Door and Roof Removal: Bronco vs. Wrangler
Ford recently invited us to tear apart a new two-door 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands. We don't decline those kinds of offers, so we showed up and got to work unbolting the doors and roof. The 2021 Ford Bronco's biggest competition is obviously the Jeep Wrangler. As rivalries go, this one's going to be Superman versus Lex Luthor, Pepsi versus Coca-Cola, or Michigan versus Ohio State. Except maybe more competitive than that last one.
Ford wants to put up points on the Jeep, which is why Bronco engineers used every trick in the book to resolve even the most minor complaint from its rival's own fan club. One could argue the circular headlight housings, upright windshield, and Dana-supplied front and rear solid axles make the Bronco closer to a Jeep and further from anything else Ford sells. Like they say, keep your enemies closer.
Our job is tell you which one is better, right? Well, not yet. The Bronco is still a season away, with deliveries expected to begin this summer. While we wait, here's a comparison of how the removable roof and doors work on both the new Bronco and the latest Wrangler.
Ford's Bronco is built to take on Jeep's Wrangler. That competition extends to how they're taken apart. We compare the door and roof removals for each.