4.10 is standard on Rubicon, ditch the 2.4 and use the standard v6 option with auto.2021 Bronco Badlands, 33” wheels, front and rear locker, sway disconnect. 2.3L 7 Speed. High package, 360 degree camera. Roof rails, tow package. I’m below $54,000
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. 2.4L Turbo, Auto Transmission, lockers, swat disconnect, front camera, rock rails, 8.4” infotainment - $57,620.
I’m not looking at the Bronco Sport, I’m looking at the 4 Door Bronco with the removable top, Badlands is equal to the Rubicon. Sasquatch adds lockers to all trim levels - I’m giving them a side by side, “apples to apples” comparison on what I want on a vehicle. The Bronco does have better tech, which makes my daily driving experience better. But it is difficult to compare “apples to apples” because Ford does have the 360 camera vs front facing camera, the Bronco comes with Rock Rails, the Rubicon is an add on. The Manual Bronco Badlands is equipped with 4.7 gears, you have to upgrade the Rubicon to 4.10 (comes with 3.73).
It’s a great option, and out of the gate looks like a solid performer, and based on my needs it’s about $4000 less expensive. That’s all I was trying to get across. Each of us are going to want different things in vehicles, I presently drive a very capable Wrangler, but I have had Pentastar Gremlins since 100,000 miles, the top leaks, and I see the JL has the same leaking issues, so did the TJ, YJ.
I am hoping that having another open air off road vehicle in the mix fosters healthy competition in the manufacturers.
I priced the bronco and rubicon here and the bronc comes in at 67k and the rubi comes in at 61. same options on both. No squatch package on the bad lands.
Hard top, camera, trailer package and auto on the bronc..
Hard top camera, trailer package, steel bumper package, led package, auto and cold weather group on the rubi.