ford Bronco Sport vs. Jeep Wrangler comparison, it’s time to make a decision. We think you’ll agree that the Bronco Sport has more to offer overall.
Your next step is to schedule a test drive with the team at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore. Contact us today to get started!
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