With production scheduled to begin at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in a few months, we’ve been seeing more and more 2021 Ford Bronco prototypes out testing. This also provides folks with the opportunity to snap some pictures of these vehicles and post them online, somewhat whetting our appetites until deliveries begin next summer. These latest shots come to us from a Bronco6G member and show a Bronco Wildtrak next to a lifted Jeep Wrangler.
This particular Bronco Wildtrak is finished in Race Red and features the optional graphics package. The Wildtrak also comes standard with the Sasquatch Package, which adds 35-inch tires. For that reason, this Ford Bronco actually measures up pretty close to the Wrangler, which appears to be sitting on a two-inch lift with 285-series tires, though it’s hard to tell exactly.
The Wildtrak is also wearing the black soft top, which looks rather nice in this particular configuration, especially with the contrasting black graphics. While both of these vehicles are four-doors, the Wrangler is fitted with a hardtop, so it isn’t a complete apples-to-apples comparison, but both are red, which is pretty ironic.
This picture does confirm what we’ve seen in some prior pictures of Wranglers and Broncos sitting side by side, however, and that’s the fact that the Bronco seems to sit rather high compared to a stock Jeep. However, there isn’t a ton of space between the tire and the fender flare, and we think that Ford’s reborn SUV will look even better with at least a two-inch lift, especially the longer four-door, and perhaps some 37-inch tires.
One thing’s for sure – this won’t be the last time we see a Bronco and a Wrangler sitting side by side. In a few months, these two vehicles will dominate mall parking lots, and likely, off-road trails, too.