The Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco are two iconic off-roading vehicles, whose terrain tackling capabilities stretch far back into American motoring history. How are they comparing these days?
While the Jeep Wrangler only officially came into production in 1987 to replace the Jeep CJ, its roots lie firmly in World War II, where Willy’s Overland produced a four-wheel drive vehicle for the U.S military, which came to be nicknamed “jeep”.
Ford, of course, was America’s first automobile manufacturer, and the Bronco was the firm’s first SUV. For many years the vehicle was their flagship off-roader, being sold between 1966-1996. Given the car’s iconic silhouette and five generations of history, when Ford announced that they would be releasing a new iteration for 2021, the off-roading community was all ears.
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YouTube channel TFLoffroad, in one of their latest videos, takes a 2016 Jeep Wrangler and pits it against the latest Bronco Everglade. The price difference for the two trucks lies at a whopping R354 188 ($20 000), but how much do the seven years and thousands of Rands matter when they take to the snow?
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