The latest Ford SUV looks like a Range Rover, but can it really keep up on the trails? Our comprehensive 2021 Land Rover Defender vs. Ford Bronco comparison covers off-road performance, towing capacity, interior luxury, and more! Although the Bronco puts up a good fight, and definitely has some strong points, no rival can match what the new Defender has to offer.
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The four-door Ford Bronco starts at just $33,200 MSRP. Although the 2021 Land Rover Defender 110 is priced considerably higher–with new models starting at $50,500 MSRP–the Bronco SUV’s apparent advantage disappears on closer inspection:
The bottom line is that you’ll spend about the same amount to enjoy go-anywhere off-road capability with either model. Check out the full range of Land Rover Defender configurations to get a better sense of what sets our model apart.
Models like the 2021 Ford Bronco and the 2021 Land Rover Defender need to be ready for anything, but only one of these models really has what it takes to respond to any conditions. Here’s why:
True off-road enthusiasts know that real-world capability is often determined by a model’s maximum Approach, Breakover, and Departure angles. On this point, the Defender and the Bronco are more or less evenly matched:
One major difference between Bronco and Defender SUVs concerns their ability to move heavy cargo:
The Ford Bronco can tow about as much as a Jeep Wrangler, but both models fall far short of the standard set by the new Defender.
If you’re not already convinced, you should know that the Defender also offers more powerful engines than the Ford Bronco:
If you’ve been an off-road enthusiast for more than a few years, you might still wonder if the more luxurious Defender can really go head-to-head with the Ford Bronco, which utilizes a classic body-on-frame design. The Defender, after all, has been designed with unibody construction and fully-independent air suspension–two genuine rarities in the world of off-roading.
We think recent Land Rover Defender off-road reviews speak for themselves! Air suspension really can get the job done on some of the world’s toughest trails. However, it’s also important to point out that the Bronco won’t be as comfortable on pavement. Only the Defender balances ride quality and capability in a single package.
The Bronco and the Defender are both offered with either two doors or four, but we’ve focused on the four-door models for our Land Rover Defender vs. Ford Bronco matchup. Here’s what you should know about your options:
So, which will it be? The Ford Bronco or Land Rover Defender? The Defender truly offers the best of both worlds, since it has more impressive capabilities and it also features a more luxurious interior design. Whether you’re looking for space, towing capability, power, or advanced standard features, the Bronco will leave you wanting more.
It’s easy to shop online or claim one of our current Defender lease offers, but you can also contact us today to see it in-store! No matter which route you choose, we know you’ll love how the Defender handles the roads of Rumson and Colts Neck.