2021 Ford Bronco: 5 Clever Features that Trump the Jeep Wrangler
The release of Ford Bronco aims to rival Jeep Wrangler and has smart features that give them the edge. The return of the Bronco features innovative features, impressive off-road capabilities, and fresh retro styling.
When it comes to tight cornering or quick turns on off-road sites, your wheels may not operate appropriately in time for the turn. Bronco offers a Trail Turn Assist feature that locks the inside rear wheel for tight cornering. This is just one feature of many, including the Trail Control enabling drivers to use cruise control during off-road driving. And it includes a Trail One Pedal Drive that effectively applies the brake immediately upon lifting off the acceleration pedal. This is a one-pedal system that adds to its myriad of safety features.
When it comes to off-road driving, bigger is better. The Bronco SUV includes gigantic 35-inch mud-terrain tires to handle all types of treacherous terrains like mud, hills, slippery slopes, and potholes. These tires help to provide a cushion and lessen the impact when driving on uneven grounds. This makes the ride much more comfortable for both drivers and passengers and helps to alleviate any potential damage in case of an accident. In comparison, the Jeep only has 33-inch tires. Although Jeep drivers can have those tires swapped for bigger ones, it’s just an added hefty expense to buy new tires.
Front Sway Bar
Both the Wrangler and Bronco have front sway bars. This equipment is beneficial because it helps to keep handling in check when driving on the pavement. However, when the roads get rough, the sway bar can limit wheel articulation. In other words, it inhibits how far up and down the suspension allows the wheels to move. Low wheel articulation can cause the wheels to lift off the ground and lose traction. Normally on a Wrangler, you’ll need to remove the sway bar manually. With the Bronco, you can easily disconnect the bar on the fly with its handy hydraulic setup.
Side Mirror Placement
Bronco designers have decided to mount the side mirrors on the cowl instead of the door. This means the mirrors stay on when the doors come off. This is done so without inhibiting sightlines when driving. On the Jeep, the mirrors come off once the doors are off, meaning you don’t have the advantage of using these additional mirrors when driving off-road.
The Small Details
To top it off, Bronco has added thoughtful little features to enhance the riding experience. They have added a GoPro camera, radio, and a small mounting rack on the dashboard to hold your phone. Additionally, there’s a 12-voltage outlet to charge your devices. In terms of riding, the seats are made of marine-grade vinyl to clean off mud easily. The doors also can be taken off and conveniently stored in the back.