2020 Bronco Could Dominate the Wrangler between the Doors
Premium interior bits and more space could make the Bronco the better daily driver.
While Ford Motor Company has been relatively stingy with the details on the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco, comments made by FoMoCo officials suggest that when the midsized SUV arrives, it will be designed to go head-to-head with the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler is, without question, the most off-road-capable SUV sold in the United States. Sure, there are specific packages for many different trucks and SUVs that offer similar capabilities to the Wrangler, but when it comes to an entire model line that can conquer most driving situations, the old-school-style Jeep is hard to beat.
Keeping that in mind, the Ford engineers will have to build a pretty impressive vehicle if they intend for it to do everything that the Wrangler does. Based on what we have seen with models like the Raptor, Ford definitely knows how to make a great off-roader, now they just have to take what they have learned from the high performance F150 and apply it to the new Bronco.
However, even if the 2020 Bronco is an amazing off-road vehicle, the odds are good that it won’t blow the Jeep out of the water when it comes to on- and off-road performance. That is likely to be a battle of inches with each vehicle offering their own advantages. On the other hand, there is one area where the Bronco could be far superior to the Wrangler and that is between the doors.
While the new “JL” Wrangler is significantly improved over the previous generation, the biggest shortcoming of the rugged Jeep is the interior.
You can get all of the comfort features like heated leather seats and a premium infotainment system, but the Wrangler interior always has been and continues to be oddly snug for a vehicle of its size. Jeep fans love it, but those prospective buyers who want more elbow room and more cargo room could be swayed by a vehicle that makes better use of its exterior dimensions.
That vehicle could and should be the 2020 Ford Bronco.