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» Driving the Bronco off-road is surprisingly easy

Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes »

I had the opportunity for a bit of comparison against a Wrangler and found the Jeep to be much bouncier on pavement and it head my head tossing back and forth more over trail bumps. To get the most capable off-road setup you also have to opt for the Rubicon model that starts at $41,000 delivered for the two-door soft-top. Ford offers the Sasquatch off-road package on all trims including the base. That combination is available for just over $38,000. The Jeep and Ford are similar in overall exterior dimensions, but most of the Bronco’s body extends out to the perimeter while the main part of the Jeep cabin is narrower with the fenders extending out. The result is that the Jeep feels narrower and more cramped inside than the Bronco.

For the first time in a long time, there is a real alternative to the Jeep Wrangler and its well worth a look.