Consumer Reports Picks the Ford Bronco Over the Jeep Wrangler

The battle between Jeep Wrangler and Bronco is in full swing. Some people actually have both SUVs, but others swear that only one can be better. As far as rankings go, Consumer Reports gives it an edge over the 2023 Jeep Wrangler.

2023 Ford Bronco vs. 2023 Jeep Wrangler

2023 Ford Bronco Everglades | Ford

spoke placing the 2023 ahead of the 2023 Wrangler on their list of the best midsize SUVs. However, this isn’t the best win to consider. The Bronco and Wrangler are both at the bottom of the list.

. The Bronco should have an average trust rating, but it’s on the lower end of the spectrum.

The 2023 Wrangler is expected to have a slightly below average reliability rating. However, other sources give it a rating of 3.5 out of five for its trust score, making it average.

The 2022 Wrangler and 2022 Bronco both have four recalls, but the 2023 Wrangler has two, while the 2023 Bronco has none yet.

People are still putting miles on the new Bronco, so it’s hard to determine how many miles it can last. But the Jeep Wrangler should make it between 250,000 and 300,000 miles. Some are still going after 400,000 miles.

Also, the Ford Bronco has slightly better road handling than the Jeep Wrangler. It has independent front suspension to improve its cornering, while the Wrangler has a solid axle setup.

The Bronco is less stiff and stiff, with a quieter interior. But the solid axle makes the Wrangler more durable.

What are the advantages of Wrangler?

A dark gray Jeep Wrangler Unlimited off-road SUV model driving on a highway near the mountains
2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited | FCA

The 2023 has a more diverse lineup of engines than the 2023 Ford Bronco. The Bronco has two options and the Wrangler has five. Additionally, engines include diesel, hybrid and rugged V8 units.

Additionally, the Wrangler Rubicon adds more capability than the Bronco Sasquatch with rock rails, an electronically disconnecting front sway bar, and heavy-duty axles front and rear. You need the Bronco Raptor for a heavy-duty rear axle.

Currently, the 2023 Wrangler has a higher resale value than the Ford Bronco after five years of ownership. You can trust your Wrangler to hold its value as long as it is properly cared for. But the Bronco may have better numbers in a few years.

The Bronco outperforms the Wrangler as it is expected to be more reliable and we look forward to it reaching 200,000-250,000 miles.

Plus, it’s a little more comfortable. However, both SUVs are stiff and bumpy with loud interiors. The Wrangler distinguishes itself by providing more configurations and by being more durable.

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