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Photography » Marc Urbano (Source » Car and Driver)

» Pros

  • On-road performance
  • Off-road performance
  • Looks

» Cons

  • Interior noise at speed
  • Substandard gas mileage
  • Limited range
  • Cartoonish instruments
  • Expected a nicer interior for a $60k vehicle

» Conclusion

  • Jeep has competition

Dave Venderwerp, Car and Driver »

Even among off-road brutes, the Bronco’s efficiency is substandard. This is the rare gas vehicle that, in many trims, gets the same EPA fuel economy on the highway as in the city. Broncos with the V-6 wearing the 35s are labeled at 17 mpg city and highway. We got 18 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy loop, which equates to just 300 miles of range, both poor results and worse than every Wrangler we’ve tested save one, a two-door 2.0T Rubicon.

After the time-altering leap, plus slogging through bumper-deep water, scaling mud-slicked rock faces, and making some awful scraping noises while the underbody skid plates did their thing, what impresses us most about Ford’s reimagined Bronco is that it’s a friendly and refined softy—particularly on the road, where the majority of buyers will be driving most of the time. Don’t tune out and let its greatness pass you by.

Photography » Marc Urbano (Source » Car and Driver)

Photography » Marc Urbano (Source » Car and Driver)